Per Hamilton coach Benjamin Carter, senior Maia Hood will play collegiately at Lafayette next season.
“Her injury probably made the process harder on Lafayette’s end,” Carter said. “It was her first choice.”
At 5-foot-10, Hood demonstrated the ability to play in the post as well as handle the ball and shoot.
“Out of all of the girls, I’ve pushed her the hardest and told her about her skills,” Carter said. “I always believe she belonged in the (conversation) with Saniya Chong. She’s an unselfish player, she never wanted to score.”
A member of the Patriot League, Lafayette is based in Easton, PA.
Hood becomes the latest Hamilton product to play at the Division 1 level, joining Shereen Lightbourne, a red shirt junior at Rider.
Shereen’s sister, Amani Lightbourne, is a freshman at Division 2 Southern Connecticut.
In an interview with The Journal News, Carter expressed that standout point guard Tiffany Corselli has been drawing Division 1 interest and fellow senior Jasmine Robinson will most likely land with a Division 2 program.
The Red Raiders lost their NYSPHSAA state Class C semifinal to Section 4’s Harpursville, 61-53, on March 16.