Oct. 18, 2010
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore forward Nichole Schiro earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, the league office announced today.
Schiro scored two goals in both of the Greyhounds' victories last weekend, tallying her fourth and fifth multi-goal games of the season.
The native of Okemos, Mich., leads the conference with 14 goals in 2010, the third-best single-season total in Loyola women's soccer history. She is tops in the MAAC in goals, goals per game (0.82), points (29), points per game (1.71) and game-winning goals (6).
Her 14 goals are tied for fifth most in NCAA Division I this season, and she is tied for 10th with 29 points. Schrio also ranks 11th in goals per game and tied for 19th in points per game.
While she has six more goals than the next nearest scorer in the MAAC, Schiro does not rank in the top 10 in the conference in shots per game. She has scored on 31.1-percent of the shots she has taken this season.
On Friday night, Schiro scored two goals in the span of 82 seconds to help Loyola defeat visiting Fairfield, 2-0. She then tacked on a goal in both halves of Sunday's game against Iona.
The award is the third this season for Schiro and the fourth of her career. She also earned the award earlier this year on September 20 and 27.
Loyola is back in action this weekend when it travels to Manhattan on Friday, 7 p.m., and Saint Peter's on Sunday, 1 p.m.