The Black Bears announced the addition of Kathleen "Kat" Williams out of Coral Springs, Florida, a 6-foot-5 center who could become one of the tougher defenders in America East. During her time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game, alongside notching six blocks per contest. She was also named to the state's all-star squad, and was a First Team All-Brown County selection.
"We are excited to announce the signing of Kathleen 'Kat' Williams," interim head coach Amy Vachon said in a release. "Kat will bring a solid low post presence to our team and will be a force on the defensive end as well with her size. Kat has a great touch around the basket and has a high basketball IQ that will fit in well with our system. She is not only a great basketball player, but Kat is an excellent student with high standards who will only enhance our team culture. Black Bear Nation, please join us in welcoming Kat Williams!"
Williams also served as captain for her high school team, bringing it to a 28-3 record and a district title this past season.