8 Loyola players, coach Adams land All-Big East honors

Eight Loyola players and coach Jen Adams as well as a handful of players with local roots earned All-Big East honors announced Wednesday night.

Loyola's Grace Gavin (St. Paul's) was named the Attacker of the Year for the second straight time and earned her third straight unanimous selection to the first team. Gerogetown's Sophia Thomas (Maryvale) was named Midfielder of the Year and Georgetown's Logan McCraw earned Defensive Player of the Year Honors.


Adams shared Coach of the Year honors with Syracuse coach Gary Gait, her mentor when she was a three-time national player of the year at Maryland from 1999-2001.

Loyola's Abby Rehfuss was named to the first team along with Notre Dame's Jackie Doherty (Mount Hebron) and Georgetown's Jordy Kirr (Bryn Mawr).


Loyola's Meg Decker (Mount de Sales), Kellye Gallagher, Ana Henberry (Dulaney), Mary Heneberry (Dulaney), Marlee Paton and Kerry Stoothoff made the second team along with Georgetown's Kelsi Bozel (Notre Dame Prep).

Following is the entire list:

Attack Player of the Year

Grace Gavin, Loyola

Defensive Player of the Year

Logan McCraw, Georgetown

 Midfielder of the Year

Sophia Thomas, Georgetown

Coaches of the Year

Jen Adams, Loyola
Gary Gait, Syracuse

First Team

*Shaylyn Blaney, Notre Dame, Sr., M

*Emily Dashiell, Louisville, Sr., M

Jackie Doherty, Notre Dame, Sr., D

Bergan Foley, Louisville, Sr., A

*Grace Gavin, Loyola, Sr., A

Liz Hogan, Syracuse, Sr., GK

Jordy Kirr, Georgetown, Sr., A

Tee Ladouceur, Syracuse, Sr., A

M.E. Lapham, Connecticut, Jr., A

Logan McCraw, Georgetown, Sr., D

Abby Rehfuss, Loyola, Sr., M

Catherine Rodriguez, Syracuse, Sr., D

Maggie Tamasitis, Notre Dame, Jr., A

Sophia Thomas, Georgetown, So., M

Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, So., A

Katie Webster, Syracuse, Fr., M

*unanimous selections

Second Team

Kailene Abt, Notre Dame, Sr., M

Kelly Barnes, Georgetown, Jr., D

Becca Block, Syracuse, So., D

Kelsi Bozel, Georgetown, So., M

Kaitlyn Brosco, Notre Dame, Fr., A

Meg Decker, Loyola, Sr., M

Justine Donodeo, Villanova, Jr., M

Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D

Ana Heneberry, Loyola, Jr., D

Mary Heneberry, Loyola, Sr., A

Dina Jackson, Georgetown, So., A

Liz Lovejoy, Louisville, Sr., A

Katie Oliverio, Louisville, Jr., A

Marlee Paton, Loyola, Fr., M

Ali Steinberg, Rutgers, Jr., M

Kerry Stoothoff, Loyola, Jr., GK

Marley Welsh, Rutgers, Sr., M

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