Maria Laterza '07

Maria Laterza '07

Maria graduated from Bishop Kearney in 2007, with a full scholarship to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York to play basketball. At Marist, she and her team won four consecutive conference championships and got to play in the NCAA tournament four times, advancing past the first round two out of the four years. As a captain in her senior year, she helped lead the team that became the team with the most wins in the program's history. 

Off the court, Maria majored in advertising with a minor in psychology, with the ultimate goal of becoming an art director at an advertising firm. However, God's plan would have things differently. 

Since graduating from Marist in 2011 with a degree in communications, Maria has spent the past five years playing basketball throughout Europe. She currently plays for a team near Milan, Italy and is part of the Italian Nation team that is competing fora chance to play in the Olympics.