Langan, Fanshaw Receive ECAC Weekly Awards

March 22, 2010

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - A pair of Loyola University Maryland attackers were honored Monday by the ECAC Lacrosse League for their work in Saturday's 18-3 conference victory over Air Force.

Junior Matt Langan was named the ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, and freshman Patrick Fanshaw earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors.

Langan's award marks the fourth time this season a Loyola attacker has earned at least a share of the weekly conference award. Cooper MacDonnell (Feb. 22) and Collin Finnerty (March 8) each received the recognition, and Langan was touted on March 1.

Langan set a career-high on Saturday with four goals, and he matched his previous best of six points after dishing out two assists. He tallied goals in each of the first two quarters and then added back-to-back goals in the third for Loyola (4-2 overall, 3-0 ECAC).

Two of Langan's goals were of the man-up variety, as he helped the Greyhounds go a season-best 5-of-6 on extra-man opportunities. He eclipsed his previous best of three goals, set in 2008 against Rutgers and earlier this year at Quinnipiac. His six points tied the output he against the Bobcats when he earned his first league honor of the year.

Fanshaw led all players with five goals against the Falcons, recording a hat trick in the first half and adding goals in each of the final two quarters. His five goals were a career-high, and he added an assist for a six-point effort.

His five goals were the most by a Loyola freshman in almost 15 years. Chris Georgalas was the last freshman to score five for the Greyhounds, hitting that number in an April 22, 1995, game against Delaware.

Loyola returns to action on Saturday, March 27, when it hosts Towson in a non-conference game at 12 p.m. on Awalt Field at Ridley Athletic Complex. The game will be televised live on Baltimore's WMAR/ABC-2, and it will be tape delayed on ESPNU.