Brown, Carlsson, Fawole Earn Patriot League Weekly Awards
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Coming off a pair of opening weekend wins, the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team had three Greyhounds pick up Corvias Patriot League Player of the Week accolades, as announced by the League office Monday.
Sophomore Josh Fawole was named the Corvias Offensive Player of the Week, while junior Gabriel Carlsson earned midfield accolades and Sam Brown was tabbed the rookie of the week.
Fawole has had a hand in each of the Greyhounds’ game-winning goals this season, leading Loyola to a 2-0-0 start to the season for the first time since 2008. At La Salle on Friday night, the Columbia, Maryland, native netted the game winner in the 104th minute to get Loyola a 5-4 double-overtime victory and its first win in a season opener since 2011. He followed that up by teaming with Sam Brown to assist classmate Nico Brown’s first career goal, and eventual game winner, in the 29th minute of the home opener against St. John’s Sunday night.
Carlsson had three assists in Loyola’s win at La Salle, including assisting Fawole’s game winner in overtime. The Stockholm, Sweden, native also helped Loyola post its first shutout of the season against St. John’s, as the Greyhounds held the Johnnies to zero first-half shots and just six for the game. With the three assists at La Salle, all of which gave Loyola the advantage at the time (3-2 in the 62nd minute, 4-3 in the 72nd minute and 5-4 in the 104th minute), Carlsson is the lone player in the Patriot League with multiple assists this season.
Brown recorded his first career goal at La Salle, his collegiate debut, and earned a starting spot in Loyola’s game versus St. John’s. The rookie took advantage of the opportunity and teamed with Fawole to assist Brown’s eventual game-winner vs. the Red Storm. The forward from Media, Pennsylvania, has played 120 minutes so far and is tied for the team lead with one goal and three points.
This marks the first career weekly award for Brown and Fawole, while it’s the second Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week accolade for Carlsson, as he also earned the honor on October 24, 2016.
Loyola will return to the pitch on Friday when it travels to Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite William & Mary for a 7 p.m. kickoff.