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Maryland falls to Notre Dame in NCAA Soccer Championship Game

Posted on 15 December 2013 by WNST Staff

CHESTER, Pa. - Patrick Mullins scored a first half goal, but Notre Dame came back to defeat the Maryland men’s soccer team 2-1 in the 2013 College Cup final at PPL Park Sunday night.

The Terrapins (17-4-5) and the Fighting Irish (17-1-6) were even for most of the game, with both teams controlling parts of the 90 minutes. Andrew O’Malley provided the winner for the Irish with a header in the 60th minute

Notre Dame’s Harrison Shipp had the best chance of the early going, his right-footed effort knocked away by an outstretched Zack Steffen.

The Terps opened the scoring in the 35th minute. Tsubasa Endoh sent in a dangerous ball that Alex Shinsky blasted into an Irish player on the line. Mullins gathered the rebound and finished with a left-footed rocket for his 19th goal of the season.

The Irish answered through Leon Brown in the 40th minute. Nick Besler flicked on a long throw near that box that Brown was able to control and slip past Steffen from a tight angle.

Alex Shinsky had a golden chance to give the Terps back the lead with four minutes remaining in the half, but Irish keeper Patrick Wall saved his close range header.

After a fairly uneventful start to the second half, O’Malley struck for the Notre Dame in the 60th minute. Shipp lofted in a cross from the left wing that the Irish defender was able to head past Steffen.

The Terrapins pushed hard for the remaining 30 minutes, but were unable to come up with an equalizer. Mullins had a free kick from just outside the box in the late going, but the senior blasted the ball wide.

Mullins capped his sensational senior campaign with 19 goals and 46 points – both tied for the fifth-highest single season marks in Maryland history. He concludes his illustrious career with 47 goals and 119 points, which rank second in Terrapin history.

Maryland advanced to its nation-best 13th NCAA round-of-16 in 2013 and captured the ACC regular season and tournament titles for the second consecutive season.

Mullins, Steffen and Tsubasa Endoh were all named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team and Steffen was recognized as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

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Maryland to face Notre Dame Sunday for NCAA soccer title

Posted on 14 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland will face Notre Dame for a shot at its fourth national championship Sunday at 3 p.m. in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship at PPL Park.


Event Multimedia

• Watch the game live on ESPNU and ESPN3.

Scouting The Terps

• The Terps return seven starters from a year ago when the squad advanced to the College Cup for the first time since 2008 and boasted the top winning percentage in the nation.

2013 Maryland Terrapins: 17-3-5, 7-1-3 ACC

(NSCAA #4, Soccer America #3, TopDrawerSoccer.com #2)

• Maryland’s offense is led by one of the top scoring tandems in the nation – Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma. Mullins – the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner – leads the ACC in both goals and points. Tshuma is second on the team in goals and racked up second team All-ACC honors earlier this season.

• Gone from last year’s starting midfield is All-American John Stertzer, who was drafted 12th overall by Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. However, the cupboard is far from empty with talented players like Dan Metzger, Sunny Jane, Tsubasa Endoh and Mikias Eticha running the center this season.

• Sophomore Mikey Ambrose has anchored the Terrapin defense, which is incredibly young and includes starting freshmen centerbacks Chris Odoi-Atsem and Suli Dainkeh.

• Freshman Zack Steffen has started every game between the sticks for the Terps.


Scouting The Fighting Irish

• Notre Dame topped New Mexico 2-0 to punch its ticket to the title match Sunday.

2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 16-1-5, 7-1-3 ACC

(NSCAA #3, Soccer America #4, TopDrawerSoccer.com #1)

• The Irish are led by ACC Offensive Player of the Year and MAC Hermann Trophy finalist Harrison Shipp who boasts 12 goals and 10 assists.

• Notre Dame is 16-1-5 on the year, including a tie against Maryland earlier this season. The Irish are outscoring foes 45-17 in 2013.


Terp Tourney Notables

  • Maryland has eight College Cup appearances in the last 16 years, the most in the country.
  • Maryland has advanced to the postseason in 13 straight years. No other school has done so more than five consecutive seasons.
  • Maryland has finished in the top 15 in the final NSCAA poll for 11 straight seasons. No other school has done so more than five straight years.
  • Every four-year player at Maryland since 1998 has been part of a College Cup team. The 15-year run is the longest active streak in the country.
  • Maryland is making its 33rd appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Terps advanced to the third round for a nation-best 12th straight season in 2013.

Mullins Sparks Terps to NCAA Title Match

• Patrick Mullins scored two spectacular goals to lead the Maryland men’s soccer team past rival Virginia 2-1 in the 2013 NCAA College Cup semifinals at PPL Park Friday night.

• The Terrapins will advance to their sixth national title game against Notre Dame on Sunday. Zack Steffen backed up Mullins with an outstanding night between the sticks, stopping five Cavalier shots.


Terps Drop Cal 2-1 Saturday to Advance to College Cup

• Freshman Michael Sauers tallied the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give No. 5 seed Maryland a 2-1 victory at No. 4 seed California Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.

• Sauers found the back of the net from 25 yards after Mikias Eticha found the rookie in space for Maryland’s 10th consecutive victory.  The win avenges a September loss to the Bears. Junior Alex Shinsky also scored for the Terps who advance to their 13th College Cup in program history.


