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Marianne Gioffre joins Loyola's coaching ranks as a volunteer assistant after her successful five-year career as a player. She will assist coach Krystin Porcella with the defensive unit.
The two-time All-America defender appeared in 74 games as a Greyhound, starting in 62. She amassed a career total of 98 groundballs, 28 draw controls and 71 caused turnovers. Last season, Gioffre helped to lead Loyola to a 17-2 overall record, a school best. She was an integral part of the defensive unit that finished the season first in the nation in scoring defense at 6.29 goals per game. She was also a captain of the squad that was ranked No. 1 in the country eight out of 10 weeks of the season and earned Loyola's first ever No. 1 seed entering the NCAA Tournament. Gioffre was a 2003 candidate for the Tewaarton Trophy and was named to the NCAA's All-Tournament team.
Gioffre, 23, is currently pursuing her masters degree at Loyola in school counseling while residing in the greater Baltimore area.