April 4, 2016
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland freshman Pat Spencer was named the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after recording five points in yesterday's 12-4 victory at Colgate University.
Spencer, an attacker who has earned the League's Rookie of the Week honors three times this season, scored a career-high four goals and had an assist versus the Raiders.
Through 10 games during his freshman campaign, Spencer leads Loyola in goals (18), assists (24) and points (42). He is eighth nationally in assists per game (2.4) and 16th in points per game (4.2); Spencer leads NCAA Division I freshmen in both categories.
Spencer scored the Greyhounds' second goal of the game, getting past his defender who fell to put the ball past Colgate goalkeeper Brandon Burke just 4:19 into the contest. That helped Loyola build a 3-0 lead before the Raiders were on the board.
He then assisted on a Zack Sirico goal with 1:04 left in the first half before scoring twice in the third quarter. His second goal, a man-up strike off a Jordan Germershausen assist make it a 9-3 Greyhounds lead. Spencer then tallied the final goal of the contest with 2:37 to go.
Spencer is the third Loyola player to earn Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors this season. Midfielder Tyler Albrecht and attacker Zach Herreweyers earned the honors in the season's first two weeks.
In addition to his award, two Greyhounds were named to the weekly Patriot League honor roll. Graham Savio was noted after going 13-of-17 on faceoffs with seven ground balls, and Jacob Stover earned a nod after making 10 saves and allowing just four goals.
The Greyhounds continue Patriot League play on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. when they take on Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.