Maryland in the College Cup Under Cirovski

1998 – Semifinals – L, Stanford – 1-0

2002 – Semifinals – L, UCLA – 2-1

2003 – Semifinals – L, St. John’s – 1-0

2004 – Semifinals – L, Indiana – 3-2 (2OT)

2005 – Semifinals – W, SMU – 4-1; Championship – W, New Mexico – 1-0

2008 – Semifinals – W, St. John’s – 1-0 (2OT); Championship – W, North Carolina, 1-0

2012 – Semifinals – T, Georgetown – 4-4 (Lost in PKs)

2013 – Semifinals – W, Virginia – 2-1


Maryland/Notre Dame – Round One

• Senior Patrick Mullins tallied the lone goal as the No. 5 Maryland men’s soccer team escaped No. 2 Notre Dame with a 1-1 draw.

• Maryland was keyed by a tremendous defensive effort as the Terps kicked off the first leg of their most difficult road trip of the year.  Freshman Zack Steffen racked up five saves to anchor the effort against Notre Dame.


Mullins Leads Terps Past UC Irvine

• Patrick Mullins capped off his Ludwig Field career in style Sunday with a first half goal that sent No. 5 Maryland past No. 12 UC Irvine 1-0 and into the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.

• The Terrapins controlled much of what became a very physical match with the Anteaters. Freshman keeper Zack Steffen came up big time and time again for the Terps over the course of the 90 minutes, including a couple of huge saves in the second half.


#Mullins4MAC Time Again

• Patrick Mullins was one of three players named a 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy finalist.

• The two-time first team All-ACC honoree and two-time ACC Championship Most Valuable Player, Mullins will join Notre Dame’s Harrison Shipp and UCLA’s Leo Stolz at the prestigious Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for a banquet where winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.


Terps Advance to 12th Straight NCAA Round-of-16

• No. 5 seed Maryland benefited from a penalty kick goal from Patrick Mullins in the 70th minute as the Terps defeated Providence 3-1 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship night at Ludwig Field.

• The Terrapins advanced to their nation-leading 12th straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen in an exciting match with the Friars. The two teams combined for 27 shots. Michael Sauers and Jake Pace also scored for Maryland.


Going Out with a Bang! Terps Win ACC Championship

• The Maryland men’s soccer team benefited from an own goal to defeat Virginia 1-0 and capture its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship last Sunday in front of nearly 5,000 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

• With 2:42 remaining, ACC Championship Most Valuable Player Patrick Mullins crossed the ball into the box from short range and Virginia defender Kevin McBride failed on the clear, beating goalkeeper Calle Brown and giving Maryland its third title in four years and sixth tournament championship overall.


Sauers Powers Terps into ACC Final

•Michael Sauers scored a goal with just 13 seconds left in the first overtime period to lift the top seeded Maryland men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Clemson in the ACC semifinals last Friday night in front of 3,352 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

• Maryland led Clemson in shots, 13-11, and nine different Terps had notched a shot. Steffen had three saves between the sticks for the Terps.


When #15 Scores, Good Things Happen

• Patrick Mullins has recorded a masterful 46 goals in his prolific career at Maryland but possibly more impressive is the Terps’ record when #15 finds the back of the net.

• In four years, Maryland has lost only one game when Mullins scores a goal. The Terps are 32-1-5 in matches Mullins’ notches a tally. The lone loss came against Wake Forest earlier this season.


Mullins, Metzger Headline All-ACC Team

• Patrick Mullins and Dan Metzger were tabbed to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer First Team, announced by league officials.

• In addition to Mullins and Metzger, Schillo Tshuma landed second team honors and Mikey Ambrose was named to the third team. Zack Steffen and Michael Sauers were both tabbed to the All-ACC Freshman Team.


Terps Claim Share of ACC Regular Season Title

• Senior Patrick Mullins scored the golden goal in overtime to lead the No. 5 Maryland men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Virginia Tech.  The win clinched a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship for the Terps as they cap their final season in the league.

• Maryland controlled play for most of the night against Virginia Tech. Schillo Tshuma’s early goal stood up for most of regulation before Alessandro Mion equalized late for the Hokies. Mullins then netted in the first overtime period to give the Terps the victory.

• The title marks Maryland’s 24th ACC Regular Season Championship in program history. It’s the Terps’ second consecutive title and their third since 2005. Notre Dame capped its first season as a member of the ACC with a matching 7-1-3 record. Maryland earned the top seed due to a tiebreaker.


All Systems Go Against Marshall

• Senior Patrick Mullins scored two goals as the No. 4 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated Marshall 5-0 at Ludwig Field.

• The Terrapins relentlessly attacked the Thundering Herd from the opening whistle and held a 16-6 shot advantage in the match. The Terps’ five goal win was their highest margin of victory this season.

• Dan Metzger, David Kabelik, and Ryan Reid also scored for Maryland.


Mullins Earns ACC Player of the Week Honors Again

• Forward Patrick Mullins has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Player of the Week, announced by the league office last Tuesday.

• Mullins, a senior from New Orleans, had a hand in all of the No. 5 Terrapins’ goals during a rugged road stretch that produced a 1-1 tie at second-ranked Notre Dame and a 3-3 draw at 23rd-ranked Virginia.


The 40 Goal Club

• Patrick Mullins’ two-goal showing against Wake Forest put the senior forward in prestigious company when he moved to fifth all-time in career goals at Maryland with 40. After his two goals against Virginia in the NCAA semifinals, Mullins now boasts 46 and is second all-time in Terrapin career annals


Mullins Named ACC Player of the Week

• Senior forward Patrick Mullins has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week after his two-goal performance in the Terrapins’ 3-1 road win over 13th-ranked and previously unbeaten Clemson.

