Dec. 5, 2012
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse coach Jen Adams has announced the return of former goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff as volunteer assistant coach for the 2013 season. Stoothoff, a 2012 graduate of Loyola, anchored a Greyhound defense that led Loyola to back-to-back BIG EAST Championships.
“Kerry was such an integral part of our team over the past few years that we’re excited to have her back mentoring and helping our players continue the tradition of success on the defensive end,” Adams said. “Kerry understands the game well and fits seamlessly fits into our coaching staff. She is also very loyal and proud of Loyola, so we look forward to keeping her energy and passion a prominent part of the program.”
The Blue Point, N.Y., native concluded her career as a two-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region honoree. She earned first-team All-BIG EAST honors as a senior after ranking third in the league in goals-against average (10.07) and save percentage (.458), in addition to second in ground balls per game (2.95).
After leading Loyola to its second-straight BIG EAST Tournament title in 2012, she became the first player in BIG EAST history to earn Tournament MVP honors twice, doing so in back-to-back years. She was also a two-time BIG EAST Honor Roll honoree throughout her career.
Statistically, Stoothoff recorded 20 games with 10-plus saves, including stopping a career-best 16 shots twice, to finish her career with 526 saves – the fifth-best total in program history. Her 162 saves in 2012 ranked sixth nationally, while she was also ninth in the NCAA, and second on the team, with 59 ground balls.
Her four-year total of 160 ground balls ranks tied for sixth at Loyola, while she also had 57 caused turnovers throughout her career.
The Greyhounds will open their 2013 season on Saturday, Feb. 16 when Virginia visits Ridley Athletic Complex.