Palmer Featured In The Baltimore Sun

April 22, 2011

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland attacker Chris Palmer was the feature of Ed Lee's Q&A in Friday's edition of The Baltimore Sun.

Palmer is a Loyola graduate student who is working on his M.B.A. and playing for the Greyhounds after graduating from, and playing three seasons, at Bucknell.

After starting the season as a midfielder, his position with the Bison, Palmer has made the transition to attack over the last four games and has been a great weapon for the Greyhounds in that position. He did not score a goal, and was limited by injury, during the first six games of the year, but since then he has scored nine goals and has an assist.

Palmer scored twice at Mount St. Mary's, and he then made his first start on attack and tallied a career-high five goals at Ohio State. The Atlanta, Ga., native scored just once against both Fairfield and at Georgetown, but each was a huge goal for the Greyhounds.

His goal against Fairfield came as he dove from the side of the cage, avoided the crease and tallied the game-tying goal to force overtime in Loyola's win. At Georgetown, Palmer dodged from the right side, dove and fired a low shot past the Hoyas' goalie that was the game-winner in the fourth overtime.

Click here to read the main Q&A that ran in the print edition of the Sun, and then click here to view the extended version with additional answers in The Sun's Faceoff blog.

Palmer and the Greyhounds hit the field on Saturday at 12 noon when they host Hobart in the ECAC and home finale for Loyola at Ridley Athletic Complex. Tickets are available for the game by clicking here.