• Mullins, the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, tallied the first and final goals against the Tigers, who had surrendered just one goal in six matches this season prior to Saturday night’s contest.

• Mullins sealed the win in the 83rd minute when pulled down in the box and converted the subsequent penalty opportunity for his second goal of the match. The New Orleans native’s efforts helped the Terps remain unbeaten in ACC play.


Bonus Soccer

• Maryland has battled opponents to extra stanzas in eight of 25 games this season, including five double overtime matches.

• The Terps’ lone defeat in overtime came at California in the second contest of the year.


Terps, Tar Heels Draw in Chapel Hill

• Sophomore Schillo Tshuma recorded two goals to lead the No. 18 Maryland men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 2-2 tie at No. 2 North Carolina.

• The Terrapins amassed 20 shots on the night and fueled by the return of sophomore defender Dakota Edwards tallied nearly 90 minutes of shutout soccer to cap the match and give North Carolina its second straight draw.


Terps Top Duke in Front of Ludwig Record Crowd

• Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh scored one goal and added two assists as the No. 13 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated Duke 3-1 in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd of 8,397.

• The Terrapins fell behind early for the third time this season, but fought back with three second-half scores from Endoh, Helge Leikvang and Patrick Mullins to overcome the Blue Devils.


Dynamic Duo

• Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma continue to show why they are one of the most prolific 1-2 punches in college soccer.

• The pair have combined for 24 of Maryland’s 52 goals in 2013.


Terps Picked First in ACC Preseason Poll

• Maryland is the preseason favorite to claim the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.

• The 2012 ACC Champion Terrapins, who return MAC Hermann Trophy winner Patrick Mullins, amassed 142 points in the balloting. North Carolina, which reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship last season, placed second with 122 points in the conference poll.

• Maryland led with 10 first-place votes. Wake Forest and Notre Dame, selected third and fourth, respectively, each received one first-place vote. The ballot awarded 12 points for each first-place ballot, 11 points for second place, etc.


Cali Kickoff

• Maryland played back-to-back overtime matches when it tied Stanford and fell to California to begin the 2013 season.

• The Terps battled from two down to net a tie against the Cardinal on Friday. Patrick Mullins, Schillo Tshuma and Jake Pace scored for Maryland.

• At Cal on Sunday, Pace slotted the equalizer late in the second period to lift the Terps to extra stanzas. Tshuma also recorded a goal for Maryland.


Meet the New Kids on the Block

• The Maryland men’s soccer program welcomes another talented group this fall with a six-member freshman class in 2013.

• The Terps’ signing class is ranked third in the nation according to TopDrawerSoccer.com and features two members of the U-18 U.S. men’s national team with the signing of Zack Steffen and Suli Dainkeh.

• Other newcomers include Alex Crognale, Daniel Johnson, Chris Odoi-Atsem and Michael Sauers.


Youth Nation

• Maryland started four freshmen defenders and a freshman goalkeeper against Cal.

• Michael Sauers, Alex Crognale, Chris Odoi-Atsem and Suli Dainkeh all notched starts in the backline while Zack Steffen earned his second consecutive start in goal.

• Steffen has started all 25 games this season.


Terrapin Dynasty

Soccer

• Maryland has eight College Cup appearances in the last 16 years, the most in the country.

• Maryland has advanced to the postseason in 13 straight years. No other school has done so more than five consecutive seasons.

• Maryland has finished in the top 15 in the final NSCAA poll for 11 straight seasons. No other school has done so more than five straight years.

• Every four-year player at Maryland since 1998 has been part of a College Cup team. The 15-year run is the longest active streak in the country. The second-longest is Wake Forest (seven years).

• Men’s soccer has more NCAA titles than all other men’s programs at Maryland combined since 1976.

In all sports with at least 32 schools in its NCAA Tournament

• Maryland has more consecutive appearances in the round-of-16 than any other program in the country with 12. The second-most on that elite list is five.

• No other head coach in the nation has more national championships since 2002 than Sasho Cirovski. He is joined in that elite company by the likes of Jim Calhoun of UConn, Billy Donovan of Florida, and Roy Williams of North Carolina, who have all won two.

 

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Maryland soccer downs Virginia, advances to NCAA title game

Posted on 13 December 2013 by WNST Staff

CHESTER, Pa. - Patrick Mullins scored two spectacular goals to lead the Maryland men’s soccer team past Virginia, 2-1, in the NCAA College Cup semifinals at PPL Park Friday night.

The Terrapins (17-3-5) will advance to their sixth national title game against Notre Dame on Sunday. Zack Steffen backed up Mullins with an outstanding night between the sticks, stopping five Cavalier shots.

After an even start, Mullins opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a beautiful 20-yard chip. Mikias Eticha served a ball over the top that Mullins latched onto and flicked above an onrushing Calle Brown for his 17th goal of the season.

The Terps stayed stout defensively for the remainder of the half. Outside backs Mikey Ambrose and Jeremy Raley combined with centerbacks Suli Dainkeh and Chris Odai-Atsem to control the threat of Darius Madison and Jordan Allen.

Mullins had a chance to double the lead early in the second half.  Schillo Tshuma put the senior in with a pretty pass, but the New Orleans native sent his left-footed attempt high.

