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Mike Sawyer
Mike  Sawyer


Waxhaw, N.C.

High School:
Charlotte Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180


2013 (Senior): Finished his career as one of the most prolific scorers in school history... Earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention, becoming the first Loyola player to earn All-America honors in three-straight seasons since David Metz (1999-2001)... Concluded his four years at Loyola with 128 goals, good for second all-time in the school's Division I history... His 154 points were eighth when he graduated in May 2013... Scored at least one goal in all 14 games he played during the season, finishing with a team-leading 36... Was second on the team with 43 points... After scoring a goal and assisting on another at Delaware (3/16) in the season-opener, he reeled off four goals at Towson four days later (3/20)... Scored three goals in back-to-back games against UMBC (2/26) and Bellarmine (3/2)... Had another hat trick, one of his eight during the season, at Michigan (3/23)... Posted four goals and two assists in consecutive games, against Denver (4/12) and at Hobart (4/20)... Tallied the six points in less than three quarters of action against the Statesmen... Followed that with a three-goal game on just five shots at Johns Hopkins (4/27), and then reeled off four goals against Ohio State (5/2) in the ECAC Semifinal... Tallied two goals and an assist versus Duke in the NCAA First Round (5/12)... Was the first-round draft pick (eighth overall) of his hometown Charlotte Hounds in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft... Named to the MLL All-Star game in his rookie season and at the MLL Skills Competition, set a world record with a 114 miles-per-hour shot... Invited to the U.S. Men's Lacrosse National Team Tryout Camp in August 2013.

2012 (Junior): Was a Tewaaraton Award finalist as the top men's lacrosse player in the country and earned USILA All-America Second Team honors in addition to All-ECAC First Team and ECAC All-Championships Team... Became the second Loyola player in program history to reach 50 goals in a season and was joined later in the year by teammate Eric Lusby who was the third... His 52 goals last season are second-most in school history, behind Lusby's 54... Also had 62 assists and was named the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player... Was 10th in the nation in goals per game (2.74)... Scored a goal an assisted on another in the NCAA Championship Game versus Maryalnd (5/28)... Tallied the first goal of the game in the NCAA Quarterfinal versus Denver (5/19) and had five goals in the NCAA First Round versus Canisius (5/19)... Scored three times in the ECAC title game against Fairfield (5/4)... Recorded four goals and an assist at Hobart (4/21) after tallying three in the regular-season contest at Denver (4/14)... Finished with five goals and two assists against UMBC (3/24), just three days after scoring three times against Georgetown (3/21)... Had career-highs of six goals and eight points in the win over Duke (3/10), capping a week in which he scored 11 goals and had three assists after recording five and one at Michigan (3/7)... Tallied four goals and an assist against Towson (2/25) and had three goals and an assist in the season-opener versus Delaware (2/18).

2011 (Sophomore): Earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention accolades... Named to ECAC Lacrosse League First Team... Started all 13 games for the Greyhounds as a sophomore... Led Loyola in scoring with 31 goals and 36 points and finished second in the ECAC with 2.38 goals per game. Sawyer scored at least one point in every game and had nine multi-point efforts... Scored three or more goals five times and had five-goal games against Bellarmine (3/5) and Duke (3/11)... Notched four goals against Denver (3/16), while scoring four goals again against Fairfield (5/5) in the ECAC title game... Scored a goal and had an assist to go with a career-high six ground balls at Georgeotwon (4/17).

2009 (Freshman): Named the ECAC Rookie of the Year after finishing fourth on the Greyhounds in scoring with nine goals and four assists... Played in 12 games on the first midfield... Earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors on two occasions, March 16 and April 6... Scored a career-high four goals against Rutgers.

Before Loyola: Played high school lacrosse at Charlotte Catholic... brings good size with the ability to play midfield and attack at Loyola... was a 2007 All-American and all-state selection with his 68 goals, 49 assists and 74 groundballs.

Personal:Son of Ken and Jacqueline Sawyer...has two younger brothers, Matt and Nick.





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