Maria Lopez is a fictional character in the series, Saved by the Bell: The New Class. She was on the series from season 3 to season 7, making her the only SBTB:TNC character to last all the way to graduation. She was portrayed by Samantha Becker.
- Maria is the long-running character in The New Class, from season 3 to the final season.
- She attended Bayside after Megan Jones left.
- Maria, along with Scott, Ryan, R.J. and her ex-boyfriend, Tony transferred to Bayside from rival school, Valley High.
- Maria dated both Nicky Farina and Tony Dillon.
- She dated Nicky from season 4 to season 5.
- She dated Tony from season 6 to the final season.
- Maria's name is named after Mario Lopez, who played A.C. Slater in the original series