April 17, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS - Two Loyola student-athletes, Sarra Moller of the women's soccer team and P.T. Ricci of the men's lacrosse program, were named Strength and Conditioning All-Americans by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
The organization recognizes outstanding student-athletes from around the nation who have shown a dedication and passion for conditioning and strength training.
This year, the NSCA awarded 207 student-athletes from 116 schools nationwide with the award, which is celebrating its 30th year of existence.
Ricci was a preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse this season and has led the men's lacrosse team to a 7-4 record through 11 games in 2009. As of April 12, the long-stick midfielder is third in all of NCAA Division I with 7.09 ground balls per game this season.
"Mr. Ricci's play-making ability has been taken to a new level with his commitment to the strength and conditioning program here at Loyola College in Maryland," Taylor said. "Ricci consistently remains at the top of our team speed charts, works consistently hard during our strength sessions, leads our team with a positive personality, and is always a pleasure to be around."
Moller was a four-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honoree for the women's soccer team and was selected as the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2008. During her four years at the College, the Greyhounds recorded a 29-1-6 mark in MAAC regular-season play.
"Sarra is an outstanding leader, person and friend to many on the LC campus," Loyola's Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Rob Taylor said. "Her passion and unmatched work ethic on the field, int he weight room and in the classroom will be without a doubt missed. I commend her and the rest of her graduating class for being top-notch people and raising the bar of expectations within the Loyola women's soccer program."