Just seconds later, Steffen combined with the post to keep the Terps ahead.  Allen ripped a shot from inside the box that the freshman keeper was able to parry onto the post.

The Cavaliers took control of the match after the Allen attempt. The ever-active Madison blasted the ball against the post from a tight angle with 25 minutes to go.

In the 76th minute, Mullins found his second. Tsubasa Endoh received the ball on the right flank and lofted a pinpoint to Mullins who took the ball between two defenders on the first bounce and volleyed into the right corner.

The goal was Mullins’ nation-leading 18th of the season and tied him for second on the Maryland all-time goals list with

The Virginia pressure finally sliced the Maryland lead in half in the 77th minute. Dan Metzger’s challenge gave the Cavs a penalty that Todd Wharton calmly stroked past Mullins.

The Terps’ defense kept the Cavilers at bay for the remainder of the match, with Steffen providing the highlight. The Pennsylvania native stretched far to his right to make an amazing one-handed save on a Brian James shot in the 88th minute.

Maryland’s appearance in the title game marks its first since 2008. The Terrapins – who are seeking their fourth national championship – are now 32-1-5 in matches Mullins scores a goal. Maryland will face third seed Notre Dame at 3 p.m. on ESPNU Sunday.

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Maryland tops Cal in NCAA soccer quarterfinals

Posted on 07 December 2013 by WNST Staff

BERKELEY, Calif. - Freshman Michael Sauers tallied the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give No. 5 seed Maryland a 2-1 victory at No. 4 seed California Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.

Sauers found the back of the net from 25 yards after Mikias Eticha found the rookie in space for Maryland’s (16-3-5) 10th consecutive victory.  The win avenges a September loss to the Bears. Junior Alex Shinsky also scored for the Terps who advance to their 13th College Cup in program history.

Shinsky put the Terps on the board in the 33rd minute with a header to the near post from close range.  Mikey Ambrose’s free kick sailed across the box and found Shinsky for the Maryland lead. It was the first career goal for Shinsky – a native of York, Pa., which is about an hour and half from next week’s College Cup.

Stefano Bonomo provided Cal (14-5-2) with the equalizer five minutes into the second half. After a point blank save from Zack Steffen, Bonomo followed with a tap-in from a yard out for a 1-1 match in the 50th minute.

The Maryland defense was spectacular when it needed to be, clearing multiple strikes off the goal line and limiting a dangerous Golden Bear attack for the remainder of the second stanza.

Sauers put the Terps on the top with his third goal of the postseason when he caught Cal keeper Alex Mangels on a long strike to his right for the winner with 85:41 to play.

“I want to congratulate Kevin Grimes, his players and Cal men’s soccer. I think they are a complete class act. This was the second of two memorable games this year,” head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “Obviously we are ecstatic we found a way to get a result here and we get to continue to play next week in Philly.

“Our goal in the beginning of the year was to return to the College Cup. After being a team that started out learning a lot about ourselves and dropping a few games early, we showed our resiliency, our character, and our championship fiber and have become a very complete team.”

Maryland will battle a familiar foe when it faces Virginia in the semifinals of the College Cup Friday at PPL Park. The Terps topped the Cavaliers 1-0 in the ACC Championship game earlier this season.

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Maryland soccer tops Providence, advances to Sweet 16

Posted on 24 November 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md - No. 5 seed Maryland benefited from a penalty kick goal from Patrick Mullins in the 70th minute as the Terps defeated Providence 3-1 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Sunday night at Ludwig Field.

The Terrapins (14-3-5) advanced to their nation-leading 12th straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen in an exciting match with the Friars (12-6-4). The two teams combined for 27 shots. Michael Sauers and Jake Pace also scored for Maryland.

Sauers opened the scoring in the 19th minute, slaloming through a couple Friar defenders before slotting his shot past keeper Keasel Broome.

Phil Towler evened the match in the 69th minute. The junior used the outside of his left foot to flick a Fabio Machado delivery over keeper Zack Steffen. It was the Terrapins’ first goal allowed since the final game of the regular season at Virginia Tech, a stretch spanning over 350 minutes.

The Terps struck back just a minute later. Mullins sent a slick back heel to Tsubasa Endoh, who was fouled trying to receive the ball. Mullins finished the ensuing spot kick for his team high 15th goal of the season. The senior is a perfect 9-for-9 on penalty kicks this season. His 42 career goals are tied for fourth all-time in Terrapin annals.

Sauers had a chance to grab an insurance goal for the Terps with 14 minutes to go. The freshman latched onto a pass in the box after a scramble, but the Providence defense combined to save his close range effort off the line.

Pace put away the match for Maryland with four minutes to go. The redshirt senior capitalized on some confusion in the Friar backline and put the ball past Broome on a breakaway for his sixth goal of the season.

The Maryland defense was once again solid for all 90 minutes. The backline dealt with a late Providence indirect free kick and snuffed out attacks all night.

“I’m extremely proud of our team. We started the game very brightly and I thought carried a lot chances early on and were probably a little unfortunate to not get a second or third goal,” head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “I give Providence a lot of credit for being resolute and finding the tying goal but our response couldn’t have been better. We raised it about three levels and created the penalty kick and stayed strong.”

The Terrapins will play in the NCAA third round next Sunday against UC Irvine. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Ludwig Field.

