Feb. 4, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - Head Coach Mark Mettrick announced today that Ray Hassett, a 6-0 midfielder/forward out of Long Island, N.Y., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Loyola College next season. Hassett committed to the Greyhounds earlier today, the first day of the 2004 signing period.
A multitalented player for Long Island powerhouse St. John's the Baptist High School, Hassett was the 2002 Long Island Catholic League MVP. He started all three of his seasons at St. John's and was a 2002 National Pool Member.
"We feel that Ray [Hassett] can make an immediate impact on our program," says Mettrick. "We are very excited that he chose Loyola College."
Hassett played club soccer for the Huntington Boys Club Intense Heat and was a two-time USYSA Region I ODP team member. He played with Loyola back Gabriel Ortega in the Super Y League (with the Knight Soccer Juniors) and made the East New York ODP state team five times.
"Ray [Hassett] can play a variety of positions and has a lot of experience in the midfield and at forward," says Mettrick. "He brings a very competitive mentality to the table."
Hasset joins a team that won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title in 2003. The Greyhounds have won the last four regular season MAAC titles and have competed in two of the last three NCAA tournaments. Loyola opens the 2004 campaign at home on September 3 versus Princeton.