Stephanie Soares, a two-time NAIA Player of the Year, will transfer to Iowa State women’s basketball next season, the program announced on Tuesday.
Soares is the first transfer the Cyclones have taken in this offseason. The Cyclones reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament and have lost two players to the transfer portal — forward Maggie Frederick and guard Aubrey Joens.
Soares fills a big need for the Cyclones, who need a rebounder who can takes some of that load off Ashley Joens, who led the Cyclones with nearly 10 rebounds per game last season.
Soares played at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, Calif., where she was also a three-time All-American and averaged 20.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game last season.
Kansas also announced the transfer of guard Wyvette Mayberry on Tuesday. The Tulsa transfer was Tulsa’s guard last season, as she led the Golden Hurricane in scoring at 14.1 points per game. She also averaged four rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals, while shooting 43 percent from the 3-point line.
Big 12 Women’s Basketball 2021-22 Transfers
(Out: after 2021-22 season; In: for 2022-23 season; new/old school in parenthesis)
Out: G Kamaria McDaniel
Out: G Maggie Frederick, G Aubrey Joens.
In: C Stephanie Soares (The Master’s University – NAIA)
Out: G Erica Haynes-Overton, G Aniya Thomas.
In: G Wyvette Mayberry (Tulsa).
Out: G Jada Moore, G Marlene Lind Pedersen, F Rachel Ranke.
Out: F Gabby Gregory (Kansas State), F Bre’yon White (TCU).
Out: G Lauren Fields, F Tracey Bershers, G N’Yah Boyd, F Tori Garza, F Brittany Reeves.
In: G KN’isha Godfrey (from Mississippi State), F Bre’yon White (Oklahoma).
Out: F Chantae Embry
In: G Jasmine Shavers (from Mississippi State), G Ashley Chevalier (Texas)
In: G/F Kylee Blacksten (Colorado)
Transfers verified at players’ social media, team releases, wbbblog.com
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