2012-13 UCCS Women's Basketball News

April 26, 2013Laster Presents at WBCA National ConventionUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs Head Women's Basketball Coach Corey Laster was one of three presenters during a session of the Division II Roundtables at the Women's Basketball Coaches Association National Convention earlier this month in New Orleans.
March 28, 2013Stephanie (Frisch) Leasure Hall of Fame ProfileThe first, and so far only, women's basketball student-athlete to record a triple-double will be one of four members in the second class of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Athletic Hall of Fame.
March 6, 2013Kirchoff Leads Four Mountain Lions on All-RMAC TeamsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs leading scorer Abby Kirchoff led four Mountain Lions who earned a spot on the 2013 RMAC All-Conference teams announced today.
March 6, 2013Kirkham: Thanks to Fans and StaffI would like to thank everyone who helped make last nights game a success. Even though CCU finished with more points it was a terrific effort by our team.
March 5, 2013Wolfinger Scores Career-High 28 in Final GameThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs (19-8 / 16-6 RMAC) could not keep its season alive despite a career-high 28 points from Lauren Wolfinger as Colorado Christian University (17-10 / 13-9 RMAC) knocked off the Mountain Lions 72-70 at the Gallogly Events Center in the quarterfinals of the RMAC Shootout.
March 4, 2013Gold Rush Tuesday as UCCS Hosts the First Round of the 2013 RMAC ShootoutThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (19-7 / 16-6) will host "Gold Rush," which is first home playoff game since 2001-02 and just the second in program history this Tuesday at the Gallogly Events Center. The three seeded Mountain Lions will host the sixth seed Cougars (16-10 / 13-9 RMAC) of Colorado Christian.
March 2, 2013UCCS Earns No. 3 Seed, Hosts No. 6 Christian Tuesday NightThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball will be the No. 3 seed in the 2013 RMAC Shootout and will host No. 6 seed Colorado Christian in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m., in the Gallogly Events Center.
March 2, 2013Kirchoff Leads UCCS Against Metro State in Regular Season FinaleDENVER, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (19-7 / 16-6 RMAC) falls to Metro State (19-8 / 17-5) 47-65 tonight inside the Auraria Events Center.
February 21, 2013Pink Zone Game has Deeper Meaning for Lone Senior WolfingerSaturday Feb. 23 will be a night of celebration, recognition and awareness as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs hosts "Pink Zone" night in-conjunction with the American Cancer Society and Office of Student Activities to raise awareness of cancer and continue efforts to find a cure.
February 12, 2013UCCS Receiving Mention in WBCA National PollThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team is receiving national recognition for the first time in program history with the release of the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association / USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Mountain Lions are receiving one vote and are one of two RMAC schools mentioned in the poll.
February 14, 2013UCCS Looks to Continue 7-Game Win Streak Friday in AlamosaThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (16-4 / 13-3) looks to continue their best run in program history as they take on Adams State (8-12 / 5-11) this Friday in Alamosa.
February 4, 2013Wolfinger Named RMAC Offensive Player of the WeekCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Lauren Wolfinger was named the RMAC offensive player of the week after leading the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team to consecutive conference victories this weekend.

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February 2, 2013UCCS Continues Historic Run With Second Straight 21 Point WinCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (15-4 / 12-3 RMAC) improves on their best record in program history through 19 games as they beat New Mexico Highlands (4-15 / 4-11) tonight 74-53 at the Gallogly Events Center for their second straight 21 point win.
January 25, 2013Ramirez Makes it Rain from Long RangeSPEARFISH, S.D. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team defeats Black Hills State 66-52 tonight inside the Donald E. Young Center in the first meeting ever between these two programs. UCCS improves their overall record to 12-4 for the first time in program history and moves into third place in the Rocky Mountain Conference with a conference record of 9-3.
January 23, 2013Culver, Laster to Participate in "Suits and Sneakers" WeekendUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs Head Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Culver and Head Women's Basketball Coach Corey Laster will join coaches across the nation this weekend in the 10th Annual Suits and Sneakers Weekend. The annual event raises awareness in the fight against cancer and is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society.
