Basketball team

Basketball team honored by city council

The Loyola Wolf Pack men’s basketball team was honored at a New Orleans City Council meeting after winning the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics men’s basketball national championship.

City Councilwoman Helena Moreno invited the Loyola men’s basketball team to be honored at City Hall on Thursday, April 7. Loyola won its first national championship since 1945. President Tania Tetlow, who is about to leave Loyola, also received an honor for her service as Loyola. chairman at the meeting.

Loyola senior and NAIA National Player of the Year, Zach Wrightsil, was one of the teammates to attend.

“Coming home and getting all this media attention and recognition from the city, it really shows what we’ve done this year and how special it was,” Wrightsil said.

Men’s basketball head coach Stacy Hollowell said he was pleased with his team’s efforts this season.

“The guys worked hard and helped restore some interest in the college basketball program, and to be honored here by the city council is special,” Hollowell said.

Hollowell said the honor not only reflects on Loyola, but reflects on the entire city of New Orleans.

“Our team has been through adversity this year,” he said. “They didn’t complain. They banded together, they bonded, they fought together, they worked together to get things done, and I think that affects the energy of our city as well.