From 1999-2002, Loyola played 4,632 minutes of lacrosse, and Tricia Dabrowski stood in goal for 4,464 of them.
Saying she stood there doesn't really do it justice, though. Blessed with quick hands and great reaction skills, Dabrowski outwitted attackers and frustrated opponents into 754 career saves, second all-time at Loyola, and 193 ground balls, a school record. Her career record in goal was an impressive 58-19, and the Greyhounds went to the national semifinals twice.
Dabrowski was chosen as National Goalkeeper of the Year in 2002, the third consecutive year in which she allowed fewer than seven goals per game. She was twice a first-team All-America choice and earned first-team all-conference honors in each of her last three seasons.
She was best in the biggest games. Loyola was an underdog in a 2000 NCAA quarterfinal at North Carolina, but Dabrowski had nine saves and held the Tar Heels to one second-half goal. The next year a similar performance, with seven saves, helped the Greyhounds to a one-goal win at Duke in the quarterfinals.
Her coach at Loyola, Diane Geppi-Aikens, '84, who also happened to be a goalie, had maybe the best compliment for Dabrowski as early as her sophomore season. "A lot of goalies are very good when they're good, but they also have off days," she said in 2000. "I don't worry about whether she's going to be on or off, because she's always on."
Dabrowski, a Timonium native who went to Dulaney High School, was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2013.
"There was such a special sense of family at Loyola," she says. "The lessons I learned on and off the field are ones I still live with to this day."
She later served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins before heading to Baltimore's Roland Park Country School, where she now teaches physical education. She is married to Cindy Tindall.