Oct. 12, 2009
EDISON, N.J. - Senior soccer standouts Jamie Darvill and Brittany Henderson were named MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week for their respective sports Monday afternoon. This is the first weekly honor of the season for Darvill and the second for Henderson (11th career).
Darvill scored four goals in two games during a 1-1 week for Loyola, including his second career hat trick in the Greyhounds' MAAC opener on Saturday versus Rider Saturday. After falling behind, 1-0 versus Navy, Darvill recorded the equalizer on an assist from Phil Bannister. The 2009 MAAC Preseason Player of the Year tallied his first of three scores two minutes in against Rider on a free kick from about 40-yards out, which bended into the far post. The London, England, native, also netted goals in the 47th and 64th minute.
For the season, Darvill leads the Greyhounds with six goals, four assists and 16 points. He shares this week's award with Niagara's Levi Tesch.
Henderson led the Greyhounds to a 2-0 week by recording a pair of 1-0 shutouts over Marist and Siena. The clean sheet was a league-high sixth for Henderson and her third straight. She made a pair of saves against Marist and four against Siena. The native of Commack, N.Y. made two diving saves on one-on-one breakaways against the Saints and another key save with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Henderson has allowed just three goals in her last seven games as Loyola is 6-0-1 in that span.
For the season, Henderson has recorded 56 saves for a .800 save percentage and has allowed just 14 goals for a 0.98 goals against average. Since her sophomore season, Henderson has allowed just two goals in 17 games in the month of October for a 0.12 goals against average.
The Loyola men's soccer team (4-6-1, 1-0-0 MAAC) hosts MAAC rivals Niagara and Canisius Friday, October 16 and Sunday, October 18 at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Greyhounds' women's soccer team (9-4-2, 5-0-0 MAAC) travel up north to take on Iona (October 16) and Fairfield (October 18) in a pair of MAAC conference games.