Area standouts’ college teams lose in first round of WNIT

   March 21, 2013 5:16 am

Mercyhurst Prep graduate Kirsten Olowinski‘s college career came to a close and General McLane grad Sarah Hansen‘s junior season ended Thursday in the first round of the WNIT women’s basketball tournament. Olowinski, a 6-foot 1-inch senior forward, had a game-high 14 rebounds to go with eight points, but her Miami (Ohio) team lost at Illinois…

McBride, Notre Dame get NCAA top seed; 2 area stars in WNIT

   March 19, 2013 6:35 am

Villa Maria grad Kayla McBride and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team received the expected No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Fighting Irish (31-1) will play 16th-seeded Tennessee-Martin, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament champion,  at 5:05 p.m. Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa. The game will be televised by ESPN2. Meanwhile, General McLane…

McBride, Hansen, Olowinski await tourney selections

   March 18, 2013 2:43 pm

Three area women’s basketball stars and their teams will wait to see where they fit into the Division I postseason picture tonight. Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride and her Notre Dame teammates are guaranteed to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to their 31-1 record and No. 2 national ranking. Tonight they’ll…

Olowinski makes all-Mid-American Conference 2nd team

   March 9, 2013 7:44 am

Mercyhurst Prep graduate and Miami (Ohio) forward Kirsten Olowinski was named to the Mid-American Conference all-star team’s second team Friday. It marks the third time that Olowinski, a senior, has made the all-MAC team after being selected to the third team as a junior and making honorable mention as a sophomore. She also made the…

Olowinski finishing career strongly at Miami (Ohio)

   March 2, 2013 11:56 am

Mercyhurst Prep graduate Kirsten Olowinski is closing her college career in strong fashion. She celebrated 
Senior Night with Miami (Ohio) University Thursday by compiling 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots in a 73-39 win over Kent State. Olowinski, a 6-foot 1-inch forward, continues to move up 
Miami and Mid-American Conference career…

Women’s basketball update: Local products get mixed results

   February 17, 2013 1:14 pm

Here’s a look at some of the recent results of area athletes and coaches connected with women’s basketball programs: • General McLane graduate Sarah Hansen shot 7-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range, on her way to 18 points Saturday in Florida Gulf Coast University’s 89-38 rout of Lipscomb (Tenn.). Hansen, a junior guard, now…

Check out Sunday’s Erie Times-News On Campus notebook

   February 17, 2013 12:28 pm

Today’s On Campus college notebook in the Erie Times-News featured items on athletes previously posted on the On Campus blog, such as Steffanie Smith-Jasper, Patrick Cochran, Kirsten Olowinski, Emma Swabb and Julia Adams. However, today’s notebook also features items on Strong Vincent graduate Shataya White and Gannon’s new junior varsity baseball program.  

Olowinski moves up Miami (Ohio) career scoring list

   February 12, 2013 12:42 pm

Mercyhurst Prep graduate Kirsten Olowinski already has become the Miami (Ohio) women’s basketball program’s leading career rebounder and shot blocker this season. Now, the 6-foot 1-inch senior forward is moving up the Redhawks’ career scoring list. Olowinski, who scored her 1,000th point earlier this season, has moved into 16th place on the school’s career scoring list with 1,188…

Olowinski moves up on Mid-American Conference list

   February 2, 2013 4:21 pm

Mercyhurst Prep graduate Kirsten Olowinski, a forward with the Miami (Ohio) University women’s basketball team, continues to move up the Mid-American Conference career rebounding list. Olowinski, a 6-foot 1-inch senior forward, moved into third place on the MAC list with 1,030 rebounds after she grabbed 13 boards in Miami’s 78-70 loss to Buffalo Thursday. She now…