Women's Basketball History

1990-1991

In his first year in charge, Hervert has to recruit players at midseason and still leads UW-Waukesha to a winning record (11-10). Tricia Zeman was named the all conference and all state teams, and set the school record for rebounds in one season.

1991-1992

Still adjusting to the college level, the team goes 11-11 with the cast of freshmen playing big roles. Anji Allen was named to the first team all conference and all state team.

1992-1993

Breakthrough season No.1 earns a 22-6 mark and the first conference championship in school history. Anji Allen was named the conference player of the year. Sarah Kuenzli was voted to the all conference team with Allen, while Shannon Herman and Lisa Seiser were named honorable mention. Allen and Jacinda Wisniewski were named to the state tournament all tourney team.

1993-1994

Repeated Conference and State Title with a 18-6 record. Angie Gorenc was named league MVP, while Shannon Herman and Stacy Schoonover were named to the all conference and all state tournament team.

1994-1995

An undefeated 26-0 run, the first for a school in the UW System. Once again taking the Conference and the State Title. Angie Gorenc became the school's all time leading scorer and rebounder while Sally Cianciolo set a record for most points scored in one season (531). All 5 starters (Angie Kielpinski, Stacy Schoonover, and Tracey Kochanski) averaged in double figures as this cougar team won every game by at least a margin of 10 points.

1995-1996

The brilliant run slows down with an entirely new cast of players. Still, at 11-10 the winning string hits four. Charity Goss and Megan Harvey were named to the all conference team. Goss set a record for most rebounds in one game (21).

1996-1997

Aided by a tournament trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., UW-Waukesha won 11 of its last 12 games and finished 17-7 with a Conference Championship. Charity Goss was named to the all conference team and led the league in rebounding.

1997-1998

The most dynamic lineup-three starting guards averaged a combined 60 points a game and anchor a 22-5 team that won a fifth conference title. Amanda Jorgenson was named player of the year, and along with Regina Burns and Nicole Cira made first team all conference. Jorgenson and Burns were named first team all state, while Cira was named to the second team.

1998-1999

The Cougars won their sixth conference title in seven years and advanced to the state championship game, finishing 21-8. Their victory in the state semi final was Coach Hervert's 200th career win. Michelle Reynolds became the first player in school history to score 450 points and collect 200 rebounds.

1999-2000

The school's fourth state championship and seventh conference title, finishing 27-4. This team was highlighted by Michelle Reynolds becoming the school's all time leading scorer (874), leading free throw shooter, and leading FG scorer (374). Alyssa Krueger had a rebounding record for one season (310), and Caterricka Harris set a school record for 3-pointers and for finishing fourth on the all time scoring list (617).

2000-2001

This 26-5 cougar squad was characterized by two different teams. The first semester featured 4 returning starters (Nicky Carroll...the all time school's assist leader, Shelly Flanagan....the school' s all time leader free throw shooter in attempts and makes, Kelly Maltby, and Regina Burns) who continued the press and run style that won a state title in 2000. After Burns and Maltby's 2 year eligibility was completed, the team turned more to it's defense (set a record for lowest scoring average allowed in conference) and ran away with the conference, and continued until losing in the state championship game. Freshmen Annmarie Gigowski, Alissa Schmidt, Angela Scherrer, and Angela Palesse helped continue the cougar dominance. Flanagan became only the sixth player to score over 600 points, Schmidt set a school blocks record, and along with Carroll had a triple triple (3 digits in 3 different categories, the first time 2 players have achieved that in one season), and Coach Jack Hervert won his 250th game. It was the 4th consecutive 20 win season for UW-Waukesha.

2001-02

A ninth conference title and fifth state championship: led by state player of the year Amy Kujawa, and Susie Deprey, the cougars finished the year 30-1 with a season ending 20 game winning streak. Team records were set in 3 point baskets (92), single game rebounding totals, team assists in one game, and largest average conference point differential (35). Amy Kujawa had 267 rebounds, third highest in school history for one season, and Angela Palesse finished with 55 career three point baskets, second all time in team history.

