News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Fifth-year Selena Philoxy has been granted a waiver for serving a year in residence following her transfer to Siena from Stetson University last December. The waiver grants Philoxy immediate eligibility, in this her final season of eligible collegiate competition. Philoxy is slated to make her Siena debut Saturday in the Saints home opener against Duquesne at 2 p.m.
“We are excited to get a quality player like Selena into the lineup this season,” said head coach Jim Jabir. “She will bring toughness and energy to the court, and the dimension she will bring to our game is great. We can’t wait to get her out there to compete.”
Philoxy did not appear at Stetson, spending the fall of 2020 with the Hatters. Prior to her time with Stetson, Philoxy starred at Seton Hall where she played in 80 games over three seasons for the Pirates, making 26 starts. She averaged 5.5 points and 7.6 rebounds as a sophomore, ranking sixth in the BIG EAST in overall rebounding and third in conference play (7.6). She would put up 21 rebounds at Xavier on Jan. 6, 2019, marking the third-highest single-game rebound total in program history.
The Hogs backcourt got even deeper on Friday, as Head Coach Mike Neighbors announced the addition of Saylor Poffenbarger. Poffenbarger, who will transfer to Arkansas from UConn, will not appear in games until the fall of 2022.
“My staff continues to amaze me in their ability to cultivate and maintain the relationships so vital to recruiting the best student-athletes to be Razorbacks,” Neighbors said. “That coupled with the unprecedented success of all 19 sports on our campus right now, we have truly created a competitive village that elite players want to be a part of. When you walk through the Jones Center, you see SEC Champions and National Champions. You see people who are chasing excellence. Saylor Poffenbarger is exactly that. Razorback fans will sense that immediately and she will impact our team, university and city for the next four years.”
Howard transfer Cashay Dixon (5-8 SO guard, Chicago, IL) has landed at Governors State (NAIA).
The Governors State women’s basketball program has added a player with a winning pedigree with the signing of guard Cashay Dixon to a National Letter of Intent. A Chicago native, Dixon is a transfer from Howard University.
Last season with the Howard Bison, Dixon compiled 28 points and 18 rebounds while appearing in 18 games. Prior to Howard, Dixon played four seasons of varsity basketball at Simeon Career Academy, helping the school to its first IHSA Class 3A State Championship in 2020 and three city titles. She graduated No. 5 in her class and was a member of the National Honors Society. A 5-foot-8 shooting guard, Dixon also won an AAU National Championship with Baylor Basketball in 2019.
The daughter of Aisha Irvin, Cashay will major in business management at GSU. Due to COVID-19, Dixon will have four years of eligibility and is expected to join the team for the second half of the 2021-22 season.
Dixon chose GSU for several reasons: “It’s close to home and a chance for me to play in front of family. I also wanted to play for Coach Mack and contribute to a winning team.”
“Cashay brings toughness and experience, having played at the Division I level. Her scoring, defense and athletic ability will fit in well with our style of play,” said GSU Head Coach Tonishea Mack.
UConn announces that Saylor Poffenbarger (6-1 SO wing, Middletown, MD) will be transferring. Ranked in the top 30 in the 2021 recruiting class, she enrolled early at UConn, in January 2021. She averaged just 2.7 MPG during the 2021-22 season and didn’t play in UConn’s first two games of this season.
Freshman guard Saylor Poffenbarger will transfer from the UConn women’s basketball program head coach Geno Auriemma announced Monday.
“Saylor is a great person who has a lot of potential. Wherever she goes, she’ll be able to reach her goals and benefit her future home.” Auriemma said. “We wish Saylor and her family the best as she continues her career.”
“After talking to my family, I decided it’s in my best interest to enter my name into the transfer portal,” Poffenbarger said. “I’m grateful for my teammates, coaches, support staff and the fans for welcoming me to Storrs, and I wish them the best.”
A Class of 2025 signee, Poffenbarger enrolled early at UConn in January 2021. She played in 12 games last season, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds.