April 5, 2010
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Loyola University Maryland senior midfielder Taylor Ebsary was named ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week today after helping lead the Greyhounds to a conference victory over Ohio State on Saturday afternoon.
Ebsary scored a goal and had three assists for a career-high four points and was a key contributor on the defensive end for Loyola. He shares this week's honor with Fairfield goalkeeper Joe Marra.
The senior from Amherst, N.Y., was the primary marking defender on Ohio State's leading scorer, Logan Schuss. Schuss, who entered the game with 15 goals and 15 assists, was held without a goal during the contest.
Ebsary had three ground balls and caused a turnover and was integral on the Greyhounds' faceoff unit. He helped Loyola win 16-of-23 restarts during the game.
The award is the first of Ebsary's career, and it is the seventh weekly honor for a Loyola player this season. The Greyhounds have won four offensive awards, and Jake Hagelin shared defensive honors after the first week of the season.
Ebsary and Loyola rose to No. 9 in the USILA Coaches poll and No. 11 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media rankings this week. They face Fairfield, which is ranked 14th and 16th, respectively, this Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. in Connecticut.