Glessner, Sholokhova and DiClemente Earn Spots on the All-MAAC Teams

Feb. 26, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola senior Jill Glessner and junior Vika Sholokhova earned spots on the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's basketball team while freshman Erica DiClemente earned a spot on the league's all-rookie team as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. Glessner was named to the league's first-team while Sholokhova took a spot on the third team.

Glessner, a 5-10 senior guard from Mechanicsburg, Pa led the Greyhounds in scoring this season with 14.9 points a contest, while shooting 45.2% from the field. Glessner is featured in the top ten of seven different league statistical categories, including points, field goal percentage, assists (3.19/8th), free throw percentage (76.3%/8th), steals (1.56/10th), assists/turnover ratio (1.02/7th) and minutes played (33.56/6th). Glessner earned one Player of the Week nod during the season.

Joining Glessner on the first-team is Fairfield junior Sabra Wrice, Iona senior Martina Weber, Niagara senior Shaunna Ambrose and Siena junior Laura Menty. One of these five players will be named the conference Player of the Year.

This season's All-MAAC Second Team is made up of Fairfield sophomore Baendu Lowenthal, Iona junior Tiara Headen and Marist junior Meg Dahlman, freshman Rachele Fitz and senior Alisa Kresge.

Sholokhova earned her spot on the third team, appearing in 17 games while starting two. She is second on the team in scoring with an average of 11.7 points and leads the Greyhounds in rebounds with 7.8 a game. Sholokhova has scored double-digits in 10 games this season while recorded five double-doubles. She recorded a season-high of 22 at home against Iona while hitting a season mark in rebounds with 13 twice.

Joining Sholokhova on the third-team is Canisius' seniors Megan Lyte and Abby Radunske, Iona senior Toni Horvath, Manhattan junior Caitlin Floor, Saint Peter's junior Johnell Burts and sophomore Tania Kennedy.

5-11 guard DiClemente, from Blue Bell, Pa., averaged 6.0 points and 2.1 rebounds on the season. DiClemente had one of the better free-throw percentages among freshmen, connecting on 80.3% of her attempts. She also shot well from the field, connecting on57 of her 141 attempts (40.4%)

Also named to the all-rookie team was Canisius' Brittané Russell, Fairfield's Stephanie Geehan, Marist's Rachele Fitz, Niagara's Jennifer McNamee and Saint Peter's Natasha Morris. One of the members of the all-rookie team will be named the MAAC Rookie of the Year.

Loyola enters the MAAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will take on sixth-seeded Canisius on Friday, March 2 at 11:30 at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.