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Maryland soccer gets fifth overall seed in NCAA Tournament

Posted on 18 November 2013 by WNST Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  The University of Maryland picked up the fifth overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, announced Monday afternoon.

The back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference champions dropped Virginia 1-0 Sunday afternoon at the Maryland SoccerPlex to win its third tournament crown in only four seasons. Maryland (13-3-5) has won seven straight matches and has only one loss since Sept. 13.

The Terps played a total of 10 teams in this year’s field, including Clemson and Virginia which they took on twice. Additionally, Maryland played tournament contenders Penn State and St. John’s in a pair of preseason exhibitions.

Maryland will face the winner of the Penn/Providence first round match on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Ludwig Field.

Tourney Terp Notes:

  • Maryland has seven College Cup appearances in the last 15 years, tied for most in the country.
  • Maryland has advanced to the postseason in 13 straight years. No other school has done so more than five consecutive seasons.
  • Maryland has finished in the top 15 in the final NSCAA poll for 11 straight seasons. No other school has done so more than five straight years.
  • Every four-year player at Maryland since 1998 has been part of a College Cup team. The 15-year run is the longest active streak in the country.
  • Maryland is making its 33rd appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Terps are seeking to advance to the third round for a nation-best 12th straight season in 2013.

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Maryland’s Turgeon, Anderson to visit Spirit of Baltimore

Posted on 10 May 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A four-stop list of visits with Terrapin fans was revealed Friday as the Maryland athletics department released the schedule for the 2013 Coaches Caravan.

Maryland coaches, athletic department staff and student athletes will visit with fans from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at each of four stops on the Caravan, which will be hosted either at a restaurant or on a boat cruise. Each event will feature a short program with insight into Maryland Athletics followed by an opportunity for attendees to mingle with the coaches and student athletes, take photos and get autographs.

There are 100 spaces available at each location, and tickets are only $25 per person and $15 for children ages 15 and under. If capacity is reached, names and phone numbers will be put on a waiting list, but there will be no guarantees on securing a spot.

Appetizers and giveaways will be provided by the Terrapin Club at each event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Terrapin Club at 301-314-7020.

Coaches Caravan 2013

Ocean City
May 20, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille
6601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD

- Parking available at the site
- Special Guests: football coach Randy Edsall, wrestling coach Kerry McCoy, and deputy director of athletics Nate Pine.

Annapolis
May 23, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Catherine Marie Yacht (Annapolis City Dock)
1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD

- Boat will stay docked until 7:00pm
- Parking is available near dock at meters and any other spaces downtown
- Special Guests: football coach Randy Edsall, field hockey coach Missy Meharg, soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and director of athletics Kevin Anderson.

Baltimore
May 29, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Spirit of Baltimore Yacht
561 Light Street Baltimore, MD

- Boat will stay docked until 7:00pm
- Parking is available at Harbor Place Indoor garage at the Royal Sonesta hotel.  The address is 30 East Lee Street and is right across street from Spirit. Get voucher on board for $6.00.
- Special Guests: men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, soccer coach Sasho Cirovski, wrestling coach Kerry McCoy and director of athletics Kevin Anderson.

Washington, DC
June 4, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Virginia’s Jewel Yacht
1300 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC

- Boat will stay docked until 7:00pm
- Parking is available at the dock for $15 or there is other parking including: street parking, parking garage down the street or at Phillips down the street
- Special Guests: men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and director of athletics Kevin Anderson.

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Maryland meets Georgetown in NCAA Soccer Tournament semi Friday

Posted on 07 December 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 2 Maryland is poised to make its 12th appearance in the College Cup as it faces No. 3 Georgetown Friday at 5 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.

The Terps (20-1-2) avenged their 2011 postseason loss to Louisville with a 3-1 win Saturday over the No. 10 seeded Cardinals in the quarterfinals at Ludwig Field. London Woodberry, Jake Pace and Patrick Mullins tallied goals for Maryland, which leads the nation in scoring with 2.61 goals per match.

Georgetown (19-3-2) is making its first ever appearance in the College Cup in 2012. The Hoyas defeated San Diego 3-1 to punch their ticket to the semifinals where they will face Maryland for the first time since 2009 when the Terps won 2-1 in Washington, D.C.

Maryland leads the all-time series 28-0 against the Hoyas and is returning to the College Cup for the first time since 2008.

· The Terps have reloaded for the 2012 campaign, head coach Sasho Cirovski’s 20th at Maryland. With a talented recruiting
class and the return of All-American midfielder John Stertzer, there is plenty of room for optimism as Maryland aims to
capture its fourth national championship in program history.

· Patrick Mullins has been the offensive Most Valuable Player thus far, registering team-highs in goals (16), assists (8) and points (40). Stertzer has been steady as ever, tallying seven goals and six assists while mentoring a very young midfield.

· Taylor Kemp has battled injury in his return as a starter for the fourth season. The senior captain, along with Stertzer, was tabbed to the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. He has teamed up with senior London Woodberry to lead the squad on defense. Instrumental to the backline is the rookie duo of Dakota Edwards and Mikey Ambrose.

· Maryland has looked to its youth to seal up the goal as sophomore Keith Cardona and redshirt freshman Jordan Tatum have split time in net, with Cardona starting the majority of the season.

· Georgetown is making its first ever appearance in the College Cup in 2012.

· The Hoyas defeated San Diego 3-1 to punch their ticket to the semifinals where they will face Maryland for the first time since 2009 when the Terps won 2-1 in Washington, D.C.

