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#17 Colby Maffei
Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Tampa Preparatory School
Born: 03/27/1994
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Colby Maffei Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/03/2013

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Earned 10 starts in 20 appearances as a true freshman in 2012 ... Started five of 12 matches played in SEC play ... Played as both a forward and central defender for the Tigers during her rookie season ... Scored three goals and dished out two assists for eight points as the team's fourth-leading scorer on the year ... Tied for third on the club with her three goals ... Recorded two goals and one assist for five points against SEC competition ... Scored a career-high three points in LSU's 2-2 draw at Georgia on Sept. 30 after assisting Alex Arlitt's breakthrough in the 57th minute and scoring the game-tying goal in the 84th minute of play ... Scored her first collegiate goal in the 24th minute in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Memphis during the non-conference season ... Netted the game-winning goal in LSU's 3-1 road victory over 16th-ranked Missouri in the inaugural match between the two sides ... Also credited with an assist on Heather Magee's game-winning goal in the fourth minute in a 2-0 shutout of Houston ... Attempted 13 shots with seven shots on goal on the season ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU as one of the premier forwards in the Southeast for the Class of 2012 ... Rated a four-star recruit and the No. 8-ranked prospect in the state of Florida for the Class of 2012 ... Competed as a member of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team for four seasons from 2008-11 ... Also served as a four-year veteran of the Florida State ODP Team ... Invited to compete at the ODP National Camp in February 2011 ... Earned international experience as a member of the Region III ODP Team with tours of Germany and The Netherlands during the 2010 season ... Also represented the Region III ODP Team at the prestigious Thanksgiving Interregional Tournament in 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... Played club soccer with the Tampa Bay United for nine seasons ... Club was formerly Hillsborough County United ... Coached at the club level by former LSU Soccer head coach George Fotopolous, Adrian Bush and Jim Cote ... Helped lead her team to the Disney Showcase finals in her age group in 2010 and 2011 ... A member of the Tampa Bay United club that was crowned Disney Memorial Day Classic Champions in 2009 and both Atlanta Cup Champions and Disney Qualifier Champions in 2011 ... Led her club team to the Disney Qualifier Finals and Florida State Cup Final Four during the 2010 season ... Competed as a five-year varsity member of the soccer team at Tampa Preparatory School ... Served as team captain for her senior season in 2011-12 ... Was the state record holder for goals scored with 161 goals during her high school career ... Was the leading goal scorer in Hillsborough County during her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... Honored as a three-time first-team all-state selection from 2009-11 ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a freshman in 2008 ... Received First-Team All-Hillsborough County honors by both the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times from 2008-11 ... Also chosen as a "Player to Watch" by both the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times in each season from 2008-11 ... Led her team at the Tampa Preparatory School to four-straight district and regional championships from 2008-11 ... Led the team to the state finals in 2010 and the state semifinals in 2009 and 2011.

PERSONAL
Full name is Colby Mackenzie Maffei ... Born on March 27, 1994 ... Parents are Kim and Chick Maffei ... Father ran track at the University of Akron ... Maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average during her prep career at Tampa Preparatory School ... A four-year member of her school's honor roll ... An active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society ... Also served in Key Club, Peer Counseling and Yearbook staff ... Pursuing a degree in mass communication with a concentration in journalism.

 

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