Patty Stoffey is without question the greatest women's basketball player ever to play for Loyola, ranking among the greatest athletes of any kind the school has ever produced. The only women's basketball player in school history to have her number retired (44), Stoffey concluded her four-year career with an astounding 2,467 points, becoming the top scorer in the history of Maryland women's college basketball and 25th all-time in NCAA history. At the time of her graduation in 1995, she was just the 75th Division I player with career totals equaling 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and her 21.6 points-per-game ranked 28th in NCAA history.
Stoffey, a native of Pottsville, Pa., graduated from Loyola with 17 different school records and still holds 16 of those marks, including points in a season (757), career field goals (901), career free throws (664) and blocked shots (157). At 5-10, Stoffey was also among the most versatile players in Loyola history possessing great skills in the post and on the perimeter.
Known as a clutch player throughout her career, Stoffey earned consecutive MAAC tournament Most Valuable Player honors her junior and senior seasons. She led the Greyhounds to a pair of MAAC Championships and set a tournament record with 99 points in 1994, obliterating the previous mark of 80.
She is the only player to be named MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Tournament Most Valuable Player in the same season (1995). Stoffey was a three-time first-team All-MAAC pick and a unanimous selection for conference Rookie of the Year in 1992. She concluded her career by being named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.