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Loyola Athletics Celebrates Holiday Season, Exceptional 2012

Dec. 17, 2012

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The year 2012 was one to remember for Loyola University Maryland fans. The Greyhounds kicked off the year in memorable fashion when the men's basketball team won its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title since 1994 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Picking up excited fans, proud alumni, parents and friends along the way, the Greyhounds took us on a ride that spanned numerous accomplishments not only on their playing surfaces, but in the classroom as well.

Join our coaches and student-athletes as we relive some of 2012 highlights with our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Twelve Greyhounds were tabbed a player of the year in their respective sports and conferences. Former golfer Jay Mulieri won the MAAC title, while teammate Bart George earned MAAC Rookie of the Year honors. Freshman Larry Ndjock also earned MAAC Rookie of the Year honors, while three Greyhounds earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades - Katie Sheahin (women's basketball, MAAC), Scott Ratliff (men's lacrosse, ECAC) and Didi Haracic (women's soccer, MAAC). Brennan Morris and Caitlin Cronin were named the MAAC Men's and Women's Swimmers of the Year, respectively, while Justin Drummond was the MAAC Sixth Man of the Year in men's basketball. Women's lacrosse All-Americans Kellye Gallagher and Marlee Paton garnered BIG EAST Defender and Midfielder of the Year honors, respectively, and Nichole Schiro became the first player in league history to earn MAAC Offensive Player of the Year honors in women's soccer for three-straight years.

Loyola coaches and student-athletes graced the cover of eleven magazines throughout the year, including Lacrosse Magazine, Inside Lacrosse, Press Box Magazine and Loyola Magazine.

In June, it was announced that Loyola's men's athletic programs finished the 2011-12 academic year tied for tenth in the Capital One Cup standings. The Greyhounds totaled 60 points to finished tied with North Dakota State and are the smallest school to finish in the top 10 on either the men's or women's side in the Cup's history. 

Loyola had nine student-athletes earn All-America honors in 2012. Kellye Gallagher and Marlee Paton became the first pair of women's lacrosse student-athletes to garner first-team IWLCA All-America honors since 2003. The men's lacrosse team had seven players named to the USILA All-America teams. Mike Sawyer was a second-team honoree, while Scott Ratliff earned a spot on the third team. Eric Lusby, Reid Acton, Davis Butts, Josh Hawkins and Joe Fletcher were all honorable mention All-Americans. 

The NCAA recognized eight Greyhound programs for academic success in June. The men's cross country, women's basketball, men's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, women's crew, women's indoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field - were all in the top-10 percent of NCAA Division I schools in the multi-year tracking of the Academic Progress Rate (APR). This marked the third-straight year that Loyola had more teams recognized than any other school in the MAAC. 

Seven players were named Tournament MVPs throughout the year. Faye Lukas was named the MVP of the Marriott Greyhound Classic after leading the volleyball team to the tournament title. Erik Etherly was tabbed the MAAC Tournament MVP after leading the men's basketball team to the conference title. Jay Mulieri led the golf team to a conference title, breaking the team score tournament record by nine strokes. Kerry Stoothoff became the first player in BIG EAST history to earn Tournament MVP honors in back-to-back seasons after leading the women's lacrosse team to a second-straight BIG EAST title and Scott Ratliff led the men's lacrosse team to the ECAC title, earning MVP honors. Teammate Eric Lusby then broke the NCAA Championships scoring record to earn NCAA Tournament MVP honors after leading the team to the national title and in women's soccer, Gigi Mangione was named the Tournament MVP for a second time after leading the Greyhounds to the MAAC title.

The Greyhounds had multiple milestones hit and program bests reached throughout the year, while six programs had individual records broken. In addition to the swimming and diving and women's track and field teams breaking multiple school records throughout the year, Katie Sheahin shattered the women's basketball all-time program record for steals. Both Mike Sawyer and Eric Lusby eclipsed the previous men's lacrosse record for goals scored in a season, with Lusby passing Sawyer late in the year and finishing as the new single-season leader. Jay Mulieri also concluded his career as the golf program's school record holder for stroke average, while Nichole Schiro became the first person in women's soccer history to record 100 career points.

Loyola had five teams capture three different conference titles and advance to the NCAA Tournament play this year. The men's basketball team won its second MAAC title in program history - and its first since 1994 - in March. The golf team then won its fifth-straight MAAC title in April, before the men's lacrosse team won the ECAC Championship and the women's lacrosse team claimed the BIG EAST title in May, giving the Greyhounds three championships in one week. The women's soccer team then closed out the year by upsetting top-seeded Marist in the finals of the MAAC Tournament in November to win its 10th title in program history.

Four coaches garnered multiple coach of the year honors throughout the year. Men's basketball head coach Jimmy Patsos was named the MAAC Coach of the Year, in addition to earning NABC District I Coach of the Year and the Skip Prosser Man of the Year honors. Women's lacrosse head coach Jen Adams was voted the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year for the second-straight year and men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey earned ECAC Coach of the Year honors and was recently named the winner of the Morris Touchstone Award as the USILA National Coach of the Year. In tennis, head coach Rick McClure was named the MAAC Women's Coach of the Year.

