Women's Basketball Announces Addition of Five for 2015-16
October 8, 2015
Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic head women’s basketball coach Carlos Palacio has announced the addition of five for the 2015-16 season.
“These five players epitomize the culture of Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball,” said Palacio. “We added great experience, athleticism, winning culture and most importantly outstanding students in the classroom. I could not be happier to have these five young ladies in our program and I am proud to say they are Sailfish.”
Hannah Grim (5’8” Guard) – Grim joins the Sailfish after spending a season at Marquette University where she appeared in 29 of 30 games for the Golden Eagles. The Apple Valley, Minn. was a standout at Rosemount High, scoring 1,793 career points and 302 steals. She was named AAAA All-State as a senior and a candidate for Miss Basketball. She was also a four-time academic letter award winner.
Coach Palacio on Grim: “Hannah is a complete guard and plays at a high level on both ends of the floor. Her experience of playing basketball at the Division I level is going to be invaluable to our team’s success. We expect Hannah to have an immediate impact on our team as her basketball IQ and competitiveness will make everyone better. Hannah is a phenomenal student in the classroom as well and I am excited to see what she can accomplish over the next three years.”
Ciara Cumbie (5’11” Forward) – Cumbie was a three-time state champion in high school, graduating from Wekiva High after playing for Tommie Butts. She was also a state runner-up. As a senior she averaged a double-double and was named third-team all-county. Cumbie also excelled in the classroom, posting a 3.70 GPA and winning a national scholar-athlete award.
Coach Palacio on Cumbie: “Ciara fits what we are looking for as she has had an incredible high school career winning three state titles and a runner-up in her four years at Dr. Phillips and Wekiva high schools. She has attended our elite camps and we have watched her play and develop over the past four years. She has an incredible motor and ability to rebound the ball. Her athleticism and desire to win will allow her to come in and compete for playing time as freshmen.”
Megan Person (5’11” Center) – Person attended Holy Names University in California during the 2014-15 season, playing in 26 contests with five starts. Prior to her time at Holy Names, Person attended Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo.
Coach Palacio on Person: “Megan is transferring from a competitive NCAA DII conference and having played a year at the NCAA level she will add valuable experience to our team. Megan has a great work ethic and is going to push our returning players to get better.”
Sierra Schoenewald (5’10” Forward) – Schoenewald graduated from Ocean City High School in Ocean City, N.J. where she was named an honorable mention to the Cape-Atlantic League.
Coach Palacio on Schoenewald: “Sierra is coming from a successful high school program and she embodies the type of player we want in our program. She will add valuable depth and competition to our forwards and we are looking forward to her continued development.”
Latrice Coleman (5’7” Guard) – Coleman graduated with honors from Treasure Coast High School where she played for Jill Willette.
Coach Palacio on Coleman: “Latrice was part of our program last year as a practice player and has worked hard to put herself in a position to be a member of the team this year. Latrice has a very competitive spirit and relentless work ethic and she will help push our team to get better.”
The Sailfish are scheduled to begin their season on Nov. 13-14 in the B.J. Ford Classic hosted by Armstrong Atlantic. The 2015 home opener is slated for No. 21 against Eckerd College.