head coach Sasho Cirovski and junior Patrick Mullins were named the
2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach and Offensive Player of the Year,
addition to Cirovski and Mullins, five other Terps earned All-ACC
honors. 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.
Cirovski, who is in his 20th
season at the helm of the Terrapin program, led Maryland to its best
start in program history (14-0-1) en route to its first conference
season championship since 2005. The award is Cirovski's third at
Maryland and first since 2005. He is one win shy of 300 with the Terps.
garnered top offensive honors after a spectacular junior campaign in
College Park which has seen the New Orleans, La., native set career
highs in goals (12), assists (8) and
points (32). Mullins is the first Terrapin to rack up top conference
player honors since Omar Gonzalez was named ACC Defender of the Year in
2007. The captain led the ACC in points per game, goals per game and
has been the backbone for the Terps all season long, racking up seven
goals and six assists while mentoring a young midfield. The Oakton, Va.,
product tallied NSCAA Third Team
All-America honors as a junior and is a candidate for the MAC Hermann
Trophy as a captain for the Terps in 2012.
and Woodberry have been vital to the backline in 2012. Kemp, a MAC
Hermann Trophy candidate from Highlands Ranch, Colo., missed the
majority of the season due to injury but has
since returned and played a key role in the ACC quarterfinals against
Virginia Tech Tuesday.
Woodberry, a native of McKinney, Texas, has anchored the Terrapin
defense as one of the top centerbacks in the nation. Maryland has
surrendered a mere 17 goals all
season and boasts eight shutouts. It is the second straight
second-team nod for both players.
and Tshuma are just two members of a phenomenal rookie class which has
accounted for 15 goals and 13 assists in 2012. Ambrose, a defender from
Frisco, Texas, is the only Terrapin
to start all 18 matches. He's also aided offensively, tallying one goal
and five assists. Tshuma, a forward from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe via Alexandria, Va., has been a dominant offensive force for the Terps in his first season in College Park, racking up seven
goals, including three game-winners.
Top-seeded Maryland travels to Germantown, Md., for a semifinal match against Clemson Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Click here for more information on the 2012 ACC Men's Soccer Championship. http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/110712aac.html