Women's Lacrosse 2010 Season-In-Review

May 19, 2010


2010 Season-In-Review
Overall Record 11-7
Postseason BIG EAST Semifinals
Final Ranking
13th (Coaches) | 15th (Media)
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First-Ever BIG EAST Tournament

  • The 2010 season was a special one for the Greyhounds as they advanced to their first-ever BIG EAST Tournament after going 5-3 in conference play during the regular season.
  • Loyola fell to #9 Georgetown, 11-9 in the BIG EAST Semifinals held at Rutgers on May 6. The Hoyas went on to win the Tournament and earned the fourth seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • The ‘Hounds finished the season 11-7 overall.

Loyola Opens The Ridley Athletic Complex

  • On March 16, Loyola played its first game at the newly-constructed Ridley Athletic Complex against BIG EAST conference rival Rutgers.
  • Mary Heneberry scored five goals, including the first three of the game as the Greyhounds went on to rout the 20th-ranked Scarlet Knights, 18-6 in front of a crowd of 1,860 on a Tuesday evening.
  • Meg Decker also had a season-high five points on three goals and two assists, while Grace Gavin recorded a hat trick. Ana Heneberry recorded a season-high four caused turnovers.
  • Abby Rehfuss also tied the Loyola school-record with eight ground balls in the victory.
  • Loyola went 4-1 at Ridley in 2010, with the loss coming to #14 Notre Dame.

Loyola Plays in 600th All-Time Game

  • In the regular season finale at Georgetown, the Greyhounds became just the third Division I program (Maryland and Penn State) to play 600 games.
  • Loyola will enter the 2011 season with 384 all-time wins, the fifth-most of any Division I program (Maryland, Penn State, Virginia and Temple).
  • Before the 2010 season, Loyola had accumulated a .648 winning percentage, the tenth-most among Division I lacrosse programs.

‘Hounds Lead Country in Caused Turnovers Once Again (13.06)

  • For the second-straight season, Loyola led the country in caused turnovers per game, forcing 13.06 turnovers per game.
  • The Greyhounds led the nation with 13.47 caused turnovers per game in 2009.

Grace Gavin Named BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year

  • After recording the best individual season in Loyola history, junior Grace Gavin was named the conference’s Attack Player of the Year, the first Greyhound to receive a BIG EAST major award since Kate McHarg was named the Midfielder of the Year in 2006.
  • The junior from Baltimore was just one of five unanimous selections to the conference first-team, the second-straight season she received that distinction.
  • Gavin broke a 19-year-old Loyola single-season record for points in a season with 87, while leading the BIG EAST with 46 points and 34 goals in conference play.

Four Named Second-Team All-Conference

  • Gibson earned all-conference honors for the first time as a senior, finishing second on the team with 33 goals, 15 assists and 48 points. She led the team with 44 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers.
  • Rehfuss earned second-team honors for the second straight season, leading the ‘Hounds with 48 draw controls. She ranked second on Loyola with 41 ground balls, third with 24 caused turnovers and was the fourth leading scorer with 30 points on 23 goals and seven assists.
  • Despite not showing on the stat sheet, Filippelli garned second-team recognition for her game-altering play, recording 28 points on 23 goals. She also racked up 23 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.
  • The team’s top defender as a sophomore, Heneberry earned all-conference honors for the first team after ranking second on Loyola with 35 caused turnovers and third with 39 ground balls. The Greyhounds led the country in 2010 with 13.06 caused turnovers per game.

Near Victories

  • In Loyola’s seven losses this season, the Greyhounds fell by just a combined 12 goals. Four of those defeats were by one goal (at Penn State, at Denver, Notre Dame and at Georgetown). The losses at Syracuse and against Georgetown in the BIG EAST Semifinals were by two goals and the loss to Towson was by four.
  • The ‘Hounds held leads in six of seven of those losses, with the one exception being at Denver.

The Junior Class of 2011

  • 11 juniors are on the Loyola roster and have came up in a big way with seven of the eight leading scorers coming from that class.
  • The Class of 2011 accounted for 79.2% of Loyola’s goals, 75% of its assists and 78.0% of its points.
  • Oh yeah, they are also pretty good all-around, combining for 62% of Loyola’s draws, 41% of the ground balls and 40% of the caused turnovers.
  • Starting defender Kellye Gallagher played just 11 seconds this season, injuring her knee in the loss at Penn State. Fellow starting defender Johanna Gibson is also missing this season due to injury.

Gavin Graces The Scoreboard and Record Books

  • Junior Grace Gavin matched her career-high with seven goals and eight points in a win at UConn (Apr. 18).
  • Entering her senior season, she ranks fifth all-time at Loyola with 213 points and is tied for fifth with 158 goals.
  • Gavin finished the regular season with a team-high 64 goals, 23 assists and 87 points.
  • Gavin finished her junior year with a team-high 64 goals, 23 assists and 87 points. Her 87 points broke a 17-year-old school-record for points in a single-season (Erika Mawhorr: 86 points in 1993). Her 64 goals are tied for the third most in a season and her 23 assists are the tenth-most.
  • Gavin ranks fifth nationally in points per game (4.83) and sixth in goals per game (3.56). Her 87 points are sixth in the country and her 64 goals are seventh.
  • At her current career goals and points per game averages, she will finish third all-time at Loyola in those career categories (Note: assuming a 17-game in 2011).

Hat Tricks

  • With 14 hat tricks this season, Grace Gavin ranked fourth in the nation in hat tricks this season behind Erin Rawlick of Navy (17) Louisville’s Bergan Foley (16) and Northwestern’s Katrina Dowd (15).
  • Gavin has 31 hat tricks in her career.

