May 12, 2012
BALTIMORE - Last weekend, Loyola's women's lacrosse team had the satisfaction of winning the Big East tournament by soundly beating then-No. 2 Syracuse in the final. The Greyhounds also had the satisfaction of knowing they exceeded the expectations of just about everyone except themselves.
The heart of a stingy defense returned from last year's NCAA quarterfinal team, but the Greyhounds graduated 10 seniors and 221 of 276 goals. They were picked to finish third in the Big East, largely because the offense would have to rely heavily on some of their 11 freshmen.
On paper, the Greyhounds appeared headed for a rebuilding season.
Loyola coach Jen Adams, however, doesn't believe in rebuilding seasons. Neither do her players.
Click here to read more about the Greyhounds' freshmen class this year and the expectations that they have embraced to help lead Loyola back to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.
In addition, senior goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff was named the Baltimore Sun Player of the Week this week. Check out the Sun's article on Stoothoff here.