Maryland Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Brenda Frese (21st season in 2022-23)

Official Terrapins roster

Unofficial Maryland 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). 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:

  • April 2021: Maryland announces that Katie Benzan and Chloe Bibby will return for the 2021-22 season, using the NCAA’s blanket extra year of eligibility
  • May 2021: Alaysia Styles transfers to Syracuse
  • May 2021: head coach Brenda Frese receives a contract extension that effectively runs through the 2027-28 season (press release)
  • October 2021: Zoe Young “steps away” from playing basketball and will serve as a student assistant during the 2021-22 season
  • October 2021: Emily Fisher (2023) commits to Maryland
  • November 2021: three 2023 prospects, Riley Nelson, Amiyah Reynolds, and Summer Bostock, commit to Maryland
  • January 2022: Faith Masonius is out for the season with a torn ACL
  • January 2022: former Florida player Lavender Briggs transfers to Maryland (press release)
  • February 2022: Channise Lewis, who had not played this season, announces that she will sit out the entire season, opting to focus on her “mental and physical health”
  • March/April 2022 portal entrants: Mimi Collins (grad xfer to NC State), Taisiya Kozlova (to Dayton), Channise Lewis (grad xfer to Pitt), Ashley Owusu (to Virginia Tech), and Angel Reese (to LSU)
  • April 2022: Elisa Pinzan grad-transfers in from South Florida (press release)
  • April 2022: two 2022 prospects—Gia Cooke and Brianna McDaniel—sign with Maryland (press release)
  • April 2022: head coach Brenda Frese signs a contract extension, through the 2028-29 season
  • April 2022: Abby Meyers grad-transfers in from Princeton (press release)
  • May 2022: Brinae Alexander grad-transfers in from Vanderbilt (press release)
  • May 2022: Allie Kubek transfers in from Towson (press release)
  • August 2022: Hawa Doumbouya (2023) commits to Maryland
  • September 2022: Allie Kubek is out for the 2022-23 reason after suffering a torn ACL
  • November 2022: Emma Chardon is out six months with a torn meniscus

2022 Maryland Women’s Basketball Commitments

**Gia Cooke, 5-8 CG, Bishop McNamara HS (Forestville, MD) [committed 4/11/2022]

**Brianna McDaniel, 5-10 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL) [committed 4/11/2022]

*Mila Reynolds, 6-2 W, South Bend Washington HS (IN) [offered April 2020; committed 7/15/2020]

*Ava Sciolla, 5-11 SG/W, Pennsbury HS (Fairless Hills, PA) [offered July 2020; committed 12/16/2020]

*announced as signed 11/10/2021

**announced as signed 4/14/2022

Former Targets

Ryanne Allen, 6-1 W, Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, PA) [offered July 2020; committed to Vanderbilt, September 2021]

Lexus Bargesser, 5-8 PG, Grass Lake HS (MI) [offered August 2020; committed to Indiana, October 2021]

KK Bransford, 5-10 G, Mount Notre Dame HS (Cincinnati, OH) [Maryland among 12 finalists announced in September 2020; not among five finalists announced in September 2021]

Mara Braun, 5-11 CG, Wayzata HS (Plymouth, MN) [committed to Minnesota, December 2020]

Jalyn Brown, 6-1 W, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD) [Maryland among three finalists announced in June 2021; committed to Louisville, July 2021]

Kate Clarke, 6-0 SG/W, Carmel HS (IN) [offered July 2020; committed to Michigan, October 2020]

Alyssa Crockett, 6-2 W, Westfield HS (IN) [offered May 2020; committed to Michigan, March 2021]

Chance Gray, 5-9 PG, Lakota West HS (West Chester, OH) [Maryland among nine finalists announced in September 2020; not among two finalists announced in July 2021]

Lemyah Hylton, 5-11 CG, Southwest Academy (London, ON) [Maryland among five finalists announced in June 2021; committed to Arizona, October 2021]

Brianna McDaniel, 5-11 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL) [Maryland among 15 finalists announced in October 2020; not among five finalists announced in January 2021]

Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda, 6-2 W, Washington HS (Sioux Falls, SD) [committed to Texas, August 2021]

Maya Nnaji, 6-3 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered July 2019; Maryland among 13 finalists announced in October 2020; committed to Arizona, May 2021]

Kyla Oldacre, 6-6 C, Mason HS (OH) [Maryland not among four finalists announced in October 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered July 2020; Maryland not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Last-Tear Poa, 5-11 juco sophomore W, Northwest Florida State College / Melbourne, Australia [signed with LSU, November 2021]

Kiki Rice, 5-11 PG, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [Maryland among 11 finalists announced in August 2020; not among her narrowed list of five finalists]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-1 W, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered June 2020; Maryland not among ten finalists announced in November 2020]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Maryland 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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