Tribute: Diane Geppi-Aikens

June 30, 2004

Laura Vecsey: Year later, Geppi-Aikens still touches those she left

HER PARENTS woke up yesterday, one year to the day that Diane Geppi-Aikens finally flew away with the angels, and they laughed more than they cried.

June 30, 2003

Diane Geppi-Aikens: 1962 - 2003

Battle ends for courageous coach

Diane Geppi-Aikens, the hometown girl who turned Loyola College women's lacrosse into a national power and became one of the leading figures in Baltimore women's sports, died early yesterday morning at her home in Overlea after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 40.

May 17, 2003

Loyola women's dream ends in 5-3 loss

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Loyola's No. 1 women's lacrosse team couldn't quite manage that storybook ending to its emotional season.

May 12, 2003

No. 1 Loyola women graduate to final four, 13-7 over Yale

Suzanne Eyler won't graduate with her Loyola classmates next weekend, but that's just fine with her. She'd much rather play in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse final four.

May 5, 2003

Top-seeded Loyola women draw UMBC in NCAA start

The Loyola women's lacrosse team found out last night that its quest for an elusive national title will begin with a game against a familiar opponent.

May 4, 2003

Loyola women get it done, 9-8

COLLEGE PARK - Immediately after their rally from three goals down for a 9-8 win over Maryland, the Loyola women's lacrosse players circled around their coach, Diane Geppi-Aikens, to begin a celebration that would linger.

May 3, 2003

Laura Vecsey: Illness can't keep Geppi-Aikens from today's 1-vs.-2 matchup

THERE'S A BIG game going to take place today. Loyola vs. Maryland. Women's lacrosse.

April 15, 2003

Coach's inspiration gives Loyola its heart

The tributes to Diane Geppi-Aikens come in waves now.

January 7, 2003

Laura Vecsey: Facing cancer, Geppi-Aikens teaches lesson about courage

A PLUSH BLANKET of snow left the neighborhood outside Diane Geppi-Aikens' house in Overlea white and quiet yesterday.

May 31, 2002

Treatment can't stop Loyola's Geppi-Aikens

Someday, Loyola College women's lacrosse coach Diane Geppi-Aikens would like to write a book. In the meantime, she plans to spend a lot more time living its chapters.

February 3, 2001

Geppi-Aikens is celebrating her health as well as lacrosse

Three years ago, Loyola women's lacrosse coach Diane Geppi-Aikens wasn't sure she would be standing anywhere by now much less standing in front of her peers last night being inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame.

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