2011-12 Women's Basketball News

July 18, 2012
Storm Women's Basketball Ranked Third in WBCA Academic Top 25
A successful season on the court came during the best season ever off it for the Lake Erie women, who were ranked third in Division II - and fourth overall - in the annual WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll released Tuesday (July 17).

May 18, 2012
Storm Women Add Five Spring Signees
Coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history and the team's first trip to the GLIAC Tournament, head coach Bob Booher has signed five student-athletes to letters of intent, joining the six recruits who signed in the fall.

March 12, 2012
Storm Well Represented on GLIAC Basketball Academic Teams
Lake Erie College had a total of 15 student-athletes named to the GLIAC Basketball All-Academic and Academic Excellence Teams.

March 12, 2012
Rogers and Caiola Selected for Senior All-Star Game
Lake Erie's Stephanie Rogers and Jen Caiola have been selected to compete in the inaugural Ohio Women's College All-Star Game on April 14 in Columbus.

March 5, 2012
Storm’s Record Three-Point Season Helps Shoot For A Solution
The Lake Erie women's basketball team hit a school record 182 three-pointers this season to help the team's "Shoot for a Solution" cause.

March 2, 2012
Rogers Named First-Team All-GLIAC, All-Defensive Team
Lake Erie senior center Stephanie Rogers was named to the all-conference all-star and all-defensive teams Friday (March 2) for the second straight year. A second-team All-GLIAC pick in 2011, Rogers earned first-team accolades this season.

February 29, 2012
News-Herald College Basketball Notes: LEC women prepare for GLIAC quarterfinals
News-Herald Assistant Sports Editor Kevin Kleps talked with Coach Booher and previews Wednesday's GLIAC Tournament quarterfinal game at Michigan Tech

February 29, 2012
Storm Falls in GLIAC Tournament Opener to Michigan Tech
A red-hot Michigan Tech team proved to be rude hosts Wednesday night, ending the Lake Erie women's season with an 82-52 rout in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Tournament. The Huskies advance to the conference semifinals with the win while LEC ends its season at 16-11.

February 28, 2012
Storm Women Open GLIAC Tournament Wednesday Night at Michigan Tech
Fifth-seeded Lake Erie makes its conference postseason debut Feb. 29 at fourth-seed Michigan Tech. Tip-off for the opening round game is 5:30 p.m., with the winner advancing to the GLIAC Semifinals this weekend.

February 27, 2012
Coach Booher Preview's GLIAC Women's Basketball Tournament (VIDEO)
Watch Head Coach Bob Booher take a few minutes away from preparing for Wednesday night's opening round GLIAC Tournament game at Michigan Tech to join host Kyle Akins and preview the action.

February 26, 2012
Women's Basketball to Open GLIAC Tournament at Michigan Tech
The fifth-seeded Storm will travel to Houghton, Mich. on Wednesday for the opening round game. Lake Erie, which finished the regular season 16-10 overall and 10-9 in the GLIAC, is making its first postseason appearance since 2008.

February 25, 2012
Storm’s Senior Day Upset Bid Of No. 5 Ashland Falls Short, 62-53
On Senior Day, the game was still in doubt until the final minute but Lake Erie College’s upset bid of fifth-ranked Ashland University fell short, 62-53

February 23, 2012
Storm Falls at Tiffin in Regular Season's Penultimate Game
Lake Erie suffered its third straight defeat for the first time this season, falling on the road at Tiffin 62-55. Stephanie Rogers and Jen Caiola scored in double figures for the Storm, who host 5th-ranked Ashland on Saturday for Senior Day.

February 22, 2012
Fight for Playoff Position Takes Storm to Tiffin Thursday, Home Saturday vs. Ashland
Lake Erie will face the top two teams in the GLIAC South Division this week as the regular season comes to a close. The Storm is at second-place Tiffin Thursday and then plays league-leader and fifth-ranked Ashland on Senior Day Saturday at home.

February 21, 2012
Lake Erie To Help Give Back With Week of Wishes Feb. 20-26
In coordination with NCAA Division II, Lake Erie College will be participating in the annual Week of Wishes to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation Feb. 20-26.