January 15, 2013Three Mountain Lions Earn Honor Roll DistinctionCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Three student-athletes of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team were named to the 2012-13 RMAC Honor Roll. Lauren Wolfinger, Hannah Knight and Hannah Kingsbury each earned the distinction by having a grade point average of 3.30 or greater and a student at UCCS for at least two semesters.
January 17, 2013Mountain Lions Travel North This Weekend for Two Conference Road GamesThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (9-4 / 6-3 RMAC) travels north this weekend for two conference road games as they take on Colorado Mines (10-5 / 7-2) and Colorado Christian (8-5 / 5-4 RMAC).UCCS has a record of 6-1 in the previous seven games and 31-26 all-time against this weekend's opponents.
January 2, 2013Court Goes in for Inaugural Downtown Classic, Presented by Memorial HealthAthletic department staff members spent the morning installing the floor for the Inaugural Downtown Classic, presented by Memorial Health, a part of University of Colorado Health, at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium. George Egan of USA Volleyball, along with the parents of one staff member, worked alongside the University of Colorado Colorado Springs staff members to install the temporary playing surface.
December 21, 2012Tickets Now on Sale for Downtown Classic, Presented by Memorial Health
December 20, 2012Memorial Health Joins as Title Sponsor of Downtown ClassicMemorial Health, a part of University of Colorado Health, will be the title sponsor for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Downtown Classic Jan. 5 at the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium.
December 12, 2012UCCS Hosts First High School Holiday Shootout Next WeekThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs will host eight teams from four Colorado high schools for the first Mountain Lion High School Holiday Shootout next Monday through Wednesday at the Gallogly Events Center.
December 10, 2012Hannah Knight and Abby Kirchoff to be on this week's episode of The Lion's Den!Don't miss Abby Kirchoff and Hannah Knight from the UCCS women's basketball team, as they will be on this week's episode of The Lion's Den! to talk about the 3-1 conference start to the new season as well as to preview the team's upcoming trip to New Mexico. Hosts MJ and Martin will also recap and preview all the latest games and events. So be sure to tune in, Tuesday at Ten, to the Lion's Den!
December 7, 2012Mountain Lions drop first conference game of the seasonA tough shooting night left the Mountain Lions wanting more after a 49-62 loss to the Metro State Roadrunners at the Gallogly Events Center Friday Evening.
December 4, 2012Downtown Classic Set of Jan. 5 at City AuditoriumThe Inaugural Downtown Classic, featuring southern Colorado rivals University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Colorado State University-Pueblo, will open the 2013 programming for the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium on Jan. 5. The basketball doubleheader will raise funds for the redevelopment of the structure on the corner of Kiowa and Weber in cooperation with the Downtown Partnership.
December 1, 2012Second home game spells second victory in as many nights for UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 15 different Mountain Lions saw action in what turned out to be a one sided affair with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs imposing their will on the Adams State Grizzlies 69-45 at the Gallogly Events Center Friday evening.
November 30, 2012UCCS beats Fort Lewis 70-65 to start the season 3-1COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gabby Ramirez may have came up one assist short of a school record, but her 10 assists were more than enough to help UCCS improve its record at home – to 1-0.
November 1, 2012Kirchoff Named to All-Preseason Team; UCCS Picked Sixth in RMAC Coaches PollCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore guard Abby Kirchoff earned a spot in the 2012-13 RMAC Women’s Basketball All-Preseason team as the Mountain Lions were projected to qualify for the RMAC Shootout in today’s preseason coaches poll. UCCS was picked to finish sixth by the other conference coaches.
November 9, 2012Mountain Lions make a visit to Emeritus Senior Living CenterThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s basketball team took a few hours off of practice recently to embark on a community service project in the local area. The team visited Emeritus Senior Living at Broadmoor Assisted Living, located on the southwest part of Colorado Springs.
November 16, 2012UCCS Opens the Season with a 41 Point VictoryALAMOSA, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s basketball teams opens up the 2012-2013 season with a win for the third straight year under the helm of head coach Corey Laster. The Mountain Lions defeated Oklahoma Panhandle 96-55 at the Alamosa Tourism and Bankers Classic hosted by Adams State on Friday.
