CHICAGO – Caitlin McMahon, a 6-0 senior forward at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Ill., recently signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the nationally recognized Cougar women's basketball program. The Mokena, Ill., native averaged 11.9 points and 9.0 rebounds as a junior with the Griffins and set two school records for most rebounds in a game (16) and rebounds in a season (280). Following her sophomore season, she was named the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP).
"I think Caitlin will be very productive at SXU," said Bob Hallberg, athletics director and women's basketball coach at Saint Xavier University. "It is always nice to have a post player, who can run the floor like a guard. Her quickness, rebounding ability and offensive skills should make her an impact player in her first season."
McMahon is the daughter of Dermot and Jennifer McMahon of Mokena. She plans to study either pre-medicine or nursing at SXU starting next fall. She is currently coached by Jim Martin at Lincoln-Way East High School.
"I like that Saint Xavier is well respected both athletically and academically," said McMahon. "I'm excited that it is close to downtown Chicago and close enough that my family can support me at the games. I'm looking forward to playing for Coach Hallberg and his coaching staff."