- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 12, 2024
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JOSEPH WASILEWSKI FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Maura Fiamoncini is without a doubt one of the best female athletes to ever wear the red and white of Mount Carmel Area High School. She is as tough mentally as she is physically, although one would not know it to look at her. What people don’t know is how hard she works at her craft and has truly earned all of the accolades that have come her way. A severe knee injury during basketball season put her track season in jeopardy. As Coach Ana Ditchey has noted; “she worked tirelessly at the hope of coming back to just throw, not knowing how she would be impacted. To go from a season in question to becoming a Penn Relays and State Champion is the ultimate sports story.”
Fiamoncini became MCA’s first ever female state champion in 2016 – in any sport – when she threw 155’1” in the javelin at the PIAA State Championships. She was undefeated during the 2016 season, winning the League Championship, District Championship, and the Penn Relay Championship. She also won League and District Championships in 2015 and placed second at the PIAA meet. She was named the News Item, Daily Item and Press Enterprise Player of the Year for Track and Field following the 2016 season. Maura was also chosen as the SECV8 Female Athlete of the Year in 2016.
Fiamoncini also starred on the basketball court for Coach Lisa Varano, becoming the best “6th man” anywhere and helping the Tornadoes to their 4th consecutive District Championship in 2014. She led the team in scoring in 2015 with 532 points and a third place finish in District IV. Only Maria Fantanarosa (4 times) scored more points in any season than the 532. Even though she struggled with the knee injury toward the end of the 2016 season, Maura helped the Lady Tornadoes win their 6th District Championship. Maura would become the 5th underclassmen to score 1000 points in her career with her total standing at 1128. Maura also registered 102 three point goals in her three seasons, surpassing the previous best of 96 by Lesley Gilotti in 1993. She also earned News Item Player of the Year for basketball in 2015.
Maura also excels in the classroom with her second place standing and over 1200 in her SAT’s. She is a Distinguished Honor Roll Student and a member of the National Honor Society. She is a School Board Merit Award winner and Elk’s Teen of the Month. She serves as treasurer of the senior class and is a Thing Big Student Leader, as well as, a Special Olympic Volunteer. This combination of academics and athletics has earned her a full scholarship to Bucknell University where she plans to receive a B.A. in Mathematics and pursue a career as an actuary. She is the daughter of Games and Justine Fiamoncini of Mount Carmel.