Concordia Thunder Women's Basketball History

 

The Concordia Thunder women’s basketball program began playing in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) in the 1999-00 season. Making the playoffs in just their fourth season of conference play (2002-03), the women’s basketball team went on to play in 12 straight ACAC Conference Championship tournaments. During that run, the Thunder won two ACAC Conference titles in 2004-05 and 2007-08. The 2004-05 women’s basketball team had the most successful basketball season ever at Concordia, going on to be crowned the 2005 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Champions. Through the years, the Thunder women’s basketball program has made 14 ACAC Conference Championships appearances capturing a silver medal in 2005-06 and a bronze medal in 2009-10 to go along with their two conference championships. The program has produced 28 ACAC All-Conference Athletes and four CCAA All-Canadians: Amber Smart (2004-05), Ashley Nealon (2005-06), Cailin Lissel (2008-09), and Jordan Anstice (2009-10). Currently guiding the Thunder is Head Coach Robbie Valpreda, who was named ACAC Coach of the Year during the 2016-17 season. After a two year absence, Coach Valpreda lead the Thunder back to the ACAC Conference Championships in 2016-17 with an 18 win regular season. 

 Head Coaches: Gary Zuko (1999-00), Scott Edwards (2000-06), Todd Warnick (2006-09), Rob Hansuk (2009-10), Ashley MacSporran (2010-13), Robbie Valpreda (2013-Present)

 

 


 

ACAC Conference Championship Results

CCAA National Championship Results

2009-10 Bronze Medal 2004-05 National Champions
2007-08 Conference Champions  
2005-06 Silver Medal  
2004-05 Conference Champions  

 

 

 

All-Conference Athletes:

CCAA All-Canadians:

First Team:

Second Team:

 
  • Jordan Anstice: 2009-10
  • Morgan Dool: 2018-19
  • Lisa Francis: 2004-05
  • Cailin Lissel: 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10
  • Ashley Nealon: 2005-06
  • Shawna Siemens: 2001-02
  • Amber Smart: 2004-05
  • Megan VandeKraats: 2010-11
  • Jordan Ansitce: 2010-11
  • Katie Barrett: 2005-06
  • Aly Bridgeman: 2014-15
  • Morgan Dool: 2017-18
  • Katherine Kibler: 2006-07
  • Cailin Lissel: 2007-08
  • Sofia Lucadello: 2018-19
  • Nicole MacLeod: 2002-03
  • Ashley Nealon: 2004-05
  • Nakita Newman: 2015-16
  • Josephine Peacock: 2007-08
  • Cara Samburek: 2011-12
  • Amber Smart: 2003-04
  • Ann Ulmer: 2019-20
  • Shyanne Walton: 2017-18
  • Karolina Wieczorek: 2014-15
  • Jordan Anstice: 2009-10
  • Cailin Lissel: 2008-09
  • Ashley Nealon: 2005-06
  • Amber Smart: 2004-05

 

 


 

Concordia Thunder Women's Basketball Records

 

Single Season:

Total Points   Points Per Game   Field Goal %   Three Point %
1. Cailin Lissel: 557 (2008-09)   1. Cailin Lissel: 23.2 (2008-09)   1. Lisa Francis: .553 (2003-04)   1. P.J. Wells: .485 (2008-09)
2. Cailin Lissel: 432 (2009-10)   2. Cailin Lissel: 19.6 (2009-10)   2. Ashley Nealon: .522 (2004-05)   2. Nakita Newman: .436 (2016-17)
3. Cailin Lissel: 371 (2006-07)   3. Cailin Lissel: 16.9 (2006-07)   3. Kayley Brooks: .504 (2003-04)   3. Cailin Lissel: .405 (2009-10)
4. Nakita Newman: 357 (2016-17)   4. Megan VandeKraats: 15.8 (2010-11)   4. Ann Ulmer: .502 (2018-19)   4. Cailin Lissel: .402 (2008-09)
5. Nakita Newman: 323 (2015-16)   5. Nakita Newman: 14.9 (2016-17)   5. Kayley Brooks: .496 (2004-05)   5. Kayley Weisbrot: .400 (2006-07)
                     
Free Throw %   Assists   Offensive Rebounds   Defensive Rebounds
1. Morgan Dool: .901 (2017-18)   1. Amber Smart: 140 (2003-04)   1. Shawna Siemens: 113 (2001-02)   1. Shawna Siemens: 176 (2001-02)
2. Erika Bergrum: .886 (2009-10)   2. Amber Smart: 115 (2004-05)   2. Megan VandeKraats: 99 (2010-11)   2. Megan VandeKraats: 132 (2010-11)
3. Kaylie Mattiussi: .845 (2011-12)   3. Rachel Vachon: 93 (2001-02)   3. Ashley Nealon: 81 (2005-06)   3. Karolina Wieczorek: 124 (2014-15)
4. Kasia Kibler: .840 (2007-08)       Kayley Weisbrot: 93 (2006-07)   4. Jordan Anstice: 79 (2009-10)   4. Ann Ulmer: 122 (2019-20)
5. Morgan Dool: .833 (2016-17)   5. Rachel Vachon: 79 (2002-03)   5. Shawna Siemens: 68 (1999-00)   5. Jordan Anstice: 117 (2009-10)
                     
