Sept. 15, 2011
BALTIMORE - Three members of the 2011 Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse squad - Kellye Gallagher, Helen McCutcheon and Meg Steffe - have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the organization.
The IWLCA honored 176 student-athletes from 61 different institutions on this year's list. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically. Thirty-three of the 176 student-athletes recognized were member of teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, including Loyola's three representatives.
Gallagher, a speech pathology special education major, was named to the second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region last spring. The then-junior helped the Greyhounds lead the nation in caused turnovers for the third consecutive season, topping the team and BIG EAST with 50 caused turnovers. She also had a team-high 59 ground balls. An All-BIG EAST Second Team honoree, Gallagher finished in the top-10 nationally in caused turnovers per game.
McCutcheon, a then-senior majoring in elementary education, appeared in 19 of Loyola's 20 contests last season. The midfielder from Chatham, N.J., notched four goals and one assist. She also tacked on six ground balls, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers in her final season to bring her two-year totals to 13 goals, three assists, 15 ground balls, 16 draw controls and eight caused turnovers.
Steffe earned her degree in psychology last spring. The goalkeeper from Ellicott City, Md., played in five games for the Greyhounds in her senior season, starting one. She logged 143 minutes of playing time, stopping 14 shots and posting a 7.94 goals-against average. Throughout her career, Steffe played in 42 games, starting 29, and was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team after leading the conference in save percentage (.514) in 2009.