Loyola's Rehfuss Named National Rookie of the Week

March 17, 2008

BALTIMORE - Loyola freshman midfielder Abby Rehfuss was named National Rookie of the Week today by for her efforts in the Greyhounds' 21-15 victory over Connecticut on Saturday.

Rehfuss totaled eight points, as she matched her career-best with four goals and had a career-high four assists in the victory.

The first-year player from Latham, N.Y., also had four ground balls, tying her for team-high honors, three caused turnovers and two draw controls.

"Abby had a great all-around game against UConn," Greyhounds Head Coach Kerri O'Day said. "Every game is a learning curve for her. Abby has the ability to dominate games, and she is only going to get better as she gains more experience."

With her offensive output on Saturday, Rehfuss moved into the team lead through eight games in goals (19), assists (8) and total points (27). She is third on the Greyhounds in draw controls (15) and tied for third in caused turnovers (7) this season.

Loyola (3-5 overall, 1-2 BIG EAST) continues conference action on Saturday, March 22, 2008, when it plays at Notre Dame. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. in the Loftus Sports Center.