2012-13 Women's Basketball Season Review

March 21, 2013


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The Greyhounds
• All 13 Greyhounds tallied points this season, while eight reached double figures in scoring. Katie Sheahin led Loyola with 402 points, 181 rebounds, 84 assists, and 76 steals. Alyssa Sutherland followed in second with 236 points. 
Nneka Offodile led Loyola from the floor, shooting a team-high 48-percent.
Nicole Krusen led the team from behind the arc, making a team-high 50 shots from downtown, and setting a school record with seven three-point field goals in one contest. The junior was second in the MAAC, shooting 41 percent against other conference teams. 
• Loyola boasted a 11-3 record when outshooting its foe.
• When scoring more points off turnovers, the Greyhounds were 7-2. 
• In the MAAC, Loyola ranked second in defensive rebounding percentage at 70-percent.
• When making more shots from downtown, the Greyhounds claimed a 10-4 record. 
Katie Sheahin was named to the All-MAAC Second Team, while freshmen Diana Logan and Tiffany Padgett were the second duo in program history to both be selected for the All-Rookie conference team.   

Loyola In The 2013 MAAC Championships
• The No. 8 seed Loyola Greyhounds took on the No. 9 seed Manhattan College Jaspers, Thursday, March 7 in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships in Springfield, Mass. 
• For the fourth-time in program history, the Greyhounds dropped a contest to the lower seed, falling to Manhattan 50-49 in the MassMutual Center.
• With less than 15 seconds remaining in the first round contest, Katie Sheahin connected on a jumper to put the Greyhounds up 49-48. Only seconds later, Manhattan’s Monica Roeder made a 2-point basket with 0.9 seconds on the shot clock. The last second buzzer beater gave the Jasper’s the one-point victory over the Greyhounds.  
• Sheahin led Loyola with 13 points, while sophomore Kara Marshall added 11 points to the scoring effort. 
• Junior Nneka Offodile guided the rebounding effort with with six boards; two offensive and four defensive rebounds.  
• The Greyhounds are 24-22 all-time in the MAAC Tournament, winning the title in back-to-back seasons in 1994 and 1995. 
• Head coach Joe Logan has led Loyola to a 7-8 record in eight trips. During his tenure, the Greyhounds have lost their first game in the tournament on three separate occasions, two in the quarterfinal and one in the most recent first round. 
• Loyola is 4-6 all-time in the first round, and 17-4 when playing a team of a lower seed. 

All-MAAC Honors
• Senior Katie Sheahin earned her fourth-consecutive All-MAAC honor, earning a spot on the All-MAAC Second Team. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year ehds her season among good company in Katie Cizynski (FFD), Brittany Obi-Tabot (FFD), Joy Adams (ION), Casey Dulin (MAR), and Elizabeth Beynnon (MAR). Sheahin received All-Rookie team honors her freshman year, while earning a spot on the first and second team in the next two seasons. 
• Freshmen Diana Logan and Tiffany Padgett became the second duo in program history to both earn All-MAAC Rookie Team honors in the same season. The pair became the ninth and tenth rookies to earn conference honors as freshmen, while being the fifth and sixth under head coach Joe Logan
• Sheahin, along with teammates Alyssa Sutherland and Nicole Krusen , earned a spot on the 2013 conference All-Academic team. To be eligable for the team players must have a 3.2 GPA and be a sophomore in academic standards.

Success Downtown
• Loyola shot 28-percent from three-point range, ending up tied for second on the team’s all-time season charts with 540 three-point field goal attempts. The Greyhound’s 135 made baskets from behind the arc was fifth-best in program history. 
• This season the team finished fifth in the MAAC from three-point range.
• Loyola boasted a 10-3 record when making more three-point field goals than its competitor. 

Padgett’s Performance
• In the conference season opener rookie Tiffany Padgett became the first member of the 2016 graduating class to record a double-double in their collegiate career. The freshmen center recorded ten points and ten rebounds in her first appearance on the starting lineup. Padgett made the most starts among the rookie class, grabbing a spot on the starting five in 14 consecutive contests. 

