March 25, 2010
BALTIMORE - Former Loyola University Maryland standout Jamie Darvill has signed a professional soccer contract to play for Real Maryland F.C.
Darvill, a two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, graduated from Loyola in December 2009 after concluding his collegiate career last fall.
"We are very pleased for Jamie to sign professionally. This has always been Jamie's aspiration and we wish him the best of luck at Real Maryland," Head Coach Mark Mettrick said. "Jamie has been a very important player for us here at Loyola and he has developed into one of the top college forwards in the country. Most importantly, he is a quality young man and we look forward to seeing his career unfold."
The forward from London, England, finished with 36 career goals and 27 assists for 99 total points. Darvill is tied for eighth all-time at Loyola in career points, 11th in goals and sixth in assists.
He earned Regional All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a junior and senior and was the conference player of the year in each of those seasons, as well.
Real Maryland F.C., which is based in Rockville, is a member of the United Soccer League Second Division. It finished fifth in the division during the 2009 season.
Darvill is the second Loyola player in as many years to sign a professional contract. Goalkeeper Milos Kocic '08 was a draft pick of D.C. United and played last season in Major League Soccer.