Welcome to the Family

Commodores sign two to the Class of 2024

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s basketball head coach Stephanie White announced the two newest members of the Commodore family, Emily Bowman and Bella LaChance, who each signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on West End.

Emily Bowman
6’6 • Center
Huntsville, Ala. (Huntsville High School)

Overall Ranking: 125 (Dan Olson/espnW)
3.5 star recruit (prospectsnation.com)
2018-19 Class 7A first-team all-state

From Coach White: “Emily adds depth to our front court with her size, length and athleticism. She is a a shot blocker and shot alterer that has continued to add to her offensive game. We are very excited to welcome her to the Vanderbilt family.”

From Scout Brandon Clay: “Bowman will provide Stephanie White’s roster with a length in the frontcourt that is hard to come by. She is a shot changer by nature with an offensive game that continues to blossom with each passing season. Like most frontcourt prospects, continuing to develop her overall strength will her prepare Bowman endure the rigors of life as an SEC post player. Vandy faithful can expect a notable presence on the inside when she enters the contest.”

Bella LaChance
5’4 • Guard
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas High School)

Overall Ranking: 204 (Dan Olson/espnW)
3.0 star recruit (prospectsnation.com)
Sun Sentinel Broward Class 9A-7A Player of the Year

From Coach White: “We are so excited to add Bella to our Vanderbilt family. Bella is a true point guard, a floor leader and the ultimate teammate. She’s a competitor on both ends of the floor and will add depth to our backcourt.”

From Scout Brandon Clay: “LaChance is a competitor on both ends and leads by example. In that way, she is a quarterback on the floor bringing leadership qualities to the West End. What she lacks in size, LaChance makes up for with her energy and toughness at the point guard position. She’s one of the most fierce competitors that I’ve evaluated at the position in the class up and down the East Coast.”

The current Commodores, which improved to 2-0 on Friday, get set to take on No. 4 Connecticut (1-0) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.