2010 (Senior):Named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist... Named toESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team and All-District II First Team...Earned All-MAAC First Team Honor... Named to College Soccer News Team of the Week for September 27... Selected to MAAC All-Academic Team...Started nine games before undergoing season-ending knee surgery... Took share of Loyola's all-time assist record with 29th career helper in 2-0 win over Monmouth...Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for three straight weeks (9/27, 10/4, 10/11)... Led the Greyhounds in points with 10 goals and one assist... Led NCAA Division I in points per game at time of injury... Moved to eighth on the Loyola all-time goals list with 40 and also jumped to sixth on all-time career point total with 109... Scored one goal in games against William & Mary (9/7), Monmouth (9/25), Adelphi (10/2)... Scored two goals in games against Towson (9/19) and Villanova (9/29)... Notched a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Manhattan (10/8)... Led team in nearly every offensive category, including points (21), goals (10), shots (42) and shots on goal (21).
2009 (Junior): Named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team... Earned All-MAAC Second Team and MAAC All-Academic Team honors... Named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team... Finished season with four goals and 13 assists for 21 points... Tied the Loyola Division I record with 13 assists... Returned to the starting lineup against Towson (9/19) from an injury suffered on September 4 versus Mount St. Mary's... Scored the game-winner off a Jamie Darvill assist in the 29th minute... Recorded seven assists over a four match span from October 6-18... Assisted on two goals versus Rider (10/10) and three against Niagara (10/16)... Named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week on October 19 after his four-assist weekend versus Niagara and Canisius... Scored a goal and assisted on another at Siena (10/25)... Scored a goal and assisted on two others in Loyola's 4-1 win at Manhattan (11/8)... Assisted on two goals, including the game-winner, in the MAAC Semifinals against Fairfield (11/13)... Tallied a helper on Matt Tyrie's game-winning goal with a perfect lead pass to the top of the 18 with 23 seconds remaining in overtime of the MAAC Championship Game versus Niagara (11/15)... Scored a goal in the 50th minute of the NCAA College Cup game at Maryland (11/19).
2008 (Sophomore): Earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team honors for his excellence on the field and in the classroom... Received All-North Atlantic Region First Team honors from the NSCAA/adidas, All-MAAC First Team recognition and MAAC All-Academic honors... Started and appeared in 19 games for Loyola, sitting out against William and Mary (9/17) and Mount St. Mary's (9/20) due to injury... Forward was second on the team in points (34) with 13 goals and eight assists... Ranked 10th nationally with 1.79 points-per-game and lifted Loyola to the second-best scoring average in the nation at 2.33 goals-per-game... Led the MAAC in goals-per-game (0.68) and second behind Darvill in points, goals, and points-per-game... Scored five points in a game during a stretch of three out of four contests in October-against Canisius (10/12), Marist (10/17) and Iona (10/24)... Tabbed MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for two straight weeks on October 12 and 19... Had an excellent postseason, scoring a goal and two assists in the 3-nil win over Niagara (11/24) in the MAAC Tournament Semifinals, earning a spot on the All-MAAC Tournament team... Also scored a goal off a header in the 30th minute in the NCAA College Cup match against UNC Greensboro (11/25).
2007 (Freshman): Started all 23 games at forward and led all NCAA Division I freshmen in scoring... Paced Loyola with 13 goals and seven assists... Finished season with 33 total points... Led the team with seven game-winning goals... Named the MAAC Rookie of the Year and also earned second-team All-MAAC honors.
Before Loyola: Was Monkseaton's top scorer in both 2006 (15 goals in 24 games) and 2007 (24 goals in 11 games)... Team registered 58-0-2 record over 2006 and 2007 seasons... Captained Monkseaton to national championship in 2007 with three goals in 4-0 win the final... Represented Northcumberland County U-18s in both 2006 and 2007... Scored club-record 17 goals in two seasons with Northcumberland.
Personal: The son of Christopher and Sheila Bannister... Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England... Has one sister, Victoria ... Majoring in marketing at Loyola.
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