CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Zach Herreweyers was named the conference's Corvias Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, two days after the senior helped Loyola beat then-No. 7 Johns Hopkins University, 9-8.
Herreweyers recorded his first hat trick of the season against the Blue Jays, scoring the opening goal of the game off a Zack Sirico assist and twice in the second half. Both of his second-half goals came at critical junctures when Johns Hopkins had narrowed Loyola's lead to just one goal.
The London, Ontario, native now scored three or more goals in over half his collegiate games; he has 15 in 28 outings for the Greyhounds.
Herrewyers opened the scoring after Tyler Albrecht, last week's Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, caused a Blue Jays turnover on a clear, and Sirico hit Herrweyers on the doorstep for a goal.
Later in the first half, Herreweyers worked the ball from goal-line extended to Pat Spencer at the top of the right alley for a shot and goal that gave Loyola a 5-2 advantage late in the fourth quarter.
Herrewyers then tallied goal with 8:40 to play in the third quarter, putting the Greyhounds in front, 6-4. He scored his third and final off a rebound of a saved Loyola shot 44 seconds into the fourth, staking the Loyola lead to 8-6.
The award is the second in a row for Loyola and the third of Herrweyers' career. He earned two in 2015 before being named to the All-Patriot League First Team.