Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer freshman Brian Saramago added to his list of weekly accolades Tuesday, being named the NSCAA NCAA Division I Men’s Player of the Week and to the College Soccer News Team of the Week.
Saramago was also tabbed the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week on Monday.
A forward from New Hyde Park, New York, Saramago led the Greyhounds to a 1-0-1 week against the top-two teams in the Patriot League Preseason Poll, American (W, 1-0) and Boston University (T, 3-3), last week, having a hand in all four of Loyola’s goals.
Against American, Saramago played a game of give-and-go with classmate Barry Sharifi, which ultimately led to freshman Shane Kastl’s game-winning goal. The goal was the first, and only, given up by the Eagles in Patriot League play this season.
Saramago then netted his first career hat trick against Boston University to move into a tie for first place in Patriot League games with four goals and nine points this season. Nationally, he’s the fifth-ranked freshman with 0.55 goals per game and 1.27 points per game average.
Saramago becomes the first Greyhound to earn national player of the week accolades since the NSCAA began tracking weekly honors in 2010.
Loyola will step out of conference play for a game at St. John’s tonight. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.