Loyola vs. The MAAC
• Loyola ended the season with the No. 8 seed in the MAAC tournament, going 7-11 in 18 conference contests. 
• With more than 250 thefts, the Greyhounds ended the season ranked fifth, averaging 2.8 steals per game.
• Loyola ended the season in second place among fellow conference competitors, recording a defensive rebounding percentage of .673. 
• After a record-breaking performance against Manhattan, junior Nicole Krusen  ended the 2012-13 season second in the conference, making 41-percent of her three-point field goal attempts. The guard tied for fifth in made three’s, recording 32 baskets in 18 conference matchups. 
Katie Sheahin ranked third in steals, averaging 2.9 per game, while taking the number five spot in defensive rebounds. Overall, Sheahin ranked third in scoring offense among all other MAAC foes.
• Teammate Nneka Offodile tied with Niagara’s Lauren Gatto with 15 blocked shots against conference rivals. 
• Rookie Tiffany Padgett also made a statement in the conference knotted for tenth-place in offensive rebounds. The rookie center averaged 2.3 offensive boards per contest while playing conference teams.  
Kara Marshall and Alyssa Sutherland offered their teammates a helping hand, ranked in the top-15 among conference rivals with 52 and 48 assists, respectively.   
• The Greyhounds are 196-205 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 76-68 under Head Coach Joe Logan .
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 118-83 at home against the MAAC, including 44-28 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 78-122 on the road against the MAAC, including 32-40 under Logan.

Shining Sheahin
• Senior Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds on the scoreboard, averaging 14.4 points per game, and scoring a season-best 25 points against Army on Dec. 10, 2012.
• The Brookeville, Md., native grabbed the top spot in three program records, breaking the steals ceiling by more than 80 thefts. 
• Sheahin matched what was her career-best twice this season, going 8-8 from the charity stripe against No. 5 Maryland (11/11/12) and Army (12/10/12), but a month later the senior made nine free throws against Rider (1/13/13), a career-high for the senior guard.
• The guard entered her final season as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, earning a spot on the preseason conference first team. 
• Sheahin scored 20-plus points in six games, including back-to-back games against Iona and Niagara University. She scored 20 or more points in four out of the 13 home games. 
Sheahin was named the 2011-12 and 2010-11 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, as voted on by the league’s coaches. She became the second player in conference history to be named Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. 

Opponents Under 40
• The Greyhounds were 2-0 when holding opponents to less than 40 points. 
• Loyola held the then-top offensive scoring team, Siena College Saints, to 37 points on Feb. 2, 2013. One week later, the Greyhounds held the Manhattan College Jaspers to a season-low 34 points in Reitz Arena. 

New Kids on the Block
• All four freshmen made their collegiate debut in the season opener against the Hartford Hawks Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. 
Diana Logan was the first rookie to score double digits against UMBC Nov. 17, 2012. The guard went 4-8 from the field, connecting on one basket from downtown. Three weeks later, Logan recorded a repeat performance, posting 10 points against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Logan posted double-figures five times this season. 
• Center Tiffany Padgett scored a double-double in the conference season opener, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes of action. The Laurel, Md., native was the first rookie to record a double-double during the 2012-13 season, and led the team in single game boards, grabbing 14 against the Canisius Golden Griffins. Padgett averaged 4.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
• The freshmen class played 1,182 minutes, scoring 285 points in 30 games. 

Sutherland Ties Personal Best
• Senior Alyssa Sutherland closed the home-regular season matching her career-high 18 points against the Fairfield Stags on Senior Night. 
• In that same contest, Sutherland became the second player in Loyola history to play the more than 120 games in the Greyhound uniform. During her time under head coach Joe Logan , the 6-1 forward played 123 games total. 

Watch Your Step
• The Greyhounds broke a number of records this season...
- Single-Game: 
  * Program-high 58 rebounds vs. Manhattan College (2/15/13)
  * Nicole Krusen made seven three-point field goals vs.     Manhattan College (2/15/13)
- Career:
  * Alyssa Sutherland ranks first in program-history with 100 collegiate starts, after taking a spot on the starting lineup versus Iona on Feb. 22, 2013. Classmate Katie Sheahin follows close behind with 98. 
  * Sheahin took the top spot in minutes, playing 3,980 minutes of Greyhound women’s basketball. 

