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Noah Palmer

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Williamsburg, Va.

High School:
Jamestown

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
04/21/1983

As A Senior in 2004: One of the most accomplished goalies in Maryland history ... stopped 73 shots and posted nine shutouts on the season and had a GAA of 1.06 ... finished his career with 34 shutouts, a school record, and a GAA of 0.86 ... All-ACC second team selection ... made career-high tying eight saves against Indiana (12/10) in the national semifinals ... made on save in quarterfinal win over St. John's (12/4) ... stopped two shots to record shutout against Hofstra in NCAA Tournament action (11/23) ... All-ACC Tournament team after helping the Terps to the finals ... stopped a season-high seven shots against Clemson (11/10) in the first round to register the shutout ... aggressive play helped shut out Virginia in a critical ACC match ... made three saves against the `Hoos ... made CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week after consecutive shutouts against Clemson (10/31) and Bucknell (10/26) ... shutout against the Bison was the record-setting 28th career shutout ... five saves in win over VCU (10/23) ... shutout against Penn (10/20), making three saves ... stopped three shots in first shutout of the season against North Carolina (10/10) ... solid in net against Wake Forest (10/2) making five saves despite allowing a career-high four goals ... stopped five shots in 110 minutes of work against NC State (9/19) to help preserve a 1-1 tie ... recorded two saves, including one on a penalty kick, in first half action against Loyola (9/15) ... made four saves in the win over No. 2 St. John's (9/10) ... didn't allow a goal at the Virginia/Nike Classic in 111 minutes of action over two games.

As a Junior in 2003: Talented and tough goalkeeper ... registered nine shutouts on the year ... All-ACC Second Team ... set the school record for GAA for a season (0.59) ... has 25 career shutouts heading into the 2004 season, two shy of the school record ... made one stop in shutout over Akron (11/30) ... five great saves against Old Dominion (11/26) in NCAA Tournament ... blanked Virginia (10/31) to clinch top seed in ACC Tournament making one save ... four saves in victory over Clemson (10/26) ... came in off bench in second half against Penn (10/21) to preserve the win ... earned shutout with three saves against Penn State (10/16) ... allowed no goals and stopped one shot in 72 minutes of action against UConn (10/12) ... season-high eight saves in loss to Duke (10/5) ... came up big against Wake Forest (9/27) with seven skillful saves ... rattled off three consecutive shutouts against Loyola (9/10), NC State (9/14) and Duke (9/21) ... Maryland/adidas All-Tournament team after shutting out UCLA (9/5) and allowing just one goal to American (9/7) ... credited with an assist in Furman game after his goal kick ignited a run at the Paladin goal ... stopped three shots in shutout wins over Furman (8/29) and Butler (8/31).

As a Sophomore in 2002: Second in the ACC and 18th in the nation in GAA (0.80) ... third in the ACC in saves ... notched 10 shutouts on the season ... allowed just two goals and had three shutouts in four NCAA tournament games ... earned ACC All-Tournament Team honors after a two-shutout, 12-save performance ... registered six saves to preserve shutout against No. 6 Clemson (10/26) ... stopped season-best eight shots against North Carolina (10/5) ... selected to the Maryland/FILA Classic all-tournament team after two one-goal games ... recorded six saves against Virginia Commonwealth (9/8).

As a Freshman in 2001: Played in every game but the George Mason match (10/10), earning the starting job four games into the season as a true freshman ... finished with a 11-7-1 record and six shutouts ... finished with a 1.06 goals against average, 63 saves and a .759 save percentage ... his first collegiate start came vs. American (9/9), where he earned his third win of the season ... season-high six saves vs. Virginia Commonwealth (10/14) and Clemson at the ACC Tournament (11/15).

Before Maryland: Member of the U-18 National Team, he was also named to the adidas All-American team ... part of four-year state champion Beach FC Desperados team, Palmer is also a member of his state and regional ODP teams ... the Daily Press soccer player of the year, he has garnered high school, regional and state honors.

Personal: The son of Linda and Butch Palmer, his full name is Noah Hughes Palmer ... he is the oldest of three children, and has a brother, Jack (15), and a sister, Elizabeth (9) ... he enjoys reading, watching television and snowboarding off the field ... born April 21, 1983 ... majoring in letters and sciences.

Career Statistics
Year    M-S    Mins    Svs    Sv. %    GA    GAA    SO
2001   20-17   1705     63    .759     20    1.06    6
2002   23-23   2031     80    .816     18    0.80   10
2003   24-23   2085     59    .819     13    0.56    9
2004   25-25   2205     73    .737     26    1.06    9
Totals 92-88   8027     275   .781     77    0.86   34


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