Sept. 27, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Loyola University Maryland senior forward Phil Bannister (Wallsend, England/Monkseaton) has been named to this week’s College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the week ending September 26, the organization announced Monday.
Bannister earned the honor for his three-point effort against fourth-ranked Monmouth, assisting on Gary Weisbaum’s game-winner and scoring a goal of his own in the 52rd minute. Bannister completed a Kevin Curran cross with a sliding volley that knocked the ball in the net to give Loyola the eventual final score of 2-0.
The first half assist marked the 29th of Bannister’s career, tying him with Stan Koziol and Marc Harrison atop the Loyola career assists list. Bannister’s goal also moved him into a tie for 13th place on the Loyola goals list with 34, tying Bill Wnek. His three points pushed him to 97 for his career, tying the 97 points Joe Koziol scored from 1985 to 1988. Bannister leads Loyola with four goals and nine points this season. He also leads the Greyhounds with 24 shots and 11 shots on goal.
Loyola takes on Villanova in its next game on Wednesday in Villanova, Pa. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. The Greyhounds return to Ridley Athletic Complex for its non-conference finale on Saturday with a matchup against Adelphi. The match will begin at 2 p.m.