Davliakos Earns Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Loyola University Maryland junior long-stick midfielder Zac Davliakos was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and picking up five ground balls Saturday in an 18-7 victory over the U.S. Naval Aacdemy.

He was also the primary defender on Navy’s Greyson Torain, a Preseason All-Patriot League pick who the Greyhounds held without a goal in the win.

Davliakos aided the Greyhounds in the faceoff game as went 16-of-27 at the ‘X’ against a Midshipmen team that entered he game winning 64.4 percent of its faceoffs. He scored his second goal of the season, logging the first tally of the game after a clear. Davliakos also helped the Greyhounds clear the ball successfully 19-of-19 times.

This season, Davliakos has seen the most playing time of his three-year career, and he has responded in the stats columns. Through seven games, Davliakos has 22 ground balls, six caused turnovers, two goals and two assists.

Pat Spencer, who scored three goals and had four assists against the Midshipmen, and Graham Savio, who went 15-of-22 on faceoffs with six ground balls, were named to the Patriot League Weekly Honor Roll.

Loyola (4-3 overall, 3-0 Patriot League) is back in action on Wednesday, March 22, when it hosts Georgetown University in the first game of a Greyhounds doubleheader. The men’s teams play at 3 p.m. in a CBS Sports Network national telecast, while the schools’ women’s programs take the Ridley Athletic Complex field at 7 p.m.