2014-15 (Junior): Named to the 2014-15 Northeast Conference All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season… Started in 33 of 34 games on the season while averaging 35.8 minutes per game… Recorded six double-doubles on the season… Secured a career-high 18 boards against Saint Francis University on 1/19/15… Ranked 4th in the NEC with an average of three offensive rebounds per game (102 total)… Placed 6th in the NEC with 2.12 steals per game… Ranked 7th in the NEC with an average of 7.6 rebounds per game… Went 76-for-96 from the free-throw line (79.2%) which was 6th overall in the conference… Secured 4.59 defensive rebounds per game, good for 6th in the NEC. Anchored a defensive which held opponents to a conference best 61 points per game.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Started in 29 in 30 contests last season…Logged 34.3 minutes per contest, which including eclipsing the forty-minute mark on three occasions…Averaged 8.8 points per game, with a career-best 23 points at home against Saint Francis University back on February 10th…Five times during the season, Fechko pulled down double-figure rebounds with her best effort coming against UMass Lowell, Delaware State, Saint Francis U and Wagner when the Twinsburg, Ohio native pulled down a career-best 13 caroms in each of those contests….Dished out a personal-best seven assists against Delaware State…Named to the 2013-14 Northeast Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 (Freshman): Appeared in all 30 contests for St. Francis Brooklyn while earning the starting nod on six occasions…Selected to the 2012-13 Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team, becoming just the tenth Terrier in program history to do so…Named Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the weeks of Jan.22-29, Jan.29-Feb.5 and Feb.14-18…Averaged 8.7 points per game against Northeast Conference opponents (6.6 overall) along with 6.3 rebounds per game in league contests (5.4 total)….Was St. Francis Brooklyn’s top rebounder…Ranked in the top-15 in rebounding in the NEC, while ranking first among all newcomers…Posted nine games where she scored in double figures, all against conference opponents…Scored a career-best 18 points against LIU Brooklyn in the 20th annual “Battle of Brooklyn,” where she garnered Most Valuable Player honors…Pulled down a career-high 13 caroms against Fairleigh Dickinson (2/18/13)….Named to the 2012-13 Northeast Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to St. Francis Brooklyn: Fechko played for the Twinsburg High School Tigers…She was teammates with current St. Francis College women’s basketball point guard Katie Fox…Fechko was selected for the North vs. South All-Star game…Leah was voted Most Valuable Player of the Tri-County All-Star game…A four-year letterwinner, Fechko was captain of the team during the 2011-12 season…Her squad didn’t lose a game to an in-state team in two years, recording a record of 52-0 during this span…Fechko was a three-time NOC Valley Division All-Conference selection (2009-2012) and last season was named to the Tri-County First Team selection…
For her career, Fechko averaged 13.0 points per game, 5.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.5 turnovers as a senior while playing three positions…Her best performance came against Stow-Munroe Falls on February 8th in which she posted 20 points, six assists, ten rebounds, six steals, and one block shot…According to Leah, “the game was significant to me because it was our senior night and the last time I played with my teammates on our home court…” Off the court, Leah made the Honor Roll
Personal: Daugther of Karen and Bob Fechko, Leah has one brother, Matt…Her role model is her high school coach, Julie Solis….Leah’s favorite food is steak and ice cream…Her favorite sports team is the Cleveland Browns (NFL) and her favorite athlete is Aaron Craft (Ohio State University men’s basketball player)…Her favorite movies include Love & Basketball and the Lion King…Some of her favorite television shows are One Tree Hill, Days of our Lives and the Golden Girls while her favorite holiday is Christmas.