Dec. 14, 2009
BALTIMORE - Two Loyola University Maryland senior men's soccer players, forward Jamie Darvill and back Tennant McVea have been named to the 2009 North Atlantic Region First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
McVea is now a three-time NSCAA All-Region honoree, while Darvill earned the honor for the second consecutive season.
With the awards, the team co-captains are eligible for NSCAA All-America consideration.
Darvill and McVea both earned the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's highest honors earlier this year. Darvill became the league's first two-time Offensive Player of the Year, and McVea the conference's first three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
A starting center back since his freshman season at Loyola, McVea has helped the Greyhounds form one of the best defenses in the nation. Over the past three seasons, Loyola recorded a 48-13-5 (.765) record and a 0.69 goals against average.
He was also an NSCAA/adidas First Team All-American last season and earlier this year picked up Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America Second Team honors.
Darvill was one of the top scorers in NCAA Division I since his junior season. He finished 2009 tied for the MAAC lead with 10 goals and was second in the conference with nine assists.
Darvill concluded his career as fifth all-time at Loyola with 27 career assists, tied for eighth in total points (99) and 11th in goals scored (36).
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.