CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball seniors Colleen Marshall and Jeneh Perry were named to All-Patriot League teams, as announced by the League office Friday morning. Marshall garnered spots on both the first team and All-Defensive Team, while Perry was voted to the League’s third team.
Marshall, a unanimous first-team selection, becomes Loyola’s first-ever All-Patriot League First Team honoree and the first Greyhound to earn first-team honors since 2012. She’s also the only League player to earn a spot on the first team and the defensive team after picking up All-Patriot League Second Team accolades last year.
Marshall scored in double figures in all but two Patriot League contests, including scoring 20-plus points against Lafayette, Navy, Colgate and Boston University. She led the team in scoring in 13 of the 18 League contests and is contributing a team-best 15.0 points per game in the regular season, an average that ranks fifth in the League. She also leads the Greyhounds in field goals made (152), 3-point field goals made (41) and steals (62).
Defensively, the Gaithersburg, Maryland, native is second in the League with 2.5 steals per conference contests. She has recorded a steal in the last 20-straight games and has had 17 multi-steal games this year, including tying a career-high at Lehigh, with seven. Marshall’s defensive presence has also helped Loyola take better care of the ball than its opponents, as the Greyhounds lead the League in steals (9.6) and turnover margin (+5.2), in League-only games.
Perry, making her first-ever appearance on an all-League team, becomes Loyola’s first forward to earn an all-conference honor since Lauren Troupe (2002-06) garnered All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team accolades in 2005-06.
With a team-best 99 offensive rebounds this year, Perry moved her career total to 269 to break Patty Stoffey’s program record of 247 from 1991-95. She also grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds against UMBC, which ranks second at Loyola and one shy of Stoffey’s single-game school record from 1991.
Averaging a team-best 9.3 rebounds in League games, Perry ranks fourth in the Patriot League in rebounding, while she also ranks 15th in scoring (10.2 points per game), 13th in field-goal percentage (43.3 percent), 15th in free-throw percentage (61.8 percent) and fifth in steals (1.9 per game). The native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, also leads the Greyhounds with nine double-doubles this year, including a career-best 18 point and 17 rebound outing in a win over Boston University at Reitz Arena.
Marshall, Perry and the third-seeded Greyhounds will open play in the 2015-16 Patriot League Tournament Monday night, hosting No. 6 Navy in the quarterfinal round at 7 p.m.