Maureen Mahlman came to Moravian Academy in ninth grade, and it did not take long for her to make an impact on the athletic program. She was a force to be reckoned with on the softball field, the basketball court, and the tennis courts.
By her senior year, served as captain on teams in all three sports and earned MVP status for each. In tennis, she went to Districts for singles and doubles with Lesley Ofrichter ’99. She led the softball team to their first-ever undefeated season and a Penn-Jersey League title. Keeping basketball fans in anticipation, she scored her 1,000th point during Districts her senior year and ultimately ending with 1,007 career points.
Former softball coach and Upper School music teacher Rob Riker said, “Maureen had a great spirit and was a talented hitter, fielder and motivator of the team. She was the one to turn to in a clutch situation.”
“I learned a lot of great lessons on the fields and courts at Moravian,” she shared. “Softball taught me to break down tasks and isolate scenarios, and that repetition breeds success. Basketball taught me that some days you’re not going to make your shots; you won’t always be the superstar and have to rely on your team.”
Recruited by several schools, she ultimately chose to attend Drew University, where she continued her basketball and softball career. A four-year starter on the basketball team, Maureen averaged 8.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and was named the Villa Julie Tournament MVP during her senior season. She finished the season and career strong, leading her team in scoring seven times in her last eight games.
Maureen finished her Drew softball career high in the school's record book, including third in doubles (17), fourth in hits (93) and third in RBIs with 61. She had a lifetime batting mark of .297.
A double major in chemistry and art, Maureen had an interest in art history and art restoration fostered by Upper School art teacher Sue Maurer, as a way to marry her analytical and creative sides. But she was first employed as a graphic designer and then spent 16 years in marketing with Cigars International before spending time raising her family, and is in the process of building clientele as a marketing consultant.
Currently, Maureen lives in Basking Ridge, NJ, with husband Kevin Fleming and children Jackson (11), twins Reagan and Kieran (5) and Jameson (2.5).
Of her time at Moravian, she says, “The school gave me opportunities and the ability to flourish. It was an atmosphere that shaped my drive and my confidence in myself. My time at Moravian was so rewarding. I latched on to all lessons taught and am still able to apply them later in life.”