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#17 Terps Visit #13 Clemson Saturday
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 09/19/2013

The No. 17 Maryland men's soccer team continues its road trip with a trek to undefeated 13th-ranked Clemson at 7 p.m. Saturday.


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• Fans can watch Saturday’s match live on Tigercast.

• Live stats are available here.

• Updates will also be posted to the Maryland Men’s Soccer Twitter feed, so "Follow" to get updates sent straight to you.


Men’s Soccer LIVE on TerpsTV

• Every Maryland men's soccer home match will be streamed live on TerpsTV Premium in 2013. Fans will be able to watch all of the action from anywhere by subscribing to TerpsTV.

• A subscription to TerpsTV also includes live events for women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball in the fall, as well as weekly football press conferences and live events during the winter and spring seasons.


Promotion Schedule

• Maryland would like to see YOU at Ludwig Field this season! See the Terps game day promotion schedule below. Make sure to check back often as promotion dates and details are subject to change. For more information contact Jordan Looby by phone at (301) 314-7162 or email jlooby@umd.edu.

• Tuesday, Sept. 24 vs. Old Dominion – High School Team Day, Terrapin Tuesdays

• Friday, Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh – ACC/Pitt Welcome, Indian Guides

• Tuesday, Oct. 1 vs. Tulsa – Terrapin Tuesdays, Boy Scout Night

• Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Boston College – Residential Halls Challenge, Terrapin Club Night

• Tuesday, Oct. 15 vs. Marshall – Indian Guides, Power in Pink, Terrapin Tuesdays

• Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Wake Forest – Red Out, Alumni Night, Pride Game

• Tuesday, Oct. 22 vs. Drexel – Terrapin Tuesdays, International Night

• Friday, Nov. 1 vs. NC State – Senior Night, ACC Farewell Game, MVP Night, High School


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: 1-2-2, 1-0-1 ACC

(NSCAA #17, Soccer America #23, TopDrawerSoccer.com #19)

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• Included in that mix of returning starters is 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Patrick Mullins. The New Orleans, product was the ACC Offensive Most Valuable Player, registering team-highs in goals (17), assists (10) and points (44). Sophomore Schillo Tshuma will be looked upon to generate scoring as well after tallying 10 goals in 2012.

• 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 returning starters Dan Metzger and Sunny Jane and spot starters Tsubasa Endoh, Jereme Raley and Mikias Eticha back this season.

• Sophomores Mikey Ambrose and Dakota Edwards registered 22 and 23 starts, respectively, a year ago and look to lead the backline in 2013.

• Zack Steffen won the starting goalkeeping role. There is a three-way battle for the backup as Keith Cardona, Jordan Tatum, and Cody Niedermeier will fight for time.


Scouting The Tigers

• Clemson heads into Saturday's ACC matchup with unblemished record. The Tigers have faced only one ranked squad this season, topping then-No. 15 Virginia 2-0 on Sept. 6.

2013 Clemson Tigers: 6-0-0, 2-0-0 ACC

(NSCAA #13, Soccer America #4, TopDrawerSoccer.com #8)

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• The Tigers have allowed only one goal this season and boast 12, including five from Thomas McNamara. Manolo Sanchez has tallied three.

• Two keepers have split time in goal for Clemson with Andrew Tarbell and Chris Glodack earning three wins apiece.


Terps/Tigers – 2012 Meetings

• The Maryland men's soccer team clinched its first ACC regular season championship since 2005 with a 2-2 draw against Clemson on Senior Night at Ludwig Field Oct. 27.

• Maryland's 2-0 lead off tallies from Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma were offset by two Clemson goals in the second half.

• Top-seeded Maryland then survived a sluggish first half to defeat fourth-seeded Clemson 2-1 in double overtime in the semifinals of the 2012 ACC Men's Soccer Championship.

• Mullins evened the match at 1-1 with his league-leading 13th goal of the year in the 84th minute before the Terps, after outshooting Clemson 10-5 following a trying first stanza, benefited from an own goal after a corner kick from Helge Leikvang in the 103rd minute.


Maryland Captures 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.


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 Friday night.

• 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 last Friday night. 

• 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.


What We Learned: Week Three

#1 Schillo Tshuma is a Tar Heel Killer

With two goals against North Carolina last Friday, Schillo Tshuma now has four scores against the Tar Heels in his young career.

Tshuma also has a flair for the dramatic against rival UNC. As a freshman, he notched the gamewinner in the first overtime against North Carolina at home and then netted the eventual gamewinner in the 62nd minute as the Terps captured the ACC tournament title in Germantown.

#2 You Can’t Teach Experience

Might not seem like much, but there’s a lot to be said for one year under the belt. Sophomore Dakota Edwards made his return to the lineup in the second half on Friday at North Carolina and from that moment on, a calm seemed to fall over the backline. The defense was able to hold the Tar Heels off the board for the final 90 minutes of the match.

The Terps are full of talent in the back – albeit extremely young - and with the return of Edwards, Maryland has grown up a bit as well.

#3 It’s a Long Season

We are only a mere five games into the season and the team has showed us a little bit of everything in 2013. With all things considered, Maryland is weathering a storm of youth and a fierce early-season schedule.


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.


Mullins Tabbed to MAC Hermann Watch List

• Patrick Mullins was one of 34 players named to the 2013 MAC Hermann Watch List.

• Mullins became only the second Terrapin to win the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2012.  A forward from New Orleans, Mullins led Maryland’s high-scoring attack with 17 goals and 10 assists as a junior.

• He tallied seven game-winners to lead the Terps to the best winning percentage in the country (20-1-3).


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.

• Crognale, Steffen, and Dainkeh have started all five games this season.


Terrapin Dynasty

Soccer

• Maryland has seven College Cup appearances in the last 15 years, tied for most in the country.

• Maryland has advanced to the postseason in 12 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 11. 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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