Mallory Mahar
Mallory Mahar

Player Profile

Medina, Ohio

High School:
Medina Senior



Art Studio

Mahar's Honor Roll
2004 NSCAA/adidas All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team
2004 SoccerBuzz All-American Third Team
2004 SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic First Team
2004 All-ACC First Team
2003 NSCAA/adidas All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team
2003 SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team
2003 All-ACC Second Team
2002 NSCAA/adidas All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team
2002 SoccerBuzz Mid-Atlantic Freshman of the Year
2002 SoccerBuzz Freshman All-American
2002 SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic First Team
2002 All-ACC Second Team
2002 ACC All-Freshman Team

Pensky's Take
"Mallory's statistics and accolades speak for themselves. She has very high expectations for herself this fall, and I know Mallory will be a great leader on this team as she finishes out a terrific career at Maryland."

On Mahar: One of the nation's premier players ... potential Hermann Trophy candidate ... one of the most dominant center midfielders in the nation ... can control a game ... provides a great physical presence on the field and in the air ... plays with a great love and flair for the game ... has good technical ability ... a versatile player who can also play defense ... a force with potent header shot off corner kicks.

Career Notes: Tied for 10th in career points with 44 and goals with 18 ... sixth on the career shots list with 139.

As a junior (2004): SoccerBuzz third team All-American and first team All-Mid-Atlantic ... NSCAA/adidas All-Mid-Atlantic second team ... first team All-ACC ... started all 20 matches ... game-winning goal in 1-0 win at Towson (8/27) ... goal off header in 1-1 tie vs. William & Mary (8/29) ... four shots in 2-0 loss to Virginia Tech (9/2) ... career-high two goals in 5-2 win over South Carolina (9/10) at Virginia Soccer Classic ... assisted Kimmy Francis' game winner in 2-1 win over No. 3 UCLA at Virginia Soccer Classic (9/12) ... was named to the Virginia Soccer Classic all-tournament team ... two shots in 2-1 loss at Miami (9/19) ... unassisted goal in 2-1 (2ot) loss at No. 2 North Carolina (9/25) ... two shots in 1-0 win at Clemson (10/2) ... two shots in 0-0 tie with No. 6 Virginia (10/5) ... one goal on three shots in 2-1 win over NC State (10/8) ... four shots, three on goal, in 1-1 tie with No. 14 Florida State (10/13) ... one shot in 2-0 loss at Wake Forest (10/16) ... scored the game-winning goal in 3-1 win at Navy (10/19) ... assisted Kimmy Francis' goal in the 97th minute to beat No. 10 Duke 1-0 (10/23) ... fired three shots vs. the Blue Devils ... two shots in 6-0 loss at No. 3 Penn State (10/27) ... five shots in 0-0 tie with NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament (10/31) ... was the offensive star of the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... four points, off of one goal and two assists, in 3-0 shutout of Loyola (Md.) in the tournament's first round ... scored the game-winner on a diving header in 1-0 win over No. 2 seed Penn State ... three shots in 1-0 loss to Washington in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 20.

As a sophomore (2003): NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team ... SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team ... named to All-ACC Second Team for second year in row ... started last 13 games, playing in 20 total after coming back from a torn ACL suffered in spring ... scored four goals -- all on headers ... had 10 points ... all nine of her career goals have come on headers ... credited with an assist on Katie Ludwig's goal in win over Wake Forest (10/25) ... notched game-clinching header goal in 72nd minute at George Mason (10/22) ... scored game-winner on header in 52nd minute vs. #24 Clemson (10/10) ... netted second straight header goal to open scoring vs. James Madison (10/1), just 3:39 into the match ... drew first start of the year at Florida State (9/26) and scored on a header just 4:38 into the match, played season-high 66 minutes ... came off bench in first seven of eight games, after recovering from a torn ACL suffered in spring ... assisted Katie Ludwig's game-tying goal at William & Mary (9/5).

As a freshman (2002): Honored as one of the nation's top freshmen ... was a SoccerBuzz finalist for National Freshman of the Year ... SoccerBuzz Mid-Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year ... a SoccerBuzz first team Freshman All-American ...earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team and the SoccerBuzz All-Mid-Atlantic First Team ... named to the ACC's All-Freshman Team and the All-ACC Second Team ... became the first Maryland freshman to be named to All-ACC Second Team ... as a starting freshman, she played 1,941 of 2,013 minutes in 22 games at both back and midfield ... saw second-most time on the squad, starting in midfield in seven of the last eight games ... had 12 points on five goals and two assists to rank seventh on team in scoring ... four of those goals came on headers and four of them opened the game's scoring ... tallied the first goal in a game for fourth time at Florida State (11/7) in ACC Quarterfinal, on a header off Lindsay Givens' throw-in ... fourth goal of the year came on a header for the fourth time at James Madison (10/28) ... scored third goal for a game-winner, the lone goal in the 69th minute against William & Mary (9/29) ... netted a goal vs. No. 11 Notre Dame (9/15) to put Maryland ahead 1-0 ... made a stellar freshman debut weekend at UConn in two starts ... was named to the UConn Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring a goal and adding two assists ... assisted Audra Poulin's goal vs. UConn (9/1) which came on a header off a Kimmy Francis corner kick ... scored first college goal on header off Francis corner kick vs. Fordham (8/30) ... assisted Melissa Anderson's goal vs. Rams with a header ... named to the ACC and Maryland Honor Roll.

Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner at Medina Senior High School in Ohio ... a first-team All-Ohio selection as a junior and senior ... a NSCAA All-Mideast selection as a senior ... scored 20 goals and added 10 assists as a senior ... led Medina to the conference and district championships in 2001 ... was named MVP of the Pioneer Conference, Medina County MVP and Sun Newspapers MVP as a senior ... also named Akron Player of the Year and a first team all-star by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal and Beacon Journal Gazette ... has been a member of the Ohio ODP since 1998 and became part of the Regional ODP Team in 2001 ... her club team, the Internationals, was ranked No. 4 in the nation and won the 1999 and 2000 Region II titles along with five Ohio-North State Cup championships.

Personal: Daughter of Bev and Skip Mahar ... sister of Matt (25), who was a four-year defender for the West Virginia soccer team ... an art studio major.

Mallory Mahar's Career Statistics


Mallory Mahar's Career Highs
Goals: 2 vs. South Carolina (9/10/04)
Assists: 2 vs. Loyola (Md.) (11/12/04)
Points: 4 vs. South Carolina (9/10/04); vs. Loyola (Md.) (11/12/04)