February 21, 2012
Lake Erie Raises Over $1000 During Taking Breast Cancer By Storm Weekend (Video Highlights)
For the third straight year, Lake Erie College raised more than $1,000 in funds for donation to the Kay Yow Fund to support Breast Cancer research. Watch video highlights from the weekend.

February 18, 2012
Down To The Wire Again, Storm Fall Basket Short Of Michigan Tech
Lake Erie played its seventh straight game decided by three points or less and gave last season’s national runner-up Michigan Tech all it could handle, but fell 69-66.

February 17, 2012
Kevin Kleps: Lake Erie Storm's Stephanie Rogers isn't ready to reflect (with video)
News-Herald Assistant Sports Editor Kevin Kleps talks about the Storm's 2011-12 season with senior center Stephanie Rogers.

February 16, 2012
Another Close One, But Storm Falls in Final Seconds to Northern
Lake Erie played its sixth straight game decided by three points or less, but despite Stephanie Rogers' seventh double double of the year the Storm fell to Northern Michigan Thursday night, 59-57, on Chelsea Lyon's bucket with 15 seconds to play. The Storm hosts Michigan Tech on Saturday.

February 15, 2012
Storm Returns Home for Pink Wave, Face Wildcats and Huskies
With a GLIAC playoff berth wrapped up, the Storm women now set their sites on playoff positioning this weekend with a pair of home games against GLIAC North foes. Lake Erie will host Northern Michigan and perennial national power Michigan Tech as part of "Taking Breast Cancer by Storm" weekend.

February 11, 2012
Cianchetti’s Buzzer-Beater Gives Storm 75-73 Victory At Grand Valley St.
Lake Erie senior guard Cate Cianchetti hit a buzzer-beating jumper from the right elbow to give the Storm a 75-73 road victory over Grand Valley State.

February 10, 2012
Lake Erie Basketball Taking Breast Cancer by Storm Feb. 16-18
Lake Erie College will host its annual basketball "Taking Breast Cancer by Storm" event, as part of the GLIAC Pink Wave initiative, the weekend of Feb. 16-18 when the Storm hosts Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech. Fans are admitted free on both dates and will have a chance to purchase limited edition pink Storm gear to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

February 9, 2012
Storm Falls Late to #25 Ferris State, 56-53
Stephanie Rogers scored a game-high 20 points, but the GLIAC North-leading Bulldogs scored six straight points in the final 1:45 after she fouled out to hold off the Storm in Big Rapids.

February 7, 2012
Lake Erie Women's Basketball Honors Three 1,000 Point Scorers (Video)
Lake Erie honors three seniors - Jen Caiola, Stephanie Rogers and Alyssa Wagers - who scored their 1,000th career points during the 2011-12 season.

February 4, 2012
Rogers Triple-Double Helps Lake Erie Overcome 19-Point Second Half Deficit In Win Over ODU
With 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks, Lake Erie senior center Stephanie Rogers recorded her first career triple-double and every one of the contributions was needed to help the Storm overcome a 19-point second half deficit in a 60-59 win over Ohio Dominican

February 2, 2012
Lake Erie Women Place Three on Capital One Academic All-District® First Team
Storm seniors Britt Busson, Stephanie Rogers and Alyssa Wagers were named to the first-team Capital One Academic All-District® IV squad on Thursday (Feb. 1) and now advance to the national ballot.

February 1, 2012
Women Erase 15-Point Deficit in Second Half, Pull Out 66-64 Road Win in Final Seconds
The Storm, down 50-35 at one point, scored the game's final seven points in the last 40 seconds to pick up its 14th win of the season at Hillsdale Wednesday night. Stephanie Rogers scored 15 points, Alyssa Wagers had a double-double and Britt Busson and Jen Caiola each had double figures for LEC to clinch the program's fourth winning season.

January 31, 2012
Storm Opens February On the Road At Hillsdale
The Lake Erie women will look to bounce back from a three-point loss at Wayne State this weekend when they take on a hot Chargers team at Philips Arena on Wednesday night. Hillsdale has won three in a row and five-of-six and are currently in seventh place in the GLIAC standings, two games behind the Storm.

