Maria is a 2015 graduated of King Phillip Regional High School, where she played goalie in both field hockey and lacrosse. On the lacrosse field, she worked her way up to the starting goalkeeper position, and became a captain her senior year. She was a 2015 Hockomock League All-Star and team MVP.

Maria went on to have a stellar career at Westfield State. She split her sophomore season as a starter, but soon took on the net-minding duties full-time. During her sophomore year, she set a school record for saves in a season at 198. Westfield also won the Massachusetts Small College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) title that year by eliminating Bridgewater State in the final. Maria and the Owl’s success continued into her junior year. Westfield won their second straight league championship, beating Framingham State in the final game. Woodall was chosen Player of the Week three times, and Player of the Year in the MASCAC. Selected as the Owls’ team MVP, she also was named the MVP in the MASCAC’s Tournament final.

Maria ended her career at Westfield on a high note, helping the Owls capture their third straight MASCAC title by beating Framingham again in 2019. In the final game, with 13 seconds left in regulation time, Framingham got a shot off but Maria came up with her 14th save of the game to preserve the lead and the win.   Woodall earned tournament MVP honors for the third straight season. She also was named to the first team MASCAC for the second-straight season.  She posted a 10.75 GAA and a .503 save percentage for her senior season.