BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland senior Joseph Cahalan has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 Men's Soccer Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.
A finance major from Reisterstown, Md., Cahalan was one of 12 players to be named to the all-district team, and one of five Patriot League players to pick up the academic honor.
Entering this season with one career goal, Cahalan is tied for the team lead with three this year, including two game-winners in overtime. His first game-winner came 18 seconds into overtime with La Salle, when he put away a rebound off sophomore Dylan Engel's saved shot for the 1-0 victory. His second was in the 107th minute of a 2-1 win over Lehigh, when he headed in a cross from Engel.
Cahalan also scored the game-tying goal of a 1-1 draw with No. 20 Boston University, heading in a cross from sophomore John Toher with 37 seconds remaining in regulation. He was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for his play against the Terriers, marking his first career weekly award.
Throughout his career, the two-time team captain has played in 56 games, starting 48, and has recorded nine points on four goals and one assist. He's also a member of Loyola's Sellinger Scholars Program and Green & Grey Society.
To be eligible for this academic award, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All players on the academic all-district teams are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
Cahalan and the Greyhounds will host Navy on Senior Day Saturday at 7 p.m. Cahalan and classmates Connor Thompson, Andrew Waddington and Joey Wilkins will be honored in a pre-game ceremony approximately 15 minutes before game time.