More Macchi Magic In Store For Schio


EuroLeague Women All Star and Italy international Laura Macchi has put paid to rumors that she could be looking for a new club by signing a new three-year contract with Beretta-Famila Schio.

Macchi, the MVP of Schio's Coppa Italia triumph, hit the sidelines in mid-April with plantar fasciitis and didn't play again.

Schio battled hard without their superstar but lost to Cras Basket Taranto in the Italian play-off finals.

Macchi, who turned 31 on May 24, averaged 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game this season.

She ranked sixth in scoring, and second overall in free-throw percentage at 88.2% (45 of 51).

"In my career," Macchi said, "I have always been more about heart and less reason.

"The decision to sign for another three years with Schio was dictated by attachment that I have to the club, the president, the environment and the ambitious projects every year that characterize this club."

Schio's club president Marcello Cestaro welcomed Macchi back.

"She showed maturity and attachment to a shirt and a season like the one that just passed deserves a sequel that's even more important," Cestaro said.

"Chicca (Macchi), who unfortunately missed the last and important period of the season, will be a key player for our future."

Schio had a terrific EuroLeague women campaign but bowed out of the post-season after two narrow defeats to Good Angels Kosice in the Eighth-Finals.

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