Schiro Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week

Sept. 20, 2010

EDISON, N.J. - Loyola sophomore forward Nichole Schiro was named the Metro Atlantic Atheltic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting her second multi-goal game of the 2010 season, the league office announced.

Schiro scored twice last Friday against two-time defending Big 12 Conference champion Missouri, helping the Greyhounds jump out to a 2-0 lead before halftime.

She put the Greyhounds on the board in the 29th minute, scoring after a Lina Staropoli shot rebounded off the Tigers' goalkeeper.

Schiro then added her second of the half in the 41st minute. Taylor Bryant won the ball for Loyola in the midfield and passed to Tessa McClenahan who found Katelyn McFadden on the wing. McFadden crossed the ball to Schiro who headed home her fifth goal of the season.

The Okemos, Mich., native also put up two goals in the first half of Loyola's season-opener on August 21 against Towson for the first multi-goal game of her collegiate career.

Schiro leads Loyola with five goals and 11 points this season. Following the game against Towson, Schiro was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.

The award is the second of her career. She also won MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors on October 19, 2009. It is the second weekly award of the year for Loyola women's soccer. Sophomore goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors last Monday.