CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse player Brian Begley has been named the male recipient of the Patriot League’s McCloskey Postgraduate Scholarship, the third time in as many years that a Loyola student-athlete has received the honor.

The Bob McCloskey Insurance Postgraduate Scholarship program was established to award student-athletes who have displayed excellence in the classroom, in athletic competition, and in the community with a chance to pursue their future academic endeavors. 

Former women’s soccer player Rosy Hayes earned the scholarship in 2016, while women’s lacrosse’s was a recipient a year ago.

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Begley earned All-Patriot League First Team recognition on the field and received Academic All-Patriot League honors for his work in the classroom. He was also an All-Patriot League Second Team honoree as a junior in 2017.

A starter on the Greyhounds’ rope unit since his freshman season, Begley tallied 35 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers this season, culminating his career with 118 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers in 65 games played. He also was a key part of the offense, both in transition and settled situations with five goals and three assists this season; he scored 14 goals and had six assists in his career. Begley has helped limit opponents to a .262 shooting percentage and 8.70 goals per game in 2018.

Away from the field, Begley was earned the John Mohler Award, presented to the top senior male student-athlete at Loyola Maryland in addition to being selected President of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.

Begley graduated last week with a bachelor of arts in history, finishing his time at Loyola with a GPA of better than 3.64. He will continue his studies with a post-baccalaureate year at the University of Pennsylvania in the medical field.