#14 Jill MaurerSophomore Guard/ForwardHeight: 5'11"
Hometown: Johnstown, Pa. High School: Greater Johnstown
As a Lady Cat Of the three freshmen who joined the Lady Cats for the 2004-05 season, Jill was the only one to dress. Jill saw limited action in 12 games and averaged one point per game. She also shot 66.7% (4-6) from the field, made three steals and dished out a pair of assists. Jill scored four points against Ohio Valley (WV) College on Nov. 22, 2004 and pulled down one rebound against Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Feb. 11, 2005. Coach Gault likes Jill’s competitive instinct. She has the ability to play either the power forward position or the small forward spot. Jill is a strong, physical player who gained some experience as a true freshman. Jill worked extremely hard in the off-season and came into the preseason in terrific shape. She needs to gain more confidence and build on the experience she received last season. She must also continue to work hard to make the adjustment to the speed and talent of the college game. Jill is a very team-oriented player who wants to win. She is highly-respected by her teammates for her work ethic. She understands her role and will do whatever it takes to help the team succeed. Jill is the type of player who continually strives to become a better player on a daily basis. She should have an opportunity to contribute this season. She is also a member of the Lady Cat track team. Jill is the daughter of Brenda Maurer.
At Greater Johnstown High School Jill was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner who averaged 17 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior. She finished her career with 1,274 points. In her four seasons, Jill shot 52% from the field and 41% from three-point range. Along with being named to several all star teams, Jill also participated in the 2004 Big John Riley Classic All-Star Game and the Summit All-Star Classic at Chestnut Ridge High School. She was a member of the 2002 Johnstown High School team that won the AAA District 6 Championship.Jill was coached by Steve Warner at Greater Johnstown High School.