Women's Basketball

After an injury in high school, Elise Stuck will return to the court as a Wolverine, hoping to contribute offensively.

Stuck is the all-time leading scorer of Charlevoix High School, scoring 1,494 points over her career, a fact even more impressive given that she tore her ACL last summer and had to sit out almost her entire senior season.

With nine years of experience, Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico knows how to set a culture on and off the court.

With an impressive tenure as head coach, the identity and culture within the team has remained the same throughout Kim Barnes Arico’s career in Ann Arbor.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will have the luxury of being able to rely on depth more this year.

But you can’t win a game, much less a Big Ten Championship, with just two players. Though the entire starting lineup is back from last year, all eyes are on the bench players to see who can step up and provide that extra spark to get the Wolverines over the hump.

Coach Kim Barnes Arico is set to lead Michigan through this abnormal season.

In an abnormal season, it helps that the Wolverines have a lot of experience returning to the court. Junior forward Naz Hillmon, junior guard Amy Dilk, fifth-year guard Akienreh Johnson, and senior forward Hailey Brown were starters last year and will be playing for Michigan in the upcoming season.

Junior Leigha Brown was granted eligibility and will play for Michigan this season after transferring from Nebraska.

The transfer shooting guard from Nebraska will look to earn a place in the rotation with her shooting ability and defensive versatility.

Michigan ranked 115th in blocked shots and 51st in rebounds nationally last season.

The beaming stadium lights. The giant block ‘M’ at half court. The long haul up the lobby stairs to the stands. Michigan women’s basketball will soon be upon us.

Naz Hillmon has become a vocal leader both on the team and in the community.

Forward Naz Hillmon will be bringing the same energy and leadership that made her the team’s leading scorer last season. In her first few practices of this season, Hillmon has made it a priority to develop as a leader among the team.


But the transition from the high school game to the college game can be tough. Sidor found herself intimidated. She had to learn a whole new offense and defense while adjusting to college life. Even for someone who averaged nearly 30 points a game her senior year of high school, this presented a lot of challenges.
Now, a year later, she can already see improvements in both her game and her confidence.

Hailey Brown's 3-point shot will be vital for the Wolverines to have an explosive offense.

This season, 3-point shooting will continue to remain an important part of Michigan’s offense.

Cyesha Goree has fought for everything on her path towards playing in Hungary's top women's basketball league.

Michigan played a significant role in Goree’s transition to European ball.