Oct. 6, 2008
Edison, N.J. - A pair of Loyola forwards were honored by the MAAC after leading the Greyhounds to a 2-0 week, the conference office announced today. Junior forward Jamie Darvill was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman forward Mark Jaskolski was named as the Rookie of the Week for the second time in three weeks.
Darvill earned the recognition after scoring six points in the two Greyhounds wins. A native of London, England, Darvill assisted on Eddie Dines' goal in a 1-nil victory over Princeton and followed that by scoring two goals and notching an assist in leading the Greyhounds to a 5-4 win over Quinnipiac. It was Darvill's second acknowledgement after scoring three goals on the season's opening week.
Jaskolski earned Rookie of the Week accolades for the second time in three weeks after scoring the game-winning goal against Quinnipiac with just 31 seconds remaining in the contest. The goal -- which ended a furious Bobcats comeback -- was the first of Jaskolski's collegiate career. A native of North Potomac, Md., he also was named Co-Rookie of the Week after assisting on the lone goal in the Greyhounds' 1-0 win over Mount St. Mary's back on September 20.
Darvill shared his Co-Offensive award with Canisius' Alan McGreal. Iona's Nils Binstock was named Defensive Player of the Week.
The Greyhounds also found out that they had moved up five spots in the College Soccer News national poll, advancing from 19th to 14th following its wins last week. The NSCAA/adidas coaches poll, where the Greyhounds are currently No. 16, is announced on Tuesday.
With non-conference play concluded, Loyola (8-0-1) opens defense of its MAAC Championship with its bi-annual trek to Buffalo, visiting Niagara on Friday and Canisius on Sunday. The Greyhounds open the home portion of their MAAC schedule when they host Marist on October 17 at 4:30 p.m.