Oct. 20, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College women's soccer team hosts Rider Saturday afternoon for the final match of the 2005 regular season. The Greyhounds are undefeated in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play at 8-0-0 and hold an overall record on 13-4-0. The `Hounds hold first place in the MAAC as well as earning a eighth place rank in NSCAA's mid-Atlantic Region Poll and a fifth place spot in Soccer Buzz's Regional weekly poll.
Rider is currently 2-14-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the conference and currently sit in seventh place. Sophomore Stephanie Madden is the team's leading scorer with four goals and two assists. She is closely followed by Brittney Smith's three goals and Amanda Scully's two goals and two assists.
Saturday's game will be the last on the Loyola campus for the five seniors members of the team. Those members of the squad will be honored prior to the game Saturday. Here's a snapshot of their career accomplishments:
Ali Andrzejewski, after transferring from Maryland as a junior has rewritten the Loyola record books. In just two seasons in a total of 37 games, she has scored 30 goals and recorded eight assists for a total of 68 points. Her 30 goals and 68 points are now Loyola's career record. Ali also holds the mark for most goals in a season with 18 and most points in a season with 43 in 2004. Last season, she was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Year and was named as the pre-season favorite for the same honor in 2005. Ali was also named first-team all-conference and third-team All-Mid Atlantic Region in 2004.
Naomi Daniels has appeared in 79 games over her four year career while earning starts in 77 of those contests. In that time she has tallied 19 career goals, 13 assists and a total of 51 points. Those totals rank her sixth on Loyola's all-time points list, in a tie for fifth in goals and in a tie for ninth in assists. Last season, she earned a spot on the All-MAAC first-team and was selected as a pre-season favorite for the all-conference squad this season.
After sitting out her freshman year due to injury, Kate Gilfillan has appeared in 32 games while earning 29 starts and has played nearly 2700 minutes in goal. She has totaled a career goals against average of 1.18 and has recorded a total of 99 saves. This season, she tallied a career-high of nine saves at Penn State. Over her career, Kate has posted 15 shutouts in goal.
Lisa Jaffa, a cornerstone of the Greyhound defense, has appeared in 76 games with 75 career starts. Over her four year career, the Loyola defense has posted an impressive goals against average of 0.946 and a total of 41 shutouts. Lisa has also tallied three assists from her defensive position. She has been named first-team All-MAAC the past two seasons and in 2004 was the conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Lisa also earned a third-team All-Mid-Atlantic regiona selection in 2004 and was a pre-season all-conference selection this year.
Ashley Kramer has started in all 79 games the Greyhounds have played since her freshman year. Over that time, she has scored a total of 11 goals in addition to tallying sixteen assist for 38 total points. She currently ranks fifth on Loyola's career assist leaders. Ashley was named the MAAC's Rookie of the Year as a freshman and has since earned spots on the first, second and third team all-conference.