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Loyola Athletics To Induct Nine Individuals, Two Teams To Hall Of Fame

Dec. 10, 2015

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has selected nine former Greyhounds student-athletes and two teams that will form the Class of 2016 induction group.

The class will be formally inducted at an event on the Loyola campus Saturday, April 23, 2016.

The class features nine former student-athletes: Jim Blanding '93 (men's lacrosse), Trish Dabrowski '02 (women's lacrosse), Mark Frye '99 (men's lacrosse), Maurice Hicks '85 (men's basketball), Amy Cole Kirby '97 (swimming and diving), Joe Koziol '89 (men's soccer), Karen Paterakis Philippou '90 (field hockey, women's lacrosse), Stacey Morlang Sullivan '03 (women's lacrosse) and Mary Anne Kirsch Terzaghi '99 (women's basketball). The 1976 National Championship Men's Soccer team was also selected, and the 1963 undefeated men's tennis team will represent the "Golden Greyhounds" in the class.

"Each of these nine women and men, and the two teams, made significant contributions to Loyola athletics, and we are pleased to welcome them to a prestigious group of Greyhounds," said Jim Paquette, Loyola's assistant vice president and director of athletics. "We look forward to gathering with them in the spring to celebrate their induction along with their families, friends, teammates and coaches."

Additionally, the inductees will be recognized on Friday evening, April 22 at halftime of the Loyola-Army West Point men's lacrosse game at Ridley Athletic Complex. Those interested in purchasing a ticket to the April 23 Hall of Fame induction dinner, or learning more about purchasing a table or event sponsorship, can contact Brian Schultz at 410-617-5145 or bmschultz@loyola.edu. Further details regarding the event will be forthcoming.

