April 20, 2010
BALTIMORE - Three Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse players were named to the Thunder Bay/Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week on Tuesday after the Greyhounds defeated then-No. 9 Georgetown, 11-6, last Saturday.
Goalkeeper Jake Hagelin, face-off midfielder John Schiavone and attacker Cooper MacDonnell earned the honor after helping Loyola win matchups in all facets of the game. The victory pushed the Greyhounds' 2010 record to 8-2 and boosted them to No. 7 in both national polls, the USILA Coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Rankings.
Hagelin and MacDonnell were named ECAC Defensive and Co-Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday.
Hagelin made 14 saves in goal for Loyola, marking the fourth-straight game he's posted 13 or more saves. He moved into the top spot nationally in goals against average (6.69) and is third in saves percentage (.619). He has helped the Greyhounds' defense take the No. 1 position in the national statistics in scoring defense.
MacDonnell scored four points in the game, tallying three games and an assist. Despite missing three games to a shoulder injury this season, MacDonnell leads the ECAC in goals per game and is second in points per game. He has scored 19 goals and has four assists this season.
Schiavone continued his outstanding play at the face-off `X' with a 15-of-20 performance against the Hoyas. His .750 winning percentage was his second-best mark of the season, and he also tied for team-high honors with six ground balls. Schiavone and the Greyhounds' face-off unit moved up to third in the NCAA rankings in winning percentage (.593).
Loyola moves back into ECAC Lacrosse League action this Saturday, April 24, with a 1 p.m. game at Hobart in Geneva, N.Y.