Christel Rocha


Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Lansing Catholic Central




Christel  Rocha

Returns to the squad after a year off for personal reasons ... has great quickness and is a solid defender as well as a scorer ... daughter of Santiago and Lauralee Rocha ... born March 6, 1978.

Averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game during her junior year ... set new career bests with 31 points and 14 rebounds versus Syracuse (12/4) ... scored a team-high 18 points in win over Lehigh (1/20) ... scored 15 points in the second half, going 9-for-10 from the line, as the Leopards overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Penn 81-69 (1/18).

Named Patriot League Rookie of the Year and became the first women?s player from Lafayette to win a major postseason award in the history of the Patriot League ... averaged 9.4 points and a team-high 3.7 assists per game ... had a career-high 22 points and six rebounds against Colgate (1/28) ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week five times.

Started the first six games of the season at the point guard position before suffering a stress fracture in her right femur and redshirting the season ... averaged 7.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game ... scored 11 points in each of her first two collegiate games against William & Mary (11/27) and Central Connecticut State (11/30).

High School
Led Lansing Catholic to a 26-1 record and the State ?C? Championship ... led the squad in assists and steals her senior season while setting school records in both ... averaged eight points and eight boards during her senior season ... named to First Team All-Capital Circuit ... selected a scholar-athlete by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) ... chosen Second Team All-State.