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#14 Michelle Maher
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
High School: Maine South

Michelle Maher enters her junior season with 707 career points, 191 assists, 82 steals and 120 3-pointers (sixth-most all-time).

SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Honorable Mention All-Summit League honoree... Summit League Player of the Week (Dec. 30)... started all 30 games... sank 60 3-pointers for the second straight season, tying herself for fourth in program history... twice tied the program record by sinking seven 3-pointers at South Dakota (Jan. 23) and at Denver (Jan. 26), becoming the first Leatherneck ever to do so in back-to-back contests... scored more than 20 points five times, including a career-high 29 at Kansas City (Dec. 29)... dished out a career-high 14 assists, tied for third-most in program history, in Western's win over St. Francis (Jan. 8) as she recorded her first career double-double... hit a career-high 12 free throws as she scored 24 points in the win over UAB (Nov. 9)... was a rebound away from a double-double against Fort Wayne (Feb. 1), finishing with 15 points and nine boards... has 16 games with at least four assists... played for 1,087 minutes, second-most all-time.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Played in 29 games and made 27 starts... finished fourth among season 'Top 10' hitting 60 3-point field goals... third on the team averaging 10.1 points per game... second on the squad with 70 assists... four times scored 20-plus points: 22 at SIU Edwardsville, 22 against William Woods, 23 against Bradley and a season-high 26 versus Fort Wayne in the Summit League Tournament... finished second in the Summit League averaging 2.1 3-pointers per game... 15 times scored in double-figures... season-high seven rebounds at Oakland and home against Fort Wayne... 6-of-6 at the free throw line against Valparaiso... hit five 3-pointers against SIUE, Bradley and Fort Wayne... was 14-of-28 in her last four games from 3-point range.

Four-time letterwinner in basketball while winning three letters in volleyball and track & field... joined the 1,000-point club... earned Third Team All-State honors following senior year... two-time team captain... as a senior averaged 10.9 points, 3.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 3.7 rebounds... as a junior scored more than 12 points a game with 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals... selected to three All-Conference teams... named to the State Farm Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team on three occasions... in addition, was selected to the Bison Classic All-Tournament Team... All-State Honorable Mention during sophomore year... Fourth Team All-State during her junior year... member of the third-place team in the 2011 State Tournament... that final game, collected 18 points and Maine South came back from an 18-point deficit to knock off the #9 ranked team in the nation... played for coach Mark Smith.

PERSONAL: Born March 30, 1994 in Park Ridge... No. 1 sports highlight was when she scored 18 points and her team came from behind in the state third-place game to eventually win by a point... her family has been a major influence, "They have all pushed me to be the best I could be and supported me through everything."... most admires Michael Jordan, "I always loved watching him play and he was never cocky about how good he was."... had a sister play basketball at Lake Forest College and a brother currently plays hoops at Grinnell... favorite professional team is the Chicago Bulls... favorite musician is Taylor Swift... daughter of Vincent and Susan Maher.

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