CHICAGO – Meaghan McMahon, a 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 Cougar women's basketball program. The Frankfort native will be a freshman at SXU in the fall of 2013 and will compete for playing time on the court during the 2013-14 season. Saint Xavier University women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg likes the versatility and athletic ability that McMahon will bring to the program.
McMahon is the daughter of Dermot and Jennifer McMahon of Frankfort. She is currently coached by Jim Martin at Lincoln-Way East High School. Earlier this season, McMahon was named the Herald News Girls Basketball Player of the Week, Beggar's Pizza/SouthtownStar Girls Basketball Player of the Week and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Lincoln-Way Medieval Classic. Her sister, Caitlin, is currently a freshman forward on the SXU women's basketball team.
"I believe that Meaghan's best days are ahead of her," said Hallberg. "She comes from a good basketball program at Lincoln-Way East, and at 6-0, she has tremendous athletic ability. Our coaching staff feels that the key to Meaghan's success at Saint Xavier is her versatility, because she is capable of playing at multiple positions."