Home Sweet Home
• The Greyhounds were 9-4 at Reitz Arena this year, and 6-3 in conference play.
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 60-41 on the home hardwood.

Pick Pocket
• Senior Katie Sheahin ended her career as the Greyhound with the most steals in school history. The Brookeville, Md., native recorded 347 steals in four years. 
• Sheahin passed Lorrie Schenning (‘86-’90) to become the all-time career steals leader, after playing Iona College during the 2011-12 season. 
• As a junior, Sheahin grabbed 102 steals, the most recorded in a single-season at Loyola. This season the senior tabbed 76 steals, while grabbing a season-best seven thefts versus the Rider University Broncs. 
• Collectively, the Greyhounds recorded 260 steals throughout the 2012-13 season, coming in tenth on the all-time program record. Sheahin and sophomore Kara Marshall both grabbed a season-best seven steals against Rider and Siena College. 

And the Award Goes To...
Katie Sheahin was the first Greyhound to receive MAAC weekly honors during the 2012-13 season. The senior guard was awarded player of the week Dec. 17, 2012, after recording a season-high 25 points against Army in Christl Arena. 
• Sheahin ended her regular-season career with MAAC Player of the Week honors, after leading the Greyhounds to a 2-0 victory in the final week of the regular season. The Brookeville, Md., native averaged 20 points and 9.5 rebounds. Sheahin recorded her seventh double-double, in her final performance at Reitz Arena, against the Fairfield Stags. Two days later, Sheahin tabbed her thirteenth 20-plus point game, scoring 23 points against the Saint Peter’s Peacocks. Sheahin received player of the week accolades five times during her collegiate career.  

Put Me In Coach
• The Greyhounds used seven players off the bench, led by rookie Diana Logan , averaging 6.0 points per game. Logan was third on the team from the charity stripe, connecting on 21 of her 30 attempts. 
• Sophomore Steph Smith was the only other reservist to average double-digit numbers on the hardwood, playing 263 minutes, and grabbing a career-high eight boards at the Yanitelli Center against Saint Peter’s. 

• After finishing her career in the green and grey jersey, Katie Sheahin ranked fourth in program history with 113 career-blocks. 
• After finishing first this season, Nneka Offodile , tabbed a spot on the top-10 in program blocks with 57 stops in her three years at Loyola. 

Cruisin’ Down the Hardwood
• Junior Nicole Krusen broke Loyola’s single-game record on Friday, Feb. 15 2013 for the most three-point field goals made, connecting on seven of her 11 shots from downtown. In the same matchup, Krusen scored a career-high 21 points, the first 20-plus point game of her career. The Rockville, Md., native made seven shots from the field, while also grabbing three defensive boards against the Manhattan College Jaspers. 
• Earlier in her junior season, Krusen recorded her first double-duble against the UMBC Retrievers Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. The guard posted 15 points and 10 boards, going 5-8 from behind the arc. 
• The junior leads the Greyhounds in shots from the line, connecting on 13 of her 15 attempts from the charity stripe this season, as her career-percentage is number one in program history at 86.5-percent.
• From three-point range, Krusen ranked second in the conference making 41 percent of her shots from downtown. She also tied for fifth in three-point field goals made.

Glass Work
• On February 15, the Greyhounds recorded a program-high 58 rebounds against the Manhattan College Jaspers, more than one-more than the previous 56 against Rider University on Feb. 5, 2003. 
• This season Loyola grabbed 734 defensive boards, a record good enough for tenth place in the school’s all-time defensive rebounding history.
• Freshman Tiffany Padgett grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds at Canisius College, while five Greyhounds recorded 10-plus boards during a single-game. 
• Despite guard Katie Sheahin leading the rebounding effort, the Greyhound forwards recorded 489 boards to the 424 guard boards. 

