How a West Chester Basketball Player Became a Division I Dual-Sport Athlete

Maggie Pina
Image via Matt Woolverton, BU Athletics, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Maggie Pina has been leading the Boston UniversityTerriers in three-pointers

West Chester’s Maggie Pina is making a name for herself as a dual-sport athlete at Boston University. She received two Division I scholarships for field hockey and basketball and is a top-three-point shooting option for the Boston University Terriers, writes Isabella DiAmore for The Philadelphia Inquirer.  

But Pina’s future in basketball wasn’t always so bright. Since age 7, she played for organized leagues and practiced religiously. She knew that basketball was her passion, but the summer before her junior year of high school, something shifted. 

Pina was playing for the Chester County Wizards and noticed that her friends were getting scholarships while she was feeling left out. So, she turned to field hockey.  

Pina transferred from Archbishop Carroll to Notre Dame de Namur, a school that specialized in field hockey. For college, she was dead set on attending Notre Dame after receiving a scholarship in the sport, but her knack for basketball soon revived.  

She continued to play basketball during her senior year, and got noticed by Boston University, which offered her a full ride. Pina had to make a tough choice but decided to return to her first love. 

Now she’s not only a top player for the Terriers, but recently picked up field hockey again, joining the team in 2022. She’s on track to graduate early.  

Read more about the West Chester-based dual athlete in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  

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