Marist women’s basketball star Caitlin Weimar is transferring to Boston University after a strong freshman campaign. The 6-foot-4 forward averaged 8.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game and swatted 38 shots last season, sharing MAAC Rookie of the Year honors. She played through knee pain during the MAAC Tournament in Atlantic City and was an integral part of the team’s NCAA Tournament run.
Boston University announced the news on its athletics website.
Marist head coach Brian Giorgis declined to comment on Weimar’s transfer.
Giorgis brought in three freshmen and Kiara Fisher, a Syracuse transfer to fill the gaps left by Willow Duffell, Allie Best, and now Weimar.
Fisher, part of the mass exodus from Syracuse’s program, should figure into the team’s plans right away. The 5-foot-7 sophomore guard played in 10 games for the Orange in 2020-21, making seven of her 11 three-point attempts and scoring a career-high 11 points against UNC.
Freshmen Catie Cunningham, Siobhan Boylan and McKenna Rife will all contend for spots in the rotation.
Last year, Marist won the MAAC in a season marked by COVID-19 and uncertainty. The Red Foxes were picked a distant fourth in the preseason polls but breezed through the league in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Now, with three top contributors from last year gone, the Red Foxes will relish the challenge of mounting another MAAC title run as an underdog.
Edited by Sam DiGiovanni
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