women's basketball Coaches
- Head Women's Basketball Coach(315) 229-5839Dan Roiger joined the St. Lawrence University athletic department as the head women's basketball coach in the summer of 2009. In his three years at the helm of the program, he has led his team to two Liberty League regular season championships and a runner-up finish.
Roiger and the Saints have compiled an overall record of 58-18 (.763) over the past three years, with a 36-8 (.818) record in the Liberty League. They are the only team to make the playoffs all three seasons and have the best record of the conference opponents over that span.
In the 2011-12 season, Roiger was named the Liberty League Coach of the Year as he guided his team to a perfect 16-0 record in the league, the first in its history, with an overall record of 21-5. The team also set a new University record by winning 18 games consecutively.
At St. Lawrence, Roiger has coached eight All-Conference players, two All-Conference Rookie team players and one Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, 16 players were named to the All-Academic team as he continues to recruit outstanding student-athletes who also make a difference on the court.
Prior to joining the St. Lawrence staff, Roiger was the head coach at Northland College (WI) for five years where he led his team to the playoffs four times and won one regular season championship and one tournament championship. Named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2009, he led his 2008-09 team to 19 wins, the most in the program's history as an NCAA school.
- Women's Basketball Assistant Coach(315) 229-5940
Aliza Bogdanich, a former Saints captain, joined the St. Lawrence University athletic staff in the fall of 2011 as the assistant coach of the women's basketball program.
A 2004 graduate of St. Lawrence, Bogdanich earned a multitude of accolades over her four-year career with the Saints. A 1,000 point scorer, the Lyme, NH native earned a spot on the D3Hoops.com All-East Region team and was also named the Liberty League Player of the Year in 2004. In her first season, she was part of a Saints team that was the NCAA Division III runner-up.
Bogdanich returned to her alma mater after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Morrisville State College. Prior to her one-year stint with the Mustangs, she instructed math at The Foreman School in Litchfield, CT from 2005-2010, where was also the head women's varsity basketball and volleyball coach.
- Women's Basketball Faculty/Staff Mentor(315) 229-5391
Daniel Hernandez will continue to serve as the 2012-13 Women's Basketball Faculty/Staff Mentor.
Hernandez is the Associate Director of Counseling Services in the Diana B. Torrey '82 Health and Counseling Center. Originally from Sacramento, CA, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at San Jose State. Early on in his career he did an assistantship at the Shrine Hospital in the Bay Area in California, working with children who were diagnosed with a terminal disease.
"After experiencing my first death, of an 11-year-old girl, and working with her family, I knew then that this was the field that I wanted to pursue," said Hernandez. "In addition, I have a love for teaching and sharing my clinical experience with graduate students who have a passion and desire to help people."
Hernandez regularly runs workshops at St. Lawrence on issues surrounding the loss of loved ones and also teaches EDPS 523 (Aging, Death, and Bereavement Counseling) and supervises graduate students in the counseling practicum at the Torrey Health Center.