Oct. 29, 2012
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore Connor Thompson and freshman Larry Ndjock have been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office Monday.
The Greyhounds swept their weekend competition to clinch a spot in the upcoming MAAC Tournament and extend their win streak to seven-straight games, their longest stretch since winning 13 straight in 2008.
Thompson and Ndjock both scored in each of Loyola’s wins this weekend. Thompson scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give the Greyhounds a 3-2 win over Saint Peter’s Friday night. He followed that up by sneaking a corner kick from senior Kevin Curran into the goal to help Loyola to a 3-0 win over Manhattan on Sunday.
So far this season, Thompson has six goals and is tied for third in the MAAC with six assists.
Ndjock finished the week with three goals, including two in a 3-2 double-overtime win versus Saint Peter’s. He then tacked on another goal in 19 minutes of play against Manhattan to notch his league-leading 13th goal of the season and mark his fourth-straight game with a goal.
For the season, Ndjock has 13 goals and 29 points, the most for an individual Greyhound in a season since Phil Bannister had 13 goals and 33 points in 2007.
This marks the first career weekly honor for Thompson, while it is the fourth time this season that Ndjock has earned rookie of the week honors.
Loyola will close out its regular season on Friday night with a 7 p.m., game at Rider.