Rogers, Ames Selected for All-ICAA Women's Basketball Honors

(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) -  Lake Erie College women's basketball player Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) was recently selected as the Independent College Athletic Association Freshman of the Year and named to the All-ICAA First Team and ICAA All- Freshman Team. 

 In addition, rising junior Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) was named to the All-ICAA Second Team. 

 "This is a well deserved honor for both Stephanie and Renese," said head coach Bob Booher.  "They each had strong individual seasons last year and it is nice to see them recognized for their hard work and efforts." 

 Rogers averaged 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.  The post player shot a team-leading 52.4 percent from the field and also recorded a team-high 53 blocks. 

 Ames led the team in scoring as a sophomore guard  in 2008-09, averaging 13.1 points per contest.  She also posted team highs with 59 assists and 61 steals.

 The ICAA, in basketball, consists of Central State University, Columbia Union College, the University of the District of Columbia, Flagler College, Lake Erie College, North Greenville University, Oakland City University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Urbana University. The team was selected by ICAA Director Mike Bond.

 First-Team All-ICAA: LaQuanda Brandon and Lillian McGill, UDC; Amanda Miller, North Greenville; Stephanie Rogers, Lake Erie; and, Karissa Walters, Oakland City.

 Second-Team All-ICAA: Renese Adams, Lake Erie; DeVaughan Hailey, UDC; Shayla Henderson, Central State; Kristi McVey, Oakland City; and, Jen Mitchell, Flagler.

 Third-Team All-ICAA: Natasha Galloway and Ijeoma Ofomata, Central State; Jalyssa Jackson and Tia Simms, Urbana; and, Deyshia Williams, UDC.

 All-Freshman Team: Haley Ducey, Urbana; Jen Mitchell, Flagler; Lynsey Poole, Palm Beach Atlantic; Stephanie Rogers, Lake Erie; and, Karly Stache, North Greenville.

 Lake Erie will compete as an independent in its first full season as an active member of NCAA Division II before joining the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) beginning with the 2010-11 school year.