November 19, 2012Mountain Lions take on the Buffaloes this Tuesday in TexasThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (2-0) is set to travel to Canyon, Texas to take on West Texas A&M (0-3) this Tuesday. The Mountain Lion’s trail in the all-time series against the Lady Buffs 4-2, but won the last game 66-62 on November 19, 2011.
November 26, 2012Coach Laster to be on this week's episode of The Lion's Den!Don't miss the UCCS women's basketball coach, Corey Laster, as he will be on this week's episode of The Lion's Den! to talk about the start of the new season and the upcoming home-opener this Friday against Fort Lewis. Hosts MJ and Martin will also recap and preview all the latest games and events from this past week. So be sure to tune in, Tuesday at Ten, to the Lion's Den!
October 15, 2012Laster Opens Basketball Season Monday NightCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs Head Women's Basketball Coach Corey Laster opened the 2012-13 season Monday night with the first official practice of the season in Gallogly Events Center.
November 17, 2012UCCS wins 2nd straight game by double digits to open the 2012-2013 seasonALAMOSA, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s basketball team wins the second straight game to open the 2012-2013 season as they defeat Northern New Mexico 73-42 at the Alamosa Tourism and Bankers Classic hosted by Adams State on Saturday.
November 20, 2012Mountain Lions Fall for the First Time This SeasonThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (2-1) fell for the first time this season in a 78-54 loss to West Texas A&M (1-3) Tuesday night at the First United Bank Center.
November 29, 2012Mountain Lions Tip-Off the 2012-2013 Conference Season this Weekend at HomeThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team opens up the conference season this weekend as they begin a four game home-stand. This weekend, UCCS (2-1) will play host to Fort Lewis (1-3) and Adams State (3-1).
December 3, 2012Kirchoff named the RMAC Defensive Player of the WeekCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore guard, Abby Kirchoff, was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week after leading UCCS to two home wins to begin the 2012-2013 conference season.
December 6, 2012Mountain Lions look to extend their 2-0 conference record this weekend at homeThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team will be back in action this upcoming weekend to conclude the four-game home-stand to start the 2012-2013 conference season. UCCS will host Metro State (2-4, 0-1 RMAC) Friday night, followed by Regis (2-3, 1-0 RMAC) on Saturday night.
December 6, 2012Coach Laster featured on the RMAC Radio ShowThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball coach, Corey Laster, was featured on the latest episode of the RMAC Radio Show.
December 8, 2012Wolfinger’s Big Night Powers UCCS to their Third Home Conference Win this SeasonLauren Wolfinger scored a business like 22 points for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (5-2 / 3-1 RMAC) in a 68-54 win over Regis (2-5 / 1-2 RMAC) at the Gallogly Events Center Friday evening.
December 14, 2012Mountain Lions Continue Best Start Since 2001-02 at HighlandsThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs will look to continue its best start since the 2001-02 season tonight when the Mountain Lions (5-2 / 3-1 RMAC) travel to New Mexico Highlands (3-5 / 3-1 RMAC) for a 6 p.m. contest at the John A. Wilson Complex.
December 14, 2012Patterson, Kirchoff Lead Strong Offensive Night Against CowgirlsSam Patterson scored a game-high and season-best 23 points and led the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to its fifth-best scoring performance in program history as the Mountain Lions (6-2 / 4-1 RMAC) defeated New Mexico Highlands (3-6 / 3-2 RMAC) tonight in the Joe A. Wilson Complex.
December 15, 2012Patterson's Double-Double Leads UCCS to an Overtime Win Against Western New MexicoSILVER CITY, N.M. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team defeats Western New Mexico 80-73 in overtime, as Sam Patterson records the fist double-double for the team this season. The Mountain Lions improve to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the RMAC, for the first time in over a decade.
December 17, 2012UCCS hosts final game of 2012COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo . - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team concludes their final game of the 2012 calendar year as they host No. 24 ranked in the NAIA, Menlo College, on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
December 18, 2012Mountain Lions Host "Kids Night Out" Jan. 4
December 18, 2012Sam Patterson named the RMAC offensive player of the weekSam Patterson, of The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball was named the RMAC offensive player of the week after she helped lead UCCS to two conference road wins this weekend against New Mexico Highlands and Western New Mexico.
