Mater Dei’s Emily Maahs Commits to ASU

Mater Dei sophomore Emily Maahs has verbally committed to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at Arizona State.

During her freshman season, the versatile Maahs played attack, midfield and defense while helping the Monarchs to a Southern Section Championship and a perfect 21-0 record. During the summer, she was a member of the Under All-America West Command team.

“I would like to thank coach Rebecca Kingsbury and coach Kaitlin Doucette of West Coast Starz for helping me through the recruiting process, and ASU head coach Courtney Martinez Connor and assistant coach Ashley Bruns for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Sun Devil family,” Maahs said in a statement via email. “I would also like to thank coach Brian Eisenberg for sharing his love of the sport with me and always being someone I could count on throughout the years I have played lacrosse. Thank you to my parents for all the support and the many miles and hours they sacrificed to travel for practices, tournaments, and games.”

Teammates Tess Keiser, Sydney Payne and Peyton Smith will also be joining Maahs at ASU. Mater Dei head coach Cressita Bowman is equally proud of all four girls.

“It’s exciting to see more schools getting DI programs and I am very happy for the girls to have the opportunity to play at the Division I level in the future,” Bowman said via email.

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