March 2, 2015
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Loyola University Maryland senior Hannah Schmitt has been named the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday. Junior Maddy Lesher was also included among the honorable mention performances.
Schmitt, from Malvern, Pennsylvania, had a hand in all three of Loyola’s overtime goals, finishing the week with nine goals, three assists and 12 points against a pair of nationally ranked opponents. She also added four ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover in the two games.
In a 12-10 overtime win over No. 18 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, Schmitt led all players with four goals, three assists and seven points, including assisting the game-winning goal in overtime. She then added an insurance goal in the second half of the overtime period with the Blue Jays.
On Saturday, she scored her game-high and game-tying goal with eight seconds remaining in the first half of overtime, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Greyhounds dropped an 11-10 overtime loss to No. 19 James Madison.
Lesher anchored the defense through the two games, finishing the week with three caused turnovers and six ground balls.
This marks the second career weekly award for Schmitt, while it’s the first for the Greyhounds this season.
Loyola will return to action Tuesday as it takes on No. 4 Florida at Donald R. Dizney Stadium at 1 p.m.