Cobb, Coleman And Elliott Take Top Honors At Loyola Awards Banquet

April 27, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - The 2004 Loyola College Awards Banquet took place on Tuesday night with seniors Lindsay Cobb, Katie Elliott and Steven Coleman taking home top honors. Team MVP's and Most Dedicated Athletes were also honored at the annual sports banquet held in McGuire Hall.

Cobb and Elliott were each given the Ernest Lagna Award, awarded annually by the Varcalle family to a senior female who has achieved a strong academic standing, as well as significant athletic accomplishments. Cobb, who finished her basketball career at Loyola with 643 points, 268 rebounds, 377 assists and 158 steals, led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.48 while setting career-highs in points, rebounds and assists this year.Elliott co-captained the women's soccer team, starting in every game of her college career. She ranks third on Loyola's all-time assist list, fourth on its scoring list and holds the school record for assists in a season with eight.

The men's top honor is the John R. Mohler Award, presented annually by the Loyola College Alumni Association to a senior male student-athlete who has excelled in the areas of athletics, scholarship and character. Coleman, who captained the men's soccer team in the fall, was named the 2004 Mohler recipient. Coleman, a three-time All-MAAC selection at midfield, guided Loyola to a 53-18-9 overall record in his four seasons. Under his leadership, the Greyhounds won four MAAC regular season championships and had two NCAA Tournament appearances.

Another highlight of the evening came when the Diane Geppi-Aikens Inspiration Award was announced. This award, presented to a person or people in the Loyola Community who have overcome obstacles and/or adversity to bring inspiration to Loyola College. This year's recipients are most deserving and could not be more strongly affiliated with the award. "Mops and Pops Geppi," Diane Geppi-Aikens' parents were named the 2004 Diane Geppi-Aikens Inspiration Award winners.

And although the Ernest Lagna, John R. Mohler and Diane Geppi-Aikens Inspiration Awards highlighted the evening, other senior awards included the The Fr. Francis McManamin Unsung Hero Awards, Leadership Awards and Medals of Merit.

Here is a rundown of Tuesday night's honorees...

The Fr. Francis McManamin Unsung Hero Awards 
Presented to the male and female student-athletes whose hard work anddetermination helped improve Loyola's intercollegiate athletics program.Jeff O'Brien - Men's GolfJackie Barrone - Women's Lacrosse

The Leadership Awards Recognize two student-athletes who display the qualities of integrity, enthusiasm,initiative, leadership, and physical and moral courage.Stephen Brundage - Men's LacrosseLindsay Cobb - Women's Basketball

The Medals of Merit Awarded to the male and female student-athletes who have combined academicand athletic excellence at Loyola.Chris Berger - Men's Swimming & DivingDamian Hall - Men's LacrosseRebecca Brady - Women's Soccer

Most Valuable PlayersMen's Basketball - Charlie BellWomen's Basketball - Lindsay CobbCheerleading - Danielle VoceMen's Crew - Will FarrellWomen's Crew - Kate LallyMen's Cross Country - James DaSilvaWomen's Cross Country - Andrea RovegnoMen's Golf - T.J. Shuart and Will ShriverMen's Lacrosse - Stephen BrundageWomen's Lacrosse - Tara SingletonMen's Soccer - Omar AlfonsoWomen's Soccer - Katie ElliottMen's Swimming & Diving - Marko TurcinovWomen's Swimming & Diving - Nori SkodaMen's Tennis - Nick BowersWomen's Tennis - Kaitlin RussoWomen's Track - Jackie TruncellitoVolleyball - Megan Maguire

Most Dedicated PlayersMen's Basketball - Jim ChiversWomen's Basketball - Katie ScherleCheerleading - Michelle LabbreeMen's Crew - Mike FahertyWomen's Crew - Kathleen GalwayMen's Cross Country - Jeff HasenauerWomen's Cross Country - Jackie Truncelitto and Gretchen SchullerMen's Golf - Jeff O'BrienMen's Lacrosse - Damian HallWomen's Lacrosse - Kristi KorrowMen's Soccer - Jay Joyce & Steven ColemanWomen's Soccer - Diana HurleyMen's Swimming & Diving - Chris BergerWomen's Swimming & Diving - Meagan ParrottMen's Tennis - Jonathan FalcichinoWomen's Tennis - Carolyn Pilkington & Gina TurturielloWomen's Track - Bridget ScanlonVolleyball - Katie Pruitt