Cirovski on Rickert: “Reed’s conversion to defender will be very interesting to watch. Reed’s an athletic and hard-working guy. He’s grown a lot in the last two years in terms of his tactical understanding and his level of commitment to becoming a top college player. He now realizes what it takes and is doing the work. His conversion to defender should utilize some of his greatest technical and tactical abilities and he could flourish as a big-time defender.”
As a Sophomore in 2000: Saw action in 16 games, tallying five points … scored goals against Jacksonville in the season opener on Sept. 1 at the Virginia/Coca-Cola Classic as well as the Clemson game on Oct. 28 … first career assist came in Maryland’s 4-0 win over Duquesne on Oct. 18.
As a Freshman in 1999: A key reserve at forward for the Terps in 1999, he saw action in 15 games … scored two goals, one against Butler on Sept. 5 and one against Howard on Sept. 29.
Before Maryland: A four-year letterwinner at Quaker Valley High School … Rickert’s high school team went undefeated and won the state championship in 1996, while being tabbed the No. 1 team in the nation by USA Today … a captain in 1997 and ’98, and a three-year starter at forward, Rickert was the section MVP, an all-state pick, a regional All-American, and an All-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League choice his final year when Quaker Valley was the AA state runner-up in Pennsylvania … in 1997, he was also named all-state, all-section and All-WPIAL … was part of the Beadling Soccer Club and the Pennsylvania West Olympic Developmental State team … also competed in track and field in high school, focusing on the pole vault and triple jump.
Personal: Full name is Allen Reed Rickert … born on March 17, 1981 in Sewickley, Pa., he is the son of Harvey and Julie Rickert … has one older brother, Jonathan (23), who played soccer for the University of Rochester … enjoys painting and drawing in his free time and most admires his brother because he is a great leader … was chairman of the Up the Creek Club in high school, an environmental club, which traveled to China during the summer of 1997 … majoring in anthropology.
Rickert's Career Statistics Year M-S Goals Assists Points 1999 15-0 2 0 4 2000 16-4 2 1 5 Career 31-4 4 1 9