Five Greyhounds Honored On All-MAAC Teams

Nov. 5, 2011

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Five Greyhounds earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honors Saturday night at the MAAC awards banquet held at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Junior Gerwyn Jones and sophomore Stephen Dooley were named to the All-MAAC First Team, while sophomores Geaton Caltabiano and Jamie Libby were named to the second team and freshman Connor Thompson was honored on the All-MAAC Rookie Team.

In addition, seven Greyhounds were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team: junior Hector Arellano and sophomores Alex Bullington, Cameron Coppola, Dooley, Nick Irvine, Libby and Thurman Van Riper.

Jones, a Preseason All-MAAC honoree, is making his second-straight appearance on the All-MAAC First Team. The back from Caernarfon, Wales anchored Loyola’s back line that limited opponents to just 17 goals this season, while posting eight shutouts. He also notched two goals this year, including the game winner in Loyola’s 2-1 win over Towson.

Dooley, an All-MAAC Rookie Team honoree last year, is making his first appearance on the All-MAAC First Team. Dooley finished the season second on the team with six goals and 16 points, while sharing the team lead with four assists.  The Portstewart, Northern Ireland native scored the game-winning goal in Loyola’s 2-1 win at Siena, while he also assisted on three other game-winning scores throughout the season.

Caltabiano, a transfer from George Mason, led the Greyhounds with seven goals and 18 points this year and is earning his first MAAC honor. The Lothian, Md., native had two three-game streaks with a point this year, including contributing a goal in four of Loyola’s last six games. He also led Loyola - and ranked second in the league - with four game-winning goals, while he assisted two game-winning goals.

Libby, a Preseason All-MAAC selection, earned All-MAAC Rookie team honors a year ago and is garnering his first All-MAAC Second Team accolade. The back from Romford, England, helped anchor a defense that ranked among the league’s best. He notched three shots on the season, scoring a goal at Navy.

Loyola concluded its season with a 1-0 loss to Manhattan in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Championships on Thursday. The Greyhounds finished the year with a 10-6-1 overall record, marking the 27th 10-win season in the last 31 years. Loyola also posted a 5-3-1 MAAC record and a 6-2-1 record at home this season.