Park women's basketball head coach Kenneth Cooper announced the addition of a pair of junior college transfers from St. Louis Community College with Chanel Gwynn-Williams (St. Louis, Mo.) and Lauren Maclin (Ladue, Mo.) joining for the upcoming season.
The duo helped lead the Archers to their first-ever victory at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament following a Region XVI title.
"Chanel and Lauren are going to be tremendous assets to our program," said Cooper. "They bring an added element with their experience at the junior college level and getting their team into the national tournament."
Gwynn-Williams, a six-foot, one-inch post played 30 of the team's 31 games primarily as a shut-down defender averaging four points and five rebounds per game. She spent her freshman season at State Fair Community College after a career at Hazelwood West High School.
"Chanel is a long, athletic player that can run the floor and does the little things well," added Cooper. "Her length is going to be an advantage for the way we want to play defense."
Maclin, a five-foot, ten-inch forward was STLCC's third-leading scorer averaging 10.9 points and added 7.7 rebounds in her 22 games played. She spent two seasons with the Archers after playing at Ladue High School.
"Lauren has a strong inside presence that can finish around the basket and step out and hit shots from the 15-foot range," said Cooper. "She uses her body well and can rebound inside and I look for her to bring some toughness back to our program that we lacked this past year."
The Pirates now have 11 players on the roster for next season with five returning players and six newcomers.