Induction Class of 2014
Lisa (Harfield, '03) Borowitz was a three-sport All-NSIC First Team performer competing in the first years of Concordia’s Division II and NSIC era that started in 1999. Her status as a three-sport star as a student-athlete has earned her induction into the NSIC Hall of Fame in July when she’s inducted in St. Cloud, Minn. She’ll become the first Concordia member of the NSIC Hall of Fame.
A rare commodity at the Division II level, Borowitz excelled in the fall in soccer, in the winter in basketball and in the spring in softball – often despite abbreviated or missing preseason training and even season overlap.
She was a member of the first NSIC Championship team on campus with the 2001 softball squad as the starting shortstop, and was the leading scorer and rebounder for the first NCAA Tournament team with women’s basketball in 2002-03.
She was the NSIC scoring leader in basketball in 2000-01 and the NSIC home run leader in softball in 2000.
When her career ended she had set the scoring (1,469) and rebounding (742) records in basketball, with the rebound record still standing while she still ranks second in scoring. She was a three-time All-NSIC First Team basketball player, also earning Honorable Mention honors as a freshman in Concordia’s first year in the NSIC in 1999-2000.
In softball, she was a two-time All-NSIC First Team performer (2001, 2003) and earned Honorable Mention honors as a freshman in 2000 in Concordia’s first year in the league. When her softball career ended after 2003, she was second in career home runs (12) and RBI (75) and third in average (.306) and held the career stolen bases record (25). She set the single season records for RBI (36) and stolen bases (10) as a freshman, and topped her stolen base mark as a sophomore with 11.
As a soccer player, Borowitz earned All-NSIC First Team honors as a freshman goalkeeper as she made 176 saves in 14 games, allowing 2.1 goals per game with an .867 save percentage. As a sophomore, she reduced her goals against average to 1.8 while earning an 8-5-1 record in the net with 3.3 shutouts. She also scored four goals on just six shots. She currently ranks in the top three in school history in save percentage (.860, 2nd), wins (9, 3rd) and saves (321, 3rd) and holds single season program records for saves (176), saves per game (12.6) and is second in single season wins (8) and save percentage (.867).
Borowitz is still involved in college athletics, serving as an assistant softball coach at Hamline University in St. Paul for five seasons. She has also been an assistant softball coach at St. Paul Johnson High School, winning the St. Paul City Conference championship in her two years there in 2004-05, taking fourth at the MSHSL Class AAA tournament in 2005.