Cirovski on Zusi: "Graham is quite simply the most skillful player on our team. This summer he put forth more effort and I believe he will have a tremendous year. I've seen him mature both on the field and off. He is the most technically gifted player on our team and will be one of the keys to our success this year."
As a Junior in 2007: Hard-worker with a good engine ... dangerous on free kicks ... appeared in every game for the Terps with 20 starts ... led the squad 18 points on six goals and six assists ... credited with a team-high three game-winning goals ... assisted on Omar Gonzalez's goal with a free kick against Bradley (12/1) ... recorded both goals in a 2-1 win at North Carolina (11/9) ... scored the game-winner with six seconds left in double overtime against the Tar Heels ... tallied a goal against Virginia (11/3) and NC State (10/27) ... notched a career-high two assists in a 4-0 win against Villanova (10/16) ... assisted on Rodney Wallace's game-winning header with a corner kick in overtime against Clemson (10/5) ... assisted Drew Yates' goal in a 1-0 victory against Old Dominion (9/19) with a cross ... used a corner kick to assist on a Jeremy Hall against George Mason (9/9) ... scored a goal in both games at Indiana in a 3-0 win against Notre Dame (9/2) and a 1-1 draw against the Hoosiers (8/31).
As a Sophomore in 2006: Emerged as a leader on attack for Maryland ... led the team with 11 goals, seven assists, and 29 points ... scored a point in nine of the first 11 games that he played ... stole an errant pass from the keeper to score a goal against St. John's (11/15) in the NCAA Tournament ... scored the game-winner in overtime against Boston College (11/1) in the ACC Tournament off of a cross ... used another corner to tally an assist against Bucknell (10/24) ... recorded a career-high five points on two goals and an assist against Albany (10/22) ... found Edu again for a game-winning header off of a corner against Hartwick (10/19) ... converted a penalty kick against Boston College (10/14) ... added another assist at North Carolina (10/6) ... the pair did much of the same against Duke (9/29) when he sent a cross off of a corner to Edu for the game's only goal ... assisted on the game-winner when Maurice Edu headed home his cross against Loyola (9/26) ... converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute at Wake Forest (9/23) to cap a comeback win ... tallied a spectacular goal against Penn State (9/20) when he found left side netting from 25 yards out and then added an assist ... scored from 20 yards out against NC State (9/16) ... scored while on the ground at the top of the box against Louisville (9/4) ... blasted a shot past the keeper in the win against UCLA (9/2) ... opened the season with a goal against Old Dominion (8/25) after stealing a bad pass from the keeper.
As a Freshman in 2005: Useful player either in the midfield or as a forward ... a regular off the bench for the Terps seeing action in 23 games ... scored five goals and two assists on the year ... tallied crucial first goal on a 10-yard volley against SMU (12/9) before the half in the national semifinals ... bounced a pass to Jason Garey for the game-winner against Wake Forest at the ACC Tournament (11/9) ... scored a goal against NJIT (10/26) ... slammed a volley on a Robbie C'deBaca pass for a score against Georgetown (10/11) ... short pass inside the box to Jason Garey for a goal against St. Bonaventure (9/18) ... made first collegiate start vs. No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth (9/11) ... scored two goals in collegiate debut vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/2).
Before Maryland: Two-time team captain for coach Danny Kirby at Lake Brantley ... netted 18 goals and 20 assists while helping his team to the district title ... Orlando Sentinel Central Florida and Seminole County Player of the Year after scoring 25 goals and 15 assists as a junior, helping Lake Brantley to the state semifinals ... two-time all-county and team MVP ... poured in 34 goals and added 27 assists as a sophomore ... tallied 98 goals and 77 assists during his high school career ... member of the Region III ODP team and was the team's leading scorer at the tournament of champions ... member of the adidas inter-regional ODP all-star team ... also excelled at lacrosse.
Personal: Son of David and Shirley Zusi ... born August 8, 1986 ... one of four children, with brother Michael and sisters Meagan and Moriah ... Michael plays soccer at Liberty College ... member of National Honor Society ... chose the Terps over Wake Forest, North Carolina and South Florida ... majoring in criminology.
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