"This is a very exciting day for our women's basketball program," Park said. "I want to thank our administration for their help in securing this highly-touted recruiting class. I also want to thank my staff for the amazing effort since joining me this summer. Elaine (Elliott), Matt (Shewmake) and Courtney (Hayes) did an outstanding job of identifying and recruiting high-character student-athletes that have a passion and desire to compete on and off the court every single day. They are amazing individuals and will compliment what we have on our current roster so well. The future has never been brighter for this program and I am honored these individuals have chosen to continue their careers here at Cal State Fullerton."
The Titans have opened the season with a 0-2 record, suffering a narrow 88-86 loss to Idaho on Monday in the team's home opener. Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Sunday to open a two-game road trip at Wyoming, before playing at Denver on Tuesday.
The following week, the Titans host Whittier at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, and Montana, at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in a doubleheader with the men's basketball team.
Laura Dalton | F | 6-3 | Spring, Texas | Oak Ridge High School
Has played four seasons of varsity basketball for head coach Deidre Vasquez…as a junior, game highs included 17 points and 16 rebounds…as a sophomore averaged 10.9 points per game while her season single-game scoring high was 23 points…as a freshman averaged 7.5 ppg and totaled a season single-game scoring high of 21 points…also competed with track and field and volleyball programs…a three-year honor roll student…served as student council president…interested in studying business.
Daron Park Says: "Laura was a great pick up for us. To be able to get a 6-foot-3 physical player from Texas is a huge testament to our new staff and their recruiting efforts. What we love about Laura is in addition to her size and physicality, she has an amazing touch and is a very good shooter. She will really help us stretch defenses and give us an ability to create open driving lanes."
Xinavane Foreman | G | 5-10 | Richmond, Calif. | Berkeley High School
A four-year starter on the varsity squad for head coach Ralph Dangerfield…as a junior was named to the All-East Bay Second Team, was twice named Star of the Week by the East Bay Times – once after scoring a game-high 22 points in a 60-48 victory over Dougherty Valley High School in the third-place game of the Dougherty Valley Winter Classic on Dec. 2015…also named to the All-WACC Foothill League First Team…as a sophomore, was named first team all-league, broke her school's single-game record with 24 rebounds in one game, was named to the West Coast Jamboree All-Tournament Team and was named most inspirational on her team…received second team all-league honors as a freshman…plans to major in criminal justice…unlce is five-time Pro Bowl running back Chuck Foreman.
Daron Park Says: "Xina is a strong athletic wing with a great motor and comes from a great basketball school in Berkeley. She is a very good scorer with good range. What really separates Xina is her love for Cal State Fullerton and this team. She is so excited and committed to this university, and I have no doubt that she will be successful."
Carolyn Gill | G | 5-10 | Oakland, Calif. | Saint Mary's College High School
Has played four years of varsity basketball for head coach Chris Toler as a guard and small forward…as a junior averaged 10.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game en route to Tri-County First Team honors…was also named MVP of her team…scored a career-high 25 points with 17 rebounds in a 60-33 victory over Clearlake High School, and in another game, posted a double-double of 22 points and 22 rebounds in a 58-41 win over St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School…as a sophomore averaged 6.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game…as a freshman averaged 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game…also competed in track and field as a freshman and sophomore…interested in studying kinesiology.
Daron Park Says: "Carolyn was another really exciting pick up for us late this recruiting cycle. She had a very solid summer with her AAU team and really impressed us. She is long, athletic and explosive in the open court. She will be a great player here, but for all of the great things she does on the court, she is another amazing student-athlete off the court. She fits in so well with all of our signees and our current roster."
Mason VanHouten | G | 5-8 | Columbia City, Ind. | Fort Wayne Canterbury High School
A four-year member of the varsity team for head coach John Beacman…as a junior, the guard averaged 23.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game…reached 1,000 points for her career during her junior year and posted a single-game high of 43 points…as a sophomore averaged 13.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game…the Cavaliers finished the year as the Class 2A state runner-up…was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association All-State Underclassmen Team…as a freshman averaged 8.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game…the Cavaliers were the Class 2A state runner-up and she received all-state honorable mention accolades…additional accolades include WBCA/MaxPreps Player of the Week, thee-year member of the all-area team, has been named a News and Sentinel Fab Five Player and an IBCA Player of the Week.
Daron Park Says: "We are so excited to welcome Mason to Cal State Fullerton. Mason is a very good shooter and has a very high basketball IQ. She works incredibly hard on her game. Her game has blossomed in the last two years since her verbal commitment. She is a very complete basketball player and will be a great addition to our roster."