April 14, 2010
BALTIMORE - Retiring Director of Athletics Joe Boylan was honored Wednesday at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Loyola Women's Center for his contributions to women's athletics at Loyola University Maryland and to the campus community at large.
Boylan, who will retire this year after 19 years at the school, was honored alongside Greyhounds women's soccer standout Theresa Ferraina.
A four-year member of the women's soccer team, Ferraina was a two-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team member and graduated in May 2009 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and a bachelor's degree in finance. She competed for Loyola this fall as a graduate student and will earn her M.B.A. in August 2010.
"As an Academic All-American, she has excelled both on and off the field," Margaret Musgrove, director of the Women's Center, said during the presentation. "Showcasing her abilities in the classroom and on the field and drawing national attention to Loyola u has been an example for women on campus and thinking about attending Loyola."
Ferraina earned many academic accolades during her time at Loyola, and she was also an excellent player on the field. She as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned All-MAAC First Team laurels her final two seasons. She finished third on the all-time points scored list at Loyola and is fourth in goals.
Some of Boylan's many contributions to the Greyhounds have been in the realm of women's athletics. He hired the first full-time women's coaches at Loyola, and he also helped found women's programs in soccer and track and field.
"Joe has expanded athletic offerings for women to match those being given to men," Musgrove added.