Adding significant height to the roster, the Vanderbilt women's basketball team announced today the signings of three newcomers: Bree Horrocks, a 6-5 transfer from Purdue; Mariella Fasoula, a 6-5 transfer from Boston College; and incoming freshman Paige Warren, a 6-4 post player from Dublin Coffman High in Dublin, Ohio.
Horrocks is a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for the Commodores this coming season. Fasoula, who is originally from Athens, Greece, will redshirt this season while fulfilling NCAA transfer requirements. Both Horrocks and Fasoula -- who played center at their previous schools -- have two years of eligibility remaining.
Last season, during Stephanie White's first year at the helm, the Commodores did not have any players on the roster taller than 6-1.
"We are really excited to add Mariella, Bree and Paige to our team," said White. "We certainly needed to address our lack of size and with these three, we do that. Each brings a different skill set as well as different levels of experience. They are a perfect complement to the players we have and great additions to the direction our team will be taking on the floor."
Here's a closer look at the three players:
Horrocks brings plenty of college experience to the Commodore roster. Although she missed most of last season with a knee injury, Horrocks saw action in 61 games at Purdue, the alma mater of White.
"Bree immediately adds size and experience inside which we desperately need," said White. "Her ability to alter shots on the defensive end, rebound and versatility offensively are a great addition to our team."
Horrocks played high school basketball for perennial powerhouse Buford (Ga.) High, where she lettered in volleyball and track in addition to basketball.
Fasoula, a member of the Greek national team, led Boston College in both scoring and rebounding this past season, averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while seeing action in 29 games. She shot 49.6 percent from the floor and averaged 1.1 blocks per game.
The previous season, Fasoula was named to the ACC's All-Freshman team after averaging 13.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in 2015-16.
"Mariella is a player that will make an immediate impact on our team every day in practice and we look forward to getting her in game action once she completes her redshirt year," said White. "She's a dominant interior presence with a balanced skill set, ability to facilitate, and tremendous rebounder. Her experience as a Greek National Team member, competing against the best in the world, is a great asset to our young core group."
Warren was an impact player at Dublin Coffman, helping lead the team to 88 wins in four seasons, including two league championships and the only Final Four berth in the history of the program.
She shot 50 percent from the floor as a senior, and compiled 16 points and eight rebounds in the regional semifinals. She was named All-OCC Honorable Mention.
"Paige give us depth inside," said White. "She runs the floor very well, has great mobility on both ends, tremendous touch around the rim and in her face-up game."