Loycano Named As Little East Women's Soccer Defensive Player Of The Week

Loycano Named As Little East Women's Soccer Defensive Player Of The Week

UMass Dartmouth senior back Kayla Loycano was named as the Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in a trio of contests for the Corsairs last week.

A native of Chelmsford, Mass. and a graduate of Chelmsford High School, Loycano anchored a UMass Dartmouth defensive unit that allowed just two goals in 310 minutes of action, including a scoreless draw at Johnson & Wales on Columbus Day and a 1-1 tie at Rhode Island College last Wednesday evening.  Kayla, who serves as a Corsair tri-captain, has helped her squad post five shutouts to date while also holding opponents to one or fewer goals on 11 occasions.

Loycano becomes the second UMass Dartmouth student-athlete to earn Little East Defensive Player of the Week accolades this season, as senior teammate Maddie McGee-Cochran (Lunenburg, Mass./Lunenburg) copped the honor back on September 3rd after a pair of Corsair shutout wins over Fredonia and Albertus Magnus.

Head Coach Elise Cloutier’s squad, which stands at 5-6-5 overall, enters the week holding the fifth spot in the Little East standings, as UMass Dartmouth returns to action on Saturday, October 20th by hosting Western Connecticut in a league encounter at Cressy Field beginning at 6:30 pm EDT.