Maria Albiero
Guard 5
Last School
Neuse Christian Academy
Roster Years


  • Born in Londrina, Brazil
  • Currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Parents are Alci Albiero and Maria Cleide Lopez
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Instagram: @maria_albiero | Twitter: @maria_albiero | TikTok: @malbiero

Before BYU

  • Three-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Named NCISAA all-state 1A Basketball Team in 2017
  • Named Second Team USA Today North Carolina All-State in 2016
  • Team won the National Christian School Athletic Association D1 Championships in 2017
  • In 2017, team was runner-up in NC Independent Schools Athletic Association Championships
  • Averaged 13.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game during senior season
  • Member of the U17 and U18 Brazilian National Team
  • Played on the Carolina Waves basketball club team
  • Lettered in soccer
  • Member National Honor Society
  • Highest academic average her junior and senior year
  • Class Salutatorian in 2017
  • Received Distinguished Christian High School Student Award 
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017-2018

  • Saw playing time in 29 games while averaging 8.3 minutes per contest
  • Averaged 2.8 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.3 steals a game
  • Recorded season bests in points with nine at CSU on 12/2/17
  • Dished out a season-high 4 assists vs. Portland on 2/22/18
  • Pulled down season bests in rebounds (4) in four games, last vs. Portland on 2/22/18
  • Played a season-best 19 minutes twice, at CSU on 12/2/17 and vs. Portland on 2/22/18
  • Played in her first collegiate game vs. SUU on 11/10/17
  • On the year, shot .418 (23-55) from the field, .250 (3-12) from 3-point range and .563 (9-16) from the free-throw line
  • Finished freshman season with a total of 58 points, 25 rebounds, 22 assists, and nine steals
  • Named to WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor


Sophmore Year 2018-2019

  • Played in all games averaging 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 15.1 minutes per game
  • Finished her sophomore campaign with a total of 106 points, 57 rebounds, 50 assists and 15 steals
  • Recorded three games with 10+points, and eight games with at least three assists
  • Had season bests in points with 16, in rebounds with seven, in assists with five and in steals with two
  • On the year, shot 30.6 percent from the field, 27.9 percent from 3-point land and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line
  • Named to WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll
Junior Year 2019-2020

  • Started in all games while averaging 6.0 points and 2.7 rebounds
  • Her scoring average placed her fourth place on the team with a total of six games with double-figure points
  • Finished her junior campaign in second place on the squad in assists with a 3.2 average while playing nearly 31 minutes of playing time
  • Dished out at least three assists in 18 games and was the assists leader in seven games
  • On the team, ranked third in numerous categories: steals (0.9), 3-point field goal percentage (.360), 3-point field goals made (1.1) and (.720) free-throw percentage
  • Her season highs included 14 points at SMC on Jan. 18; seven rebounds at Pacific on Jan. 16; eight assists vs. Pacific on Feb. 15; three steals vs. Texas A&M Kingsville
  • In the WCC, she ranked second in assist/turnover ratio (1.7), sixth in 3-point field goal percentage (.360) and ninth in assists (3.2)
  • 2019-20 WCC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Honorable Mention 
Senior Year 2021-2022

  • Set BYU record with 146 games played in career
  • No. 10 nationally in assist to turnover ratio (2.67)
  • Started all 30 games in 2021-22
  • Shot 42.1 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three
  • Posted at least three assists in 19 games
  • Had multiple steals in 11 games
  • Played 30 minute or more in nine games
  • Scored in 28 of 30 games
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Senior 2020-2021

  • Started in all 25 games and averaged 5.0 points, 3.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest
  • Finished third on the team in assists, dishing out at least three in 13 matchups
  • Dished out a career-high 10 assists against Santa Clara on Dec. 30
  • Was the team's sixth-leading scorer
  • Her .852 free-throw percentage led the team (minimum five attempts) 
  • Played the third-most minutes on the squad per game (30:25)
  • Dropped a season-high 14 points versus San Francisco on Feb. 27
  • Ranked fifth in the WCC in assist/turnover ratio (1.62)
  • Team Intros vs. Pepp 2020-21

    Team Intros vs. Pepp 2020-21

  • Maria Albiero drives against Westminster

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  • Maria Albiero drives to the basket in an 80-64 BYU win over the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Marriott Center.


  • Maria Albiero drives to the basket for a scoop-and-score in a 94-68 BYU win over the Pacific Tigers at the Marriott Center Saturday night.