The George Washington University: Women's Basketball

Lisa Steele
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Lisa Steele

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Erial, NJ

High School:
Highland Regional

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/19/1986



Junior Year (2007-08)
Played in 29 games, including start in victory against South Dakota State (11/23/07) in GW Thanksgiving Classic ... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game ... Shot career-best 31.6 percent from three-point range, making career-high 12-of-38 attempts ... Hit game-winning three-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining in 68-66 victory at No. 18 Auburn (1/3/08) ... Scored four points during second-half rally in NCAA Tournament first-round victory against Auburn (3/22/08) ... Scored season-high eight points on three ocassions - Kentucky (11/24/07), at Villanova (12/8/07) and Brown (1/6/08) ... Also had career-high six rebounds and four steals against Brown Bears ... Played career-high 23 minutes against Kentucky ... Chipped in six points against UNLV (11/30/07) and at Massachusetts (2/13/08).

Sophomore Year (2006-07)
Played in 31 of 32 games, averaging 7.8 minutes per contest ... Established career-high 11 points, including rare four-point play, and four rebounds in season-opening victory against UMBC (11/10/06) ... Matched career-high two three-pointers for seven points against Coppin State (11/12/06) ... Added seven points on 3-of-6 shooting and career-high tying two steals in upset of No. 11/10 Georgia (11/28/06) at Surf `N Slam Classic ... Chipped in six points, including key late-game three-point play, and career-high tying four boards in 11 minutes at Charlotte (2/15/07) ... Came off bench to score seven points on career-high matching three field goals in NCAA Tournament first round triumph versus Boise State (3/17/07) ... Played season-high 15 minutes at top-ranked Maryland (11/19/06), contributing two rebounds and an assist.

Freshman Year (2005-06)
Saw action in 20 games ... Missed nine games midway through season due to injured left foot, but played in 15 of team's final 17 games ... Averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per game ... Contributed six points, a rebound and a block in five minutes of action in season-opener versus Virginia (11/18/05) ... Scored career-high eight points twice, versus Saint Louis (2/6/06) and Charlotte (2/26/06) ... Knocked down pair of three-pointers versus Billikens and 49ers ... Made career-high three field goals and handed out personal-best three assists against the Billikens ... Played 10-or-more minutes in a contest eight times, including career-high 20 minutes at Villanova (12/1/05) ... Finished with four points and two boards against Wildcats ... Also had four points and two rebounds in A-10 semifinal win at Saint Joseph's (3/5/06) ... Grabbed career-high four rebounds, made then career-high two steals and added four points versus Fordham (1/27/06) ... Tied career-high two steals against 49ers ... Recipient of team's Courage Award.

Red-Shirt Freshman Year (2004-05)
Missed most of the season with a stress fracture in her foot ... Appeared in three games ... Made her first career appearance versus Oregon (12/4/04) and recorded one rebound ... Notched her first collegiate points with a field goal against Yale (1/7/05) ... Tallied one assist and two steals.

High School
Averaged 23.6 points per game as a senior and shot almost 58 percent from the floor ... Also averaged 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest ... Rated the 48th-best senior in the nation by Blue Star Basketball in 2003-04 ... Helped guide Highland to two Olympic Conference crowns, two Tri-County Championships, and two Boardwalk Basketball Classic Island Cup crowns ... Also led the squad to the South Jersey Group 3 Championship as a senior ... Earned first-team all-conference honors all four years ... Three-time All-South Jersey honoree ... Named to the Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-America Team three times ... Associated Press All-Region second-team selection ... Picked to the Philadelphia Inquirer First Team ... Also competed for the Philadelphia Belles AAU team.

Personal
Lisa Kimberly Steele ... Born July 19, 1986 in Woodbury, NJ ... Daughter of Robert and Patricia Steele ... Father, Robert, was a starting pithcer on Temple University's 1977 College World Series Baseball Team ... One sister, Lindsay ... Enjoys listening to music ... Received bachelor's degree in exercise science in Dec. 2007 ... Now pursuing graduate degree in epidemiology/biostatistics.

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