Stoothoff Named BIG EAST Defensive Player Of The Week

March 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -After a 12-2 win over Towson last Saturday, Loyola University Maryland junior goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and Grace Gavin earned an Honor Roll mention, the conference announced today.

The award marks the second Defensive Player of the Week honor for Stoothoff in three weeks after the team did not play an NCAA game the week of February 21st.

The junior, who also serves as one of the team's three captains, made 10 saves in a 12-2 win over then-ranked No. 17 Towson on Saturday, including making seven stops in the second half that featured several blocks from point-blank range.

Stoothoff also helped hold the Tigers to 1-for-3 on free position shots and collected two ground balls en route to limiting Towson to its lowest offensive output since 2001.

Grace Gavin received her first BIG EAST Honor Roll mention this week as well. Gavin led the Greyhounds against Towson with two goals and assist in addition to strong play all over, picking up two ground balls, recording three draw controls and causing one turnover.

Loyola topped Penn State, 10-7, on Tuesday night and will host Cornell at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Friday at 1 p.m.