Women's Basketball Adds Seven More for 2016-17

Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director

Courtesy Ron HilliardCourtesy Ron Hilliard

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Carlos Palacio has added seven more for the 2016-17 season. Palacio previously announced the signing of Caroline Patrick back in November.

The seven additional student-athletes in the 2016 class includes three freshmen and four transfers. Two of the three freshman are from Florida as Aniyah Ross (Orlando, Fla. / Victory Christian H.S.) and Chloe Doxey (West Palm Beach, Fla. / Cardinal Newman H.S.) join the ‘Fish. Katie Stang (Ellwood City, Pa. / Riverside H.S.) will also join PBA as a freshman in 2016.

Two of the four transfers come from the junior college ranks as Jane Svilberg (Tallin, Estonia / Broward State) and Tyler Davis (Cypress, Texas / North Dakota State College of Science) come to PBA as juniors. Both Mina Salhia (Toronto, Canada / Robert Morris University) and Katie Meckus (Potomac Falls, Va. / North Florida) transfer in after spending one year in Division I.

Aniyah Ross – Freshman – Post –6’2” – Orlando, Fla. – Victory Christian H.S.
Ross was named the FPSAA MVP in both 2015 and 2016 as well as earning all-tournament MVP in the Pensacola Eagles Invitational in both 2015 and 2016.

Chloe Doxey – Freshman – Guard –5’8” – West Palm Beach – Cardinal Newman H.S.
Doxey was an All-Palm Beach County honorable mention selection in 2015 as the Crusaders reached the regional semifinals for the first time in seven years. As a junior she averaged 8.1 points per game and scored 25 points in a season-opening win over Jupiter High. Cardinal Newman posted a 26-2 during the 2015-16 year and a perfect 6-0 record in district play.

Katie Stang – Freshman – Guard –5’5” – Ellwood City, Pa. – Riverside H.S.
Stang is the Riverside High all-time scoring leader with 1,473 points scored during her prep career. She holds a number of school records including most points in a game (39), most points in a season (475) and most 3’s in a career (177) and season (62). She was a three-time all-section selection and was named the section MVP as a senior.

Mina Salhia – Sophomore – Guard –5’8” – Toronto, Canada – Robert Morris University
Salhia appeared in four games for the Colonials in 2015-16, scoring four points against Morgan State in December. Robert Morris took the Northeast Conference championship in 2016 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they were ousted by Connecticut.

Katie Meckus – Sophomore – Forward –6’2” – Potomac Falls, Va. – North Florida
Meckus was a 2015 McDonald’s All-American nominee who earned honorable mention status from Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and Arlington County Public and Private Schools as a high school senior playing for Bishop O’Connell High School. She spent last year at North Florida where she played in 28 games with an average of 10.5 minutes per game. She scored a season-high seven points against Purdue in November and pulled down a season-high eight rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast in January.

Jane Svilberg – Junior – Forward –5’11” – Tallin, Estonia – Broward State
Svilberg averaged 7.4 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game last year for the Seahawks. She played in 24 games for a team that finished 21-6 and 13-2 in the FCSAA, tied for first in the Southern Conference.

Tyler Davis – Junior – Guard –5’9” – Cypress, Texas – North Dakota State College of Science
Davis scored over 700 points in her two seasons at NDSCS, breaking the school record for most 3’s made in a single game with eight. She made 117 triples and averaged 11.7 points per game in her two years with the Wildcats. The team finished 24-8 and advancing to the region championship game.

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