Brianna Henson is a versatile, left-handed combo forward, who last played at Illinois Central College of the National Junior College Athletic Association. While there, she was named All-Region 24 Team honorable mention.
"She reminds me a lot of Courtney Bayliss [former NAIA All-American, who played for the Saints in 2013-2015]. She can shoot 3-pointers and play inside. She's left-handed, which I think is an advantage. She comes from a very successful program and knows how to win," Head Coach Christopher Minner said. "She'll fit in with what we do. We can go high-low with her or she can play outside. She's one of the better players in what's shaping up to be a strong recruiting class for us."
Henson visited the campus during winter break, catching the Saints' game against Cardinal Stritch University, and she has built a quick rapport with her future teammates.
"I'm really excited. It's a good program. Going from my previous program to this one is a little bit of a transition, but we play similar games," Henson said. "I think I bring a lot to the team because of my versatility. Where ever they need help, I'm willing to step in and contribute.
"[OLLU] has a good atmosphere. The coaching staff is tough on you, but they also care about you and want to see you succeed. And I've gotten along well with the team, so I'm excited for next year."
Henson is a junior and is majoring in Mass Communications.
|Brianna Henson||W Basketball||Forward||6'1"||Dunlap, Ill.||Illinois Central College|
|Carlos Cabrera||M Soccer||Defender||Unk.||Mission, Texas||Sharyland High School|
|Anthony Cuellar||M Soccer||Defender||Unk.||Brownsville, Texas||Porter High School|
|Mario Elizondo||M Soccer||Keeper||Unk.||Pharr, Texas||Valley View High chool|
|Jose Pesina||M Soccer||Midfielder||Unk.||Pharr, Texas||Valley View High chool|
|Melissa Carey||W Soccer||Midfielder||5'3||Garland, Texas||Lakewood High School|
|Cherylen Chavez||W Soccer||Forward||5'3"||Edinburg, Texas||Vela High School|
|Damaris Coronado||W Soccer||Midfielder||5'6"||Converse, Texas||Judson High School|
|Victoria Morales||W Soccer||Defender||5'2"||Brownsville, Texas||Veterans Memorial High School|
|Baye Polansky||W Soccer||Forward||5'3"||Helotes, Texas||O'Connor High School|
|Alyssa Riepel||W Soccer||Defender||5'4"||Sugar Land, Texas||Fortbend Christian Academy|
|Carissa Taylor||W Soccer||Center Midfield||5'4"||Helotes, Texas||O'Connor High School|
|Brianna Ortiz||Softball||Catcher||5'6"||Corpus Christi, Texas||Calallen High School|
|Madeline Wolken||Softball||Infielder||5'6"||Houston, Texas||Clear Lake High School|
|Max Balderrama||Baseball||Catcher||Unk.||Crosby, Texas||Crosby High School|
|Ryan Chapa||Baseball||Second Baseman||Unk.||Corpus Christi, Texas||Tuloso Midway High School|
|Jorge Collazo||Baseball||Second Baseman||Unk.||San Antonio, Texas||Johnson High School|
|Logan Garza||Baseball||LHP||Unk.||Round Rock, Texas||Stoney Point High School|
|Alec Martinez||Baseball||RHP||Unk.||Corpus Christi, Texas||Moody High School|
|Jacob Mitchell||Baseball||First Baseman||Unk.||Harker Heights, Texas||Harker Heights High School|
|Drake Pierson||Baseball||Mid-infielder||Unk.||Conroe, Texas||Northside Home School|
|Triston Scherer||Baseball||LHP||Unk.||Crosby, Texas||Crosby High School|