George C. Marshall High School senior Maya Al-Shingieti has accepted a scholarship offer to play women’s basketball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a school that recently transitioned to Division I athletics.
As a junior, and in her first year starting for the Statesmen, Al-Shingieti averaged 7.5 points and 7 rebounds per game, while also adding 2.5 blocks and 2.5 assists per contest. For her efforts, she was named to the Second Team All-Liberty District following the regular season, as well as to the All-Liberty Tournament Team for her efforts during the Statesmen’s run to the district title. She punctuated that tournament with 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in the final against Madison. She also figured prominently in the team’s run to the Regional Semi-finals, before Marshall fell to eventual state runner-up Edison.
“She came up pretty big as the season went along,” Marshall Head Coach Noel Klippenstein said.
Al-Shingieti will become the fourth member of the Marshall High girls basketball program to play at the Division I level in the past 10 years. In 1996 Beth Mays committed to LaSalle University, 2002 graduate Jalen Boone attended William & Mary and 2005 grad Anna Steg currently attends Longwood University. That team will actually face Al-Shingieti’s future NJIT team this year on Feb. 17 in Newark, N.J.