Tori Jarosz Continues Professional Career in Poland

POUGHKEEPSIE – Continuing her professional career after a stellar tenure at Marist, women’s basketball alumnae Tori Jarosz has signed with CTL Zaglebie Sosnowiec in Poland. The Eurobasket Data Center first reported the signing.

Zaglebie Sosnowiec is a newcomer to the EBLK, which constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Polish League Pyramid. Jarosz is the third American-born player to join the club, signing with Sydney Wallace (Georgia Tech, ‘15) and Jessica January (DePaul, ‘17).

Last season, Jarosz was with O.ME.P.S. Givova Battipaglia in the Serie A1 in Italy. In 15 games, she ranked second in the league with 12.1 rebounds per game, to go with 15.2 points per game and 1.4 blocks per contest. Her performance earned Italian A1 All-Bosmans Team honors. In the 2018-19 campaign, she was a All-Greek League Honorable Mention with Kalyvion of the Greek A1, registering 15.6 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

Poland will be the eighth different country where Jarosz will play professional basketball. She has made previous stops in Italy, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Those countries include the United States, where she became the third Red Fox in program history to attend WNBA training camp when she received an invite from the Dallas Wings.
Jarosz transferred to Marist from Vanderbilt prior to the 2011-12 season and played 82 games for the Red Foxes, totaling 1,233 points. She is the Red Foxes’ all-time leader with 8.7 rebounds per game and 186 blocks. Jarosz also ranks top 10 in program history in points per game (15.0 – fifth), field goal percentage (.489 – seventh), free throws (340 – sixth), and rebounds (714 – seventh).

Four Red Foxes have now signed professional contracts this summer. Lovisa Henningsdottir reached an extension with Haukar in her home country of Iceland, Maura Fitzpatrick joined Wetterbygden in Sweden, and Alana Gilmer inked her first professional contract with Espoo Basket Team in Finland.

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