Steals   Blocks   Total Rebounds      
1. Railene Hooper: 74 (2013-14)   1. Geri Anstice: 43 (2014-15)   1. Shawna Siemens: 289 (2001-02)      
    Cailin Lissel: 74 (2009-10)   2. Megan VandeKraats: 33 (2010-11)   2. Megan VandeKraats: 231 (2010-11)      
3. Cailin Lissel: 70 (2008-09)   3. Geri Anstice: 30 (2015-16)   3. Jordan Anstice: 196 (2009-10)      
4. Jordan Anstice: 66 (2009-10)   4. Jordan Anstice: 28 (2009-10)   4. Ann Ulmer: 180 (2019-20)      
5. Stephanie Balog: 64 (2012-13)   5. Denise Boye-Owusu: 25 (2007-08)   5. Karolina Wieczorek: 174 (2014-15)      

 

  

Career Records:

Games Played   Total Points   Points Per Game   Field Goal %
1. Cailin Lissel: 115 (2005-10)   1. Cailin Lissel: 1879 (2005-10)   1. Cailin Lissel: 16.3 (2005-10)   1. Megan Stevenson: .492 (2003-06)
2. Stephanie Balog: 107 (2008-13)   2. Stephanie Balog: 1236 (2008-13)   2. Megan VandeKraats: 15.8 (2010-11)   2. Kayley Brooks: .480 (2002-06)
3. Shyanne Walton: 104 (2013-18)   3. Jordan Anstice: 926 (2007-11)   3. Nakita Newman: 14.2 (2015-17)   3. Ashley Nealon: .477 (2003-06)
4. Kendall Armstrong: 96 (2014-18)   4. Morgan Dool: 847 (2016-19)   4. Danielle McLellan: 12.4 (2018-19)   4. Ann Ulmer: .466 (2017-20)
5. Kayley Brooks: 95 (2002-06)   5. Sofia Lucadello: 752 (2015-19)   5. Morgan Dool: 12.1 (2016-19)   5. Two tied at .464  
                     
Three Point %   Free Throw %   Assists   Offensive Rebounds
1. Nakita Newman: .407 (2015-17)   1. Morgan Dool: .856 (2016-19)   1. Cailin Lissel: 288 (2005-10)   1. Shawna Siemens: 238 (1999-02)
2. P.J. Wells: .388 (2008-11)   2. Erika Bergrum: .800 (2007-11)   2. Amber Smart: 255 (2003-05)   2. Jordan Anstice: 234 (2007-11)
3. Bonnie Hommy: .362 (2001-04)   3. Kaylie Mattiussi: .773 (2009-13)   3. Rachel Vachon: 229 (2000-03)   3. Ashley Nealon: 197 (2003-06)
4. Cailin Lissel: .361 (2005-10)       Nakita Newman: .773 (2015-17)   4. Stephanie Balog: 218 (2008-13)   4. Ann Ulmer: 167 (2017-20)
5. Leanne Barrett: .340 (2003-06)   5. Bonnie Hommy: .767 (2001-04)   5. Jordan Anstice: 204 (2007-11)   5. Meghan Allison: 160 (2009-13)
                     
Defensive Rebounds   Total Rebounds   Steals   Blocks
1. Jordan Anstice: 421 (2007-11)   1. Jordan Anstice: 655 (2007-11)   1. Stephanie Balog: 253 (2008-13)   1. Geri Anstice: 73 (2014-16)
2. Sofia Lucadello: 344 (2015-19)   2. Shawna Siemens: 534 (1999-00)   2. Cailin Lissel: 239 (2005-10)   2. Jordan Anstice: 72 (2007-11)
3. Shyanne Walton: 316 (2013-18)   3. Sofia Lucadello: 456 (2015-19)   3. Jordan Anstice: 178 (2007-11)   3. Meghan Allison: 40 (2009-13)
4. Stephanie Balog: 306 (2008-13)   4. Ann Ulmer: 448 (2017-20)       Erika Bergrum: 178 (2007-11)   4. Sofia Lucadello: 37 (2015-19)
5. Shawna Siemens: 296 (1999-00)   5. Karolina Wieczorek: 410 (2011-15)   5. Shyanne Walton: 166 (2013-18)   5. Ashley Bladon: 36 (2005-08)
                     
Field Goals Made   Three Point Shots Made   Free Throws Made    
1. Cailin Lissel: 692 (2005-10)   1. Stephanie Balog: 146 (2008-13)   1. Cailin Lissel: 369 (2005-10)      
2. Stephanie Balog: 397 (2008-13)       Cailin Lissel: 146 (2005-10)   2. Stephanie Balog: 296 (2008-13)      
3. Jordan Anstice: 334 (2007-11)   3. P.J. Wells: 107 (2008-11)   3. Morgan Dool: 249 (2016-19)      
4. Ann Ulmer: 284 (2017-20)   4. Erika Bergrum: 86 (2007-11)   4. Kaylie Mattiussi: 245 (2009-13)      
5. Shyanne Walton: 265 (2013-18)   5. Morgan Dool: 82 (2016-19)   5. Ashley Nealon: 231 (2003-06)