Diz commits to St. Bonnies


Julia Mascaro

Maddie Dziezgowski dribbles past a Shaler player during their game on Feb. 9, 2018.

Over the weekend, Maddie Dziezgowski decided on one of the biggest decisions of her life so far. After an at-home visit from the coaches, she decided to follow them all the way back to New York, metaphorically.

The junior forward has decided to continue her athletic and academic career at St. Bonaventure University.

“Diz” is a hard worker and puts in countless hours to help achieve her goals. She will come in during the mornings and work out before school and stay after practice to get up extra shots.

Diz hits the books just as hard as she hits the court. She is very smart, athletic, kind, and everyone is beyond happy for her and for this great accomplishment.

Diz had an impressive high school season this year and was named an All-Section player.

She will continue to play all year round with the Western PA Bruins as she travels the United States playing basketball.

After high school, Diz will be ready to exchange her Black Hawk gear for Bona Wolf gear.

When deciding that this was the college for her, she said, “It was the best fit for me athletically and academically. I love the coaching staff, their philosophy, and the campus.”

Diz is very excited about this step into her future, as is the rest of the local basketball world as well.

“I’m looking forward to playing with the team and I’m really excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Diz said.