Stories tagged: Lisa Fortier
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:17 p.m.
Gonzaga will face defending national champion Notre Dame in the opening game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase on Nov. 22, organizers announced Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Gonzaga women’s basketball fans may be getting the best of all worlds in the nonconference schedule announced Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Basketball season will always be a grind, but life will get a bit easier this season for the Gonzaga women. After a two-year hiatus, the West Coast Conference is going …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
The Gonzaga coaches must have liked what they saw last November from Anamaria Virjoghe of Northwest Christian College. In an exhibition game at the Kennel, the 6-foot-5 Romanian had seven …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
The Gonzaga women overachieved again this year, and probably will need to do it again next season.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Jill Barta has a message for Gonzaga women’s basketball fans: Please try to understand.
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8 p.m.
With the surprise departure of Jill Barga, the Gonzaga women “have no choice but to move on,” coach Lisa Fortier said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
Jill Barta, Gonzaga’s leading scorer and West Coast Conference MVP, to forgo final season of eligibility
Gonzaga basketball star Jill Barta, who led the Zags to NCAA Tournament appearances the last two seasons, is moving on.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
It really is all about the journey. Soon, Emma Stach will begin a new one, but Saturday was about the one that just ended.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.
On Saturday, against a balanced Stanford, that means getting off to a solid start, or at least better than the 13-point hole they found themselves in after one quarter against …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
Expectations are a bit different at Stanford University.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …
Thu., March 15, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
As the Gonzaga women aim for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, what better time than now to find their aim from deep?
Wed., March 14, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …
Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
If the Gonzaga women were disappointed on Selection Monday, they didn’t show it. The smiles were so wide and the cheers so loud, you’d swear the Zags had just been …
Mon., March 12, 2018
The Gonzaga women aren’t your typical underdog, and Stanford knows it.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
With the dawn of Selection Monday, the possibilities are almost endless for the Gonzaga women and their fans. So are their NCAA dreams, which include a single-digit seed, a second-round …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Lisa Fortier’s first glimpse of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program came almost two decades ago, from the stands. “They were terrible,” said Fortier, who better than anyone can appreciate what …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Tuesday was time for a hearty pat on the back, as Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier was named the Coach of the Year and Jill Barta the Player of the Year
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Of course, the Gonzaga women had long ago clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title. This was about the Zags making a statement and taking another step toward the one …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is doing something amazing for Emma Wolfram, whose injuries kept her off the court all season: a ceremonial start on Senior Day against BYU.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:52 p.m.
Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
In more ways than one, the Gonzaga women are looking to rebound this week. Physically, emotionally and also on the glass, the Bulldogs are trying to move forward from their …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
The Gonzaga women reached a few milestones Thursday night. They also shed an annoying millstone – namely the Pacific Tigers, 90-66, before an appreciative crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
The Gonzaga women are trending.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
When things are going this well, it’s easy to imagine trouble lurking around the next corner.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
Gonzaga dominated San Francisco in the second and third quarters en route to a 81-57 West Coast Conference women’s basketball victory on Saturday, the 12th consecutive win for the Bulldogs.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
Laura Stockton and the Bulldogs are looking down at the rest of the West Coast Conference.