January 28, 2012
Wagers Reaches 1,000 Points, But Storm Comeback Comes Up Short at Wayne State
Alyssa Wagers became the third women's basketball player this season to surpass 1,000 career points, but her milestone came in defeat as the Storm let a seven-point halftime lead slip away and had a late rally come up short in a 67-64 road loss at Wayne State.

January 26, 2012
Busson's Six Threes, Rogers' Double-Double Pace Storm to 70-62 Road Win at Findlay
Britt Busson scored a season-high 20 points, hitting a career-high 6-of-9 three-pointers, and classmate Stephanie Rogers recorded her fifth double-double of the season, while setting the LEC career blocked shots record in the process. Cate Cianchetti scored 15 points for the Storm, who won their third straight and clinched a .500 or better season for the third time in five years.

January 25, 2012
Playoff Push Begins for Storm Women on Road at Findlay and Wayne State
Senior Alyssa Wagers looks to join the 1,000-point club this weekend when Lake Erie plays two important road games this weekend at Findlay and Wayne State. The Storm is in fifth place in the GLIAC standings, just a 1/2 game ahead of the Oilers while the Warriors are currently in the eighth and final playoff spot.

January 21, 2012
Tough Defense Propels Storm to 44-36 Victory Over SVSU
In a defensive battle, Lake Erie College’s efforts won out as 23 Saginaw Valley State turnovers helped the Storm to a 44-36 victory

January 19, 2012
Storm Rights Ship Against Lakers, Booher Gets 200th Win
Lake Erie never trailed in a 67-43 win over Lake Superior State on Thursday night, snapping a two-game losing streak and giving head coach Bob Booher his 200th career collegiate coaching win. Alyssa Wagers and Stephanie Rogers scored in double figures as the Storm moves to 11-4 on the season.

January 18, 2012
Women Look to Get Back on Right Track By Hosting Lake Superior and Saginaw Valley
The Storm dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season last weekend with a pair of tough losses, but can right the ship with wins Thursday and Saturday against the Lakers and Cardinals, respectively.

January 14, 2012
Late Dragons Run Stuns Storm In GLIAC Matchup
Lake Erie led nearly the entire way but game-ending 15-0 run earned Tiffin a 73-62 GLIAC road win. Stephanie Rogers led the Storm with 16 points.

January 12, 2012
Lake Erie Falls Basket Shy In Tight Battle vs. Findlay
Senior guard Cate Cianchetti had game-highs of 15 points and six assists against her former team but it was not enough as Lake Erie fell to the University of Findlay, 71-69.

January 12, 2012
Storm Returns Home to Face Findlay and Tiffin, Booher Going for Win #200
Lake Erie women's head coach Bob Booher goes for his 200th collegiate coaching victory this weekend when the Storm opens a four-game homestand Thursday night against Findlay. LEC then hosts Tiffin on Saturday.

January 7, 2012
Conference Play Resumes on Saturday at Ohio Dominican
The Lake Erie women wrap up their five-game road swing with a return to GLIAC play this weekend. The 9-2 Storm travels to Columbus to face Ohio Dominican looking for their second straight win.

January 7, 2012
Cianchetti, Second-Half Surge Sends Storm to 10th Win, 69-52 at ODU
Cate Cianchetti hit five three-pointers on her way to a career-high 27 points and a 24-8 run to open the second half allowed the Storm to win its return to conference play on Saturday afternoon at Ohio Dominican. Four players scored in double figures for Lake Erie, which moved to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the GLIAC with the win.

January 3, 2012
Wagers Posts a 20-20 as Storm Holds Off Seton Hill, 78-69
Alyssa Wagers scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds while Stephanie Rogers added 20 and eight as the Storm women won on the road in their final nonconference game on Tuesday night. It was the first 20-rebound game in over a decade for the Storm. Sarah Wojciechowski (12) and Jen Caiola (11) also scored in double figures for Lake Erie.

December 28, 2011
Storm Returns From Holiday Break at Cleveland State Wednesday Night
The 8-1 Lake Erie women return from an 11-day break on Dec. 28th for their now annual contest at the Wolstein Center against the DI Vikings. Off to its best start ever, the Storm now looks for its first win over a Division I opponent.

