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She excels on—and off—the field

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Senior Tricia Stonebraker led Loyola in points this season while carrying a 3.788 GPA.

Tricia Stonebraker, a senior on the Loyola women’s soccer team, has been named as one of 10 honorees to receive the Missouri Valley Conference Leadership & Service Award, the league announced earlier this month.

Stonebraker is the first Loyola student-athlete to receive the honor and, of the 10 fall honorees, is the only women’s soccer player to be recognized.

“What a great honor for Tricia,” said Loyola head women’s soccer coach Barry Bimbi. “It has truly been a pleasure watching her grow and mature as a person and player over the past three years. Tricia has set the bar very high for future members of our program in terms of community service and leadership.”

Stonebraker enjoyed her most productive season in Rogers Park this fall. The Anchorage, Alaska, product tied her single-season high as a Rambler by netting three goals and dished out a career-high five assists, more than doubling her career total from the start of the campaign. Her 11 total points led the team, and she played a major role in helping Loyola finish third in its inaugural season in the Valley, far surpassing outside preseason expectations.

Off the field, Stonebraker is a standout both inside and outside the classroom. Amassing a 3.788 GPA while majoring in psychology, she has been a member of the Dean’s List in every semester of her undergraduate career.

Among her many other extracurricular activities, the midfielder is a member of Loyola’s prestigious Maroon & Gold Society, a group of seniors demonstrating a commitment to leadership, academic excellence, and service to others.