Northwestern Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Joe McKeown (14th season in 2021-22)

Official Wildcats roster


Unofficial Northwestern Women’s Basketball 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:

  • September 2020: Mercy Ademusayo (2021) commits to Northwestern
  • March 2021: Caroline Lau (2022) commits to Northwestern
  • March 2021: Jordan Hamilton enters the portal as a grad transfer (later signing with Stanford)
  • May 2021: Alana Goodchild (2022) commits to Northwestern
  • July 2021: Lauren Trumpy (2022) commits to Northwestern
  • August 2021: assistant coach Kate Popovec is promoted to associate head coach (press release)
  • October 2021: head coach Joe McKeown inks a contract extension through the 2024-25 season (press release)

2021 Northwestern Women’s Basketball Commitments

Mercy Ademusayo, 6-4 F/C, Linden Hall School for Girls (Lititz, PA) / hometown: Ode Irele, Nigeria [committed 9/12/2020]*

Jillian Brown, 5-10 G, East Grand Rapids HS (MI) [offered November 2019; committed 3/17/2020]*

Melannie Daley, 5-9 G, Hastings HS (NY) [offered June 2019; committed 3/27/2020]*

Caileigh Walsh, 6-3 C, Gill St. Bernard’s School (Gladstone, NJ) [committed 6/21/2020]*

Hailey Weaver, 5-11 W, Solon HS (OH) [committed 3/1/2020]*

*announced as signed 11/11/2020


Former Targets

Sydney Affolter, 5-11 G/W, Marist HS (Chicago, IL) [offered June 2019; committed to Iowa, January 2020]

Makayla Elmore, 6-3 C, Hopewell-Loudon HS (Bascom, OH) [Northwestern among 10 finalists announced in March 2020; committed to Clemson, July 2020]

Aubryanna “Bree” Hall, 6-0 G, Huber Heights Wayne HS (OH) [offered August 2018; Northwestern not among seven finalists announced in May 2020]

Jzaniya Harriel, 5-10 CG, Antelope HS (CA) [offered June 2019; committed to Stanford, May 2020]

Greta Kampschroeder, 6-0 SG/W, Naperville North HS (IL) [offered June 2017; Northwestern not among three finalists announced in December 2019]

Jada Malone, 6-3 F, Village School (Houston, TX) [offered May 2019; committed to Texas A&M, April 2020]

Aaliyah Moore, 6-3 F, Moore HS (OK) [offered May 2019; committed to Texas, April 2020]

Kendall Moriarty, 6-0 G, Benet Academy (Lisle, IL) [offered January 2019; committed to Nebraska, November 2019]

Aneesah Morrow, 6-1 W/F, Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) [offered February 2019; Northwestern not among three finalists announced in October 2020]

Meg Newman, 6-3 W, North Central HS (Indianapolis, IN) [offered June 2019; committed to Arizona State, April 2020]

Bree Salenbien, 6-3 W/F, Lenawee Christian School (Adrian, MI) [offered July 2019; committed to Gonzaga, May 2020]

Jasmine Shavers, 5-10 G, Mesquite Horn HS (TX) [offered August 2019; Northwestern among eight finalists announced in May 2020; committed to Mississippi State, June 2020]

Morasha Wiggins, 6-0 W, Kalamazoo Central HS (MI) [offered July 2019; Northwestern not among 12 finalists announced in May 2020]


See next page for 2022 commitments and targets for Northwestern 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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