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:

  • 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)
  • March 2022: Veronica Burton officially declares for the WNBA draft (press release)
  • March 2022: Northwestern announces that both Courtney Shaw and Sydney Wood will return for the 2022-23 season, using using their extra COVID year of eligibility

2022 Northwestern Women’s Basketball Commitments

*Alana Goodchild, 6-2 F, Sydney, Australia [committed 5/21/2021]

*Caroline Lau, 5-8 PG, St. Luke’s School (New Canaan, CT) [committed 3/25/2021]

*Lauren Trumpy, 6-3 F, Trinity HS (Camp Hill, PA) [offered June 2021; committed 7/16/2021]

*announced as signed 11/16/2021


2022 Targets

Kennedi Perkins, 5-6 PG, Bolingbrook HS (IL) [offered November 2020]


Former Targets

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

Tabitha Amanze, 6-4 F, Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) [committed to Princeton, November 2021]

Kennedy Basham, 6-7 C, Phoenix PHH Prep (AZ) [offered December 2020; Northwestern not among six finalists announced in February 2021]

Shay Bollin, 6-3 F, Bridgewater-Raynham HS (MA) [offered June 2019; committed to Duke, October 2020]

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 August 2020; committed to Michigan, March 2021]

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

Tionna Herron, 6-4 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered November 2020; committed to Kentucky, December 2020]

Christeen Iwuala, 6-3 C, San Antonio Reagan HS (TX) [offered February 2020; committed to UCLA, September 2021]

Abbey Kimball, 5-8 CG, West Catholic HS (Grand Rapids, MI) [offered November 2019; committed to Michigan State, April 2020]

Aislin Malcolm, 5-10 G, Chartiers Valley HS (Bridgeville, PA) [offered September 2020; committed to Pitt, December 2020]

Brianna McDaniel, 5-11 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL) [offered July 2019; Northwestern not among 15 finalists announced in October 2020]

Cotie McMahon, 5-10 G/W, Centerville HS (OH) [offered August 2019; committed to Ohio State, December 2020]

Maya Nnaji, 6-3 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered August 2019; Northwestern not among 13 finalists announced in October 2020]

Paulina Paris, 5-8 PG, Saddle River Day School (NJ) [Northwestern among eight finalists announced in January 2021; committed to Penn State, April 2021 (later decommitted and Northwestern not among a new list of finalists)]

Ava Sciolla, 5-11 SG/W, Pennsbury HS (Fairless Hills, PA) [offered December 2020; committed to Maryland, later in December 2020]

Lilly Stoddard, 6-4 F/C, Crown Point HS (IN) [offered October 2020; committed to Purdue, November 2020]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-3 W/F, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered June 2019; Northwestern not among ten finalists announced in November 2020]

Carleigh Wenzel, 6-0 SG/W, Antonian Prep (San Antonio, TX) [offered February 2020; Northwestern among six finalists announced in November 2020; committed to Virginia Tech, February 2021]


See next page for 2023 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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