Begley Named Patriot League Defensive Player Of The Week
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Begley was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after his contributions during the Greyhounds' 19-5 victory against Lafayette College.
Begley caused two turnovers and posted four ground balls on the defensive end of the field, and he scored a pair of goals offensively.
The senior's goals came during an 11-0 Loyola run that spanned the second and third quarters. He did both in nearly identical fashion, taking his defender behind the goal before dodging topside. Each time he beat his man with a spin move to get his hands free for a shot inside of five yards.
His two-goal game was his second in as many weeks after he also tallied two with an assist on February 17 against Johns Hopkins University. Last week, he was named to the USILA Team of the Week for his efforts.
This season, Begley has four goals and two assists; Over his three-plus years at Loyola, he has 92 ground balls, 13 goals and five assists.
The award is the first of Begley's career and the third-straight Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honor for a Loyola defender. Foster Huggins earned the nod on both February 12 and 19.
Begley and the Greyhounds are back in action on Wednesday, February 28, when they host Towson University at 4 p.m. at Ridley Athletic Complex.