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2023-24 Minutewomen Season

The 2023-24 UMass Minutewomen women's basketball team will represent the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach will be Mike Leflar.

The season will represent the 49th season of women's basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: n/a
  • Conference Record: n/a
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2022-23 2024-25


We're tracking what we know here. This is of course subject to change as the off-season progresses.

Incoming players

Bellamy, Bre6-0F4 yearsSigned1)2)7.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG in 29 GP at William & Mary last season. W&M, SRWBB.
Childers, Avery5-10G/FHSVerbal3)4)Played at Byrd HS in Clarksburg WV. Twitter
Hyduke, Tori5-6G4 yearsSigned5)6)7)10.2 MPG, 2.8 PPG in 26 GP at Drexel last season. Drexel, SRWBB.
Jones, Mikenzie6-1F1 yearSigned8)3.4 PPG, 2.2 RPG in 11.1 MPG at Denver last season. Denver, SRWBB, Twitter.
Mapp, Jermany6-0G/F3 yearsSigned9)10)7.4 PPG, 3.4 RPG in 30.2 MPG at Hampton last season. Hampton, SRWBB.
Odenigbo, Chinenye6-5CHSSigned11)Played at Noble and Greenough in Dedham MA.12) Twitter.
Palmieri, Allie5-10G3 yearsSigned13)14)Modest PT in 2 seasons at Boston College and 1 at Seton Hall. SRWBB, Twitter.
Pierce, Dallas5-9GHSSigned15)Played at Sanford HS in Hockessin DE. MaxPreps' Delaware Player of the Year16) Twitter.
Rose, Alexsia5-7G3 yearsSigned17)18)3.1 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.5 APG at East Carolina last season. ECU, SRWBB, Twitter.
Taulelei, Lilly6-3FHSSigned19)20)From Wellington, New Zealand. Played HS basketball for DME Academy in Daytona Beach, FL last season.21) Twitter.

Aaryn Battle had signed an NLI while Tory Verdi was our coach.22) Since he departed, she has reopened her recruiting.23)

Returning players

Assuming they're back until we hear otherwise.

Ferguson, Lilly5-10G1 yearLogged 13 minutes of action across 9 games. Limited opportunities to break through into a usual 7-player rotation. UM
Kulesza, Stefanie5-11G2 yearsAveraged 12.6 mpg in 27 games off the bench in 2022-23. UM, Twitter
Williams, Kristin5-8G2 yearsAveraged 4.7 mpg in 20 games off the bench in 2022-23. UM, Twitter

Departing players

NameHeightPos.Exp.Status / Notes / 2022-23 Stats
Breen, Sam6-1F6 yearsEligibility exhausted. 17.3 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 37.0 MPG, 34 GP, 34 GS. 2x A10 POY, 2023 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year. UM, SRWBB, Twitter
Dabo, Aisha6-1F2 yearsEntered transfer portal. Has since committed to Hampton.24) Was on UMWBB's roster for two seasons, but injuries kept her sidelined. UM
Fair, Laila6-2F2 yearsEntered transfer portal. Has since committed to Morgan State.25) Logged 9.1 MPG and 1.8 PPG across 19 games for UM in 2022-23. UM
Mayo, Ber'Nyah5-6G3 yearsEntered transfer portal. Has since committed to St. John's.26) 12.6 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.0 APG, 34.3 MPG, 34 GP, 34 GS. A10 Second Team. UM, SRWBB, Twitter
Ngalakulondi, Angelique6-2F4 yearsEntered transfer portal. Has since committed to Missouri.27) 7.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 18.9 MPG, 33 GP, 32 GS. UM, SRWBB, Twitter
Philoxy, Destiney5-7G5 yearsEligibility exhausted. 10.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 5.0 APG, 33.9 MPG, 34 GP, 34 GS. A10 Defensive Team. UM, SRWBB, Twitter
Taylor, Sydney5-9G4 yearsEntered transfer portal. Has since committed to Louisville.28) 16.1 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 34.9 MPG, 33 GP, 33 GS. A10 First Team. UM, SRWBB, Twitter
White, Makennah6-2F3 yearsEntered transfer portal. Has since committed to Seton Hall.29) 9.5 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 23.0 MPG, 28 GP, 2 GS. UM, SRWBB, Twitter


Coaching Staff

Changes from 2022-23:

  • Yolanda Cole joined as an Assistant Coach32)33)
  • Samera Marsh joined as an Assistant Coach34)35)
  • Tori Verdi (Head Coach) left for the HC job at Pittsburgh.
  • Lynne-Ann Kokoski (Assistant Coach) left for the HC job at Bryant.

More details on full staff as the start of the season nears.

wbb_season_2023-24.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/28 11:43 by mikeuma