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Loyola FO specialist Savio named Patriot League Rookie of the Week

Posted on 14 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Savio Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Following the a career-high performance on Saturday afternoon, Loyola University Maryland freshman faceoff specialist Graham Savio was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.

Savio helped the top-ranked Greyhounds (11-1 overall, 7-0 Patriot League) control the possession game Saturday against Boston University in a 15-6 victory that clinched the Patriot League Regular-Season title and earned Loyola the right to host the 2014 Patriot League Championships, April 25-27, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

The freshman from Greenwich, Conn., won 17-of-25 restarts and picked up six ground balls. He did so against the Terriers’ Sam Talkow who entered the game second in the League in faceoff percentage.

Savio’s 17 faceoff wins and six ground balls were both career-highs. This season, Savio has won 55.6 percent of faceoffs he’s taken (110-of-198), and he leads the Greyhounds with 55 ground balls.

He is the third Loyola player to win Rookie of the Week honors this season, joining midfielders Romar Dennis (February 10) and Brian Sherlock (February 24). Overall, the Greyhounds have won 17 weekly honors from the conference this season.

Loyola wraps up its Patriot League regular-season schedule on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. when it hosts Bucknell University. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.

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Loyola midfielder Dennis honored by Patriot League

Posted on 10 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Dennis Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week After Debut

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – A two-goal performance in his first collegiate game earned Loyola University Maryland freshman midfielder Romar Dennis (Huntingtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken H.S.) Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors on Monday afternoon, the League office announced.

Dennis tallied goals in the first and fourth quarters of the Greyhounds’ 14-13 overtime loss last Thursday night at seventh-ranked University of Virginia.

In the first quarter, Dennis dodged from the midfield ‘X’ and whipped an overhand shot past the Cavaliers’ defender for his first collegiate goal less than 10 minutes into the game.

He was then part of Loyola’s 9-0 fourth quarter run that saw them overcome a 12-4 deficit to take a 13-12 lead with 17.2 seconds left. Dennis again worked from the midfield, but this time he cut left-to-right midway through his dodge, and he finished a high-to-high shot for a goal with 2:30 left on the clock, tying the score at 12-12.

Dennis’ two goals came on his only two shots of the game, and he was one of five Loyola players to score twice. Four of those players logged their first career multi-goal games in the contest at Virginia.

The Greyhounds are back in action on Saturday, February 15, with a 1 o’clock game at Penn State University in State College, Pa.

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