Cirovski on Diaz: Erwin matured a lot this past spring and seems poised to put in the effort to become the great player he can be.
As a Sophomore in 2003: Great ability to create offensive chances ... saw action in 13 matches ... battled a sprained ankle during the latter part of the year ... earned an assist against Loyola (9/10) after Nino Marcantonio finished off on a rebound from his shot ... scored on a blast from the top of the box and bounced off the left post against UConn (10/12).
As a Freshman in 2002: Appeared in 24 of Maryland's 25 matches ... netted four goals and added two assists for 10 points ... one of seven Terps to score double digit points ... earned ACC Player of the Week honors after scoring two goals in a win over William & Mary (9/18) and one vs. Duke (9/22) ... also scored a goal against Virginia Commonwealth (9/6) in the Maryland/FILA Classic ... notched assists against No. 8 Loyola (9/11) and Manhattan (9/25).
Before Maryland: Played for the United States U-17 National Team in 2000 and 2001, including the FIFA Under-17 World Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago in September 2001 ... played in 24 matches for the U-17 team, scoring six goals and adding four assists, including five goals in a four-game span ... an ODP starter in 2000, Diaz played at Gonzaga College High School in 2000 and attended Wilson High School in 2001-02 ... a Parade> All-American and USYSA All-American as well as an All-Met selection by the Washington Post ... in 2000, he helped lead Gonzaga to the WCAC championship by defeating DeMatha High School, 1-0 ... Diaz joins his former high school classmate, Pat Wilson, and his US U-17 teammate Chris Lancos on the Terps' roster.
Personal: The son of Ervin and Brenda Diaz, he was born on July 11, 1984 ... he has two brothers: Javier (16) and Victor (9) ... majoring in letters and sciences.
Career Statistics Year M-S G A Pts GWG Sht 2002 24-6 4 2 10 1 28 2003 13-0 0 1 1 0 9 Totals 37-6 4 3 11 1 37