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#12 Maura Talvacchia
Position: Defenseman
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.
High School: Moorestown H.S.
Maura Talvacchia Bio
Courtesy: Presbyterian College Athletics
Release: 10/07/2013

2015: A Big South Conference Second Team selection for the second straight season ... Named Big South Defender of the Week on 4/21 ... Played and started in all 17 games ... Broke her own school record for most caused turnovers in a career (96) and season (54), averaging 3.18 caused turnovers per game this season ... Had a school-record eight caused turnovers against Campbell (4/17) ... Collected a team-high and school-record 55 ground balls, picking up six against Furman (2/18) and Jacksonville (3/22) ... Just six ground balls away from owning PC's career record ... Recorded an assist in the win over Delaware State (3/28) ... Won four draw controls. 

2014: All-Big South Conference Second Team … Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week for 4/28 … Started all 18 games … Set new school records with 42 caused turnovers and 47 ground balls … Caused six turnovers against Saint Mary’s (4/15), the second-most in school history, and five against Winthrop (4/27) … Collected nine ground balls at Winthrop (4/27), third-most in school history … Controlled three draws in two straight games against Campbell (4/19) and Coastal Carolina … Caused 19 turnovers in a four-game span late in the season … Tallied five ground balls in games against Delaware State (4/22), Kennesaw State (3/16) and Campbell (4/19) … Did not commit a turnover in three straight games against George Mason (3/14), Kennesaw State and Oregon (3/22).

High School: Won two TOC state championships in 2012 and 2013 for Moorestown High School … Also lettered in basketball three years and was 2013 team MVP … Involved in SAAC.

Personal: Maura Nicole Talvacchia was born on October 28, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pa …Daughter of Joe and Kathy Talvacchia … Majoring in Business Administration … Cites her father as her biggest athletic influence because he always pushed her to go as hard as she could … Chose PC because she loved the school during her visit.

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