May 8, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Six Loyola seniors and seven total Greyhounds were named All-ECAC selections by the conference office today. Seniors Andrew Spack, Michael Graham and Dan Kallaugher garnered first-team honors, while Dan Bauers, Shane Koppens, Greg Leonard and Steven Hess were named to the second-team.
Loyola ended the conference season in second place with a 5-2 ECAC record. The Greyhounds are one of two teams (sixth-seeded Georgetown is the other) in the league to make the NCAA Tournament and are one of two teams to earn three first-team picks (Penn State is the other) in the final league honors.
Spack backed up his All-America campaign in 2006 with 15 goals and 38 groundballs in 2007. He scored a season-high three goals in last weeks regular season finale at Johns Hopkins. Graham, meanwhile, has been the center of Loyola's defense, drawing the No. 1 match-up each week. Face-off specialist Dan Kallaugher leads the team in groundballs with 82 and ranked third in the country in groundballs and fourth in face-off win percentage.
Loyola's second-team members include top goal scorer Dan Bauers, who has 28 goals and is among the nation's Top-15 in goals per game. Koppens led the team in points with 26 assists and 44 total points. Leonard has also produced a very solid season with 15 goals, 23 points and 11 groundballs, while Hess lead the team with 17 caused turnovers and 42 groundballs from the long-pole position.
The Greyhounds were picked third in the league in the preseason and for the second straight year finished second. Loyola is 14-6 in conference games since joining league, having never lost a conference game at home.
ECAC FIRST TEAMA Brendan Cannon, Georgetown Jr.A Jim Connolly, Massachusetts So.A Colin Checcio, Rutgers Sr.M Greg Downing, Fairfield Sr.M Andrew Spack, Loyola Sr. M Pat Heim, Penn State Sr.D Jerry Lambe, Georgetown Sr.D Michael Graham, Loyola Sr. D Dan Saltsman, Penn State Sr.G Drew Adams, Penn State So.Specialist Dan Kallaugher, Loyola GS
ECAC SECOND TEAM A Shane Koppens, Loyola Jr.A Daryl Veltman, Hobart Jr.A Dan Bauers, Loyola Sr. A Brian Boyle, Penn State Sr.A Tom Michaelsen, St. John's Sr.M Chris David, Hobart Sr.M Greg Leonard, Loyola Sr. M Brett Garber, Massachusetts Sr.D Barney Ehrman, Georgetown Fr.D Steven Hess, Loyola Sr. D Chris O'Dougherty, Rutgers So.G Doc Schneider, Massachusetts So.Spec. Dan Whipple, Massachusetts Sr.