Where are they now?: Robert Morris women’s basketball’s 2020-21 transfers



Isabella Posset carries the ball against Wagner. Photo credit: Thomas Ognibene

Tyler Gallo

During and after a 4-13 season affected by COVID, Robert Morris women’s basketball saw its fair share of departures from the roster, with most coming after the season was concluded.

Six different players left the team, whether it was out of necessity to continue their collegiate careers or wanted a fresh start, which left head coach Charlie Buscaglia a hole in his lineup to fill.

With each of them recently completing their 2021-22 seasons, it is time to check-in and see how they all did outside of Moon Township.

Isabella Posset, G – St. Francis Brooklyn (NEC)

The first departure from the 2020-21 roster and only player to do so in-season was guard Isabella Posset, who went from being one of the more consistent players in 2019-20 to just not finding herself the next season after moving conferences.

Despite starting all four games she was on the team for, she averaged 2.5 points and 4 rebounds during her abbreviated season, nowhere near her career point mark of 7.4.

Posset entered the portal in mid-December of 2020 and wound up with old conference contemporary St. Francis Brooklyn.

Posset found her scoring touch instantly in Brooklyn, scoring 22 in their season opener against Manhattan, which she equaled later that season against LIU.

It was a much more Posset-like campaign, as she averaged 6.3 points and four rebounds per game, a large part of the Terriers’ best NEC season in history, earning the no.2 seed in the tournament.

Unfortunately for the Terriers, they were upset by Bryant in the opening round of the postseason tournament.

Trinity Papamandjaris, F – Guelph (Ontario)

Trinity Papamandjaris sought a new home after playing sparingly at Robert Morris and found a new school closer to home at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

The forward, who averaged 0.6 points off the bench for the Colonials, became a fixture in the rotation for the Gryphons, who head to their postseason tournament after a 10-4 regular season in the OUA and a 13-4 mark overall.

Papamandjaris averaged 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists during her junior season.

Megan Callahan, G – Youngstown State (Horizon League)

A transfer out of necessity, Megan Callahan left a solid four-year career at Robert Morris for their conference counterparts in the Penguins as a grad transfer.

Callahan, who missed most of her sophomore season due to injury, finished her career averaging 5.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and over 100 made three-pointers.

Callahan’s choice proved phenomenal, as the Penguins went on to have their best season in history and received an auto-bid to the NIT, with Callahan averaging 6.7 points and 1.5 assists.

To make matters better for her, Callahan returned to Moon on January 20 and hit the game-winning three-pointer with less than ten seconds left to steal a win from the Colonials.

Dahomée Forgues, G – Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC)

Dahomée Forgues, much like Posset, couldn’t find the same success in the Horizon League as she did in the NEC in 2020-21. So what did she do? Transfer back, winding up with Fairleigh Dickinson.

She averaged 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in Moon Township.

Forgues exploded back onto the scene in Teaneck, scoring 26 and 24 in her first two games back in the conference. While a cool-off was expected, she had her best season as a college athlete, averaging 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds.

The Knights head to the Women’s NIT to face off against Seton Hall tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Holly Forbes, G – Tennessee-Martin (Ohio Valley)

Another grad transfer, if Holly Forbes’ last two games in Horizon League play were any indication (14 and 16), she would live her best life at Tennessee-Martin and did just that.

After starting every game as a Colonial and averaging 5 points and 5.3 rebounds, she was in the starting lineup nearly every game for the Skyhawks.

Forbes scored 20 points in her second game for the team and did more of the same for the rest of the season, averaging a career-best 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, shooting at a 43 percent clip from the field.

The Skyhawks went 12-18 and fell to SIU-Edwardsville in the first round of the OVC Tournament, losing a heartbreaker 86-84.

Yasmine Sifaoui, F – Midwestern State (Lone Star)

Yasmine Sifaoui did not see action in any games during the 2020-21 season and opted to depart for greener pastures, transferring to Division II Midwestern State in the Lone Star Conference.

Sifaoui averaged 3.4 points and 2.2 rebounds coming off the bench for the Mustangs, scoring a career-high 13 against Texas-Tyler in their loss in the Lone Star Conference tournament.