Non-Conference Action
• Loyola finished the non-conference schedule, 5-6, in 11 contests. 
• The Greyhounds played seven teams with a RPI greater than 200. Of those contest, Loyola went 2-5, defeating American and Army in non-conference action. 
• Loyola took on nationaly ranked Maryland, who fell to North Carolina in the ACC semifinals. 
• The Greyhounds also played Syracuse (appeared in first Big East semifinal game in 11 years), the America East No. 3 seed UMBC, Patriot League regular season champion Army, and Howard University which played in the MEAC tournament championship game.   

Moving Forward
• In the post, the Greyhounds were led by Alyssa Sutherland , averaging 7.9 points per game.
• The senior forward averaged 5.0 boards a contest, ranked second on the team in the rebounding effort. 
• Sutherland scored double-digits in three-consecutive games, recording six assists and three blocks in those contests. 
• The 6-1 forward ranks fifth in program history with 195 steals. 
Nneka Offodile led the team in stops with 24 blocks this season. The junior forward scored ten points in three-consecutive games, averaging 4.5 points this season. 

Front of the Line
Nicole Krusen led the Greyhounds from the line, going 13-15, or 87-percent, while Diana Logan came in second at 76-percent.
• Nine Greyhounds have hit 100 percent of their shots from the line, and of those nine, they accomplished the feat 50 times this season.  
• On Nov. 20, the Greyhounds shot a season-best 92 percent from the free-throw-line, making 12 of their 13 attempts against the Navy Midshipmen. 
• The Greyhounds finished seventh in the MAAC, hitting 69 percent (303-438) of their free throw attempts. 

Patriot League Preview
• This season the Greyhounds went 3-1 in Patriot League action, taking on American, Army, Lehigh, and Navy in the non-conference season. 
• Loyola handed the No. 1 seed Army Black Knights its third loss of the season, while shooting a season-high 92 percent from the line at Navy and a season-high 18 free throws against American. 

Smith’s Last Five Performances
• In her last five outings, sophomore Steph Smith combined for more points than the rest of the season. The 6-0 forward scored 19 points in the last five games, as compared to 16 points in the first 18 games. 
• Smith scored a season-best five points at Iona College, contributing 27 percent to her final five-game point streak. 

Double Digit Divas
• Eight Greyhounds contributed double-digit points this season, scoring a combined 1,520 points. 
Katie Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season. The senior scored in double-figures in 11-straight games to end her junior career, and began the current season with five-straight double-figure showings. This season, Sheahin scored double-figures in ten of the last 12 games, tabbing 10-plus points in 21 of her 28 games as a senior.
• Two rookies scored double figures, including Diana Logan who scored 10 points after only two collegiate contests. Tiffany Padgett was the first freshman to record a double-double in the conference season opener at Fairfield University.
Alyssa Sutherland tied her career-high shooting a season-best 18 points against the Fairfield Stags on Senior Night for her final appearance in Reitz Arena. 
Nneka Offodile recorded double figures in three consecutive conference contests, while guard Kara Marshall recorded a game-high 18 points at Manhattan Jan. 18, 2013.
• Junior Nicole Krusen scored double-digits on multiple occassions thanks to her strength behind the arc, shooting a program-best seven three-point field goals versus Manhattan, five at UMBC, and four against Saint Peter’s.
Nai Brown recorded her first collegiate double-figure score on Play 4Kay night, Friday, Feb. 16, 2013.  

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 121-123 career record. He has led Loyola to two MAAC Title games, and a WNIT invitation in 2009.
• Logan became the all-time winningest coach in Loyola women’s basketball history with a, 67-54, win at Siena on January 7, 2012. 
• Logan has led Loyola to two 20-plus win seasons in his tenure, including tying a program record with 21 wins in 2010-11.
• Logan is assisted by Alisha Mosley , Jill Glessner , Keith Booth , and Director of Basketball Operations Erica DiClemente .

Looking Ahead
• Loyola will loose seniors Katie Sheahin , Alyssa Sutherland , and graduate student Candice Walker , to graduation in May. 
• Sheahin was the team’s leading scorer, while all three earned a spot on the program’s record books in minutes, games played, and steals. 
• The Greyhounds return three of their five starters, and more than 70-percent of the team’s scoring effort in 2013-14.