December 18, 2012Mountain Lions Roll Past MenloCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Lauren Wolfinger led all scorers with 19 points as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (8-2/5-1 RMAC) started off Christmas break in winning fashion with a victory over the Menlo College Oaks (10-2/7-1 CalPac) 65-53 Tuesday night at the Gallogly Events Center.
December 19, 2012Final Games of UCCS Shootout CanceledThe final two games of the UCCS High School Holiday Shootout, originally scheduled between Calhan High School and Peyton High School tonight, have been canceled due to adverse weather condition
January 4, 2013UCCS looks to extend the best start in progam history as they battle CSU-PuebloCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s basketball team (8-2 / 5-1 RMAC) will host Colorado State University-Pueblo (8-2 / 5-1 RMAC) this Saturday at the City Auditorium for the inaugural Downtown Classic.
January 5, 2013UCCS takes a tough loss at the Inaugural Downtown ClassicCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Inaugural Downtown Classic did not turn out as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (8-2 / 5-1 RMAC) would have liked as they lost to the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves (8-2 / 5-1 RMAC) 66-54 at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium.
January 10, 2013Mountain Lions Look for their Best Start in Program History this Weekend at HomeThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (8-3 / 5-2 RMAC) hosts two home conference games this weekend as they take on Western State (1-11 / 1-7 RMAC) and No. 8 Colorado Mesa (12-0 / 8-0 RMAC).
January 11, 2013Krueger dominates the paint; UCCS dominates Western StateKellie Krueger and Abby Kirchoff scored 20 points a piece in what became a blowout late for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (9-3 / 6-2 RMAC) in a 73-55 victory over Western State College University (1-12 / 1-8 RMAC) Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
January 12, 2013Mountain Lions Give No. 8 CMU All they Handle in LossCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (9-4 / RMAC 6-3) gave No. 8 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa University (14-0 / RMAC 10-0) everything they could handle in a 55-56 loss at the Gallogly Events Center.
January 14, 2013Kirchoff Earns RMAC Offensive Player of Week AwardAbby Kirchoff, a sophomore guard for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, averaged 17 points and six rebounds last weekend and earned RMAC/Baden Offensive Player of the Week honors this morning. It's the second player of the week honor for Kirchoff this season and the first offensive aw
January 18, 2013Krueger's Dominance in the Paint Propels UCCS to another winThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (10-4 / 7-3 RMAC) defeats Colorado Mines (10-6 / 7-3) 64-58 tonight in Lockridge Arena. The 10-4 record matches the best start to a season in program history.
January 24, 2013Mountain Lions Look to Continue Historic Run Friday in SpearfishThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (11-4 / 8-3) looks to continue their historic run as they travel to Spearfish South Dakota to take Black Hills State (6-9 / 5-6) on Friday night.
January 19, 2013Mountain Lions Wrap Up Their Four-Game Road Trip Tonight Against the EaglesThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (12-4 / 9-3 RMAC) looks to continue their historic run tonight as they travel to Nebraska to take on the Chadron State Eagles (3-9 / 3-13 RMAC).
January 19, 2013Pikul’s Proficient Performance Leads Mountain Lions to MilestoneLAKEWOOD, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (11-4 / 8-3 RMAC) defeats Colorado Christian (9-6 / 6-5 RMAC) tonight 80-64 to move into fourth place in the RMAC at the halfway point of the season. The 11-4 record marks the best start to a season for UCCS in program history.
February 28, 2013Mountain Lions Play for a Home Playoff Game this Weekend in DenverThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (18-6 / 15-5 RMAC) will travel to Denver, Colorado, as Regis (10-14 / 9-11 RMAC) and Metro State (17-8 / 15-5 RMAC) will play host to the Mountain Lions to conclude the 2013 regular season.
January 26, 2013Kirchoff Soars Against Eagles in Second Half to Lead UCCS to Historic WinCHADRON, Neb. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team continues its historic run tonight, defeating the Chadron State Eagles 78-61 to improve to 13-4 for the first time in program history.
