Betz-White Named To Preseason All-Patriot League Team
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Loyola University Maryland senior Bri Betz-White has been named to the five-member Preseason All-Patriot League Women’s Basketball Team for a second-straight season, as announced by the League office Wednesday.
Betz-White, a first-team all-conference performer a year ago, is the lone guard honored, while Army West Point junior forward Madison Hovren, the Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year, Boston University senior center Sophie Beaudry, Bucknell junior forward Kaitlyn Slagus and Holy Cross sophomore forward Lauren Manis join Betz-White on the preseason team.
“I am extremely happy for Bri,” head coach Joe Logan said. “It has been a pleasure watching her progress from all-rookie team, to all-tournament team, to postseason first team, to now another preseason all-conference honoree as a senior. Bri is one of the hardest working players that I have ever had the privilege of being around, and it is rewarding to see her hard work paying off.”
A native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Betz-White returns after leading the Greyhounds in scoring, and ranking fourth in the Patriot League, with a 15.0 points per game average. She also ranked second in the League in minutes played (34.9 per game), tied for third in steals (3.5 per game), sixth in field goal percentage (.415) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.2).
Throughout last season, Betz-White reached double figures in scoring through 25 of 31 contests, including dropping at least 20 points on six occasions. Her career-high 37 points vs. Colgate marked the most for a League player last year, while it was also the most for a Greyhound in Joe Logan’s 12 years as a head coach and the most for a Loyola player since Patty Stoffey had 39 vs. Fairfield in 1990.
With her 408th point of the 2016-17 season, Betz-White became the 21st player in program history to score 1,000 career points, and just the sixth player in school history to reach 1,000-point plateau before her senior season. She enters this year ranked tied for 17th among Loyola’s all-time scoring leaders with 1,057 career points.
Playing in all 93 games, and starting 91, throughout her career, Betz-White is on pace to break Loyola’s school record for minutes played throughout a career. A Patriot League All-Rookie selection in 2014 and a 2015 Patriot League All-Tournament Team honoree, Betz-White enters her senior season ranked seventh with 3,112 minutes played and fifth with an 11.4 career scoring average.
Loyola, picked ninth in the Preseason Patriot League Poll, will open its 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 10, when it hosts Cornell at Reitz Arena.