Lisa Brummel Storms To WNBA Title

The Seattle Storm — one of the classiest Women’s National Basketball Association franchises, on the court and off — just won its 3rd championship in 17 years. The team topped the Washington Mystics, 4 games to 1.

Congratulations to Lisa Brummel! The Storm’s co-owner is a big name in the Pacific Northwest — and in Westport.

Lisa’s story is legendary. The daughter of former Westport superintendent of school Ken Brummel, she was the first Staples High School basketball player to score 1,000 points.

The 1977 graduate also starred in softball, track and field hockey, earning All- FCIAC or All-State in all 4 sports.

She continued her success at Yale University, starring in 4 sports (adding volleyball to the list).

Lisa Brummel

Lisa was a 4-year All-Ivy basketball playing, adding Ivy League MVP when the Elis won the title in 1979. She was an Academic All-American 1981.

In addition, she earned Yale’s George H.W. Bush Lifetime of Leadership Award.

She also played three seasons as a catcher with the Raybestos Brakettes (1976-78), winning national titles each year. Lisa was elected to the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

For 3 years — beginning in high school — she was a catcher for the Raybestos Brakettes. All they did was win ASA national and WSA world championships.

In 1989 Lisa joined Microsoft. She retired in 2014, as Chief People Officer. EWeek named her 1 of the 25 Most Influential People there.

Brummel’s team’s title is a great one. Now let’s see what Westport’s other pro basketball co-owner — Marc Lasry of the Milwaukee Bucks — can do this year.

(Hat tip: Andre Lambros)

6 responses to “Lisa Brummel Storms To WNBA Title

  1. Nice report on Lisa Brummel. Her team swept the finals 3 – 0 with UConn All Americans WNBA MVP Breanna Steward leading the way with 30 points and the heart and soul of the team,Sue Bird providing outstanding leadership. I remember Lisa’s outstanding career at Staples. Obviously, one of Staples all time great athletes.

  2. I saw some of the semis and finals. Breanna Stewart is such a remarkable talent.

    And speaking of remarkable talents, is there any Staples athlete who was as accomplished as Lisa in multiple sports? I can’t recall anyone else having success in four different sports.

  3. I read this post aloud to Cindy, my wife. She said, “It seems a lot of people from that high school do well.” That’s very true, and I took nothing away from the powers of Staples when I replied that a lot of people do well thanks to the town, its culture, its entire school system and the parents of its ‘stars’. Here’s to Lisa…and to Westport!

  4. I can remember Lisa playing touch football with us on the weekends at Coleytown Elem when we were all 12/13 years old or so. She was a great athlete even then, more than holding her own against all the boys. Really impressive and congrats!

  5. Wow… That is quite a career!!!