CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland women's basketball junior Colleen Marshall was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team and freshman Bri Betz-White was voted to the rookie team, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Marshall led the Greyhounds in scoring this season with 13.3 points per game. She scored double-figures in 13 of the 18 Patriot League contests and led the team in scoring on 13 occasions.
The Gaithersburg, Maryland native scored 20-plus points five times this season, including posting a career-high 35 points against Boston University on Saturday, Feb. 14, in Reitz Arena. Marshall became the first player since Patty Stoffey (1991-95), Loyola's all-time leading scorer, to score as many as 35 points in a game. In going 7-of-11 from 3-point range, Marshall tied Nicole Krusen's 2013 record for 3-pointers made in a game.
Marshall set her mark on the national scale as well, ranking 31st amongst NCAA Division I women's basketball players in steals per game. For the 12th-straight week, the junior guard led the league in steals, averaging 2.6 per game. With her help, Loyola is second in the Patriot League in steals (260 total).
For a majority of the 2014-15 campaign, Betz-White played the most minutes of any Patriot League rookie this season, while leading the rookie class in points.
The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania native was named the Lids Team Sports Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high 23 points on Saturday, Jan. 17, in a win over Boston University, 63-53. She became the first Loyola freshman since Kara Marshall in 2012 to score 20-plus points in a single contest. Earlier in the season, Betz-White earned her first weekly award for scoring 19 points in a 59-49 victory over Saint Peter's University on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Her 8.7 points per game is second on the team and 20th in the conference. She led Loyola in scoring on six separate occasions, scoring 10-plus points 12 times. The rookie guard finished the regular-season tied for 11th at the charity stripe, shooting 68.9 percent from the free throw line.
Betz-White, Marshall and the Greyhounds open play in the Patriot League Championships Wednesday in the first round against Lafayette College. The Leopards will host Loyola at 7 p.m., in Easton, Pennsylvania.
2014-15 Women's Basketball All-Patriot League Teams and Major Awards
Player of the Year: Jen Dumiak, American (Sr., G)
Defensive Player of the Year: Shaquilla Curtis, American (Sr., G)
Rookie of the Year: Jacquie Klotz, Bucknell (Fr., G)
Coach of the Year: Megan Gebbia, American
First-Team All-Patriot League
Jen Dumiak, American (Sr., G)#
Kelsey Minato, Army (Jr., G)#
Audrey Dotson, Bucknell (Sr., F)
Emily Homan, Lafayette (Sr., F)
Raquel Scott, Holy Cross (Jr., F)#
#Unanimous first team choice
Second-Team All-Patriot League
Claire DeBoer, Bucknell (So., F)
Carole Harris, Colgate (Sr., F)
Lexi Martins, Lehigh (So., F)
Katie O'Reilly, Lehigh (Sr., G/F)
Colleen Marshall, Loyola Maryland (Jr., G)
Third-Team All-Patriot League*
Michelle Holmes, America (Jr., F)
Arron Zimmerman, American (Sr., F)
Olivia Schretzman, Army (Sr., F)
Lisa Mifsud, Holy Cross (Jr., G)
Jamie O'Hare, Lafayette (Jr., G)
Kerry Kinek, Lehigh (Jr., F)
*Six players due to tie in voting
Jacquie Klotz, Bucknell (Fr., G)
Katie Doherty, Holy Cross, (Fr., G)
Quinci Mann, Lehigh (Fr., G)
Bri Betz-White, Loyola (Fr., G)
Taylor Dunham, Navy (Fr., G)