Maryland soccer gets fifth overall seed in NCAA Tournament

November 18, 2013 | 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.