Feb. 15, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College men's lacrosse team opens the 2007 season at Notre Dame this Saturday at 1 p.m. The Greyhounds, ranked 13th to start the year, commence their 68th season as a program with their first of four straight games against Top-20 teams. Live Audio
The `Hounds play Notre Dame for the first time since 2004 and hold an impressive 13-2 all-time record against the Irish. Notre Dame, ranked 11th to start the year, was an NCAA Tournament team in 2006 with an overall record of 10-5.
Loyola, meanwhile, comes off a 6-6 campaign in which a 4-1 home mark and 5-2 league record earned Head Coach Charley Toomey ECAC Coach of the Year honors. Now in his second season at the helm, Coach Toomey's squad has high hopes with a veteran lineup in place.
The Greyhounds have 13 seniors on the roster and four senior captains. Those captains include senior Dan Bauers, a first-team All-ECAC selection last season as well as Loyola's leading scorer; Steven Hess, a second-team All-ECAC selection in 2006 and a three-year starter at defense; senior Jordan Rabidou, an all-purpose middie who has played in every game since his freshman year; and senior Ryan Rabidou, who started every game last season and finished second to Bauers in goals with 18.
Saturday's game is also the season opener for Notre Dame and the beginning of a four game stretch for Loyola in which it travels to Indiana, Pennsylvania and California. The Greyhounds have won 21 of their last 23 season openers and 44 in their 67-year history.
The game can be heard live on WNST AM 1570 and Online at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com.