Bolingbrook (Ill.) senior teammates Dalacy Anderson, Cabriana Capers and Nia Moore have more in common than just their fourth-ranked Raider jerseys. Anderson, who signed with George Washington in the fall, Capers, who signed with Auburn, and Moore, who signed with Illinois, all find themselves committed to programs without head coaches.
"All of them picked the schools because of what the schools offered, but the coaches played a big part," Bolingbrook head coach Tony Smith said. "They were all a little bit down about it."
Auburn's Nell Fortner resigned as head coach of the Tigers after eight seasons at the helm, leaving Capers, a 6-foot-1 forward, coachless. Similarly, the terminations of Jolette Law at Illinois, after five seasons, and Mike Bozeman at George Washington, after four years, have left Moore, a 6-3 forward, and Anderson, a 6-2 forward, with uncertain futures.
"It's just difficult because they all built relationships with those coaches," Smith said. "That's tough to do over again."