Nov. 4, 2004
Fairfield, Conn. - Juniors Ali Andrzjewski and Lisa Jaffa picked up individual honors at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's soccer banquet Thursday evening. Andrzejewski picked up the Offensive Player of the Year trophy as Jaffa was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Seven other Loyola players earned all-MAAC honors. The Greyhounds earned the regular season MAAC title with a 14-3-0 overall record and an undefeated conference record at 9-0-0. They will go on to defend the MAAC Championship this weekend, first facing Iona on Friday at 3:00.
Andrzejewski, in her first season as a Greyhound, is already establishing herself as one of Loyola's best. She finished the regular season with a school record of 14 goals as well as seven assists for another record of 35 points in a season. Andrzejewski leads the conference in points per game, is second in goals and ties Loyola teammate Carolyn Kennington at first in assists. She is 15th in the country in points per game and 22nd in goals per game. After just 17 games as a Greyhound, Andzejewski currently ranks 10th in all-time goal scoring at Loyola.
Jaffa, has been pivotal in Loyola's defensive efforts this season where they have allowed just 13 goals in 17 games. Jaffa and the Greyhounds have shutout 11 of their opponents including the last six straight. Loyola's goals against average of 0.756 ranks 34th in the country while its shut out percentage is fifth (64%). Jaffa, a captain, has appeared in 57 games as a Greyhound to date, starting in 56 of those contests. She has tallied three assists in her career, one in this season's 7-0 win over MAAC opponent Canisius. Jaffa shares the Defensive Player of the Year award with Siena's Noel Cox.
Eight of Loyola's starters earned spots on the all-MAAC teams as senior Lindsay Tracey, junior Ashley Kramer and sophomore Caitlin McCusker were named to the the second-team. Jaffa and Andrzejewski headlined the five first-team selections which also included junior Naomi Daniels and sophomores Carolyn Kennington and Courtney Arikian.
Freshman Tyhira Glenn was named the all-Rookie team.
The Greyhounds as the No. 1 seed, face the No. 4 Iona seed tomorrow in the first round of the MAAC Tournament at 3:00 on the campus of Fairfield University.