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Brian Saramago
Brian  Saramago

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Hyde Park, N.Y.

High School:
New Hyde Park HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
Forward

Worth Noting
• Two-time All-Northeast Region Team (2016: 2nd; 2017: 1st)
 All-Patriot League First Team ('16, '17)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Year
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team
• Preseason Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year ('17)
• Preseason All-Patriot League First Team ('17)
• Four-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (2016: 2x; 2017: 2x)
• Two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week
• NSCAA Division I Player of the Week
• College Soccer News Team of the Week
• NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Player of the Week

2017 (Sophomore): One of three forwards named to All-Northeast Region First Team...All-Patriot League First Team forward...Earned a pair of Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week awards (10/30, 11/5)...Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year...Preseason All-Patriot League Team...Played in 14 games, starting 12, due to early season injury...Was injured 24 minutes into season opener at La Salle...Missed St. John’s and William & Mary games, before reinjuring leg in first five minutes of the Pitt game...Sat out Villanova and SMU games, and played limited time at Colgate and Cleveland State...Returned to the lineup against Navy and scored twice in five minutes ...His pair of goals vs. the Midshipmen made him the first League player to net two goals in a Patriot League game...Headed in a cross from Jake Campbell for go-ahead goal vs. Army...Credited with assist on Aldo Ruiz’s goal at High Point...Drew a foul in the box and then converted penalty kick vs. Holy Cross...Had five points vs. American on two goals and one assist...Converted a penalty kick at Lehigh...Earned Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors after a seven point week vs. American and Lehigh...Named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for a second-straight week after securing Loyola its first-ever Patriot League regular-season title with the lone goal against Lafayette...Also earned a spot on TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for his deciding goal in the regular-season finale...Ranked second in the Patriot League in points per game (1.36) fourth in points (19), tied for second in goals (8), tied for first in game-winning goals (3) and seventh in shots per game (2.71)...In conference only games, he’s tied for first in goals (8) and points (18), first in game-winning goals (3) and tied for sixth in shots (24)

2016 (Freshman): Patriot League Rookie of the Year... One of two freshmen named to the All-Northeast Region first or second team, earning second-team accolades... First Greyhound to earn NSCAA Regional All-America honors since Gerwyn Jones in 2012... Loyola's first forward to earn regional honors since Jamie Darvill in 2009... Program's first forward on an all-region team since Eddie Dines in 2007... One of two forwards named to All-Patriot League First Team... Patriot League All-Tournament Team... Only league player to earn multiple Offensive Player of the Week Honors (10/10 and 10/17)... Two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week (10/3 and 10/10) ... NSCAA DI Player of the Week (10/11)... College Soccer News Team of the Week (10/11)... NCAA Soccer Player of the Week (10/12)... Played in all 18 games, started in 17... Led team in goals (10), game-winning goals (4) and points (23)... Tied for second on the team with three assists... Led the Patriot League through conference games in shots (36, 4.00 per game), points (16, 1.78 per game) and game-winning goals (3, .333 per game), while he was tied for first in goals (7, .778 per game)... For the season, led the League in shots (72, 4.00 per game) and ranked second points (23, 1.28 per game) tied for third in goals (10) and fourth in goals per game (.556)... Started first career game vs. LaSalle... Scored first career goal at Old Dominion University... That goal marked Loyola’s first for 2016... Scored in second-straight game vs. George Washington... Goal marked eventual game winner... Also assisted Brennan Goldsmith’s goal vs. George Washington for then-personal-best three-point game... Converted game-winning goal penalty kick in overtime vs. Navy... Patriot League Rookie of the Week on 10/3 after Navy game... Credited with assist on Shane Kastl’s goal at American University... Netted first career hat trick vs. Boston University... Named Patriot League Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, NSCAA Division I Player of the Week, to the CSN Team of the Week and the NCAA Player of the Week after American/Boston University games (10/10)... Netted a pair of goals vs. Lehigh... Earned Patriot League award for third-straight week, picking up second offensive honor (10/17)... Ranked No. 26 on TDS midseason Freshman Top 100 rankings... Assisted Josh Fawole’s goal vs. Colgate... Drew foul in box and converted penalty kick to get Loyola first win over Holy Cross... Scored equalizer in Patriot League Semifinals, converting penalty kick

Before Loyola: Ranked the No. 20 player in the country in the Class of 2016 by O When The Yanks...Member of the US U17 & U19 National Team... Scored 31 goals in 32 appearances for NYRB Academy in 2015... 2015 US Soccer Development Academy Best XI, Eastern Conference... Five appearances for NYRB II (USL)

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