Maria Conlon’s name is synonymous with the growth and success of Connecticut girls’ and women’s basketball.
Conlon played high school hoops at Seymour High School under Coaches Joe Frager and Eric DeMarco. From 1996 - 2000, Conlon and her teammates compiled an astounding 96-4 record, tied a state record for CIAC consecutive victories with 62, won four Naugatuck Valley League championships, and two state titles.
Conlon’s career high school statistics are amazing: 1,727 points, 672 assists, 650 steals, 625 rebounds, 246 3-pointers (state record), and 42 percent 3-point shooting. Conlon’s outstanding career at Seymour High School resulted in the retirement of her jersey [#5] -- the first one retired in the program’s history.
Conlon’s dominance was acknowledged as she was named Connecticut Post Player of the Year three times, Connecticut Post Super 15 selection four times, CT All-State three times, All-NVL team four times, and MVP of both State Championship games. During her senior year, Conlon was the Gatorade State Player of the Year, an AAU All-American, received WBCA All-America honorable mention, a Daily News/MSG Tri-State First-team selection, and the Dottie Shortell recipient recognizing the NVL Best Player. Conlon continued her basketball career at UCONN where she played in four Final Four Tournaments, and three National Titles. She was one of two players who played in every game of UCONN’s 70-game win streak. Her UCONN career stats were 5.2 ppg, 714 total points, 2:1 assist/turnover ratio, and she finished with 170 total 3-pointers, making her 6th at UCONN all time.