Trio Named Loyola Women's Lacrosse Captains For 2009

Dec. 1, 2008

BALTIMORE - Seniors Mary Clare Taylor and Meg Taylor, and junior Courtney Burhans, were named the Loyola College women's lacrosse team captains for the 2009 season, Head Coach Jen Adams announced today.

The trio was selected by a vote of their peers, as well as the Greyhounds' coaching staff.

"I am excited to announce the Loyola women's lacrosse captains who will lead us into our 2009 season," Adams said. "MC, Meg and Courtney each bring their own unique set of qualities.

"Together, they are an incredible unit that will undoubtedly provide our team confident and successful leadership. Most importantly, each players is an outstanding representation of our program both on, and off, the field."

Meg Taylor started 15 of 16 games - missing one due to injury - during the 2008 season as a line defender. She finished fourth on the team in caused turnovers and ground balls.

Mary Clare Taylor played in all 16 games and started 12, including all but one of the final 11. She was a staple for the Greyhounds in the midfield and on attack, scoring four goals and assisting on three others. She also controlled 11 draws and had nine ground balls and six caused turnovers.

Burhans has served as a backup goalkeeper and emotional leader for the team during her first two seasons at Loyola. Last year, she appeared in seven games and made 10 saves between the pipes. She entered the game late in the second half against Louisville, with Loyola up by two, and made three saves, two on point-blank free-position shots, to save the game for the Greyhounds.

The Greyhounds open their 2009 campaign on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, when they visit Stony Brook. Loyola marks its home opener three days later when it hosts Virginia on Saturday, February 21, at 3:30 p.m.