Sheahin Earns MAAC Player of the Week Honors

Dec. 19, 2011

EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland women's basketball junior Katie Sheahin was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday.

Sheahin, who earned her third career MAAC Player of the Week honor and the first for a Greyhound this season, matched a career-high with 28 points as the Greyhounds went on the road to beat George Washington, 70-62, in the team's only game last week. It was the first victory in program history over the Colonials in 13 tries, as well as the first road win of the season for Loyola.

Sheahin paced the Greyhound offense that was without leading scorer Miriam McKenzie, playing 39 minutes at both shooting guard and point guard during the contest. The junior added a game-high seven assists, along with four rebounds and three steals, moving into third place on Loyola's all-time career steals chart with 201.

Sheahin shot 8-for-17 from the floor, 8-for-10 from the free throw line and hit four 3-pointers. The Brookeville, Md., native was 6-of-8 from the charity stripe in the final five minutes of the contest, helping the Greyhounds close out the victory and move to 4-5 on the season.

Loyola is back in action on Wednesday, December 21, when the squad is back in Washington, D.C., to face American at 7 p.m.