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Gioffre Pizzo '03 To Be Inducted Into Baltimore Chapter Hall Of Fame

Jan. 5, 2016

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BALTIMORE - Former Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse All-American Marianne Gioffre Pizzo will be among the 10-member Class of 2016 set to be inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame on January 16 at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland, US Lacrosse announced.

Former assistant coach Eleanor Shriver Magee will also be among the 10 members inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Gioffre Pizzo, a two-time All-America defender for the Greyhounds, including a first-team honoree in 2003, appeared in 75 games, starting 62, throughout her career. She amassed a career total of 98 ground balls, 28 draw controls and 71 caused turnovers for Loyola throughout 1999-2003.

As a senior captain, Gioffre Pizzo helped Loyola hold the No. 1 national ranking through eight of the 10 weeks of the season and led the Greyhounds to their first-ever No. 1 seed entering the NCAA Tournament. Loyola advanced to the semifinals of the tournament that year and finished the season with a program-best 17-2 overall record.

An NCAA All-Tournament Team selection, Gioffre Pizzo played an integral role in helping the Greyhounds' defensive unit finish the 2003 season ranked first in the nation in scoring defense, at 6.29 goals per game, and was named a candidate for the Tewaaraton Trophy.

The Annapolis, Maryland, native is also a member of St. Mary's High School Hall of Fame.

Shriver Magee was an assistant coach on Diane Geppi-Aikens' staff from 1996-97, where she helped Loyola to a CAA Regular Season Championship and to the title game of the 1997 NCAA Championships.

Gioffre Pizzo and Shriver Magee will join David Black, Marty Delaney, Kyle Harrison, Lacey-Leigh Headley, Brooke Kohl-McClelland, Reagan Raneri Koffel, Michael Sotir, Tim Whiteley as the 10-member Class of 2016.