Former Saint Mary’s women’s basketball starter Carli Rosenthal (2011-15) has signed to play with the Diamond Valley Eagles. The Eagles are coming off a Big V State Championship as Rosenthal is expected to contribute an inside presence immediately.
With the Gaels, Rosenthal was a starter as a freshman and would end up starting 113 games which ranks 5th all-time at Saint Mary’s. Rosenthal finished her career in the SMC top-10 in total rebounds and rebounding average.
Current Gael Carly Turner also played with Diamond Valley before heading to Saint Mary’s. Players from all levels play in the Big V, with collegiate players often ranking high in the league in terms of talent and points per game.
Many players have gone onto playing in the WNBL, using the Big V as a stepping stone.