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Zack Steffen
Player Profile:
Zack Steffen 1442841
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: Downingtown West

As a Sophomore in 2014: Played every minute in goal for Maryland…tabbed Most Valulable Defensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament...helped the Terps advance to the title game on penalty kicks against Michigan State...boasted 41 saves on the season, posting a .683 save percentage…notched a season-high six saves in the Big Ten championship game against Indiana...recorded nine shutouts...named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/13).

As a Freshman in 2013: Played every minute in goal for Maryland...posted a .710 save percentage while surrendering 1.14 goals per game...made 76 saves on the year...posted eight shutouts...named to the ACC All-Freshman Team...tabbed NCAA Championship Most Valuable Defensive Player...posted a career-high seven saves against Old Dominion, recorded five saves each against California (9/1), North Carolina (9/13), Notre Dame (10/8), UC Irvine (12/1) and Virginia (12/13)....made an ESPN Sportscenter Top 10 play with an incredible game-saving stop against the Cavaliers in the NCAA semifinals.

Before Maryland: U.S. National Team member since U-14... goalkeeper for U-18 MNT... also regularly called up to the U-20 MNT...U.S. Soccer Development Academy Eastern Conference Player of the Year in 2011-12... played with FC Delco for five years...won state title in 2007 with West Chester United and in 2009 with FC Delco... named Ches-mont League MVP in 2012... tabbed All-Southeaster PA, All-State and All-American in 2012... ranked the #1 goalkeeper by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Personal: Zackary Thomas Steffen was born June 2, 1995 in Coatesville, Pa... son of Derek and Stefanie Steffen... has four siblings, Kaitlyn, Alexis, Ben and Cole... high school coach was John Hatt... club coach was Alan Mezger... biggest sports thrill is beating Holland 4-2 in Holland with the U-18 national Team... aspires to play soccer professionally in Europe after he graduates... came to Maryland because of the soccer, the campus and the soccer fans... major is marketing.

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