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2012 Men's Lacrosse Season Previews: Loyola

2012 Men's Lacrosse Season Previews:
Georgetown | Johns HopkinsLoyola | MarylandNavyTowson | UMBC •
2012 Women's Lacrosse Season Previews:
Georgetown | Johns Hopkins | Loyola | Maryland | Navy | Towson | UMBC •

By Barrett Neale

Coach: Charley Toomey, seventh season
Conference: Eastern College Athletic
2011 record: 8-5, 4-2

Junior attackman Mike Sawyer, the Greyhounds' leading scorer (36 points) in 2011, earned honorable mention on Inside Lacrosse's preseason All-America list. He is one of three players, along with junior midfielder Davis Butts and senior defenseman Dylan Grimm, on the 2012 roster who started all 13 games in 2011.

The Greyhounds will have to find a replacement for John Schiavone, the team's faceoff specialist (133-233) and ground ball leader (70) in 2011. Senior midfielder J.P. Dalton won 17 of the 32 faceoffs he took last season.

Another position to watch is goalkeeper. Jake Hagelin was a four-year starter and, as a result, the four options to replace him this year have a combined 12 minutes and 57 seconds of collegiate experience between the pipes.

2012 Schedule
Feb. 18 vs. Delaware
Feb. 25 vs. Towson
March 2 at Bellarmine
March 7 at Michigan
March 10 vs. Duke
March 17 vs. Air Force
March 21 vs. Georgetown
March 24 at UMBC
March 31 vs. Ohio State
April 7 at Fairfield
April 14 at Denver
April 21 at Hobart
April 28 vs. Johns Hopkins

Issue 170: February 2012