· Georgetown won the BIG EAST regular season title before bowing out to Notre Dame in the tournament championship.

· The Hoyas are led by Brandon Allen who boasts 15 goals. Steve Neumann has a team-high 13 assists. GU is outscoring opponents 39-20.

· Maryland leads the all-time series 28-0.

Terps Avenge 2011 Tourney Loss to Louisville
· No. 2 Maryland advanced to its 12th College Cup in program history with a 3-1 victory over No. 10 Louisville in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship last Saturday.

· A raucous Ludwig Field crowd enjoyed goals from London Woodberry, Jake Pace and Patrick Mullins as the Terrapins avenged last season’s NCAA tournament loss to the Cardinals.


College Cup Terrapins
· Maryland is headed to its 12th College Cup in Hoover, Ala. The Terps are 5-6 in national semifinal games.

· The Terps’ last trip to the semifinals was one of the most memorable in program history as current USMNT product Graham Zusi scored a Sportscenter Top-10 gem late in the second overtime to defeat St. John’s 1-0.


Maryland and the 2008 National Championship
· Maryland needed to prove twice why it was the best team in the ACC and it did just that and more, defeating North Carolina, 1-0, off a game-winner from senior Graham Zusi to capture the 2008 NCAA National Championship at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.


Mullins Named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
· Maryland forward Patrick Mullins has been named a semifinalist for the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer.

· Mullins was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in goals (16) and points (38) in 2012. He was tabbed ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after guiding the Terps to their second conference championship in the past three seasons.


Terps Capture 2012 ACC Championship
· Top-seeded Maryland defeated No. 2 North Carolina 2-1 to win its third title in five seasons at the 2012 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.

· The Terps picked up goals from freshmen Dakota Edwards and Schillo Tshuma to win their fifth overall conference tournament crown (1996, 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2012) in front of 9,341 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

· 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year Patrick Mullins was tabbed the ACC Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player and was joined on the all-tournament squad by John Stertzer, London Woodberry, Tshuma and Edwards.


Cirovski Picks up Win No. 300 at Maryland
· With a gritty 2-1 double overtime victory against Clemson, Sasho Cirovski racked up his 300th victory with the Terps.

· Cirovski, who is in his 20th season at Maryland, owns a 304-116-28 record with the Terps.


Terps and the NCAA Tournament
· This is Maryland’s 12th straight appearance in the tournament and its 32nd postseason berth in program history. The Terps have advanced to the third round for a nation-best 11th straight season.

· Maryland is 48-26-4 in the NCAA tournament and fell to Louisville in the third round in 2012. The Terps are returning to the College Cup for the first time since 2008 when they won the program’s third national title.


Former Terps Bring Home MLS Cup
· Former Terps Omar Gonzalez and AJ Delagarza helped the LA Galaxy win its second straight MLS Cup title last Saturday.

· Gonzalez and Delagarza were both integral members of the 2008 national championship team. Gonzalez was named the 2012 MLS Cup Man of the Match after scoring the Galaxy’s first goal against Houston.


#1 Terps Defeat #2 UNC in Instant Classic
· Schillo Tshuma redirected a Patrick Mullins shot late in the first overtime period to lift the No. 1 Maryland men’s soccer team over No. 2 North Carolina at Ludwig Field on Oct. 19.

· A crowd of 7,340, the second highest in Maryland soccer history, saw a quality contest with the top-ranked teams in the country going back and forth on a water-logged field.

· North Carolina was able to beat Maryland on the counter and create their best chance of the night late in regulation. Junior forward Robert Lovejoy was taken down in the box late by Tshuma, but Maryland keeper Keith Cardona came up huge, saving Lovejoy’s penalty and midfielder Verneri Valimaa’s follow-up.


Winnin’ Like It’s 1968
· With a 14-0-1 record to start the 2012 season, Maryland matched its best start since the 1968 season when the Terps were co-national champions. Maryland tied Michigan State in the national championship game.

· The Terps were 11-0-1 to start the 2011 campaign.


Tshuma Power
· Freshman sensation Schillo Tshuma has been tremendous in his rookie campaign, tallying a class-high eight goals in 2012.

· In total, Maryland rookies have accounted for 17 goals and 19 assists this season.


Sunday Funday!
· Maryland is a perfect 5-0 on games played on Sundays this season.

· The Terps have defeated then-#7 Louisville, California, then-#3 North Carolina, #15 Brown and #13 Coastal Carolina on Sundays. Maryland has outscored opponents 18-3 in its previous five meetings.


Former Terp Seitz Named MLS Humanitarian of the Year
· Major League Soccer announced that FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz was voted the 2012 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year.

· This past August, Seitz was contacted by DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow center, and told that he was a potential bone marrow donation match for a leukemia patient.


Balance Across the Board
· A total of 22 players have notched a goal and/or an assist through 23 games this season.

· 16 players have scored at least one goal. That is the highest number of players to score of any team ranked nationally in the top 25.


19 and Counting!
· With a 20-1-2 record this season, Maryland has clinched yet another winning season – its 19th consecutive.

· Prior to this season, Maryland averaged 15.5 wins per season since 1994. The Terps have had four 20+ win seasons in that span and have hit the 15-victory mark 11 times.


Cirovski, Mullins Garner Top ACC Honors
· Sasho Cirovski and junior Patrick Mullins were named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach and Offensive Player of the Year, respectively, Thursday.

· Cirovski led Maryland to ts best start in program history (14-0-1) en route to its first conference regular season championship since 2005. The award is Cirovski’s third at Maryland and first since 2005.

· Mullins garnered top offensive honors after a spectacular junior campaign which has seen the New Orleans, La., native set career highs in goals, assists and points. Mullins is the first Terrapin to rack up top conference player honors since Omar Gonzalez was named ACC Defender of the Year in 2007.


Kemp Named Senior CLASS Candidate
· Taylor Kemp has been named a candidate for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award.

· Kemp, a four-year starter for Maryland, has been a mainstay in the backline since his arrival in 2009. The senior captain from Highlands Ranch, Colo., was a second team All-ACC pick in 2011.

· Kemp is a two-time Academic All-ACC selection, boasting a 3.303 grade point average in the challenging Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also volunteers as part of Maryland’s reading program and Relay for Life.


Terps Rack up ACC Accolades
· In addition to Cirovski and Mullins, five other Terps earned All-ACC honors this season. Senior John Stertzer was named to the first team for the second straight season and seniors Taylor Kemp and London Woodberry, in addition to freshmen Mikey Ambrose and Schillo Tshuma, landed on the second team.

· Ambose and Tshuma also represented Maryland on the ACC All-Freshman Team.


No Rubber Stamp Lineups Here
· Maryland is using an array of starting lineups this season.

· A total of 21 players have landed in the starting XI this season, including six freshmen.


Try to Keep Up the Pace
· Redshirt junior Jake Pace has exemplified Maryland’s depth, notching a career-high five goals for the Terps in 2012.

· He was named to CollegeSoccerNews.com’s National Team of the Week for his work against NC State and UMBC.


Terps Crush Cal, 6-0
· The No. 6 Maryland men’s soccer team coasted by California 6-0 at Ludwig Field.

· Coming off a tough draw to No. 11 UCLA on Friday, the Terps battled through rain to score their highest goal tally in nearly two years. Patrick Mullins led Maryland with three points on a goal and two assists. Jordan Cyrus picked up two late goals to give the Terps their second win of the year.


Maryland Nets Tie with UCLA, 2-2
· In a battle of two perennial college soccer powers, the No. 6 Maryland men’s soccer team drew with No. 11 UCLA 2-2 on an energy-fueled night at Ludwig Field.

· Dan Metzger and John Stertzer both scored for Maryland. Stertzer netted the equalizer on a penalty kick in the 68th minute.

· The attendance of 6,562 was the then-sixth highest in Maryland men’s soccer history.


Magic Mullins
· Patrick Mullins’ distributing has been a pleasant addition to the junior’s game in 2012.

· The New Orleans, La., product has eight assists through 23 games.

· He had seven assists total heading into this season.

· The captain also leads Maryland in goals with 16, including seven game-winners.


Terp Duo Named to MAC Hermann Trophy List
· Maryland seniors Taylor Kemp and John Stertzer were named nominees for the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer.

· Kemp is a four-year starter in Maryland’s backline. The Highlands Ranch, Colo., native has started in all 66 games he’s appeared in heading into this season, aiding the Terps to an impressive 48-13-6 record. One of the top attacking defenders in the nation, Kemp has also netted a pair of goals and added 11 assists.

· Stertzer had a breakout campaign in 2011, netting NSCAA Third Team All-America honors after boasting a career-high 14 goals. The Oakton, Va., product, was also a First Team All-ACC selection. He tallied a squad-best five game-winners.


Terp Rookies Looking to Make Impact
· Head coach Sasho Cirovski announced the Terps’ 2012 signing class, his 20th at Maryland, this spring.

· The Terps signed eight players to this year’s highly-touted class. The class consists of five players on College Soccer News’ Top 150 Recruits, including Michael Ambrose (#2), Christiano Francois (#45), Cody Niedermeier (#58), Ntokozo Tshuma (#60), Dakota Edwards (#83), and Donovan Fraser (#102).

· Tsubasa Endoh, David Kabelik and Ryan Reid also signed letters of intent to play for Maryland.


Protect This House
· Maryland is tremendous at its home venue, Ludwig Field, boasting a 181-37-14 record since the facility was built in 1995.

· The Terps have not lost more than two games at home in a season since 2001, recording a 114-12-10 record in the last 10 years.


Lovin’ Ludwig!
· There are few venues in all of college athletics quite like the always-raucous Ludwig Field on the campus of the University of Maryland.

· Last season, Maryland averaged 3,781 fans per game and boasted three of the top ten single-game attendance figures in the nation. Excluding football and men’s basketball, only three other Division I programs in any sport in the area outdrew the Terps’ soccer program on average during the 2010-11 school year.


Head Coach Sasho Cirovski
· The winningest head coach in Maryland men’s soccer annals, Sasho Cirovski returns for his 20th season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program.

· National Champions (2005, 2008)
· NSCAA National Coach of the Year (2005)
· ACC Coach of the Year (2003, 2005, 2012)
· 18 NCAA postseason appearances
· Five ACC Tournament titles
· Seven appearances in the College Cup
· 19 straight winning seasons
· 39 MLS players
· 34 First Team All-ACC picks
· Eight MAC Hermann Trophy finalists


Townsend Drafted Fifth by Chivas USA
· Casey Townsend became the eighth Terrapin to be drafted with a top five pick in the MLS SuperDraft. The senior forward was selected fifth overall by Chivas USA.

