Loyola University Maryland senior Matt Sanchez has been named the final Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the 2016 season, as announced by the League office Monday.
Sanchez stopped all four shots that he saw at Holy Cross to record his fifth shutout of the season and help the Greyhounds to the 1-0 victory. The win marked Loyola’s first over the Crusaders and secured the Greyhounds an unbeaten record in Patriot League road games (3-0-1) this season.
The Owings Mills, Maryland, native was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year earlier today after finishing the Patriot League regular season with a .606 goals-against average, a .875 save percentage and a 4.38 saves per game average, all totals that rank second in the League this year.
As a three-year starter for the Greyhounds, after transferring from Old Dominion, Sanchez has logged over 4,400 minutes in goal. He has recorded 188 saves, posted 12 shutouts, stopped 74.6 percent of shots faced and allowed 1.30 goals per game.
This marks Sanchez’s third career weekly award from the Patriot League and his first since picking up a pair of honors in his sophomore season.
Loyola (8-6-3, 6-1-2 Patriot League) earned a first-round bye in the Patriot League Tournament, hosted by American, and will open play as the No. 2 seed in the second semifinal Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Greyhounds will learn their opponent following Tuesday’s quarterfinal matches.