Karcz, Therien Sweep Patriot League Women's Basketball Weekly Awards
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball sophomore Stephanie Karcz has been named The Rock Patriot League Player of the Week and freshman Isabella Therien has been named the League’s Rookie of the Week, as announced by the Patriot League office Monday.
The duo helped Loyola to a pair of wins this past week, including a 68-65 win over Bucknell on Wednesday, breaking the Bison’s 25-game win streak against Patriot League teams at home, and a 70-55 victory against Colgate at home on Sunday.
Karcz, a four-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week in 2016-17, is earning her first player of the week honor after posting a double-double and Loyola’s first-ever triple double in the two games. At Bucknell, Karcz tied for the team best with 16 points, sharing the lead with Therien. She also added 16 rebounds and eight assists to land just shy assists of a triple double, while she had four steals and two blocks defensively.
A native of Red Bank, New Jersey, Karcz then notched the program’s first-ever triple double against Colgate, turning in 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists – one away from the program’s single-game record – to go with four steals.
Therien, a forward from Marlton, New Jersey, played a total of 67 minutes during this two-game week for the Greyhounds, contributing double digits in points through both games to run her season total to 10 double-digit point performances in 12 outings. Against Bucknell, Therien tied for the team lead with 16 points, while she added another 16 against Colgate, the second-most in the contest. She also went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe against the Raiders.
Karcz becomes the third Greyhound from the women’s basketball team to earn The Rock Patriot League Player of the Week title, and is the first of this season. This marks Therien’s second-straight rookie of the week accolade.
The Greyhounds will return to action when they host Lehigh on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena.