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MLAX 14, LEH 7
MLAX 20, TOW 4
The Greyhounds roll past Towson 20-4 at the Ridley Athletic Complex
Loyola defeated No. 14 Lehigh, 14-7, on March 1, in Bethlehem, Pa.
Loyola men's lacrosse opened the 2014 season on February 6 at the University of Virginia.
The Greyhounds defeated Towson, 20-4, on February 19, 2014.
The Greyhounds defeated No. 9 Penn State on February 15, 2014
Loyola defeated host Johns Hopkins, 8-4, on April 27, 2013.
2014 (Senior): Team co-captain... Selected 9th overall by the Charlotte Hounds in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft.
2013 (Junior): Continued his play as one of the top defensive midfielders in the country, posting career highs in goals (4), assists (6), points (10), ground balls (24) and caused turnovers (20)... Also was a huge part of Loyola's clearing game that set a national record with a success rate of 95.5-percent... Had only four turnovers during the season while playing in all 16 games... Earned ECAC All-Academic honors, as well... Scored a goal an had an assist in back-to-back games, against Maryland (2/23) and UMBC (2/26)... Caused a career-best four turnovers in the latter of those games... Scored a goal at Duke (3/8) and then had an assist and two caused turnovers at Air Force (3/16)... Posted his third two-point game of the season with a goal and an assist to go with three caused turnovers at Georgetown (3/20)... Caused two turnovers and picked up a ground ball at Ohio State (3/30)... Assisted on goals against Fairfield (4/6) and Denver (4/13)... Had three ground balls and a caused turnover at Hobart (4/20) and then picked up two while causing two versus Johns Hopkins (4/27)... Tallied a season-high four ground balls at Duke in the NCAA First Round (5/12).
2012 (Sophomore): Member of Loyola's ROPE unit that was instrumental in transition and settled defense... Caused 15 turnovers, picked up 23 ground balls, scored a goal and had three assists in 19 games... Had a ground ball in the NCAA Championship Game against Maryland (5/28)... Picked up three ground balls, caused two turnovers and had an assist in the NCAA First Round game versus Canisius (5/12)... Scored his first collegiate goal against Johns Hopkins (4/28), pulling the Greyhounds to within 9-8 in the late going... Had an assist, caused two turnovers and picked up two ground balls against Ohio State (3/31)... Picked up three ground balls against Duke (3/10)... Had two caused turnovers and three ground balls at Michigan (3/7)... Tallied an assist at Bellarmine (3/3)... Picked up a career-high four ground balls versus Towson (2/25).
2011 (Freshman): Played in all of Loyola's 13 games as a freshman... Totaled 11 ground balls while causing six turnovers... Had season-high two ground balls twice against Denver (3/16) and Georgetown (4/17)... Caused two turnovers against Denver (3/16) and Mount St. Mary's (3/26).
Before Loyola:Earned four letters in lacrosse at Morristown (N.J.) High School... Received NJILCA All-Klank Conference First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior and was the conference player of the year as a senior... Tabbed All-State Group III and a High School All-American... Helping the Colonials win the conference title as a sophomore and junior, advancing to the state tournament each season... Played in the New Jersey Senior All-Star game, and was on the same team as fellow Loyola player Kevin Ryan... Scored three goals, including the game-winner with just over a minute left in regulation... Named to the Garden State Lacrosse All-Star Team and the Top 205 Top 40 Team, as well as being named to the honor roll and high honor roll during his high school career.
Personal: Patrick David Laconi... Son of Ronald and Sharon Laconi... Born in Columbus, Ohio... Has two older brothers, Jeff and Michael.