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Loyola’s Cormier, Etherly named first team All-MAAC

Posted on 04 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Cormier, Etherly Earn All-MAAC First Team Honors

 

EDISON, N.J. – Dylon Cormier (Baltimore, Md./Cardinal Gibbons H.S.) and Erik Etherly (Alexandria, Va./Annandale H.S.) became the first pair of Loyola University Maryland teammates to earn All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team honors on Monday when the league announced their postseason teams.

 

The pair became the 11th and 12th Loyola players to earn First Team honors since the Greyhounds joined the MAAC in 1989-1990, the first in the same year.

 

Etherly is Loyola’s first repeat first teamer since Gerald Brown was so honored in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.

 

The duo helped pace Loyola to a 21-10 regular-season record and the program’s first back-to-back 20-win seasons in Division I history (since 1981-1982). The last time Loyola completed consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins was in 1948-1949.

 

Loyola, which finished tied for second in the MAAC during the regular-season with a 12-6 record, enters next weekend’s MAAC Championships as the No. 3 seed. The Greyhounds will face sixth-seeded Manhattan College in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 9, at 9:30 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3.

 

Cormier leads the Greyhounds in scoring with 16.6 points per game entering the MAAC Championships. He scored in double-figures in 27 of the 30 games he played this season, and he led the team in scoring 13 times.

 

An All-MAAC Second Team honoree last season, Cormier has scored 20 or more points seven times this year, and he has scored 15 or more points in 20 games. He was a top defender for the Greyhounds, as well, leading the team in steals for the second year in a row. Cormier enters the MAAC Championships second in the league with 58 steals, an average of 1.9 per game. He also is tops on the team in total assists with 74, and his 4.4 rebounds per game rank fourth on the squad.

 

Etherly has raised his scoring average over the last seven games of the regular season while scoring 22 or more points in five times during that stretch. After scoring a career-high 30 in the team’s regular-season finale on Sunday versus Manhattan, Etherly is averaging 16.2 points per game, up from 14.5 on February 2.

 

During the last seven games, Etherly has averaged 20.9 points per game while shooting 55.4-percent from the field. He started the stretch with back-to-back games of 25 (Siena) and 22 (at Marist) before tallying a combined 20 in the next two games (Canisius, at Siena). Since the game in Albany, N.Y., on February 16, however, Etherly has scored 23 or more in three consecutive outings.

 

The duo also recorded their 1,000th career points in the same game earlier this season, January 21 at Fairfield University, becoming the first teammates in MAAC history to do so.

 

Cormier and Etherly were joined on the All-MAAC First Team by Iona College’s Lamont Jones, Niagara University’s Juan’ya Green and Antoine Mason and Canisius College’s Billy Baron.

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Three Greyhounds tabbed preseason All-MAAC

Posted on 01 November 2012 by WNST Staff

EDISON, N.J. – Three Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball players who earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honors last season were named to the league’s preseason honor rolls on Thursday.

Senior forward Erik Etherly was tabbed to repeat as anAll-MAAC First Team performer in 2012-2013, while senior guard Robert Olson and junior guard Dylon Cormier were selected the Preseason All-MAAC Second Team. Last year, Cormier was a member of the conference’s second team, while Olson garnered mention on the third team.

Etherly led the Greyhounds in scoring (13.7 points pergame), rebound (7.5 rpg) and blocked shots (50) last season and was named the MAAC Championships Most Valuable Player as the Greyhounds won the title andadvanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 18 years. He also wasnamed to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District II Second Team, becoming just the second player in school history to earn district honors from the coaches.

He is now one of five players – joining Siena College’s O.D. Anoskie, Manhattan College’s George Beamon, Iona College’s Lamont Jones and Fairfield University’s Derek Needham – eligible to be named MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, an honor that will be announced on Friday, November 9, during the MAAC Preseason Awards Show that will air live on ESPN3.

The MAAC Preseason Poll will also be announced at that time.

Cormier finished the year with a 13.4 points per game average and led the Greyhounds with 51 steals. He raised his shooting percentage from .379 to .461 from his freshman to sophomore years and led the Greyhounds in scoring 11 times while topping the 20-point mark seven times.

Olson, who yesterday was named one of 30 candidates for the national Senior CLASS Award, emerged as one of the nation’s top shooters from long range last season. He averaged 11.1 points per game and made 66 3-pointers during the year, the sixth-most in school single season history. He enters his senior season third on the Greyhounds’ all-time 3-point percentage chart (.4107) and sixth in career threes (138).

The trio will lead the Greyhounds onto the court in front of an audience for the first time in 2012-2013 on Monday night when the team hosts Seton Hill University in an exhibition game. Admission to the game is free, and tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Loyola commences its regular season on Friday, November 9, when it hosts Binghamton at 7:30 p.m.

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