Sunday, July 10, 2016
Spencer Expecting Another Good Year
After a spectacular freshman campaign in which he set a Loyola Maryland record for assists with 52 and tied the program mark for points with 89, Pat Spencer is already getting mentioned for next year’s Tewaaraton Award. And the Davidsonville resident and Boys’ Latin graduate’s candidacy could get a significant boost from the hiring of a new offensive coordinator who has already tutored three Tewaaraton winners.
The Greyhounds announced Thursday that they have hired Marc Van Arsdale to succeed Ryan Moran, who was hired June 20 to helm UMBC. Van Arsdale had been an assistant coach at U. of Virginia for the past 15 years, including the last 10 as the associate head coach.
During Van Arsdale’s tenure, the Cavaliers captured NCAA Division I championships in 2003, 2006 and 2011 and produced Tewaaraton Award winners in midfielder Chris Rotelli (2003) and attackmen Matt Ward (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2011). Virginia ranked in the Top 10 in offense 11 times, the Top 5 six times, and first in the country in 2006 and 2009.