March 1, 2013UCCS Clinches First Round Home Game for RMAC ShootoutThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs will host a first round game of the 2013 RMAC Shootout Women's Basketball Quarterfinals. The Mountain Lions will play on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m., at the Gallogly Events Center.
March 1, 2013Fisher's Double-Double Leads UCCS to Victory Against RangersDENVER, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (19-6 / 16-5 RMAC) defeats the Regis Rangers (10-15 / 9-12 RMAC) tonight 72-66. The win for UCCS secures its best record in program history and will allow the Mountain Lions to host a quarterfinal game in the 2013 RMAC shootout this Tuesday at the Gallogly Events Center. It will be just the second home playoff game in program history.
February 24, 2013Kirchoff Leads UCCS Offense in the Final Regular Season Home GameCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (18-6 / 15-5 RMAC) took a tough home loss at the hands of Black Hills State University (11-14 / 10-11 RMAC) 54-62 at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 27, 2013RMAC Shootout Bracketology
February 22, 2013UCCS Women Roll Past Chadron in 18th WinCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (18-5 / 15-4 RMAC) efficiently took care of Chadron State (5-19 / 5-15 RMAC) on "Green Night" 90-53 at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 22, 2013Mountain Lions Host Final Regular Season Home Games This WeekendThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (17-5 / 14-4 RMAC) looks to make its final push towards the post season as they host the final regular season home games this weekend against Chadron State (5-18 / 4-15 RMAC) and Black Hills State (9-14 / 8-11 RMAC).
February 20, 2013UCCS No. 10 in First NCAA Regional RankingThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs is ranked No. 10 in the first NCAA Division II South Central Regional Rankings released this afternoon. The Mountain Lions, who are third in the RMAC standings with four games remaining, are 17-5 this season and 14-4 in conference action.
January 30, 2013Blackout Night Returns to Gallogly FridayThe annual "Blackout" event returns to the Gallogly Events Center on Friday night when the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's and women's basketball teams take on Western New Mexico in an RMAC doubleheader. The Mountain Lion women tip off at 5:30 p.m., with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.
February 15, 2013Career-Best for Kienitz Leads UCCS to a Program-Best 8th Straight WinALAMOSA, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (17-4 / 14-3) continues its best run and ties its longest winning streak in program history tonight, defeating Adams State ( 8-13 / 5-12) 51-33 to record an eighth straight victory in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
January 31, 2013UCCS Hosts Western New Mexico Friday for Blackout NightThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (13-4 / 10-3 RMAC) looks to continue their historic run this Friday, as they take on Western New Mexico (2-14 / 3-11 RMAC) for the annual UCCS Blackout Night.
February 16, 2013Krueger Records Career-High 21 Points Tonight Against Fort LewisDURANGO, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (17-5 / 14-4 RMAC) loses for the first time in over a month as they lose to Fort Lewis (14-8 / 13-5 RMAC) tonight 63-65.
February 1, 2013Mountain Lions Utilize Blackout Night Energy; Improve to 14-4COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (14-4 / 11-3 RMAC) never trailed in their dominant 77-56 victory over Western New Mexico University (3-15 / 2-12 RMAC) at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 16, 2013UCCS Looks to Extend Best Winning Streak in Program History TonightThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (17-4 / 14-3 RMAC) looks to extend their best winning streak in program history tonight as they travel to Durango, Colo. The Mountain Lions will face the Skyhawks (13-8 / 12-5 RMAC) for the second time this season. UCCS beat Fort Lewis 70-65 on Nov. 30 of this season.
February 9, 2013Mountain Lions Clinch RMAC Shootout Spot with Win at PuebloAbby Kirchoff led the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with 13 points as the Mountain Lions (16-4 / 13-3 RMAC) picked up a 47-37 victory tonight against Colorado State-Pueblo (15-5 / 12-4 RMAC) in Massari Arena. The Mountain Lions clinched a spot in the RMAC Shootout for the second consecutive season.
February 2, 2013Mountain Lions Look for the Sweep Tonight Against the CowgirlsThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (14-4 / 11-4 RMAC) looks to continue their historic run tonight as they host New Mexico Highlands (4-14 / 4-10 RMAC).
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