A Look At The Losses And Additions Each Team Faces Heading Into The Summer

As the 2018-2019 academic school year comes to an end at Miami Dade College, the careers of dozens of athletes will be coming to an end as well. And with countless players moving on to new schools, transfers are rolling in to prepare their team’s for next school year.  

Here is what we know:

Women’s Basketball:


Photo of Michelle Pruitt.

Michelle Pruitt (forward/center) signed with The University of Texas at El Paso.

Amy Soumare (center) signed with Prairie View A&M University.

Toi Smith (Forward) signed with Prairie View A&M University.

Diedra Harris (forward/center) signed with Arcadia University.

Camille-Awa Baud (guard)

Ganette Chism (guard)

Zariyah Daniels (guard)

Jealissa Presswood (guard)

Chyna McMichel (guard/forward)

New signees:

Donnella Gardner (guard/forward) from Simeon High School, Chicago, IL—averaged 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Nazlah Morrow (forward) from Simeon High School, Chicago, IL—averaged 7.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Alea Marks (guard) from Kettle Morraine, Wales, WI.

Anija Payne (forward) from Mishawka Marian High School, Mishawka, IN—averaged 12.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game.

Larissa Abreu (center) from Brazil.

Alise Markova (guard/forward) from Latvia—has made several appearances for her nation’s U18 and U19 national teams.

Ahmari Young (guard) from Everglades High School, Miramar, FL—Broward 9A-7A girls basketball honorable mention in 2019.

 Arquesha Hightower (guard)  from Southridge High School, Miami, FL—11.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

Men’s basketball:


Photo of DJ Russell.

DJ Russell (forward) signed with Robert Morris University.

Montese Blake (guard)

Elton Walker (guard)

Nicholas Kratholm (forward)

Jahmal Wright (guard)

Ben Tal (guard)

Arseniy Andreev (guard)

Kaevon Tyler (guard)

New signees:

Dev Ostrowski (point guard) from East Lyme High School in East Lime, CTaveraged 28.9 points, 3.3 assists and 3.4 steals per game his senior season.

Ty Rivers (guard) from Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbus, SC—averaged

6.6 points, five rebounds and 1.6 points per game his senior season.

Bobby Miller (guard) from DME Academy in Daytona—averaged 9.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Richard Charles (shooting guard) from North Miami High School—averaged 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.

Rob Johnson (forward) transfer  from The Citadel—averaged 3.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.



Photo of Tiziana Baumrukova.

Fiorella Murillo (middle blocker) signed with Florida International University.

Valeria Santos (defensive specialist) signed with Saint Peter’s University.

Maria Angelica Palacios (middle blocker) signed with St. John’s University.

Samaret Caraballo (outside hitter/right side hitter) signed with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Valeria Alegrias (outside hitter/right side hitter) signed with the University of San Francisco.

Tiziana Baumrukova (setter) Signed to St. John’s University.

Thayna Mendes (setter) signed with Florida Memorial University.

Paola Pena (setter)

New Signees

Sara Santos (middle blocker) from Brazil.

Wilma Calmfors (outside hitter) from Switzerland.

Ana Clara Araujo (setter) from Brazil.  

Paola Cascardo (outside hitter) from Brazil.

Daniela Tobar (libero) from Miami.

Darlenis Medina (defensive specialist) from Palm Beach.



Photo of Melissa Mayeux.

Eliza Artiles (infielder)

Melissa Mayeux (infielder)

Lishanty Guillermo (catcher)

Tiffany Dodson (pitcher)

Larissa Shinkawa (outfielder)

Oskarely Ochoa (outfielder)

Chiara Biasi (pitcher)

Jasmine Bernardini (infielder)

Alyssa Magobet (outfielder)

Chiara Biasi (pitcher)

Amanda Aragon (pitcher)

Erika Yatabe (catcher/outfielder)

Head Coach Gina De Agüero has not announced any new signings.



Photo of Luis Guerrero.

Ian Claudio (infielder)

Michael Alicea (utility player)

Luis Guerrero (outfielder)

Richard Nunez-Prado (infielder)

Joseph Sanchez (left-handed pitcher)

Collin Kiernan (right-handed pitcher)

Head Coach Danny Price has not announced any new signings.