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Junior soccer player continuing solid career with Rams

Mike Giannattasio
Journal Staff

After being named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2009 and Rookie of the Year in 2008, Suffolk men’s soccer player Danny Lloyd is adding to his accomplishments again this season.

Lloyd, a junior on the club, has played in nine games for the Rams this season and already has scored six goals and tallied three assists for a total of 15 points, which is good for first on the team.

In the team’s last game against Emerson, Lloyd, who plays midfield, scored three goals and had an assist in the Ram’s 6-4 victory. He did this while getting double or tripled teamed throughout the game, something Lloyd has adjusted to successfully this season.

The native of Honduras has helped the squad win six games thus far, as the Rams currently stand at 6-6-1 with five regular seasons games left this season.

Lloyd, a business major at Suffolk, finished the 2009 season with 12 goals, good for second most in the extremely competitive GNAC. He also had three assists for a total of 27 points on the season.

Additionally, Lloyd led the Rams with 68 shots in 2009, including a team-best 41 shots on goal. He also led the league with 1.80 points per game average, which ranked him 42nd in the country, according to the Suffolk Athletics department.

Not only was he was he the GNAC Player of the Year but he was also GNAC All-Conference First Team.

Lloyd currently has over 50 points for the Rams in his career, and his statistics will only improve by the end of this season and into next season.

Suffolk men’s soccer coach Andrius Zeikus said Lloyd has always been a very talented player on the field, all while growing as a player over the  past couple seasons. He had only good things to say about his veteran midfielder.

“Danny can play multiple positions on the soccer field and is very skilled,” said Zeikus. “He can do many great things as he is a very good dribbler, has a great shot and is usually very dangerous on set pieces. He sees the field well and gets his teammates involved.”

Zeikus added that having the chance to coach Lloyd has been a tremendous experience. Ultimately, for the Rams to make a move in the GNAC, they will surely have to rely on the talents of their junior midfielder.

“As a coach, I have always enjoyed his upbeat attitude and positive approach to life and soccer,” he explained. “I think that it has translated to that he does not have any bad days on and off the soccer field.

“If he continues to work hard during practices, games, and during off-season, I am confident that he will become one of the best soccer players in New England at [the] NCAA level.”

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