Staropoli Earns Academic All-District 2nd Team Nod

Nov. 2, 2010

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland senior defender Lina Staropoli was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II Second Team, the organization announced today.

Staropoli, who has a 3.81 grade point average as an elementary education major, was a four-year starter for the Greyhounds as a center back and defensive midfielder.

She wrapped up her Loyola career tied for third all-time at the school with 18 assists. She also had seven career goals for 32 total points. In addition to her offensive exploits, Staropoli has been a key part of the Greyhounds' defense over the past seasons, the past two years moving to center back.

Earlier this year, Staropoli was named a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, as she has not only been an outstanding student and athlete at Loyola, but she has contributed many hours of community service and leadership to the campus.

A six-time Dean's List member, Staropoli has helped organize the Relay For Life event at the school, served as Vice President of the Student Council for Exceptional Students, been a Special Olympics volunteer and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society.

Staropoli was also a member of the Academic All-District II Second Team last year and was a member of this year's Preseason All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference team.