April 12, 2010
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Loyola University Maryland junior goalkeeper Jake Hagelin was named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after he helped the Greyhounds' defense hold Fairfield to a season-low four goals on Saturday.
Loyola (7-2 overall, 5-0 ECAC) defeated the Stags (6-3, 3-1), 9-4, in a game of teams previously unbeaten in ECAC action.
Hagelin made 13 saves on the 17 shots on goal that he faced. He dropped his goals against average for the season to 6.78, a mark that is second amongst all players in NCAA Division I.
He also raised his saves percentage to .605, the fourth-best tally in the country. Hagelin has recorded 13 or more saves in each of the Greyhounds' last three games.
Dating back to Loyola's 18-3 victory over Air Force on March 20, in which he made six saves and did not allow a goal while playing only the first half, Hagelin has a .716 saves percentage and 5.43 goals against average in the Greyhounds' last four games.
The award is the second of the season - he was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week on February 22 after the season-opening win at Navy - and the seventh overall this season for Loyola players. Hagelin has now received five ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors during his three years at Loyola.
Loyola, which moved up to No. 8 in this week's USILA Coaches Poll and a tie for No. 9 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Rankings, steps out of conference action for a Saturday, April 24, date against No. 9 Georgetown. The Greyhounds host the Hoyas in a nationally televised game on ESPNU at 12 p.m. on Awalt Field at Ridley Athletic Complex.