2002-03

A crew of primarily freshmen (outside of sophomore Melissa Janicki) won the 10th conference championship in 11 years and finished 25-5 overall, with only one state loss (state tournament semi-final). Amanda Ireland was named to first team all state and all conference, statistically going for the fifth triple triple in school history (points, assists, steals). Lisa Voelkel was first team all state and second team all conference. She was the first player in school history to record three digits in four categories (points, assists, rebounds, steals). Katie Pingle and Rebecca Ligman were the team rebound leaders, with Ligman attempting 120 free throws, and Pingle finished among the all time leaders in blocked shots for one season.

2003-2004

The school's 11th conference champion(26-3) was led by player of the year Amanda Ireland, who finished her career 2nd all time in points (803), and assists (254), and Lisa Voelkel, who for the second year finished in double figures in 4 categories. Lisa is now the career steals leader in UW-W history (205). Kristin Mlachnik and Anna Mueller (who set school records in FG %, and 3 point FG%, as well as assists for one season) were named to the second team, with Mlachnik also being named all state. Katie Pingle finished 7th all time in career rebounds (309), and is the all time leader in blocked shots. The team set school records for total 3 point baskets and steals for one season, and was the fourth team to surpass 1000 rebounds.

2004-2005

A balanced team with outstanding chemistry that won the school's 6th state championship, setting records in team assists and steals. Anna Mueller (the school's 6th player of the year) set records in assists for a season (192), career (338), career 3 pt FG % (43), and finished 2nd all time in steals (175). Kristin Mlachnik set a record in 3 pt FG's made (82) and finished 2nd in career scoring (841). Dawn LaBonte was the first 5 spot player since Michelle Reynolds and was named first team all conference and all state tournament team. Tasha Smith cracked the 200 rebound mark for a season, and finished as the team leader in steals (95). Jill Crane totaled over 150 assists and steals for her career. 5 players (Mueller, Mlachnik, LaBonte, Smith, and Angie Wiesmueller) all scored over 200 points this season.

2005-06

A 30-2 overall record, 10-0 in conference play, 25 straight wins, 41 consecutive home wins, 80 consecutive conference wins, and 9 straight state tournament appearances highlight this group's accomplishments. Dawn LaBonte was named WCC conference player of the year and first team all state while setting school records in shot attempts, points in one single game, (36) and minutes played, as well as finishing fourth all time in career scoring. She was considered only the second 5 spot player in school history (the other being Michelle Reynolds: 1998-2000). Natasha Smith was named first team all conference and set school records in career rebounds (545), and rebounds in one season (322). She also is second all time in steals (186). Kira Flack was named honorable mention all conference while setting a school record in steals in one season (125). Katie Fitzgerald collected close to 400 rebounds, placing her third on the career list. In what would be considered one of the greatest weeks in the history of the program, the cougars defeated two division II teams from Ohio, and two division I teams from Florida, while in the process had the first undefeated month of January since 1995.

2006-07

Speed, shooting and trapping defenses highlight this perfect 31-0 season. The home winning streak reaches 58 games, the conference winning streak is now at 92 consecutive wins, and the conference titles streak is at 11 years. Kira Flack was named first team all conference and all state, finishing as the all time steals leader and 5th in career scoring. Kim Bentfield also was a first team all conference and all state member, finishing 7th in career scoring and 2nd in career assists. Rachel Statis was the team’s third leading scorer and led in rebounds with 199. Annie Werner was the team leader in assists while averaging 9 points per game. The highlight of this season was the Surf and Slam title in San Diego (Kim Bentfield, Annie Werner, and Rachel Statis were named to the all tourney team), and the school’s 7th WJCAA state championship (Bentfield and Flack were named to the all tournament team). Statistically this is the most dominating team in school history.

