Dec. 2, 2009
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Loyola University Maryland men's soccer seniors Jamie Darvill and Tennant McVea were named to the 2009 ECAC All-Star Second Team on Wednesday as two of the top players in the region.
The co-captains both earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team honors, and Darvill was the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, while McVea was the Defensive Player of the Year. They are joined on the team by players from the Atlantic Coast Conference, America East, BIG EAST, Colonial Athletic Association, Ivy League, Northeast and Patriot League.
McVea has been a starter from nearly day one as a center back for Loyola, helping the Greyhounds form one of the best defenses in the conference, as well as the nation. Over the past three season, Loyola has 48-13-5 (.765) record, and the Greyhounds have posted a 0.69 goals against average during that span.
A three-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, McVea was also a NSCAA/adidas First Team All-American last season and is a finalist for this year's Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He has been a team captain since his sophomore season.
Darvill has been one of the nation's top scorers over the last two seasons. He tied for the MAAC lead with 10 goals and was second in the conference with nine assists. Darvill finished fifth all-time at Loyola with 27 career assists, tied for eight with 99 total points and 11th with 36 goals.
He also won the 2008 MAAC Offensive Player of the Year award, making him the first multi winner of that honor.
Darvill and McVea are both members of the Hermann Trophy Watch List, given yearly to the nation's top player.
As a team, the Greyhounds completed the season with an 11-8-3 record and advanced to their third-consecutive NCAA College Cup, a school Division I record.