April 14, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Loyola University Maryland goalkeeper Jake Hagelin was named a semifinalst for the 2010 Tewaaraton Award, an honor presented annually to the top men's and women's lacrosse player in the nation.
Hagelin has been outstanding in goal for the Greyhounds (7-2 overall, 5-0 ECAC) of late. He is currently second in the nation in goals against average (6.77) and fourth in saves percentage (.608).
The junior from Havre de Grace, Md., has posted 13 or more saves in each of the Greyhounds' last three games. In Loyola's last four contests, all victories, Hagelin has a 4.75 goals against average.
As a leader on the Greyhounds' defense, Hagelin has helped Loyola reach No. 2 nationally in goals per game allowed (6.77).
Hagelin is one of 25 semifinalists that were named from a list of more than 50 on the intial watch list. Five finalists for the men's Tewaaraton Award will be selected, and the winner will be announced on June 3, 2010, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Earlier this week, Hagelin was honored as the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week for the fifth time in his career. The award followed a 13-save performance last Saturday in Loyola's 9-4 victory at No. 14 Fairfield.
The eighth-ranked Greyhounds are in action on Saturday, April 17, when they host No. 9 Georgetown at 12 p.m. on Awalt Field at Ridley Athetic Complex. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU, and regionally on WMAR-TV/ABC-2.