13  Maureen Hester
Maureen Hester

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bethel Park, Pa.

High School:
Bethel Park

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
07/18/1988



2008-09 (As a Junior): Saw action in 18 games and earned a starting assignment against New Hampshire on January 2 ... Averaged 1.1 points and 1.2 rebounds per game ... Scored a season-high seven points on 2-for-3 shooting in Xavier's win over Davidson on December 19. Hester was also a perfect 1-for-1 from beyond the 3-point arc in nine minutes of action against the Wildcats ... Pulled down a season-high five rebounds against UT-Martin on November 28 ... Established a new career high with five assists against New Hampshire. Hester also buried a 3-pointer against the Wildcats.

2007-08 (As a Sophomore): Earned a spot in the starting lineup in all 33 of Xavier's games ... Sixth on the team at 5.9 points per game and second on the team in made 3-point field goals (34) and 3-point field goal percentage (36.2) ... Led the squad by making 75.0 percent of her free throw attempts ... Fourth on the team with 814 minutes played and fifth on the team with 3.9 rebounds per game ... Her 36.2 3-point field goal percentage was the 13th best mark in the Atlantic 10 ... Came up big in Xavier's early season win over Penn State on November 15. Hester, who grew up near Penn State, scored 11 points and was two rebounds shy of a double-double. Both established new career highs at the time ... Scored 14 points and made a career-best four of her five attempts from long-range in XU's win over Houston on November 23 ... Followed that up with 12 points in only 21 minutes of action against McNeese State on November 24 ... Hauled in a career-high nine rebounds and made a huge 3-pointer down the stretch in Xavier's win at No. 24 North Carolina State on December 4 ... Scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with four assists in XU's win over Mercer on December 30 ... Put together her finest game on January 4 vs. Kansas. Hester scored a career-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-5 from 3-point land, and recorded two steals against the Jayhawks ... Xavier was 7-1 on the season when Hester made at least two 3-point field goals ... Scored seven points, chased down five rebounds and dished-out four assists in the win at Rhode Island on February 3. 2008 Postseason: Averaged 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per game in XU's four postseason games ... Scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting to go along with four boards in XU's Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinal victory at Saint Joe's on March 8 ... Added seven points and two assists in the NCAA Tournament First Round game against Nebraska on March 23.


As a Freshman 2006-07: Played in 14 games and averaged 1.5 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per contest ... Netted a career-high eight points and was a perfect 2-for-2 from long-range in Xavier's 79-50 dismantling of Western Carolina on November 17 ... Scored four points in back-to-back games, the first coming in only four minutes of action in Xavier's 59-44 win over Duquesne (1/28). Hester followed that effort up with four points on 2-of-3 shooting to go along with four rebounds in the Musketeers' 78-55 win over St. Bonaventure on January 28.

Before Xavier: Averaged 14.2 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game during the 2005-06 season ... Led Bethel Park High School to a 69-16 record over the last three years while tallying 1,149 career points ... Selected as an Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's Magazine following the 2004-05 season ... Earned a spot on the WPIAL First Team in 2006 ... Selected to the Post Gazette Fab 5 and to the Tribune Review Terrific 10 and led her squad to an appearance in the WPIAL Final in 2006 ... Bethel Park won the Section Championship in 2004 and 2005 and advanced to the State Quarterfinals in each of those two seasons ... Named to the Almanac "Elite 11" in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and earned mention as an All-Section selection in each of those seasons as well ... Honored as the 2003 WPIAL City League Freshman of the Year.

Personal: Parents Dayna and George Hester. Has an older sister Kelly ... Undecided on a major ... Goes by the nickname "Moe" ... Born July 18, 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 17 vs. Kansas (January 1, 2008)
Field Goals Made 6 vs. Kansas (January 1, 2008)
Field Goals Attempted 9 vs. Kansas (January 1, 2008)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 4 vs. Houston (November 23, 2008)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted 5 Three Times
Free Throws Made 4 Three Times
Free Throws Attempted 6 vs. Cincinnati (December 1, 2007)
Rebounds 9 vs. North Carolina State (December 4, 2007)
Assists 5 vs. New Hampshire (January 2, 2009)
Blocks 1 Three Times
Steals 2 Four Times
CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A TO S Pts-Avg
2006-07 14-0 8.5 7-24 .292 3-9 .333 4-14 .286 23-1.6 12 6 9 3 21-1.5
2007-08 33-33 24.7 61-156 .391 34-94 .362 39-52 .750 130-3.9 65 43 42 18 195-5.9
2008-09 18-1 8.3 6-24 .250 4-16 .250 4-4 1.000 21-1.2 9 13 11 2 20-1.1
2009-10 17-0 4.7 5-12 .417 0-2 .000 7-13 .538 27-1.6 6 1 9 1 17-1.0
TOTAL 82-34 14.2 79-216 .366 41-121 .339 54-83 .651 201-2.5 92 63 71 24 253-3.1
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