Detroit Mercy Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Horizon

Head Coach: Kate Achter (1st season in 2022-23)

Official Titans roster


Unofficial Detroit Mercy Women’s Basketball Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Programs were 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 (press release)
  • 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)
  • August 2021: three transfers additions are announced—Janna Lewis, Irene Murua, and Rider grad transfer Daija Moses (press release)
  • August 2021: two more additions are announced—Utah State transfer Monique Pruitt and Grambling State grad transfer Brandi Washington (press release)
  • September 2021: UNCG grad transfer Tori Powell signs with UDM (press release)
  • September 2021: Damon Thornton is hired as an assistant coach (press release)
  • September 2021: Morgan State grad transfer Sydney Searcy signs with UDM (press release)
  • January 2022: UDM announces the addition of Grand Canyon transfer Ambranette Storr (press release)
  • January 2022: juco transfer Maite Lara Garcia commits to UDM
  • February 2022: Myonna Hooper (2022) commits to UDM
  • March 2022: three players enter their names into the transfer portal: Akyia Baker, Taylor Blunt, and A’Moni Waiters
  • March 2022: head coaching job is officially open, with UDM announcing a coaching search (press release)
  • April 2022: Kate Achter is hired as the new head coach (press release)

2022 Detroit Mercy Women’s Basketball Commitments

Ana Cabañas Llorens, 5-8 G, Algemesí, Spain [signed 11/18/2021]

Myonna Hooper, 5-5 PG, West Bloomfield HS (MI) [offered November 2021; committed 2/22/2022]

Maite Lara Garcia, 6-1 juco sophomore F, McCook CC (NE) / Sant Joan Despí, Spain [committed 1/29/2022]


Former Targets

Dara Capaldi, 5-11 W, La Lumiere School (La Porte, IN) [offered August 2020; committed to Eastern Michigan, June 2021]

Jayla Hearp, 5-9 G, Hampton HS (VA) [offered August 2020; committed to East Carolina, January 2021]

Jerni Kiaku, 5-7 PG, Garner Magnet HS (NC) [offered October 2021; committed to North Carolina Central]

Nayo Lear, 5-9 PG, Thornwood HS (South Holland, IL) [offered September 2020; committed to Dayton, April 2022]

Zennia Thomas, 6-2 F, Warrensville Heights HS (OH) [offered February 2022; UDM not among five finalists announced in April 2022]

Faith Walker, 6-0 F, Forest Hills Northern HS (Grand Rapids, MI) [offered July 2020; signed with Western Nebraska CC]

Bella Ward, 6-0 SG/W, Gahanna Lincoln HS (OH) [offered August 2020; committed to Butler, November 2020; decommitted May 2021; committed to Xavier, June 2021]

Madisen Wardell, 6-0 F, Detroit Edison Academy (MI) [offered September 2020; committed to DePaul, May 2021]


See next page for 2023 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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