Tori Mahaffie, a Lane basketball standout who saw her season end early with a knee
injury, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Mary,
a Division II four-year university in Bismarck, N.D.
Mahaffie, a sophomore, earned Second Team All-NWAACC Southern Region honors for the Titans during the 2013-14 season and was named to the NWAACC All-Star Team.
She averaged 10.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game, and was sixth in the conference with 1.5 blocks per game. She was the Titans’ second-leading rebounder and third-leading scorer before suffering a torn ACL in a Feb. 17 game.
“That was one of my biggest fears, because I hadn’t really thought of other plans for next year,” Mahaffie said. “I was just lucky enough that University of Mary had watched me play beforehand and still recruited me. They were not at all concerned with the injury.”
Mahaffie will join a Marauders team that finished sixth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference last season with a 14-8 record.
“I think it shows a lot of character on their part to stick with her through the injury, and I think she’s rewarded them by really rehabbing hard,” Lane head coach Greg Sheley said.
“She’s excited to go there. It’s going to be great.”