December 28, 2011
Storm Falls at DI Cleveland State, 62-48
Stephanie Rogers scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, both game highs, and the Storm trailed by just three points late in the game before the host Vikings pulled away late for the win in Lake Erie's final game of 2011.

December 17, 2011
Storm Women Look to Bounce Back from First Defeat at Northwood
After suffering its first loss of the season last weekend at Ashland, Lake Erie will look to start another lengthy winning streak on Saturday evening against the Timberwolves in Midland, Mich.

December 17, 2011
Cianchetti Stars as Storm Bounces Back with 81-78 Win at Northwood
Making her first career start, Cate Cianchetti scored a game-high 24 points and added a career-high assists. She also hit the game clinching free throws with 18 seconds to play as Lake Erie bounced back from its first loss to pick up its eighth win on Saturday.

December 14, 2011
Women's Basketball Signs Six During Early Period
Looking to fill the void left by a big senior class, Storm head coach Bob Booher and staff signed six student-athletes to letters of intent during the fall early signing period. The six are slated to play for the Storm beginning with the 2012-13 season.

December 11, 2011
Host Eagles Hand Storm First Loss
Stephanie Rogers just missed a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Storm had its season-opening seven-game win streak snapped in a 76-60 loss on the road at Ashland. Dayton transfer Kari Daugherty scored 29 points and grabbed 16 boards to lead the way for the home team.

December 9, 2011
Storm Women Look to Stay Perfect at Ashland Sunday
After a week off for final exams, the Lake Erie women return to the court Sunday at Ashland. The Storm has won its first seven games to open the season and is currently tied atop the GLIAC South Division with the Eagles.

December 3, 2011
Seventh Heaven: Undefeated Storm Hold Off Hillsdale, 68-64, to Move to 7-0
Alyssa Wagers had her second straight double-double and had a big second half along with Stephanie Rogers and Cate Cianchetti as the Storm won its seventh straight game overall, and second GLIAC game in a row, on Saturday afternoon against Hillsdale. Wagers finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead all players and was one of four LEC players in double figures.

December 1, 2011
Caiola Hits 1,000-Point Mark As Storm Wins Sixth Straight
Jen Caiola scored a game-high 25 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and Stephanie Rogers and Alyssa Wagers both posted double-doubles as Lake Erie improved to 6-0 on the season with an 81-71 home win over Wayne State Thursday night in the GLIAC opener.

November 30, 2011
Unbeaten Storm Women Open GLIAC Play This Weekend
After a successful and undefeated run through the pre-conference schedule, Lake Erie hosts Wayne State Thursday night to tip-off league play. The Storm then hosts Hillsdale on Saturday afternoon. Both games can be heard - and seen - on LakeErieStorm.com.

November 29, 2011
Unbeaten Storm Returns From Break Looking to Stay Perfect Against WJU
Following nearly a week off of game action for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Lake Erie women host Wheeling Jesuit Tuesday night in their final nonconference game before GLIAC play gets underway later in the week.

November 29, 2011
Another Big Night from Rogers and Wagers as LEC Storms Its Way to 5-0
Stephanie Rogers posted her third double-double in a row, picking up a career-high 29 points and 15 rebounds, while Alyssa Wagers scored 18 points and added nine boards as the Storm women continued their perfect start with an 83-54 nonconference win over Wheeling Jesuit.

November 23, 2011
Storm Takes Perfect Record On the Road for First Time
The undefeated Lake Erie women will look to improve to 4-0 on the season Wednesday afternoon at Pitt-Johnstown. The Storm is already off to its best start ever but is playing its first game away from the friendly confines of the Osborne Center.

November 23, 2011
Caiola's 24 Points, Rogers' Double-Double Helps Storm Stay Perfect
Jen Caiola scored a season-high 24 points, hitting five three-pointers, and Stephanie Rogers recorded her second straight double-double as the Lake Erie women improved to 4-0 for the first time with an 86-62 win on the road at Pitt-Johnstown.

