2017: Preseason All-Conference Team ... Became the first PC player to be named to the All-Conference First Team, her fourth career All-Big South honor ... Also earned All-Academic Team honors ... Big South Defensive Player of the Week for 4/14 after causing six turnovers with six ground balls and a draw control in the season opener against Mercer (2/11) ... Led the nation in caused turnovers per game (3.63) and tied for third in ground balls per game (4.00) ... Started all 16 games, totaling 64 ground balls, 60 caused turnovers, nine draw controls, and a goal ... Set season highs with eight ground balls at Campbell (4/5) and seven caused turnovers against Saint Francis (Pa.) (2/26) ... Scored the first goal of her career at Furman (2/22) ... 228 career caused turnovers rank second in NCAA DI history ... Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
2016: All-Big South Second Team selection for the third-straight year ... Led the nation in caused turnovers with 4 per game, and in ground balls per game with a 3.67 per game average ... Played and started in all 18 games ... Broke her own school record with 72 caused turnovers during the season ... Broker her own school record for most ground balls in a season with 66 ... Tied her own single-game record for caused turnovers with eight against Gardner-Webb (4/20) ... Dished out an assist against Delaware State (2/13) ... Won nine draw controls ... Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
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) ... Finished 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 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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