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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.