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Tim

Muller

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#14

Defense
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.
High School: Chaminade

Bio

MULLER'S HONOR ROLL
• 2017 Team Captain
• 2017 William C. Schmeisser Award (Nation's Best Defender)
• 2x USILA All-American (2017, 2016)
• 2017 First Team All-America (USILA)
• 2017 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
• 2017 NCAA All-Tournament Team
• 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
• 2017 First Team All-Big Ten
• 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (3/28, 5/2)
• 2016 Third Team All-America (USILA)
• 2016 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
• 2016 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (3/15, 3/29, 4/19)
• 2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (4/13)

MULLER IN THE NEWS
• May 29, 2017: Maryland wins first NCAA title in 42 years in win over Ohio State
May 14, 2016: Defenseman Muller emerges as a 'No. 1 guy for sure'
April 6, 2016: Tim Muller has blossomed in first year as starting defenseman
April 14, 2015: Muller makes game-clinching play in win over Rutgers

Note: Switched jersey number (prev. 36) to 14 prior to 2017 to honor the life of friend, Eddie Blatz, who played at Georgetown and passed away in fall of 2016 ... became the first defender in history to earn NCAA Tournament Most Oustanding Player for his work guarding All-Americans Connor Fields (Albany), Connor Cannizarro (Denver) and Tre LeClaire (Ohio State) ... helped lead Maryland to one national title, three title game appearances and four semifinal appearances ... senior class had an overall record of 61-14 (.813).

Professional: Selected with the 10th overall pick of the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Florida Launch on May 28.

As a senior (2017): Started all 19 games at close defense and served as captain for 2017 National Champions ... totaled 36 ground balls and 20 turnovers, in addition to five points on four goals and one assist ... had two ground balls at #11 Navy (2/11) ... had a ground ball at St. Joseph's (2/14) ... caused two turnovers vs. High Point (2/18) ... scored first career goal, picked up two ground balls and caused three turnovers in a monster game against #8 Yale (2/25) - also shut down the game-tying shot attempt in an isolated situation in the closing seconds ... had four ground balls and caused a turnover, while limiting #4 Notre Dame (3/4) to just five goals ... had a ground ball vs. Villanova (3/18) ... scored the first goal of the game and had three ground balls at #14 North Carolina (3/25) ... caused a turnover vs. #1 Penn State (4/8) ... totaled two points (1g, 1a), including a 65-yard goal, and had two ground balls and a caused turnover at #5 Albany (4/12) ... had three ground balls and caused a turnover at #11 Rutgers (4/16) ... posted three ground balls and caused two turnovers at #7 Ohio State (4/22) ... had two ground balls and a caused turnover vs. #8 Johns Hopkins (4/29) ... had three ground balls and caused a turnover in Big Ten semis vs. #8 Penn State (5/4) ... had a ground ball in Big Ten final at #7 Ohio State (5/6) ... had three ground balls and caused a turnover in NCAA first round vs. Bryant (5/14) ... scored a goal, secured a ground ball and caused a turnover in NCAA quarterfinal vs. #4 Albany (5/21) ... caused three turnovers and had three ground balls in NCAA semifinal vs. #5 Denver (5/27) ... had two ground balls and a caused turnover in NCAA final win vs. #3 Ohio State (5/29).

As a junior (2016): Started all 20 games at close defense in breakout junior season ... led team with 24 caused turnovers and also had 42 ground balls ... started against High Point (2/20), totaling three ground balls and causing a turnover ... posted two ground balls and a caused turnover at #7 Yale (2/27) ... matched career-highs in ground balls (4) and caused turnovers (2) vs. #1 Notre Dame (3/5) ... had a ground ball at Drexel (3/28) ... totaled four ground balls and two caused turnovers at Princeton (3/12) - named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for efforts ... caused a pair of turnovers and picked up a ground ball vs. #10 Albany (3/16) ... caused a career-high three turnovers and had a ground ball vs. #12 UNC (3/26) ... caused a turnover at Penn (3/29) ... caused two turnovers and had three ground balls at Michigan (4/2) ... picked up a ground ball in overtime win at #14 Penn State (4/10) ... had a career-high five ground balls and caused two turnovers vs. #18 Rutgers (4/16) ... caused a turnover against #10 Navy (4/19) ... had two ground balls and caused two turnovers vs. Ohio State (4/24) ... had two ground balls and caused a turnover at #8 Johns Hopkins (4/30) ... had two ground balls in Big Ten Tournament final vs. #17 Rutgers (5/7) ... caused three turnovers and had a ground ball in NCAA 1st Round vs. Quinnipiac (5/15) ... picked up two ground balls and helped hold #4 Syracuse (5/21) six goals below it season average in NCAA Quarterfinals ... collected career-high six ground balls and caused a turnover in NCAA Semis vs. #5 Brown (5/28) ... had two ground balls in NCAA Championship vs. UNC (5/30).

As a sophomore (2015): Appeared in all 19 games (four starts),totaling 25 ground balls and causing six turnovers ... made season debut in season-opening victory at Navy (2/14) ... totaled three ground balls against Drexel (2/28) ... had two ground balls and caused a turnover vs. No. 10 Princeton (3/7) ... secured one ground ball in win vs. No. 2 North Carolina (3/21) ... made fi rst career start against Robert Morris (3/24), picking up two ground balls and causing a turnover ... posted fi rst collegiate assist against Michigan (3/29) ... had two ground balls and caused a turnover vs. Penn State (4/4) ... picked up a ground ball vs. No. 19 Loyola (4/8) and a career-high four ground balls at Rutgers (4/12), earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors ... notched three ground balls vs. Hopkins (4/25) ... caused two turnovers and had a ground ball in NCAA First Round vs. Yale (5/9) ... had a ground ball and caused a turnover in NCAA Quarters vs. UNC (5/17) ... picked up three ground balls in NCAA Semis vs. Johns Hopkins (5/23) ... had one ground ball in the NCAA Final vs. Denver (5/25).

As a freshman (2014): Appeared in three games ... made his collegiate debut with one groundball in 16-3 win vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/8) ... one groundball and one caused turnover in 19-6 win over Robert Morris (4/2).

Before Maryland: Ranked the No. 10 freshman defender in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 56th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... ywo-year letterwinner for coach Jack Moran at Chaminade High School … helped lead the Flyers to a 31-4 record over the 2012 and 2013 seasons and a Catholics High School Athletic Association league title as a senior … two-time All-Catholic League selection … named the 2013 Catholic League Defenseman of the Year … All-Long Island honoree by Newsday … first team MSG Varsity All-Metro … totaled 114 groundballs in two seasons … also a two-year letterwinner in football as a quarterback and safety … All-Catholic League as a senior as a safety, helping lead the Flyers to the Catholic League championship.

Personal: Son of Richard and Teresa Muller … younger brother of Ryan, Christine and Daniel … majoring in economics.


Muller's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots GWG GB CT Pen
2014 3/0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0/0:00
2015 19/4 0 1 1 0 0 25 6 3/2:00
2016 20/20 0 0 0 1 0 42 24 4/4:00
2017 19/19 4 1 5 5 0 36 20 2/2:00
Total 61/43 4 2 6 6 0 105 51 9/8:00
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