Women's Student-Athlete of the Week: Marta Masoni, Basketball
Freshman Marta Masoni continues to have a strong first season with the Matadors. She ranks second on the Matadors in scoring and sixth in the Big West Conference at 13.4 points per game.
She had 13 points at Pacific. Against Long Beach State, Masoni scored 19 points, including a season-high six free throws, and then added 20 points and six 3-pointers in the win over UC Irvine. Masoni knocked down a season-high six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points in the Matadors’ win at UCLA. She matched her season high with 22 points in the win at Santa Clara, finishing 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range. She produced a season-high 22 points, including five 3-pointers, in the Matadors’ loss to Penn State in the CSUN Thanksgiving Classic.
Through 17 games, Masoni is averaging 13.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. In Big West Play, Masoni is averaging 12.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists. She leads the Big West Conference in 3-pointers (51) and at 42.5 percent from beyond the arc (51-of-120).
She started her career with a bang, finishing with 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as Northridge defeated Portland. Originally from Taranto, Italy, Masoni was a member of the Italian Women’s Basketball team that captured the U-18 European Championships in 2010.