Earlier this morning, an article popped up claiming that sophomore Mariella Fasoula would be leaving the Boston College women’s basketball team. This is legitimized by the fact that Fasoula is not listed on the 2017-18 women’s basketball roster on BC’s website. Fasoula is the only non-graduating player not listed on next season’s roster.
It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Fasoula would want to leave Boston College. She’s been a star player for Boston College over the past two seasons, but doesn’t have much chance of winning anything with a team that has not had a winning season since 2010-11. The Eagles had a 15-16 record during Fasoula’s freshman season and a 9-21 record during her sophomore year.
Despite playing for a struggling team, Fasoula has put up solid numbers over the past two years. As a sophomore, she was 9th in the ACC with 9 points per game and 4th in the conference with 5.6 defensive rebounds per game. She’s not the fastest player on the court, but in a line-up with higher level recruits Fasoula’s ability to make space around the net should lead to an increase in both points and rebounds.
Losing Fasoula would be a huge blow to the women’s basketball program. She led the Eagles in points, blocks, and rebounds last season. She was far and away the most talented player on the team, and losing her will only make it harder for BC to turn the women’s basketball program around.
We’ll update if Boston College releases a statement or if there is a transfer announcement.
UPDATE: BC Athletics has confirmed that Fasoula will transfer from BC.