July 19, 2010
BALTIMORE - A trio of seniors - Phil Bannister, Eddie Dines and Charlie Hutton - have been named the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer captains for the 2010 season, Head Coach Mark Mettrick announced today.
"We congratulate Eddie, Phil and Charlie in being named captains of Loyola Men's Soccer," Mettrick said. We are looking forward to them leading our program for the 2010 season. They all have enjoyed considerable success in their first three years at Loyola and will bring valuable experience to our 2010 team.
"All three understand completely what Loyola soccer is trying to achieve and they have a deep pride in the program and its continued success. I think their leadership, along with our seven other returning upperclassmen is going to be a key for us to be successful in our 2010 season."
Bannister earned Goal.com All-America Third Team honors as a junior after leading all of NCAA Division I in assists per game. He passed out 13 assists over the course of 18 games for an average of 0.72. His 13 assists were second-most in Loyola single-season history and the most by a Greyhounds' player in the school's Division I history (since 1982).
Dines has been a three-year starter for the Greyhounds in the midfield, scoring 15 goals over the course of his Loyola career. He has added six assists for a total of 36 points.
Hutton stepped into the starting lineup at right back as a sophomore and has played nearly every minute since. A starter in each of the Greyhounds' last 43 games, Hutton has been a mainstay in the Greyhounds' defense, helping them hold opponents to 0.95 goals per game in 2009 and 0.67 in 2008.
The Greyhounds open their season on September 1 when their travel to Buies Creek, N.C., to face defending Atlantic Sun Conference champion Campbell University.