It was a tough first season at Vanderbilt for head coach Stephanie White but that ride is over and the program has moved forward. Re-making the roster is a part of the process and tonight the women's basketball team landed a big piece to the puzzle with the addition of Boston College transfer Mariella Fasoula.
Fasoula is a 6'5 space clearing center who has a soft touch around the rim and the ability to pass the ball at a high level. She is also a physical presence inside who doesn't mind mixing things up and proved in Chesnut Hill her ability to rebound on a consistent basis.
The two year starter at Boston College announced her decision to leave the ACC program a couple of months ago after enduring two losing season's while being the Eagle's leading scorer and rebounder.
She averaged 13.5 points per game as a freshman where she earned All-conference and All-American status. Her numbers went up as a sophomore but her team still only won 9 games on the year. Fasoula still lead the team in multiple offensive and defensive categories.
Vanderbilt is in need of talent and Fasoula gives them something they haven't had in quite a while. She is a big, imposing presence inside and someone you could rely on to give you easy baskets around the rim. Fasoula is also a good shot blocker down low and the Commodores need someone with those skills.
Fasoula choose Vanderbilt over Arizona State, Minnesota and UCLA. She officially visited all four schools and in the end, she choose to take her talents to the SEC. She will have to sit out the next year but she will have two years of eligibility remaining, starting in the 2018-2019 season.
Soph Stats: 29 games played (16.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 bpg, FG Pct: .496, FT Pct: .621)