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#6 Rich Costanzo
Position: Defender/Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 166
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Thomas Jefferson

Cirovski on Costanzo: "Rich has emerged as one of the top outside backs in the ACC and is one of our top leaders as he was named co-captain this spring. He is one of the toughest and most competitive players you will ever see. He has a great combination of defending skills and valuable attacking skills." As a Junior in 2007: Converted to a defender following the 2006 season and started 19 games, mostly at right back ... also spent time in the midfield and on attack ... recorded four assists on the season which all came in either a tie or a one-goal game ... his four assists were tied for fourth on the team ... headed a cross from Jeremy Hall to Rodney Wallace for the equalizer in a 1-1 tie against Cal State Northridge (10/21) ... sent a cross into Drew Yates for the Terps' first goal of the game in a 2-1 win against Lehigh (10/9) ... made a run down the right side of the pitch and set up the equalizer for Drew Yates against Clemson (10/5) ... assisted on Maryland's first goal of the season against Indiana (8/31), the equalizer in a 1-1 draw. As a Sophomore in 2006: Started 21 games at midfield for the Terps and started 17 of them ... Maryland was just 2-2-1 in games that he did not start ... notched his first assist at Maryland when he found King for a score against Louisville (9/4) ... put away a Stephen King shot off the rebound to record his first goal in a Maryland uniform against Binghamton (8/27). At Penn State (2004-05): Played his freshman season at Penn State and missed 2005 with the Nittany Lions due to an injury before transferring ... scored four goals and led Penn State with seven assists as a freshman in 2004 ... was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Year ... was considered a consensus freshman All-America by various media outlets. Before College: A high school standout at Thomas Jefferson High in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Pennsylvania state player of the year as a senior ... two-time NSCAA All-American and a two-time regional All-American ... twice named the WPIAL Player of the Year and helped the Jaguars to the 2002 state championship .... was also a member of the U-18 national team pool in 2004 ... played club with current Terp Stephen King on FC Delco. Personal: The son of Rich and Renee Costanzo ... born on February 17, 1986 ... majoring in business. Costanzo's Career Statistics

YearGP-GSGoalsAssistsPointsGWGShots
200621-17113123
200719-19044020
Total61-5551222272

*Totals include statistics from 2004 season at PSU


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