Sept. 22, 2008
Edison, N.J. - Junior goalkeeper Milos Kocic (Leskovac, Serbia/Vojislav Nikolajevic) and freshman forward Mark Jaskolski (North Potomac, Md./Northwest) were recognized by the MAAC for their play during Loyola's 1-0-1 week by being named the Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week and the Co-Rookie of the Week, respectively, it was announced today by the conference office.
The Greyhounds remained unbeaten on the season with a scoreless tie at home against William & Mary and a 1-0 win at Mount St. Mary's. Kocic posted a pair of shutouts and now has 19 blankings in his last 22 contests while Jaskolski received his first career start and assisted on the only goal of the game against the Mountaineers.
Kocic earned the recognition for the second straight week and the third time this season. He also was recognized similarly for his play on the season's opening weekend. Jaskolski is the second Greyhounds player to be so honored as the league's top rookie, following up the award received last week by classmate Ben Hanson.
Jaskolski shared his Rookie award with Niagara's Carl Haworth. Iona's Aly Lo and Udi Naim from Saint Peter's were named Co-Offensive Players of the Week.
Loyola (6-0-1) is the only unbeaten team in the MAAC and has not suffered a defeat in 15 straight contests dating back to last year. The Greyhounds, ranked No. 17 in last week's NSCAA/adidas national poll, travels to UMBC on Saturday for a 1 o'clock start.