Detroit Mercy Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Horizon

Head Coach: LaTanya Collins (interim for the 2021-22 season)

Official Titans roster

Unofficial Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA has granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Programs will be allowed to exceed the 15-scholarship limit for the 2021-22 season only (and only for their own returning players). Until there is definitive word that a player will be taking advantage of this extra year, the WBB Blog scholarship charts will not reflect this extra eligibility.

Personnel Notes:

  • January 2021: season is ended early after allegations of abuse are raised against head coach AnnMarie Gilbert
  • January–May 2021 portal entrants: Annika Corcoran (to Akron), Bridgid Fox (to Eastern Kentucky), Cierra Harrison, Sammiyah Hoskin (to North Dakota), Markyia McCormick (to Univ. of Charleston [D-II]), Abbie McDowell (to Purdue Northwest [D-II]), Maxine Moore (to Wayne State University [D-II]), Maddie Puletti, Aly Reiff (grad xfer; ended hoops career), Jiera Shears, Sylare Starks (to Purdue Fort Wayne), and Kaela Webb (to Florida Gulf Coast)
  • April 2021: UDM announces that AnnMarie Gilbert will remain head coach following a review of the abuse allegations
  • May 2021: Louisiana Tech transfer Irene Murua commits to UDM
  • May 2021: three 2021 prospects commit to UDM—Akyia Baker, Sonia Pereda, and Emma Trawally
  • June 2021: assistant coach LaTanya Collins is promoted to interim head coach for the 2021-22 season, replacing AnnMarie Gilbert
  • June 2021: two juco transfers, A’Moni Waiters and Imani McNeal, commit to UDM
  • July 2021: Northern Kentucky grad transfer Janna Lewis commits to UDM
  • July 2021: Wanika Owsley is named associate head coach (press release); Stephanie Edwards is hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator (press release)

2021 Detroit Mercy Women’s Basketball Commitments

Akyia Baker, 5-8 CG, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Edison, NJ) [committed 5/30/2021]*

Taylor Blunt, 5-7 CG, Peddie School (Hightstown, NJ) [committed 10/31/2020; signed November 2020]

Imani McNeal, 5-6 juco sophomore SG, South Georgia Tech College / Locust Grove, GA [committed 6/25/2021]

Sonia Pereda, 5-7 PG, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain [committed 5/19/2021]*

Emma Trawally, 6-1 F, Tiana, Spain [committed 5/21/2021]*

A’Moni Waiters, 6-3 juco sophomore F, Florida SouthWestern State / Bradenton, FL [committed 6/24/2021]

*announced as signed 7/6/2021

See next page for 2022 commitments and targets for Detroit Mercy women’s basketball

Disclaimers: The roster information, offers, and commitments are all unofficial. Offers come and go, so some offers listed may no longer be on the table, and some offers are erroneously reported. In addition, the target lists are inevitably incomplete because offers are not publicly reported for many prospects.

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