July 26, 2010
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland Head Men's Soccer Coach Mark Mettrick will join Gerry Sandusky on the WBAL 1090-AM Radio broadcast of Saturday night's Manchester City-Inter Milan friendly match at M&T Bank Stadium.
Mettrick was raised in Manchester and signed with Manchester City as a youth player at the age of 14. Following that, Mettrick played for Manchester United's youth and reserve teams before accepting a scholarship offer to Hartwick College.
Sandusky, an anchor for WBAL-TV in Baltimore since 1988, will call the action on the radio, while Mettrick will provide the color commentary. The game is set to begin at 8 p.m.
The 2010 season will be Mettrick's 11th at Loyola and 17th overall as a collegiate soccer coach. He has led the Greyhounds to new heights in recent years, as Loyola has reached the NCAA College Cup for a school Division I record three-straight years.
Under his direction, Loyola has earned the MAAC regular-season title seven times, won the MAAC tournament crown on four occasions and advanced to five NCAA College Cups. The Greyhounds played in the College Cup Round of 16 in 2001 and reached the second round in 2007 and 2008.
In his 10 years at Loyola, Mettrick has compiled a 127-57-18 (.673) record. He has coached 47 players who have earned spots on the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams, including 28 on the league's first team.
As a player, Mettrick came to the United States for college and was a standout at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. He was a two-time NCAA Division I First Team All-American and is still high on the Hartwick all-time scoring charts with 41 goals and 109 career points. He helped lead the Hawks to two NCAA Final Fours.
Mettrick graduated with a degree in physics and went on to have a successful professional career with the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League after being a first-round draft pick of the MISL's Cleveland Force.
This season, Mettrick and the Greyhounds open their quest for a fourth-straight NCAA College Cup appearance on September 1 when they travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to play Campbell. Loyola opens its home schedule at Ridley Athletic Complex on September 7 at 7 p.m. versus William & Mary.