|Hometown:||Chevy Chase, Md.|
Cirovski on Darko: "Kwame had a very good spring this year and he showed the confidence to be a consistent player. He will compete at both outside back positions. He has the athletic and technical ability to help our team."
As a Junior in 2008: Solid athlete that played in five matches in 2008 while earning his first career start in a highly-contested ACC win at Virginia (10/31)...played 84 minutes in the Terps' backline for an injured Rodney Wallace ...quick player that aided to a veteran-laden defense.
As a Sophomore in 2007: Appeared in 10 games on defense for the Terps and earned his first career start against Georgetown, a 2-1 win ... played all 60 minutes against the Hoyas.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2006: Appeared in seven games, all Maryland wins ... earned the most playing time against Albany (10/22) and Bucknell (10/24).
As a Freshman in 2005: Redshirt season.
Before Maryland: A first team Washington Post All-Met selection as a senior after helping Bethesda-Chevy Chase to the Maryland 3A West Region title ... was named the team's MVP after helping the Barons to nine shutouts on the year as a center back ... earned all-county and all-south honors ... four-year starter ... helped the squad to the Maryland state title as a freshman ... scored 19 goals and 18 assists playing primarily on defense ... became the first player to win three USYSA national championships in consecutive age groups, winning once with the Potomac Cougars and twice with the Casa Mia's Bays ... member of the Region 1 ODP team in 2002 ... played with the Maryland ODP team from 1998-2003.
Personal: The son of Barbara Flack-Darko and Nana Darko ... born August 29, 1987 ... youngest of eight children ... lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete and his mother as the person he most admires ... chose Maryland over Wake Forest, Georgetown and St. John's ... majoring in economics.
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