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#12 Maura Talvacchia
Position: Defenseman
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
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.

Women's lacrosse's Ashley Wren and baseball's Tyler Weyenberg were named Presbyterian College's Female and Male Athletes of the Week for accomplishments in the past week.