Dec. 11, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer senior forward Phil Bannister has been selected to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Senior All-America Second Team, the organization announced.
Bannister reached the finalist stage for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in October.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The senior scored 10 goals and notched one assist this year in nine games before an injury sidelined him for the season less than a week after the organization announced Bannister as a finalist.
Bannister, a two-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American and three-time MAAC All-Academic Team honoree, also makes positive contributions away from the pitch. He participates in community outreach at Beans and Bread, a food shelter for local homeless men and women and also helped Baltimore residents last year after severe snowstorms by shoveling driveways and assisting with clean-up.
This week has seen Bannister take several honors, including receiving an invitation to the Major League Soccer Combine in January and earning a spot on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-North Atlantic First Team.
Bannister led the Greyhounds in nearly offensive category and ranked first in the NCAA Division I points per game ledger midway through the season.