Cirovski on Vereb: "An extremely determined and committed defender who has unparalleled concentration. He has a very good left foot and will compete to play in the left and center back positions. He is the epitome of our motto here at Maryland of `playing every play.'"
Before Maryland: Four-year starter for DeMatha Catholic ... was coached by former Terp Steve Powers as a freshman and then spent three seasons under the direction of Dafydd Evans ... as a senior and team captain, helped team to its first conference title since 1999 ... left-footer who scored 12 goals and was part of a defense that recorded nine shutouts ... Washington Post All-Met and Player of the Year ... NSCAA/adidas All-American ... all-state ... first team All-WCAC, All-South ... Prince George's County Player of the Year ... as a junior and sophomore, was an All-WCAC honorable mention ... selected to attend the 2003 adidas ESP camp ... listed by TopDrawerSoccer.com as one of the top 100 recruits in the country ... Region I ODP team captain in 2002-03 ... represented Region I at the International Soccer Festival in Bludenz, Austria, in 2003 ... Maryland ODP team and team captain from 1999-02 ... played club with the Potomac Cougars and Reston FC '85 ... the Cougars won two state cup titles (1999, 2001) and Reston was Virginia State Cup finalists in 2003 and 2004.
Personal: The son of Glen and Amy Vereb ... born January 24, 1986 ... has one sister, Kelly (16) ... grandfather Ed Vereb was an All-America and All-ACC football player for Maryland from 1952-55 before playing professionally for the B.C. Lions (CFL) from 1956-59 and the Washington Redskins in 1960 ... was also recruited by Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke and Georgetown ... majoring in letters and sciences.