COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 10 Maryland men's soccer team will battle intrastate rival UMBC in the NSCAA National Game of the Week Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Ludwig Field.
• Maryland (1-1) defeated No. 17 Coastal Carolina 3-2 Monday in front of 4,695 fans at Ludwig. Mikias Eticha was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after notching a goal and an assist in the win against the Chants.
• No. 14 UMBC (2-0) has picked up victories over LIU-Brooklyn (4-0) and Sacred Heart (2-1) this season.
• Season tickets for Maryland women's and men's soccer matches are available online by clicking here. Tickets for nine women's and 12 men's matches are just $70 for adults and $40 for youth or seniors.
• Single game tickets for Maryland men's soccer matches are available also online by clicking here. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth or seniors. Tickets are also available at Ludwig Field one hour prior to kick off.
• Click here to purchase the Maryland Athletics Pride Pass and receive admission to the following sports: Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, and Baseball. Pass is valid for regular season contests for the 2014 - 2015 athletic season. The Maryland Pride Pass is available for a single admission for $99 and for the pass holder and a guest for $150.
CREW APPRECIATION NIGHT!
• To thank The Crew for its tremendous support of the Maryland men’s soccer program, FREE Crew Replica Jersey t-shirts will be distributed to the first 1,200 students who signed up for The Crew last week. Sizes are based upon availability and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning when gates open at 6:30 p.m..
• All shirts that go unclaimed by the first 1,200 Crew members will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at halftime.
• Students MUST present their student ID’s to receive a t-shirt. To avoid long lines and missed game action, all students are encouraged to arrive prior to gates opening at 6:30 p.m.
• Maryland will have an array of matches streamed live on the BTN2Go app, which is the official app of the Big Ten Network. Home games against Dayton, Wisconsin, VCU, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Hartwick and Ohio State and Maryland's away contest at Rutgers will be BTN Plus productions and will require an additional subscription. Fans can access all Big Ten content on BTN Plus for $119.95 per year or a $14.95 monthly subscription. A Maryland School Pass for BTN Plus, which includes all Terrapin contests, home and away, on BTN Plus for $79.95 per year or for a $9.95 monthly subscription.
• In addition, Maryland games versus Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State and Indiana will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.
LUDWIG Parking Information
• General Information: After 4 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, there is no charge for parking in Lots Z1 or 1b or in Regents Drive Garage. Lots R2 and R3 are limited to vehicles displaying current valid permits for the respective lots at all times. The Stadium Drive Garage is closed on weekends.
Scouting the RETRIEVERS
• UMBC is 2-0 after topping LIU Brooklyn 4-0 and Sacred Heart 2-1 in its opening weekend.
• Senior forward Kay Banjo earned Doubletree BWI Classic MVP honors after posting two goals and two assists on the weekend. He also picked up a nod for America East Player of the Week.
• Former Terp Marquez Fernandez will make his first return to College Park since transferring after the 2012 campaign. The senior defender earned America East Second Team honors in 2013 after notching three goals.
#2 Terps Outduel #17 Coastal Carolina 3-2
• Fueled by a crowd of nearly 5,000, the No. 2 Maryland men’s soccer team topped No. 17 Coastal Carolina 3-2 in the home opener Monday night at Ludwig Field.
• Dan Metzger, Michael Sauers and Mikias Eticha each found the back of the net for the Terps.
• Metzger posted Maryland's first goal of the year in the eighth minute after Maryland was held scoreless for the first time in nearly three years in a loss at Louisville.
ETicha tagged big ten offensive potw (9/2)
• Mikias Eticha was tagged Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his work in Maryland’s win over No. 17 Coastal Carolina Monday night, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
• Eticha, a senior midfielder from Falls Church, Va., scored the game winning goal in the Terps’ 3-2 victory over the Chanticleers in front of a Ludwig Field crowd of 4,695. Eticha added an assist, providing the helper for a Michael Sauers’ tally to put the Terps up 2-1 early in the second half.
By the Numbers: Maryland Dominance
8 - Maryland appearances in the College Cup since 1998 - the most in the country.
17 - Maryland has reached the NCAA round-of-16 in 17 of the last 20 years - the most in the country.
13 - Maryland has advanced in the postseason 13 straight years - no other school has done so more than six.
4 - Every four year player since 1998 has been a part of at least one College Cup team.
3 - National championships (1968, 2005, 2008)
Last Outing vs. UMBC
• Maryland topped UMBC 3-1 in College Park in the 2012 meeting between the two programs.
• Casey Townsend tallied three goals and John Stertzer headed home the winner in overtime to lead No. 1 Maryland past UMBC, 4-3, in front of a Retriever Soccer Park record crowd in 2011.
Steffen, Metzger named Soccer America Preseason all-americans
• Zack Steffen and Dan Metzger were both named Soccer America Preseason All-Americans.
Maryland falls at #14 Louisville in opener
• The No. 2 Maryland men’s soccer team dropped its first match of the season Friday night, falling to No. 14 Louisville 1-0 at the grand opening of the Cards' new home venue Lynn Stadium.
• After a back-and-forth first half, Louisville notched the lone score of the match with an Andrew Brody tally in the 54th minute. After a nice serve from Ricardo Velazco from the near sideline, Brody found the upper right corner for the header and the Cards’ first goal in Lynn Stadium history.
