April 10, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - The National Strength and Conditioning Association has named Loyola lacrosse players Cory Coffman and Liz Peregoy as All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year. The award, created to recognize student-athletes dedicated to strength training and conditioning, is in its 28th year of existence and was given to 239 college athletes from 165 schools this year.
Coffman and Peregoy are both seniors on Loyola's lacrosse teams with Coffman playing for the men's squad and Peregoy playing for the women. Both individuals were selected by Loyola strength coach Robert Taylor, Jr.
"From our fitness testing and team challenges, to our speed and strength sessions, Mr. Coffman has consistently been at the top," says Taylor. "Cory has ranked consistently at the top of our men's lacrosse team's off-season strength and conditioning competition during his career."
"Elizabeth has led by example her entire career at Loyola," adds Taylor. "She has gained respect by being consistent with her effort, having an unmatched desire to win, and willingness to accept challenge."
The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year program is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tenn. fitness product leader.