Three Things We Learned: Week 10

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#1 The 2013 Seniors are a Special Bunch

This year’s senior class might be Sasho Cirovski’s most diverse group in his 21 years at Maryland. The group hails from all over the world, including South Africa, Haiti, New Zealand, Norway, Louisiana, Virginia Beach and right down the road in Columbia, Md.

It’s a group that is very close both on and off the field and has done a fabulous job continuing the legacy of Maryland Soccer.

Cheers to you Jordan Cyrus, Sunny Jane, Helge Leikvang, Patrick Mullins, Gordon Murie, Jake Pace and Widner Saint Cyr! As Sunny put it in his postgame interview Friday, “Tonight was great, but the best Senior Night would be a win in the NCAA quarterfinals at Ludwig to go to the College Cup.”  

#2 Home Again

With the win against NC State on Friday night, Maryland is guaranteed at least one more home match at Ludwig Field this season. The Terps will play host to an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal contest next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors. All students from ACC institutions are admitted free with a school ID.

And just a friendly reminder, the 2013 ACC men’s soccer tournament semifinals and championship will be held in Germantown again this season.  Last year was a pretty good time – if you missed it, check out the photos here.

#3 Keeping an Eye on the Rest of the Nation

Maryland moved up to No. 7 in Top Drawer Soccer’s national rankings and climbed to No. 5 in the Soccer America Men’s Top 25.

Other teams appearing in the top 10 of both polls include Notre Dame, UCLA, California, Washington, Akron, Louisville, and Georgetown.  

Notre Dame topped Wake Forest 3-1 on Saturday to create a first-place tie with the Terps atop the ACC standings with one conference match to play. Maryland battles Virginia Tech on ESPN3 Friday night in Blacksburg and Notre Dame faces Pitt at home to cap the regular season.