Sheahin, Logan, and Padgett Earn All-MAAC Honors
March 4, 2013
EDISON, N.J. - Katie Sheahin was named to the 2012-13 All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Second Team, while freshmen Diana Logan and Tiffany Padgett earned All-MAAC Rookie Team honors, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
Sheahin earns her second selection to the All-MAAC second team, after receiving the honor her sophomore year. Last season the senior guard was named to the first team, while taking All-MAAC Rookie Team honors her freshman year.
Sheahin has scored 20-plus points six times this season, while leading the team on the scoreboard in 19 separate occasions. She is ranked first on the team in scoring, and third in the MAAC with 14.4 points per game. Sheahin not only contributes offensively, but also leads the team in defensive rebounds and steals. The two-time defending MAAC Defensive Player of the Year has recorded the most thefts in program history. She leads by more than 80 steals, recording a program-high 342 thefts. The Brookeville, Md., native also ranks fourth at Loyola with the most blocks, recording 113 stops.
This season, Sheahin leads the Greyhounds with 379 points, 176 rebounds, 71 steals, and 80 assists. The senior guard has been named MAAC’s player of the week once this season, after scoring a season-best 25 points against Army on Dec. 10, 2012. Twice this year, Sheahin has tied her career-best shooting nine shots from the field, while recording a career-high nine free throws against Rider University. This season she has shot 100 percent from the charity strip in seven games, helping her team to a 70 percent accuracy rate at the line.
Rookie's Logan and Padgett are the second duo in Loyola women's basketball history to take two spots on the All-Rookie team together; Mary Anne Kirsch and Jennifer Bongard were the first to accomplish the feat in 1996.
Logan was the first rookie to score double figures in her first season at Loyola. This season, the 5’11” guard was the first rookie to take a spot on the starting lineup, starting against the Towson Tigers on Nov. 25, 2012. A week before, Logan recorded her first double-digit score in only her third-collegiate matchup, scoring ten points against the UMBC Retrievers.
Logan is the top scoring freshman for the Greyhounds, averaging 5.0 points per game, 1.3 rebounds, and 16 assists. The freshman guard is shooting 75 percent from the free throw line.
Padgett made 14 consecutive starts, scoring the first 2016 rookie class double-double in the conference season opener against the Fairfield Stags. The freshman center leads the rookie class with 136 rebounds this season. The Laurel, Md., native averages 4.2 points per game, and ranks third on the team in blocks.
Both Logan and Padgett will be eligible for the 2013 MAAC Freshman of the Year award, which will be announced Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. during the Postseason Awards Show.
During his tenure, head coach Joe Logan has had 16 players earn All-MAAC awards in the green and grey jersey.
The Greyhounds continue their season, as they take on No. 9 Manhattan College, Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. in the MassMutual Center.
First Team All-MAAC
Ashley Durham, Canisius
Damika Martinez, Iona
Lauren Gatto, Niagara
MyNeshia McKenzie, Rider
Lily Grenci, Siena
Second Team All-MAAC
Katie Cizynski – Fairfield
Brittany Obi-Tabot – Fairfield
Joy Adams – Iona
Katie Sheahin – Loyola
Casey Dulin – Marist
Elizabeth Beynnon – Marist
Third Team All-MAAC
Monica Roeder – Manhattan
Emma O’Connor – Marist
Leanne Ockenden – Marist
Caitlin Bopp – Rider
Aziza May – Saint Peter’s
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