• It’s the first time Maryland has been shut out in a match since a 0-0 tie at Seton Hall Sept. 20, 2011. The Terps haven’t been shut out in a loss since Dec. 4, 2009.
Metzger Tabbed to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
• Senior midfielder Dan Metzger was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
• Metzger was a captain as a junior for the Terps last season and was tabbed a First Team All-ACC selection. A native of Holmdel, N.J., he was named to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team after guiding Terps to a second straight title. Metzger logged the third most minutes of any position player for Maryland, starting in all 26 games.
#UKTerps - Maryland Takes Its Talents Overseas
• Maryland spent a memorable 10 days in England in the spring, experiencing life in Manchester and London.
• The Terps tied the U21 side of Manchester United 0-0 at a foggy Aon Training Complex less than 24 hours after touching down in England.
• Maryland went on to fall to Tottenham’s U21 squad 2-0 and picked up a draw at Crystal Palace 3-3 courtesy of goals from Alex Shinsky, David Kabelik and Tsubasa Endoh.
World Cup Terps
• Former Terps Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi played pivotal roles for the U.S. men’s national team as it made a magical run at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
• Zusi notched two assists, including the game-winner against Ghana, to lead the U.S. as it defied the critics by advancing from the ‘group of death’ before bowing out in the round-of-16. Gonzalez provided valuable minutes in the backline and recorded a pair of starts at center back.
• Upon their return to the MLS, Gonzalez and Zusi were both named starters for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game along with former Terrapin Maurice Edu.
Maryland Picked FIRST In Preseason Big Ten Poll
• Maryland topped the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll, released by the conference office. The Terps return nine starters from last year’s squad which advanced to a second consecutive College Cup. Maryland captured its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2014.
Big Ten Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
2. Michigan State
4. Penn State
9. Ohio State
Three Terps Selected To Big Ten Players To Watch List
• Tsubasa Endoh, Dan Metzger and Zack Steffen were named to the Big Ten Players to Watch List.
• Endoh appeared in all 26 games, earning starts in 25, and notched three goals and six assists on as a sophomore in 2014. Metzger was an All-ACC First Team selection as arguably the most instrumental player in the Terps’ successful campaign a year ago. Steffen, one of the top goalkeeping prospects in the U.S., was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team as a rookie in 2014.
Big Ten Men's Soccer Preseason Players to Watch
Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Indiana, Jr., Forward/Midfield
Tanner Thompson, Indiana, So., Midfield
Jamie Vollmer, Indiana, Sr., Midfield
Dan Metzger, Maryland, Sr., Midfield
Zack Steffen, Maryland, So., Goalkeeper
Tsubasa Endoh, Maryland, Jr., Midfield
Tyler Arnone, Michigan, Sr., Midfield
Adam Grinwis, Michigan, Sr., Goalkeeper
Marcos Ugarte, Michigan, Sr., Midfield
Fatai Alashe, Michigan State, Sr., Midfield
Adam Montague, Michigan State, Sr., Forward
Jay Chapman, Michigan State, Jr., Midfield
Tyler Miller, Northwestern, Sr., Goalkeeper
Nikko Boxall, Northwestern, Sr., Defense
Joey Calistri, Northwestern, Jr., Forward
Alex Ivanov, Ohio State, Sr., Goalkeeper
Kyle Culbertson, Ohio State, Jr., Midfield
Danny Jensen, Ohio State, So., Forward
Andrew Wolverton, Penn State, Sr., Goalkeeper
Mikey Minutillo, Penn State, Sr., Forward
Owen Griffith, Penn State, Sr., Midfield
David Greczek, Rutgers, So., Goalkeeper
Ross Tetro, Rutgers, Jr., Defense
Nathan Bruccoleri, Rutgers, Sr., Midfield
Drew Conner, Wisconsin, Jr., Midfield
David Caban, Wisconsin, Sr., Defense/Midfield
Jacob Brindle, Wisconsin, Sr., Midfield/Forward
Odoi-Atsem, Steffen Suit up for USMNT U-20s
• Sophomores Chris Odoi-Atsem and Zack Steffen were named to the 20-player roster for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team as it competed at the 2014 NTC Invitational Tournament in mid-July at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
The U.S. took on Chile, Bermuda and Australia in the tournament.
• Head coach Sasho Cirovski announced the 2014 Maryland men’s soccer signing class, which included two early enrollees and will be the first to compete for the Terps as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
• Freshman Jereon Meefout and junior Rutgers transfer Mael Corboz enrolled at Maryland in January and were a part of the squad’s trip to England in March.
• Other signees include Jake Areman, George Campbell, Christoffer Wallander-Ianev and Eric Carbajal.
Two for Mullins
• A back-to-back MAC Hermann Trophy winner, Patrick Mullins led Maryland’s high-scoring attack with 19 goals and 10 assists as a senior in 2013.
• The New Orleans, native tallied six game-winners to lead Maryland back to the College Cup for a second straight season and capped his illustrious tenure with the Terrapins ranked second in both goals and points in Maryland men’s soccer career annals.
• Following the 2013 season, Mullins was drafted in the first round (11th overall) by the New England Revolution in the MLS SuperDraft.