Going Streaking

  • Grace Gavin has scored at least one goal in 41 straight games, the third-longest in the nation and the second-most among players returning in 2011.
  • Her 47 consecutive games with a point is eighth in the country and third among players returning in 2011.
  • Gavin is 10th among active players, third among juniors, in career goals (158). She is 16th among all active players, and second among juniors, in career points (213).

Emily Gibson Continues Upperclassman Success

  • After a breakout season as a junior in 2009, Emily Gibson continued that form and finished the season ranked second on the team with 33 goals, 15 assists and 48 points. Her 44 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers led the team and her 38 draws were second-most on Loyola.
  • Gibson’s 33 goals and 36 caused turnovers both were more than she recorded in her first three seasons combined (32 goals and 29 caused turnovers). Her 36 caused turnovers are the fourth-most in Loyola single-season history.
  • Gibson set her new career-high in goals (5) and points (6) in the upset win at #10 Virginia (Feb. 20) with five goals and six points. Her previous highs were also set against Virginia.
  • In the win vs. Stony Brook (Mar. 24), she matched her career-high with six points, and her five draw controls were also a new career-best.
  • Gibson recorded another five goals in the win at Louisville (Apr. 9).

Dynamic Duo

  • With Grace Gavin and Emily Gibson leading the offense, the Greyhounds possessed one of the top scoring tandems in the country. The duo combined for 97 goals and 135 points this season.
  • The 97 combined goals were the eighth-most for any duo in the NCAA this season.
  • The 135 combined points were also the eighth-most for any duo in the country this season.

Sister Act - The Heneberrys

  • A pair of sisters, Ana and Mary Heneberry, had key roles on different sides of the ball for the Greyhounds in 2010.
  • Ana, the team’s top matchup defender, finished the year ranked second on the squad with 35 caused turnovers and third on Loyola with 39 ground balls. Her 35 caused turnovers are tied for the fifth-most in school single-season history.
  • Mary started every game since the Delaware game (Mar. 9), and recorded 24 of her 26 goals since becoming a starter. In the win vs. #20 Rutgers (Mar. 16), she doubled her scoring output with five goals, including the first three of the game. She recorded another five goals against Cincinnati (Apr. 3).
  • For the season, Mary had a career-year with 36 points on 26 goals and ten assists. She also ranked among the nation’s leaders in shot percentage at .619 with 26 scores on just 42 shots.

Balanced From 3 Through 7

Double A, Ana & Ashley

  • The Greyhounds held six straight opponents to under ten goals per game (3/9-4/3) and did so in nine of 18 games this season.
  • Loyola led the country in caused turnovers per game for the second straight season with 13.06 forced turnovers per game in 2010.
  • Ana (39gb, 35ct) has been described as the team’s top matchup defender and received numerous accolades this season.
  • Ashley was all over the field as a freshman, primarily on the defensive side, and was one of five Greyhounds to record double digits in ground balls (21) draw controls (14) and caused turnovers (21).
  • Ana recorded her first career point with an assist against Notre Dame (4/5) and Ashley did so at Denver (3/3).


  • In Russia, law enforcement officials use a KS-23 to regulate riots. At Loyola, the Greyhounds used the KS-30 (Kerry Stoothoff) as their anti-offensive weapon of choice.
  • Stoothoff finished second in the BIG EAST with a 9.47 GAA, third with a .497 save percentage and fifth with 8.50 saves per game.
  • Stoothoff set her career-high in saves and re-upped that number in back-to-back games with 15 stops in the upset win at #10 Virginia and 16 in a win at UMBC.
  • Stoothoff was named the National Player of the Week after her effort against Virginia (Feb. 20).

Stacked at Midfield

  • This season, that group of midfielders did not disappoint, combining for almost 73% of the team’s goal scoring this season.
  • Cass Cursaro only played in four games due to injury and Filippelli missed one game.

A Breakout Season For Hager

  • Coming into the season, junior attacker Caroline Hager had ten career points on four goals and six assists. She exceeded that total seven games into the season and finished the year with 30 points on 16 goals and 14 assists.
  • Hager had the best game of her career as she recorded a career-high four assists and four points in the win at Louisville (Apr. 9).
  • She duplicated that effort with another four points on two goals and two assists in the loss at Georgetown (Apr. 28).

More To Look Forward To

  • The seven have combined for 15 goals, 8 assists, 23 points, 38 ground balls, 30 draw controls and 31 caused turnovers.
  • Dalton finished seventh on the team with seven goals, while Cursaro scored five goals and seven points in four games before getting injured at Denver.
  • Moulton was one of five Greyhounds to record double-digit ground balls (21), draw controls (14) and caused turnovers (21).

Crazy Eights

  • Abby Rehfuss recorded both eight draw controls (at Denver, Mar. 3) and eight ground balls (Rutgers, Mar. 16) in a game this season.
  • Both marks are career-highs for Rehfuss and the eight ground balls tied a school record (Kourtney Porcella at Hofstra, March 14, 2004).

The Century Club

  • Midfielders Abby Rehfuss and Grace Gavin joined elite company in the win at #10 Virginia as Rehfuss became the 36th Greyhound to record 100 career points, and Gavin became the 20th Greyhound to score 100 goals.
  • Gavin also reached the 200 point plateau in the 17-15 win over Villanova (Apr. 24) Emily Gibson also reached the 100 point plateau after a five-goal effort at Louisville.
  • With a go-ahead goal at Syracuse (Apr. 16), Meg Decker recorded her 100th career point.
  • In the 18-7 win over Stony Brook, Rehfuss and Gibson broke the 100 draw control plateau.
  • Rehfuss now ranks tied for fifth all-time in the category with 122 draw controls, while Gibson is seventh with 118. Gavin broke the same mark with two controls at Louisville and is now eighth all-time with 112.