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1984 Women's Basketball Season > Liz Feeley

Liz Feeley is in the Lehigh Hall of Fame

Bio: The 1982-83 season marked the beginning of a new era of women's basketball at Lehigh as a new head coach, Muffct McGraw, took over and several very talented players were recruited to play on South Mountain including Liz Feeley. During Feeley's career Lehigh won 71 games while losing only 31. Lehigh set back-to-back school records for wins, accumulating 20 in the 1984-85 season and 24 during the 1985-86 campaign. The 1985-86 team won the school's first-ever women's basketball East Coast Conference Championship finishing with a 24-4 record. In the middle of all of the success was a dedicated and determined Feeley.

"Liz was the most competilive player that I have ever coached," said former Lehigh and current Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw. "She would take charges, dive for loose balls and do whatever it took to win. She was physical and aggressive and she was a coach's dream. Liz worked hard at practice every day and had a passion for the game. Liz had a winner's attitude, was a great captain and leader, and most of all she was a great teammate and a great person." A four-year letter winner in basketball and two-year letter winner in softball, Feeley scored 1,275 points in her career and pulled down 571 rebounds. Those marks at the time were the second-best in school history. Now nearly 15 years later Feeley's scoring total is still sixth best and her rebounding number is the eighth-best career total. Feeley also scored a school-record 37 points against Bucknell in 1986 as well as established a single season record for field goals made (219). But the Worcester, Massachusetts native was more than just a scorer. She made every player around her better. She recorded 276 career assists, third best at the time and now good enough for eighth on the all-time list. She also still remains third on Lehigh's all-time steals list with 195.
Feeley earned East Coast Conference First Team honors and Ail-Tournament Team honors in 1985-86.

"It is a special honor to be selected for induction into the Lehigh Athletics Hall of Fame. Just looking at the names of the
other inductees makes it very special," Feeley says. "I'll always remember playing at Grace Hall because it had so much character. I learned a lot during my four years at Lehigh. Balancing athletics and academics was a very important lesson I learned. I also learned so much from my coach, Muffet McGraw. She is such a great coach and has such knowledge of the game of basketball."

Feeley's career continued after her graduation from Lehigh. She served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame for the 1987-88 season when the Fighting Irish won 20 games and then at Cornell in the same capacity the following season. Feeley then returned home to Holy Cross and served as an assistant coach at Holy Cross from 1989-92 where she was part of an undefeated regular season squad that received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and won two games once there. In 1992 Feeley was hired as the head coach at Colgate, a position she held for three years until being named the head coach at Princeton in 1995. As head coach of the Tigers, Feeley led Princeton to a 20-win season and NIT berth as well as to an Ivy League title in 1998-99.

Feeley graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's in English and minor in Biology. She currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey and is the head coach at Princeton.

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