Sept. 13, 2011
EDISON, N.J. - Women's soccer junior forward Nichole Schiro has been honored as this week's MAAC Student-Athlete of the Week. Schiro was honored for her excellent accomplishments both on and off the field as a member of the Greyhounds.
After an outstanding 2010 season, Nichole Schiro has started this year right where she left off a year ago. Schiro has been the catalyst for the Greyhound offense this season, leading the team in goals (2) and points (6), while tying for the team lead in assists (2).
The junior was particularly impressive over a two-game stretch on Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, as she helped the Greyhounds score six goals in two games against High Point and Saint Louis. Schiro scored two goals and dished out two assists for a total of six points for the weekend. In Loyola's, 3-2, loss to High Point, Schiro provided a spark in the second half with the Greyhounds trailing 2-0. The forward assisted on the team's first goal and then later tied the game on a breakaway with her first goal of the season.
In the Greyhounds', 4-2, win over Saint Louis, Schiro gave Loyola a, 2-1, lead in the first half when she received a long pass over the top of the Billiken defense and popped the ball over the top of the charging keeper before finishing into an empty net. Schiro added an assist on Loyola's fourth goal. With her effort, Schiro now ranks fourth on the Loyola all-time list in career goals (26) and fifth in career points (61).
The Okemos, Mich., native has also been a standout in the classroom, registering a 3.89 GPA while majoring in Biology