ROSEMONT, Ill. – Four members of the Maryland men’s soccer team earned Big Ten honors, the conference announced Friday.
Junior midfielder Eryk Williamson was named Big Ten Midfielder of the Year and was joined by senior midfielder Jake Rozhansky on the All-Big Ten First Team. Sophomore defender Donovan Pines was tabbed as a second-team All-Big Ten pick.
Williamson leads the Terps with six goals, a mark that also paces all Big Ten midfielders, and has added five assists. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and College Soccer News National Player of the Week after notching a hat trick against Wisconsin on Oct. 13. The Alexandria, Va., native was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2016.
Rozhansky’s eight assists leads all Big Ten midfielders. The Germantown, Md., native has also produced four goals on the season. It is his first appearance on an All-Big Ten team after transferring to Maryland prior to the 2016 season.
Pines’ aerial dominance has keyed the Maryland backline this season. The Terps have eight total shutouts and went on a 567 minute scoreless streak earlier in the year. The sophomore appeared on Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week after his performance at Michigan State. The Clarksville, Md., native was an All-Big Ten Freshman Team pick in 2016.
Junior midfielder Andrew Samuels, who has been a stalwart for the Terps in defensive midfield and picked up just one yellow card in 1,370 minutes, was named Maryland’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient.
The Terps enter postseason play Sunday afternoon when they face Wisconsin in the Big Ten Quarterfinals at Ludwig Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and fans can watch the action live on BTN Plus.