Gavin, Rehfuss and Stone Earn Regional All-America Honors

May 22, 2008

BALTIMORE - Senior defender Kristen Stone earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Thursday and was one of three Greyhounds to earn Regional All-America mention.

Midfielders Grace Gavin and Abby Rehfuss capped excellent freshman campaigns by being named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team.

Stone is now eligible for All-America honors from the IWLCA.

The announcement marks the first time since 2004 that Loyola has placed three student-athletes on the IWLCA All-Region Team.

Stone led the BIG EAST Conference in ground balls per game (2.50) and was second in the conference in caused turnovers per game (1.62). She led the team in those categories and earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors this year, as well, for the second season in a row.

Gavin, who was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, topped all BIG EAST freshmen in goals (2.38) and points (3.25) per game. Her 38 goals and 52 total points led the Greyhounds this season, and she also was tops on the squad with 42 draw controls.

Gavin's 2.62 draw controls per game were also tops amongst BIG EAST freshman. She was second on the team with 14 assists, too. Gavin had 11 multi-goal games during the season and scored three or more goals on six occasions. She earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention four times during the season.

Rehfuss led Loyola in assists during the season with 15. She was second to Gavin on the team in goals scored (35) and total points (50), as well. Rehfuss was not only consistent, scoring a goal in all but three of Loyola's 16 games this season, but she tallied three or more goals eight times.

Rehfuss had 20 ground balls and was third on the team with 17 caused turnovers. She also was third on the squad with 28 draw controls. Rehfuss earned National Rookie of the Week honors and BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors on March 17 after scoring four goals and assisting on four others against Connecticut and earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention another time.