Aug. 31, 2009
EDISON, N.J. -- After leading the Greyhounds to a 2-1 record to open the 2009 season, graduate student Theresa Ferraina and freshman Tessa McClenahan were selected as the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week and MAAC Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Ferraina, who recently was selected as one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, recorded four points on a goal and two assists. In a 1-0 season-opening win at Mount St. Mary's, she assisted on McClenahan's game-winner in the 59th minute. The fifth-year forward and co-captain also assisted on junior Kelly Farrell's game-winner in the 57th minute at High Point and added an insurance goal as well. After her impressive week, Ferraina climbed up on the Greyhounds' all-time scoring lists with 19 goals (T-sixth), 52 points (T-sixth) and 14 assists (T-ninth).
A midfielder from Canada, McClenahan led the Greyhounds with five points on a pair of goals and an assist to open her career. Coming off the bench in her collegiate debut at Mount St. Mary's, the 5-9 freshman scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute off a pass from Ferraina. At High Point, McClenahan added an assist, and finally, at 26th-ranked Wake Forest, she recorded her second goal of the season off a corner kick in the 14th minute that tied the game at one goal apiece.
Loyola wraps up a four-game road trip at Maryland Tuesday, September 1, before hosting Boston University in its home opener Friday, September 4 at 5:00 pm.