Lyon likes what she sees at Northwestern
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Sep 2011, p. 56
Harness, Matt, Author
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Maggie Lyon made a verbal commitment to play basketball at Northwestern next year.
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1 Sep 2011
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24 Aug 2011
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Lyon, Margaret
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Maggie Lyon will play her

college basketball not far

from where she competes

in high school after the New

Trier senior made a verbal

commitment last week to


Lyon, who picked the

Wildcats over Vanderbilt,

will be able to make it official on Nov. 9.

"Both of them have great

academics," she said. "It

came down to being able to

have my parents come see

me play. You can do that

when you're at a Big Ten


The 6-foot-l guard is one

of the state's best players

in her class. She averaged

20.2 points, 6.3 rebounds,

2.8 assists for the Trevians, who finished 17-11 last


Lyon will continue a line

of New Trier players to the

Evanston campus. Former

Trevian Amy Jaeschke recently wrapped up her college career earlier this year.

The 6-5 center helped the

Wildcats go 19-14 and play

in the NIT tournament.

Maggie's older sister

Amy was in the same class

at New Trier as Jaeschke.

Maggie asked Jaeschke for

advice throughout the recruiting process.

"She was really honest about it, and she was very

helpful to me," Lyon said.

Like any competitive athlete, Lyon wants to make

a difference. She's already

talking about bringing a

Big Ten title to Evanston.

Coach Joe McKeown, heading into his fourth season,

seems to have the program

on the right road. After going 7-23 in his first season,

the Wildcats won 37 games

over the past two seasons.

"I want to be part of a

program.on the rise, and

I believe' Northwestern is

going that way," Lyon said.

"The coaches are great, and

they've gotten some great

recruits. I want to part of

building that program."

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Lyon likes what she sees at Northwestern