We remember Tori Faieta so well for her tremendous contributions as the outstanding 6-foot-2-inch center on the 2011 state champion St. Mary’s High School girls basketball team.
Tori was a 1,000-point scorer and All-Scholastic in head coach Jeff Newhall’s successful program and culminated her superb career with a state title.
Tori has continued to excel in her basketball career at Stonehill College where she averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game this season for the Lady Skyhawks who qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
And now Tori has added another significant individual honor to her resume with her selection to the U.S.A. Under-21 team for the World Deaf Basketball Championships to be played in July in Samsun, Turkey.
Tori has been a terrific role model and inspiration throughout her basketball career for student-athletes with hearing impairments and other physical challenges. Tori’s leadership, team spirit, and excellence on an off the court make her so deserving of this honor to represent our country in this prestigious international basketball competition.
Two-time Globe Coach of the Year Jeff Newhall praises Tori as a “a tremendous kid.”
We know that Tori will be a great ambassador for our nation, Stonehill College, St. Mary’s High School and her proud family, parents Jim and Donna Faieta, twin sister Rachel Faieta, and sister, Taylor Faieta, during her trip to Turkey this summer.
Good luck, Tori, and we hope you make us all proud once again by winning a gold medal.