November 21, 2011
Stephanie Rogers Named GLIAC South Player of the Week
Lake Erie senior center Stephanie Rogers earned her second career GLIAC POW honor after helping the Storm extend its program best start to 3-0 with a pair of big games last week, including scoring her 1,000th career point and recording her 16th double-double

November 20, 2011
Wagers and Rogers Post Double-Doubles as Storm Moves to 3-0
Paced by a pair of 20-point, 10-rebound games by their veteran frontcourt, the Lake Erie women improved to 3-0 for the first time in school history Sunday night (Nov. 20) with a 96-72 win over Notre Dame College at home. Alyssa Wagers led all players with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Stephanie Rogers had 21 points and 10 boards for the Green & White.

November 20, 2011
Wagers and Rogers Post Double-Doubles as Storm Moves to 3-0
Paced by a pair of 20-point, 10-rebound games by their veteran frontcourt, the Lake Erie women improved to 3-0 for the first time in school history Sunday night (Nov. 20) with a 96-72 win over Notre Dame College at home. Alyssa Wagers led all players with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Stephanie Rogers had 21 points and 10 boards for the Green & White.

November 19, 2011
Women Look to Continue Record Start Sunday Night against Notre Dame
Off to a 2-0 start for the first time in school history, the Storm looks to go 3-0 on the young season Sunday evening when they host traditional nonconference rival Notre Dame College.

November 15, 2011
Rogers Scores Her 1,000th Point as Storm Routs Salem for Second Straight Win
Senior Stephanie Rogers had a game-high 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and hit the 1,000-point mark for her career in Lake Erie's 88-39 win Salem International on Tuesday night (Nov. 15) at the Osborne Center. Jen Caiola added 14 as the Storm improved to 2-0 on the season with another convincing victory at home.

November 15, 2011
Storm Women Look to Continue Strong Start Tuesday Night Against Salem Int'l
Coming off a school-record 66-point win in its season opener Saturday night, Lake Erie hosts Salem International in a nonconference game Tuesday (Nov. 15) to tip-off a hoops doubleheader at the Osborne Center starting at 5:30 p.m.

November 12, 2011
Storm Overwhelms Ursuline in Season Opener Saturday Night, 97-31
Lake Erie jumped out to a 12-0 lead and was never threatened as four players in double figures led the Storm to 66-point victory in the opening game of the 2011-12 season. Britt Busson and Taylor Rogers led the balanced attack with 13 points apiece.

November 11, 2011
Tip-Off 2011: Storm Women Hosts Ursuline to Start Season Saturday Night
The curtain officially goes up on the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Nov. 12, as Lake Erie hosts traditional nonconference rival Ursuline at 7 p.m.

November 11, 2011
Help Coach Booher Shoot for a Solution for Autism
This season, Storm head coach Bob Booher will donate $3 for every three-pointer made by the Lake Erie women's team to Autism Speaks. You can help join the fight against Autism by making a pledge or donation.

November 8, 2011
Short-handed Storm Hangs Tough For Half Before DI Bobcats Pull Away
Missing a pair of starters and some key reserves, the Lake Erie women trailed by just three points early in the second half at Ohio University Tuiesday night before the Bobcats took control for a 70-52 exhibition win. Jen Caiola hit four three-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points to lead three players in double figures for the Storm.

November 8, 2011
Season Tips Tuesday Night with Exhibition Contest at Ohio
The 2011-12 season gets underway for the Storm women on Tuesday, Nov. 8, with an exhibition game at Division I Ohio University.

November 4, 2011
Veteran Crew Looks To Leave Its Mark For Women's Basketball (Video Preview)
Women's Basketball Head Coach Bob Booher sits down with host Kyle Akins to preview the 2011-12 Lake Erie season.

November 2, 2011
GLIAC Releases Preseason Poll, Rogers Named to All-GLIAC South Team
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its preseason media poll on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with the Storm predicted to finish seventh in the South Division. In addition, senior center Stephanie Rogers earned a spot on the Preseason All-GLIAC South Second Team.

July 12, 2011
Women’s Basketball Recognized for Outstanding Team Academics
The Lake Erie College women’s basketball team was recognized on the Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2010-11 season, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association