Women’s basketball picked third in GLIAC poll; Stoeger earns place on all-GLIAC preseason team

NW Staff

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its preseason poll and preseason all-conference selections. The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team has been selected third in the GLIAC North Division and Steffani Stoeger has been named to the preseason All-GLIAC North Division First Team.

NMU returns five players from a team that went 22-10 last year and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats received 116 points and three first place votes in the preseason poll that was selected by the media. Grand Valley and Michigan Tech were ranked ahead of the ‘Cats.

Stoeger is a 5-7 senior from Hortonville, Wisconsin. She is the team’s top returning scorer after averaging 10.4 points per game last season. Stoeger was a GLIAC North Division Second Team selection last year and was on the GLIAC All-Tournament Team.

NMU opens the 2010-11 season Nov. 15 at Minnesota-Duluth. The first home game is Nov. 23 against Finlandia.

The full release of GLIAC women’s basketball information can be found on the GLIAC Women’s Basketball Media Day Website at:


Coaches’ interviews are also on the site as you can hear head coach Troy Mattson’s thoughts on the upcoming season.

—NMU Sports Information