2008-09

A perfect conference record and state runner up highlights this season. The Cougars had 3 all conference players: Sara Will (led the team with triple digits in 3 categories: points (269), rebounds (120), and assists (121), Amanda Rice (led the team in scoring with 12.5 ppg), and Alyssa Jensen (the team’s 3 point leader). Leah Euper led the team in rebounds, field goal percentage, and free throw attempts while compiling 274 points. The team attempted a school record 359 three point shots and had 4 players over 250 points. Their overall record was 25-5 and continued the school conference regular season winning streak, which finished at 113 games.

2009-2010

Another conference title (17th in 19 years) and a 20-6 overall record. Jordan Bohlman was named first team all conference and first team all state. She led the team in scoring, steals and 3 point shooting. Mary Watts led the team in assists, and Alyssa Behm was named to the all state team and led the Cougars in rebounding. The team’s depth included honorable mention all conference player Ashley Berry, Leah Euper (who finished her career with 491 points and 318 rebounds), Melissa Hagen, the team’s best post defender, and Kelly Sargent.
First team all state: Jordan Bohlman and Alyssa Behm
Honorable mention all conference: Mary Watts, Ashley Berry, and Alyssa Behm.

2010-2011

This team finished 14-4 in the conference, and 19-7 overall. Jordan Bohlman became the all time leading scorer in UW-Waukesha history, scoring over 900 career points. She also set records for most points in one game (41) and 3 pointers (88). Joelle Bauer and Emily Liewen each collected close to 200 rebounds and scored over 200 points. Ashley Berry finished with 470 career points, and Kassidi Macak collected 100 rebounds during the season.

2011-2012

The UW-Waukesha Women’s basketball team had a winning record of 22-7 while also becoming state champions for the fifth year under head coach Jack Hervert. The team beat UW-Marshfield 95-88 to advance to the championship game. In the championship game UW-Waukesha beat UW-Marathon in double overtime while only playing with four players in the final over time. The final score of the game was 113-108.

Career points: Kassidi Macak 620; Joelle Bauer 638; Emily Liewen 606
Career rebounds: Kassidi Macak 273; Joelle Bauer 408; Emily Liewen 455
Career three point baskets: Kassidi Macak 71
Career assists: Kassidi Macak 205
Career steals: Kassidi Macak 143
Career field goals: Joelle Bauer 235; Emily Liewen 265

2012 State Title Game Records

Most minutes: Sarah Olewinski 50
Most team: 3’s 11
Most individual 3’s: Renee Valdez
Most team rebounds: 63
Most points allowed: 108
Most points scored: 113
Most free throws attempted: 43
Most shots attempted: 113
Most offensive rebounds: 32
Highest field goals % in overtime: 56
Most 3’s in OT: 4
Most free throws attempted in OT: 18
Most free throws made in OT: 9

UW-Waukesha Players of the Year

  • Anji Allen 1993
  • Angie Gorenc 1994
  • Amanda Jorgensen 1998
  • Michelle Reynolds 1999
  • Amanda Ireland 2004
  • Anna Mueller 2005
  • Dawn LaBonte 2006

Other first team all conference members

  • Tricia Zeman 1991
  • Anji Allen 1992-1993
  • Shannon Herman 1993-1994
  • Stacy Schoonover 1995
  • Angie Gorenc 1994-1995
  • Sally Cianciolo 1995
  • Charity Goss 1996-1997
  • Tina Lanza 1997
  • Nicole Cira 1998
  • Amanda Jorgensen 1998
  • Regina Burns 1998
  • Becky Davison 1999
  • Michelle Reynolds 1999-2000
  • Alyssa Krueger 2000
  • Nicky Carroll 2001
  • Shelly Flanagan 2001
  • Amy Kujawa 2002
  • Susie Deprey 2002
  • Amanda Ireland 2003-2004
  • Lisa Voelkel 2004
  • Dawn LaBonte 2005-2006
  • Kira Flack 2006-07
  • Kin Benfield 2007
  • Annie Werner 2007
  • Kassie Benike 2008
  • Sara Will 2009
  • Amanda Rice 2009
  • Alyssa Jensen 2009
  • Jordan Bohlman 2010-2011
  • Emily Liewen 2012
  • Kassidi Macak 2012