Two More Lady Lakers Will Continue to Play Basketball at the Next Level

Head Women's Basketbll Coach Bogie Boggess, announced this week that two more Lady Lakers will  get the opportunity to continue their basketball careers at the next level.

Bethany Dalton will continue to play at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. Bethany was the team Co-Captain and started every game last season as a PG/SG for the Lady Lakers.

The Hilltoppers finished 2014-2015 season as the MEC Conference Champions (24-9) and finished their season with a five point loss in the DII Atlantic Region Semi-Finals to the NCAA DII National Champions, California University of Pa. West Liberty Head Coach, Lynn Ullom, is one of the winningest coaches in the history of West Virginia women’s basketball. He will begin his 25th season at the helm having averaged over 20 wins a year throughout his career.

“Beth is a very strong defender with speed and a work ethic that was un-matched at Garrett College. This is a great opportunity for her to learn from one of the best coaching staffs and to compete on one of the best programs in the Mountain East Conference, as well as, the Nation. I am excited for her and wish her much success at West Liberty” said Coach Bogie.

Aleia Biggers-Dewitt will play at Virginia University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, VA. Aleia was a Co-Captain for the 2014-2015 season and averaged 10.4 points per game. First year Head VUL Women’s Basketball Coach, Brooke Wilkinson, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Dragon’s program and will continue to push Aleia and develop her abilities.

“Aleia played multiple positions for the Lady Lakers but really stood out as a shooting guard for us. I think that this is a great opportunity for Aleia to continue her growth as a player and student. I know that she will work hard to be the best that she can be at VUL” said Coach Bogie

Skaro Receives NJCAA Award for Academic Achievement

Congratulations to Anamaria Skaro who recently received an NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement for the 2014-2015 school year. Anamaria was a two sport athlete for the Lady Lakers participating in Women's Volleyball and Women's Basketball. She has since accepted a scholarship to NCAA Division I Stony Brook University in NY to continue her academic and basketball career. 

Lady Lakers Return Five

Pictured Above: (L-R) Bria Coleman, Breana Lee, Castina Johnson, Brionna Bryan, and Kadijah Anderson.

The Lady Lakers return five players for the 2015-2016 season. “These girls know our goals and expectations for next season and will provide strong leadership and much needed guidance for our 2015 recruiting class” said Coach Bogie.

Skaro signs with Seawolves

Anamaria Skaro will continue her basketball career at Stony Brook University. The 5’11” Forward from Split, Croatia and recently named NJCAA Second Team All – American has signed a full scholarship to play Division I basketball for the Seawolves.  The team captain led the Lady Lakers averaging a double -double for two seasons; during the 2014-2015 season she averaged 16.6 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game.  “Anamaria Skaro is a true example of what you can achieve if you have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude” Coach Bogie said. “She had very little interest from colleges coming out of high school. Upon her arrival to Garrett College she did not have the skill to be a dominant post player or the ball handling ability to play as a guard but we worked very hard to develop her talent for both positions in order to highlight her as the strong and versatile player that she is today.” Coach Bogie said.

“Coach Bogie and I sat down and discussed my options on a daily basis.” Anamaria said. “He has always believed in me and guided me to make the best possible decisions. I know that Coach Bogie will always be there for me and I am grateful that he really pushed me hard to become the player that I am today."

Anamaria is one of the most decorated players in Garrett College Women’s Basketball history to sign a Division I scholarship. “She had some very good colleges interested in her and after careful consideration, she felt that Stony Brook was not only the best fit for her athletically but it also has a very strong academic reputation.” Coach Bogie said.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play collegiate basketball at the highest level in America.” Anamaria said. “I am extremely grateful that Coach McCombs has given me the opportunity to make this dream come true and I know that she will continue to push me to become the best player that I can be.”

Stony Brook University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Caroline McCombs had this to say about Anamaria: “We are extremely excited for Anamaria to join our Seawolves Basketball Family. She is a very versatile player on the floor and that will allow her the opportunity to play multiple positions. Her ability to handle the ball, shoot the three, rebound and post up will help us to continue to build a championship program.” Coach McCombs also stated that “Anamaria is a focused student-athlete that competes in the classroom. We look forward to having her join our first recruiting class at Stony Brook.”

Career achievements at a glance:

2013-2014 Awards
Fall Academic All-Star Team Deans List
Spring Academic All-Star Team Deans List
Region XX All-Tournament Team
Coaches Award recipient
Lady Lakers Rebounder of the Year recipient

2014-2015 Awards

Fall Academic All-Star Team Deans List
Spring Academic All-Star Team Deans List
Lady Lakers Most Oustanding Player

Lady Lakers Offensive Player of the Year
Lady Lakers Rebounder of the Year
All-MD JUCO Honorable Mention
All-Region First Team (received highest votes out of 27 nominated players)
Region XX All-Tournament Team
NJCAA Second Team All-American
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year

Women's Basketball Athletic Awards

Pictured: Hunter Radford, Anamaria Skaro, and Beth Dalton

The Garrett College Women's Basketball team handed out their Lady Laker awards at the annual Athletics Awards Banquet on May 6'th at the Pine Lodge Steakhouse.

Award Winners are as followed:

Most Oustanding Player: Anamaria Skaro

Coach's Awards: Hunter Radford, Beth Dalton

Freshman of the Year: Castina Johnson

Offensive Player of the Year: Anamaria Skaro

Deffensive Player of the Year: Beth Dalton

Rebounder of the Year: Anamaria Skaro

Teammate of the Year: Hannah Horne

Most Improved Player: Brionna Bryan

Hustle Award: Beth Dalton