On Aksionoff: Senior midfielder who is trying to work his way back from injuries to both knees which caused him to miss the entire 2004 season ... injuries were another tough break to his career as he had worked his way back from a torn PCL in his left knee suffered on the first day of spring camp in 2003 ... a tough, hard-working player who understands the game ... could contribute if he's healthy, according to Dave Cottle.
As a junior (2004): Missed the season due to a torn ACL in his right knee ... suffered the injury during the first week of spring practice.
As a sophomore (2003): Played in two games as reserve midfielder after recovering from a left knee injury ... saw time late vs. Butler (3/25) ... made season debut in return to Long Island at Stony Brook (3/15) ... earned spots on the ACC and Maryland Honor Rolls for the second year in a row.
As a freshman (2002): Made his collegiate debut vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/26), taking one shot and scooping up two groundballs ... also saw action against Delaware (3/16) ... named to the ACC Honor Roll and the Maryland Honor Roll after his first year in college.
Before Maryland: Three-sport performer at Baldwin High School in Baldwin, N.Y. ... lettered in lacrosse for three seasons as a midfielder and attackman under coach Jim Kaspar ... all-Nassau County honorable mention as a senior ... captain in both soccer and lacrosse as a senior ... named the school's Outstanding Senior Athlete in spring of 2001 ... four-year letterwinner in soccer as a goalkeeper ... also ran track for two years.
Personal: Born Dec. 30, 1982 in Mineola, N.Y. ... son of Susan and Walter Aksionoff ... brother of Melissa (28) and twins Kristen and Lauren (18) ... older sister Melissa previously attended Maryland ... served as president of the junior class in high school and was also on the student-athlete leadership council ... majoring in psychology.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2002 2/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0/0:00 2003 2/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0:00 2004 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0:00 Totals 4/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0/0:00