33 Maria Werries
Birth Date: 07/08/1981
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Oakland Catholic
Position: Forward/Guard
GENERAL: An incredible athlete with great potential... A versatile, fundamental and smart player who can hit the long range "j" and shows good, quick moves with her perimeter abilities... Known to make key plays under pressure... Hit two last second shots last season to propel the Eagles into two victorious overtime battles.

AS A FRESHMAN (99-00): Started in 13 of her 28 games... Garnered her first career start against Georgetown on 12/19/99... Was one of two freshman that started against William & Mary on 1/30/00 to mark the first time since the 1988-89 season that two freshman have started in the same game... Hit the last second 3-point shot against UMBC and Gonzaga to force two consecutive game winning overtime periods... Posted a career-high 16 points against Richmond and VCU... Played a career-high 32 minutes six times over the season and grabbed a career-high eight boards at UNCW in January... Led all freshman in rebounds (3.2 rpg)... Averaged 7.3 ppg... Also a member of the AU Track & Field team... Finished seventh in the 400m hurdles and ninth in the 100m hurdles at the CAA Track & Field Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three sport athlete in basketball, track & field and soccer... Pittsburgh's Tribune Review Athlete of the Year... Posted 1,104 career points on the court... Captained her team to a WPIAL AAAA Championship title in 1999... Selected to the Pennsylvania All-State Basketball Team... High school coach was Suzie McConnell Serio of the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers... A Wendy's Heisman nominee... A Sports Illustrated Scholar Athlete... A three-time Track & Field MVP... Holds five school records including the 4x4 relay, high jump (5'3"), triple jump (34'), 100 hurdles (14.8), and 300m hurdles (44.9)... Placed fourth in the 300m hurdles at the Pennsylvania State Track Championships... WPIAL Champion in the 100m and 300m hurdles... Awarded the Oakland Catholic Award... Named to the All-Section soccer team as a senior and captain... Graduated third in class.

PERSONAL: Full name is Maria Catherine Werries... Daughter of Gerard and Carole Werries... Born on July 8, 1981... Has three siblings - Jerry, 29, Eric, 28, and Christina, 22... Christina plays soccer for Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


TOTAL G/GSFG/FGAPCT3-PT FG/FGAPCTFT/FTAPCTPTSAVGREB/AVGATOBSMIN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1999-0028/1363/181.34821/64.32856/83.6752037.389/3.23268720596 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Totals28/1363/181.34821/64.32856/83.6752037.389/3.23268720596