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LIU Brooklyn hoping they have a winner in new WBB head coach Stephanie Oliver

May 22, 2015

A dawn of a new era has began at LIU Brooklyn. On Thursday, LIU Brooklyn Athletics officially introduced former Seton Hall assistant coach Stephanie Oliver as the school’s eleventh women’s basketball head coach at LIU’s Steinberg Wellness Center. It was on Monday in which the school announced her appointment. Newly removed of his interim tag, LIU… Read More ›

LIU Brooklyn's new women's head basketball coach is Stephanie Oliver, previously assistant coach at Seton Hall. (Photo: Seton Hall Athletics)

LIU Brooklyn hires Stephanie Oliver to become their 11th women’s head basketball coach

After a lengthy nationwide search (60 days to be exact from when the search began on March 20th), LIU Brooklyn officially announced their eleventh women’s head basketball coach in Seton Hall assistant coach Stephanie Oliver. Oliver will succeed former women’s head coach Gail Striegler who was let go by the school back on March 20th…. Read More ›

LIU Brooklyn Women's Basketball Head Coach Gail Striegler will not return to coach the Blackbirds next season. (Photo: Bob Dea)

Gail Striegler is out as LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball coach

LIU Brooklyn Athletics this afternoon announced that seven-year women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler has been relieved of her duties. Striegler just completed a 9-21 season (6-12 in the NEC) at LIU Brooklyn and finished in the eight-seed in the 2015 NEC women’s basketball tournament. LIU Brooklyn lost to top-seeded Central Connecticut State 72-51. Striegler… Read More ›


LIU Women’s Basketball Conversation w/ Gail Striegler and Letava Whippy

Last week at the NEC Basketball Social Media Day inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, all ten NEC women’s basketball coaches came out to meet with the media to discuss their team’s upcoming season. That included seventh-year LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler, who is coming off a 9-21 season and an appearance in the… Read More ›

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2014-15 LIU Brooklyn Women’s Basketball Preview

The LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team enter the 2014-15 season in almost the same fashion they entered the 2013-14 season, a team that looks to be better than the previous season but still with a bunch of question marks. No doubt last season ended better than the 2012-13 season did. LIU Brooklyn was able to… Read More ›

LIU Brooklyn WBB team clinches a berth into NEC Tournament after a one-year absence. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn Women’s Basketball clinch spot in 2014 NEC Tournament

Congratulations are in order to the LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team. On Monday night, the Blackbirds defeated the FDU Knights at the Steinberg Wellness Center 56-40 on Senior Night, resulting in them clinching the final available spot in the NEC Tournament which starts on Sunday, March 9th. LIU Brooklyn return back to the NEC Tournament… Read More ›

Senior Cleandra Roberts leds LIU Brooklyn in scoring and rebounding. (Photo: Bob Dea)

A Split Weekend for LIU Brooklyn WBB as Offense Continues to Sputter

For LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team, this was supposed to be a season where they were hoping to take the next step in turning the program around after missing the NEC Tournament last season. That step was to get back to the NEC Tournament this season while integrating many new faces into the program. So… Read More ›