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Women’s Basketball Announces Historic 2024-25 Signing Class

(Gilbert, AZ)  Park University Gilbert women’s basketball head coach Ben York has announced an historic signing class for the 2024-25 season. This class features 19 total recruits to fortify his up-tempo, fast-paced offensive system trademarked “Full Sail.”

After a 2023-24 season which saw the Buccaneers as a team earn a conference tournament berth, set a school record for conference wins, field goals made and three-point field goals made,, York, along conference Player of the Year and All-American, Kayla Schroeder are ready for bigger and better things this season as they move into a new conference.

“We are incredibly excited about every single student-athlete we’ve added to the Park University Women’s Basketball program,” York said. “Not only are they amazing basketball players, they are even better human beings. Anytime someone commits to our program and believes in what we’re trying to accomplish, it’s an honor. There is no doubt these players will make phenomenal additions to our Varsity and Varsity Reserve teams. We can’t wait to get them on campus!”

The class is headlined by DII transfer Coraly Dupree (Bluefield State University), who redshirted with the Buccaneers during the 2021-22 season. In addition, NJCAA D1 transfer Alynna Palacios (Arizona Western College) who averaged eight rebounds per game, freshman 1,000+ point scorer Jacie Bunck (Liberty High School, Colo.), Kiyah Hatcher who helped lead her team to the Elite 8 in the Florida 6A State Playoffs, Multnomah University transfer Savannah Huerta who averaged 19 points per game, and Aubry Saleapaga who was an all-conference first team member from Central Community College in Nebraska bring a high level play to the program. The incoming class includes 9 college transfers and 10 freshmen standouts.

Other transfers include Sage Begay (Pima Community College), Janet Arias (University of Antelope Valley, Calif.), Yuliana Garcia (University of the Southwest, NM), and Jasmine Armstrong (Warner University, FL).

Other freshman who could make an impact include Misha Fuson (AZ Compass Prep, Ariz.), Brooklyn Bickerstaff (Eaglecrest High School, Colo.), Lizzy White (Payson High School, Ariz.), Hannah Mask (Desert Ridge High School, Ariz.), Alanna Gallardo (Basha High School, Ariz.), AJ Williams (San Tan Foothills High School, Ariz.), Neveah Jishie (Chinle High School, Ariz.), and Eliza Brimley (Northeast High School, Tenn.).

The 19 new players join returners Schroeder plus sophomores Mariana Cubero and Kiley Bush, juniors Larken Hoar, Hemani Kalia, Kiana Turenne and Michee Corbin, plus seniors Andraya Dimas, Arianna Reyes, Ky Skinner and Makayla Norman.

2024-25 Park Gilbert Women’s Basketball Recruiting Class

(in alphabetical order)

Janet Arias: Transfer from University of Antelope Valley, CA

Jasmine Armstrong: Transfer from Warner University, FL

Sage Begay: NJCAA D2 Transfer from Pima Community College, AZ

Brooklyn Bickerstaff: Freshman from Eaglecrest High School, Denver, CO

Eliza Brimley: Freshman from Northeast High School, TN

Jacie Bunck: Freshman from Liberty High School, CO

Coraly Dupree: DII Transfer from Bluefield State, 6-2 F/C

Misha Fuson: Freshman from AZ Compass Prep, AZ

Alanna Gallardo: Freshman from Basha High School, AZ

Yuliana Garcia: Transfer from University of the Southwest, NM

Kiyah Hatcher: Freshman from Niceville High School, FL

Savannah Huerta: Transfer from Multnomah University, OR

Neveah Jishie: Freshman from Chinle High School, AZ

Hannah Mask: Freshman from Desert Ridge High School, AZ

Brielle McKinney: Senior from Park University and Benedictine University, AZ

Alynna Palacios: NJCAA D1 Transfer from Arizona Western College, AZ

Aubry Saleapaga: Transfer from Central Community College, NE

Lizzy White: Freshman from Payson High School, AZ

AJ Williams: Freshman from San Tan High School, AZ

Press Release courtesy of Park University Athletics – Preston English 


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