Four Men’s Lacrosse Players Earn Corvias Patriot League Weekly Awards

April 25, 2016

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Four Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse players earned Corvias Patriot League Weekly Awards on Monday after the Greyhounds ended their regular-season on Friday with a 12-6 victory over the U.S. Military Academy.

Zach Herreweyers was named the Offensive Player of the Week, Foster Huggins the Defensive Player of the Week, Jacob Stover the Goalkeeper of the Week and Pat Spencer the Rookie of the Week.

Herreweyers scored a season-high five goals against the Black Knights, running his three-game total to 12 to close the regular-season.

The senior from London, Ontario, scored twice in the second quarter on Friday to help Loyola take an 8-4 halftime lead, and he then tacked on the first three goals of the second half as the Greyhounds extended their advantage to seven. Herreweyers had a caused turnover -- one in transition that led to his third goal -- and four ground balls in the win.

Huggins, a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, posted three caused turnovers and three ground balls against the Black Knights, but he was as critical in the Greyhounds’ defense with his marking of Army West Point’s Cole Johnson. The Patriot League’s leading point scorer entering the game, Johnson was held without a goal by Huggins, the first time all season he has gone without a score.

Stover continued his sold play as the Greyhounds goalkeeper, making 12 saves while helping the Loyola defense limit Army West Point to a season-low six goals. Army entered the game leading the Patriot League in goals, goals per game and assists per game. The freshman from Hunt Valley, Maryland, leads the Patriot League with a .602 saves percentage and is second with a 6.85 goals against average.

Spencer, who earlier in the day was named the Patriot League 2016 Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year, tallied a game-high six points against Army West Point. He scored twice and added four assists in the victory, marking the 13th time in as many games he’s recorded two or more points in a game.

The awards are the second of the year for Herreweyers, Huggins and Stover and the fifth for Spencer.

Loyola begins play on Friday, April 29, in the Patriot League Semifinals in Annapolis, Maryland. The Greyhounds, who are the Championships’ No. 2 seed, will play at 7:30 p.m. in a CBS Sports Network telecast against Bucknell University, Army West Point or Lehigh University.