Leer '11 Selected as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations


Liz Leer ’11, one of the prolific women’s basketball student-athletes in program history, has been named the Director of Basketball Operations, Head Coach Matt Corkery has announced.

Leer graduated from American in May as a two-time All-Patriot League First Team honoree as well as a two-time Patriot League All-Tournament Team selection. She finished her career with 1,377 points and 741 rebounds, good for fourth and third, respectively, in program history. Her 212 career blocked shots are most in program history and sixth-most in the Patriot League annals. The Glenside, Pa., native also holds program records in career three-point percentage (43.4 percent) and games played (126), while ranking in the top-five in both career free throw percentage (81.7 percent) and field goal percentage (51.6 percent).

Leer was a key member of the winningest class in program history, as the Eagles accumulated an 81-45 overall record during her four seasons. This included a 43-13 mark in Patriot League play, which resulted in three conference regular season titles and two appearances in postseason play.

In addition to her on-the-court success, Leer also shined in the classroom. This year, she was a member of the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Team, one of five women’s basketball student-athletes in the conference to earn the distinction. The Public Communication major was also honored to the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team this season.

"It is really a positive affirmation when we have student-athletes that want to stay with us when their careers are over and remain as part of the family," remarked Corkery. "Liz will provide a critical link between our players and the coaching staff, and she is a great communicator. As one of the greatest players in program history, she knows what it takes to be an Eagle. We're very excited about having her as a member of our coaching staff."