Meet The Inductees

Jim Blanding Loyola Mens Lacrosse A three-time All-America selection for the men's lacrosse team, Jim Blanding was one of the program's most prolific scorers and led the Greyhounds to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The shifty attackman from West Genesee High School in upstate New York made an immediate impact upon his arrival to the Evergreen campus. Starting all four years as a member of the men's lacrosse team, Blanding accumulated 182 points from 1989-1992; he is currently fifth all-time at Loyola in points scored.
Trish Dabrowski Loyola Womens Lacrosse Trish Dabrowski was the last line of defense for Loyola women's lacrosse teams that made four-straight NCAA tournament appearances including two trips to the Final Four. Dabrowski, who was known for making jaw-dropping stops, recorded 754 saves from 1999-2002, second-most in program history. Trish is currently a physical education teacher at Roland Park Country School, encouraging young women to enjoy all sports; she is also a member of the US Lacrosse Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.
Mark Frye Loyola Mens Lacrosse Mark Frye used his exceptional speed, athleticism and physicality to lead his team to four-straight NCAA tournament appearances and earn himself two All-America First Team selections in 1998 and 1999. Frye, often referred to as one of the best midfielders in Loyola history, was known for being an exceptional shooter on the offensive end, as well as being able to play strong defense. After graduation, he continued to put his athleticism on display playing in both Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). Mark continues his connection to the Loyola men's lacrosse program as a co-founder of the Gerry Case Memorial Golf Tournament.
Maurice Hicks Loyola Mens Basketball A point guard who helped solidify the Greyhounds in their early years at the Division I level, Maurice Hicks was a complete basketball player, excelling on both ends of the court and spearheading the Greyhounds transition game. Throughout his career, Hicks scored 1494 points, a total that ranks 10th in school history to date. Upon his graduation from Loyola, Hicks served as the head boys' basketball coach at Rice High School in his hometown of Harlem, New York. He led the Raiders for 16 seasons, 11 of which resulted in Rice being ranked in the USA Today Top 25 national rankings and five New York State Federation championships.
Amy Cole Loyola Swimming Amy Cole Kirby was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's most outstanding swimmer in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Upon her graduation from Loyola, Cole Kirby held school records in the 100-yard free, 200-yard free and 200-meter freestyle. In addition to her impressive individual performances, she was also a member of seven record-setting relay teams, including a 400-meter medley that held the MAAC championship record for nearly two decades.
Joe Koziol Loyola Mens Soccer Joe Koziol led the Loyola men's soccer team to the NCAA Quarterfinals in both 1986 and 1987, winning the South Atlantic Region both years. Koziol made an immediate impact upon his arrival on North Charles St., playing as a forward and an effective attacking midfielder. Koziol displayed a combination of speed and skill that enabled him to outrun defenders and score goals. Currently, he is 10th in school history in goals scored (37), tied for ninth in assists (23) and 12th in points (97). After graduation, he played in several professional soccer organizations and was a first round draft selection to the Cleveland Crunch of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 2012, Koziol was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.
Karen Paterakis Loyola FIeld Hockey Womens Lacrosse After a much-celebrated career at Baltimore's Bryn Mawr School, Karen Paterakis Philippou became one of the top student-athletes at Loyola, competing in both field hockey and women's lacrosse. Paterakis Philippou made her presence known on campus, as she started all four-years on both teams. In field hockey, she was the team Most Valuable Player in 1987, captain in 1989 and a two-time All-America selection. On the lacrosse field, she led a defense that took the Greyhounds to the 1990 NCAA Semifinals, a performance that earned her All-America Second Team honors. Off the field, Paterakis Philippou was recognized for her service to Loyola by being named to the Green & Grey society in 1989, a group that serves as a liaison between the student body and president.
Stacey Morlang Loyola Womens Lacrosse Stacey Morlang Sullivan is one of the most-decorated women's lacrosse players to ever wear a Loyola uniform. The three-time All-America selection led the Greyhounds to back-to-back NCAA Semifinal appearances in 2000 and 2001. In her senior campaign, Morlang Sullivan served as a team captain for the Greyhounds. That season, she earned All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team and All-America First Team honors; she was also a Tewaarton Trophy finalist and Loyola's Ernest Lagna Award Winner. Morlang Sullivan ended her career at Loyola after starting in all of her 77 games and scoring 288 points. She graduated as the school's all-time leader in points and goals, totals that now stand second all-time at the school. After graduation, she went on to compete with the Australia National team for three-consecutive world cups. She helped the Aussies win their first-ever World Cup in 2005, and she was selected for the All-World team after a standout performance at the 2013 World Cup.
Mary Anne Kirsch Loyola Womens Basketball Mary Anne Kirsch Terzaghi's dedication to Loyola women's basketball is what elevated her game and team to the highest level. Starting her career off strong, Kirsch Terzaghi was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie team for her exceptional performance in the 1995-96 season. Her play continued to bring the Greyhounds great success throughout her career, recording two seasons with 20 or more wins. Individually, Kirsch Terzaghi remains in the top-10 in several career statistical categories at Loyola: field-goal percentage (first), points (seventh), scoring average (fifth), rebounds (fifth) and blocked shots (ninth).
1976 Loyola Maryland Mens Soccer Team NCAA Division II National Champions The Loyola Greyhounds hoisted the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship trophy high in 1976. Head Coach Jim Bullington led the team to a 21-1 overall record and perfect 10-0 mark in the Mason-Dixon Conference in a season that culminated the school's first-ever NCAA Championship in any sport. The team was a prolific scoring one, outscoring opponents 95-21 in the season's 21 games and 11-4 in four NCAA Tournament games. The team averaged 4.3 goals per game and scored at least two in 21 of 22.
1963 Loyola Maryland Mens Tennis Team Loyola's 1963 men's tennis team was selected as the "Golden Greyhounds" representative of this year's class. The team was the only squad in program history to finish a season with an undefeated record. Coach Vincent Colimore's Greyhounds won all 15 matches they played that year, including the Mason-Dixon title match that crowned them the 1963 Conference Champions. The team of eight student-athletes featured a mix of class years to go along with their diverse tennis backgrounds, coming from both public and private Catholic high schools in the Baltimore area.