Three different programs had a student-athlete honored as an Academic All-Americans. Ryan McCarthy and Patrick McCormick became the first pair of golfers to earn Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors in the same season, while women's soccer's Nichole Schiro earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America First Team and NSCAA University Division Scholar All-America Third Team. Stephen Dooley was also a third-team honoree on the NSCAA Men's Soccer University Division Scholar All-America team.

Loyola had two teams defend conference titles this year, as the golfers won their fifth-straight MAAC Championship and the women's lacrosse team claimed its second-straight BIG EAST title.

And last, but most definitely not least, Loyola won one NCAA Championship in 2012. The men's lacrosse team became the first team in Loyola history to win a national title at the Division I level. 

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Friday, Sept 30
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Women's Volleyball at Holy Cross 7:00 PM Video
Saturday, Oct 1
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Men's Soccer Navy 12:00 PM Live Stats Video
Women's Soccer Boston University 2:30 PM Video
Women's Tennis Loyola Invitational 9:00 AM
Swimming & Diving Green vs. Grey 10:00 AM
Cross Country at Paul Short Run 11:45 AM
Women's Volleyball at Army West Point 4:00 PM Live Stats
Sunday, Oct 2
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Women's Tennis Loyola Invitational 9:00 AM
Wednesday, Oct 5
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Men's Soccer at American 3:00 PM Live Stats
Friday, Oct 7
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Women's Tennis at Mount St. Marys Invitational 3:00 PM
Men's Tennis at Mount St. Marys Invitational 3:00 PM
Swimming & Diving American 6:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 8
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Men's Soccer Boston University 1:00 PM Video
Women's Soccer Lehigh 7:00 PM Video
Women's Tennis at Mount St. Marys Invitational 9:00 AM
Men's Tennis at Mount St. Marys Invitational 9:00 AM
Women's Volleyball Bucknell 2:00 PM
Swimming & Diving Alumni Meet 4:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 9
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Women's Tennis at Mount St. Marys Invitational 9:00 AM
Men's Tennis at Mount St. Marys Invitational 9:00 AM
Women's Volleyball Colgate 2:00 PM
Monday, Oct 10
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Men's Golf vs Alister MacKenzie Invitational All Day
Tuesday, Oct 11
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Men's Soccer at St. Johns 7:00 PM Live Stats
Men's Golf vs Alister MacKenzie Invitational All Day
Friday, Oct 14
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Men's Tennis at Patriot League Kickoff Tournament 12:00 PM
Women's Tennis at Patriot League Kickoff Tournament 12:00 PM
Women's Volleyball American 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 15
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Men's Soccer Lehigh 7:00 PM Video
Women's Soccer at Army West Point 7:00 PM Live Stats
Men's Tennis at Patriot League Kickoff Tournament 9:00 AM
Swimming & Diving Colgate 1:00 PM
Women's Volleyball at Navy 4:00 PM
Cross Country at Princeton Invitational TBA
Crew vs Navy Day Regatta All Day
Sunday, Oct 16
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Men's Tennis at Patriot League Kickoff Tournament 9:00 AM
Monday, Oct 17
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Men's Golf vs Elon Phoenix Invitational All Day
Tuesday, Oct 18
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Men's Golf vs Elon Phoenix Invitational All Day
Wednesday, Oct 19
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Women's Soccer Bucknell 7:00 PM Video
Saturday, Oct 22
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Men's Soccer at Army West Point 7:00 PM Video
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Women's Soccer Colgate 5:00 PM Video
Swimming & Diving Lafayette 1:00 PM
Crew vs Head of the Charles Regatta All Day
Friday, Oct 28
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Swimming & Diving Johns Hopkins 5:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 29
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Cross Country vs Patriot League Championships 11:00 AM
Crew vs Head of the Schuylkill Regatta All Day
Monday, Oct 31
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Men's Golf vs Kiawah Classic All Day
Tuesday, Nov 1
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Men's Golf vs Kiawah Classic All Day
Thursday, Nov 3
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Men's Basketball Johns Hopkins TBA
Saturday, Nov 5
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Crew vs Head of the Occoquan Regatta All Day
Friday, Nov 11
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Men's Basketball at Duquesne TBA
Women's Basketball Lipscomb TBA
Cross Country vs NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals 12:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 12
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Crew vs Frostbite Regatta All Day
Sunday, Nov 13
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Women's Basketball at Cornell TBA
Crew vs Bill Braxton Regatta All Day
Monday, Nov 14
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Men's Basketball Millersville TBA
Tuesday, Nov 15
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Women's Basketball at Fairfield TBA
Wednesday, Nov 16
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Men's Basketball at LIU Brooklyn TBA
Friday, Nov 18
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Men's Basketball at Notre Dame TBA
Saturday, Nov 19
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Women's Basketball St. Francis Brooklyn TBA
Monday, Nov 21
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Women's Basketball at Pittsburgh TBA
Wednesday, Nov 23
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Men's Basketball Fairfield TBA
Wednesday, Nov 30
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Women's Basketball Columbia TBA

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Saturday, Sept 24
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Men's Soccer Lafayette W, 2-0 Live Stats | Video
Women's Soccer Navy W, 2-1 (2OT) Live Stats | Video
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Sunday, Sept 25
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Monday, Sept 26
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