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McNulty (Bishop Shanahan) named a co-captain at Loyola

Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com Posted 12/4/18
From Press Release

Four Loyola University Maryland Men’s Lacrosse players – seniors John Duffy, Lucas Jackson, Pat Spencer and redshirt sophomore Ryan McNulty (Bishop Shanahan) – have been named captains for the 2019 season, Head Coach Charley Toomey announced.

Ryan McNulty

The quartet was selected by a vote of their peers at the conclusion of the Greyhounds’ fall season.

McNulty, a long-stick midfielder, led Loyola in ground balls as a redshirt freshman, picking up 53 (3.12 per game) during the 2018 season. McNulty was also second on the team with 15 caused turnovers during his first full collegiate season; he received a medical hardship waiver for 2017 after a foot injury kept him out of all but two games. The member of the Greyhounds’ rope unit also contributed significantly in transition last year, scoring four goals and assisting on two more.

Duffy returns as a captain after serving in the same role during the 2018 season as the Greyhounds won their third-straight Patriot League Championship and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The midfielder finished the year ranked fourth on the team in goals (26) and fifth in total points (31) after starting every game, earning All-Patriot League Second Team recognition.

Jackson represents the defensive unit as a captain for the 2019 season. He saw action in a career-high 11 games last year and was a key member of Loyola’s man-down group. He tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in transition against Boston University during the teams’ regular-season matchup.

Spencer is a three-time All-American and two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist for the Greyhounds who has broken several Loyola and Patriot League records in only three years. The three-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and 2018 USILA Lt. Col. J.I. (Jack) Turnbull Award winner as the nation’s top attacker, set the school and conference record for career assists (166), while also breaking the Patriot League points record and moving into second all-time at Loyola in the category (266). He will enter 2019 in 10th-place all-time in NCAA Division I in assists and 28th in points.

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