· The Traverse City, Mich., product became Maryland’s fourth top 10 pick in the draft in the last three seasons, joining Zac MacMath (fifth overall – Philadelphia), Omar Gonzalez (third overall – Los Angeles), and Rodney Wallace (sixth overall – D.C. United).

· Townsend is the eighth top five pick for the Terps all-time, joining Leo Cullen (1998 – first), Taylor Twellman (2002 – second),Jason Garey (2006 – third), Chris Seitz (2007 – fourth), Maurice Edu (2007 – first), Gonzalez (2009 – third), and MacMath (2011 – fifth).


Fan Friendly Ludwig Field
· The Maryland men’s soccer team has increasingly attracted more and more fans to Ludwig Field season after season. Heading into this season, nearly 375,000 fans have filled the stands to take in exciting Terrapin soccer action since the facility opened in 1995.

· The Terps set a Ludwig Field record Oct. 14, 2011 when 7,957 fans watched Maryland defeat Duke on a perfect College Park night set with fireworks. Maryland averaged nearly 4,000 fans per game in 2011.

 

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Maryland routs Coastal Carolina, advances to NCAA Soccer quarterfinals

Posted on 25 November 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sunny Jane scored two goals and notched an assist as No. 2 Maryland punched its ticket to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fourth time in five seasons with a 5-1 rout of Coastal Carolina Sunday at Ludwig Field.

A conscientious Maryland (19-1-2) defense held the high-powered Chanticleer attack to only one goal, and combined Jane’s tallies with goals from Patrick Mullins, Mikias Eticha and Jereme Raley for one of its most complete performances of the season.

After an uneventful first 10 minutes, Eticha knocked in a dangerous cross put in by Jane for his first goal of the season in the 13th minute.

Coastal Carolina (20-3-2) rebounded in the 21st minute when Ashton Bennett scored from 19 yards out. The squad’s top scorer took advantage of a weak Maryland clearance and was able to guide the ball past Terrapin keeper Keith Cardona for his 16th goal of the 2012 campaign.

Maryland came back less than a minute later when a Mullins’ free kick from 30 yards trickled into the net. The teasing ball was misjudged by Coastal keeper Mark Petrus and bounced into the left corner of the goal for the 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year’s team-high 15th tally of the year.

The Terps dominated the second half with Jane leading the way. The junior forward scored his first two goals of the season over a span of just four minutes.

Jane’s first tally came off of a sensational individual effort that saw the outside midfielder beat Petrus to the back right post after getting past a Coastal defender in the 60th minute.

Jane’s second goal came shortly after when freshman Christiano Francois retrieved the ball on the end line and laid it back to Jane, who calmly guided it past Petrus in the 64th.

Maryland put the Chanticleers away for good when Raley got on the end of a Jordan Cyrus pass in the 86th minute.

The five goals were the highest total for Maryland since a 6-0 victory over California on September 2.

“I’m very proud of our guys. I thought defensively, we did a great job,” head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “Although this was two great attacking teams, I thought the team that was going to win was the one that was better defensively, and I thought our guys did a great job in neutralizing some of the great individual players that Coastal has.

“I thought it was a great overall performance. I’m very proud of our guys and I’m delighted that we’re moving on.”

Maryland’s backline of Cyrus, Mikey Ambrose, Dakota Edwards and London Woodberry held the Chanticleers, who came into the game with nation-high 62 goals scored, to only one goal on 11 shots.

Maryland returns to the field next Saturday for the NCAA quarterfinals. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. from Ludwig Field, and coverage can be seen free of charge on TerpsTV.

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Maryland beats North Carolina for ACC soccer title

Posted on 11 November 2012 by WNST Staff

GERMANTOWN, Md. – Top-seeded Maryland defeated No. 2 North Carolina 2-1 to win its third title in five seasons Sunday afternoon at the 2012 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.

The Terps (17-1-2) picked up goals from freshmen Dakota Edwards and Schillo Tshuma to win their fifth overall conference tournament crown (1996, 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2012) in front of 9,341 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Edwards, after a subpar semifinal match, rose to the occasion in the title contest, notching Maryland’s opening score in the 11th minute. The defender grabbed a corner kick from Dan Metzger and muscled his way to a goal to the lower left from two yards. It was the first goal North Carolina (15-3-2) had surrendered since Tshuma tallied the game-winner in overtime in the earlier meeting between the two teams on Oct. 19 in College Park.

Maryland would continue to put the defending national champions on their heels throughout the first half, winning the shot battle 6-1.

Tshuma put the Terps on top 2-0 in the 62nd minute with an incredibly angled strike from the near sideline off a throw-in from Mikey Ambrose. It was the rookie’s eighth goal in 2012.

UNC forward Rob Lovejoy sliced the lead in half with 4:32 remaining but a calm and collected defensive effort held on for the win.

“I’ll cherish this one forever and I think our alumni and fans will as well,” head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “Today we played a great game, our best of the game of the year. I thought today we were very sharp in all phases of the game and deserved the victory against one of the great teams in soccer and certainly the best defensive team we’ve seen in the nation.”

2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year Patrick Mullins was tabbed the ACC Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player and was joined on the all-tournament squad by John Stertzer, London Woodberry, Tshuma and Edwards.

Maryland will find out its NCAA tournament destiny Monday at 5:30 p.m. when the bracket is announced on NCAA.com

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