Mahaffie signs a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at the University of Mary

05/06/2014 12:49

BISMARCK, N.D. – All-league wing player Tori Mahaffie of Lane (Ore.) Community College has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, announced Marauders head coach Rick Neumann. A 5-10 guard/forward, Mahaffie is a native of Eugene, Ore., and will continue her education at U-Mary this fall and compete for the Marauders.

"Tori comes from successful high school and junior college programs," said Neumann. "She has won both a state high school championship and an NWAACC championship and is quite simply a winner! At 5-10 Tori provides us a lot of versatility. She can truly play any perimeter position within our style of play. Extremely athletic, she led her team in blocked shots and was on the NWAACC leader board in blocks and three-point shooting percentage. Tori was a focal point in recruiting for us and we are extremely excited to have her join our program."

As a sophomore at Lane in 2013-14, Mahaffie averaged 10.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 41 per cent from the floor, 35 per cent behind the arc and 73 per cent at the line. The Titans finished 24-8 overall.

The Titans won the NWAACC in Mahaffie's freshman season of 2012-13, finishing the season 30-2. She averaged 7.3. points, 5.4 rebounds, .9 steals and .5 blocks per game, connecting on 47 per cent of her field goal attempts, 57 per cent of her free throw attempts and making 39 per cent of three point attempts.

A 2012 graduate from Willamette High School, Mahaffie was the team captain and averaged nine points and five rebounds as a senior to earn all-league honorable mention honors while helping her squad finish second in the 5A state tournament. She was a second team all-conference selection as a junior and the school won the 5A state title her freshman season in 2009.

Tori, a National Honor Society member in high school, is the daughter of Rachael Mahaffie and Bill Mahaffie and intends to major in biology at U-Mary.

After finishing last year with a record of 17-10 for a third straight winning season, second place in the Northern Sun North Division (Division II), and a third consecutive year of winning an NSIC opening round playoff game, the Marauders have now garnered four commitments for the 2014-15 seasons. In addition to Mahaffie, U-Mary women's basketball also has signed Haley Hibbs of Lower Columbia College in Washington, Justyn Juhl of Billings (Mont.) Central Catholic High School and Gabby Wilkinson of Bismarck's Shiloh Christian High School.