BALTIMORE - Three days after saving a career-high 18 shots in Loyola University Maryland's 12-10 Patriot League victory over the U.S. Military Academy, freshman goalkeeper Grant Limone was named he Select Sector SPDR Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week.
Limone led the Greyhounds' defense to a solid performance against the Black Knights, stopping 64.3 percent of the shots on goal that he faced. Yesterday, he garnered Corvias Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week honors.
Combined with a 15-save performance at Duke on March 7, Limone has made 33 saves in his last two games. The outings were the second and third starts of his young career in goal for the Greyhounds.
The freshman out of Weston, Connecticut, distributed his 18 saves at West Point evenly between the first and second halves, stopping seven shots in the second quarter to finish with nine at halftime. He then made five in the fourth quarter, including two in the last two minutes, 20 seconds as Army looked to pull within a goal at the end of the game.
Limone is the second Loyola player to earn national player of the week honors this season. Pat Frazier drew Defensive Player of the Week recognition from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Feb. 16 following a standout performance in a win over Penn State University.
The Greyhounds return to action Wednesday, March 18, when they host Georgetown University at 7:15 p.m. The game is the second of a Ridley Athletic Complex doubleheader where the Loyola women will host Bucknell University at 5 p.m.