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Brian Zeller

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Forest Hill, Md.

High School:
Loyola

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
10/25/1977

05/10/2013

Terps, Big Red Set For First Round Showdown

Faceoff between Maryland and Cornell is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium

On Zeller: All-American candidate in 2000 … preseason second team All-American by College Lacrosse USA… third team All-American by Face-Off Magazine '00 … 2000 team captain … leading returning scorer … according to Edell, "as good any midfielder in the nation" … powerful shot … does a great job getting up and down the field … part of the extra-man offensive unit … looking to rebound in senior season after super sophomore season according to Edell.

As a junior (1999): Second on team in scoring with 24 goals and 30 points … recorded career high in goals, breaking sophomore mark by four … led team in extra-man goals with 10 … eight multi-point games and five multi-goal games for second year in a row … played in all 14 games, starting twice … busted open season with 14 goals and three assists in the first five games … netted two goals and two assists in opener against Denver (2/25) … came back with three goals, including game-winner against Providence (2/27) … tallied one goal and one assist against Duke (3/7) … scored career-high five goals, including three extra-man markers against Penn State (3/17) … recorded third hat-trick in four games with three goals in win over Cornell (3/20) … scored single goals against North Carolina (3/27), Virginia (4/3) and Navy (4/10) … goal at Navy was 50th career goal … ripped one goal and assisted on another against Johns Hopkins (4/16), giving him a goal in four straight games … after one assist vs. Virginia (4/23), had one goal and one assist at Yale (5/1) … equaled career-high five goals at Towson (5/5).

As a sophomore (1998): Named second team USILA All-American … first team All-ACC selection … named to ACC all-tournament team … vital member of the Terps, playing in 16 of 17 games … started seven contests … fourth on team in points with 33 … fourth on squad in goals with 20 … also added 13 assists … third on team in groundballs with 46 … took 80 shots, third most on team … eight multi-point games … five multi-goal games … opened season with two goals against Villanova (2/21) … tallied three-point game (two goals, one assist) at Duke (2/28) … recorded assists in five consecutive games from 2/28 to 3/21 … had three goals and added an assist at North Carolina (3/21) … named ACC Player of the Week (3/22) after performance at Chapel Hill … scored pair of goals against Virginia (3/28) … outstanding ACC title game with a goal and three assists in win over Virginia (4/19) … scored goal in NCAA first-round win over Butler (5/10) … had career game in thrilling 11-10 overtime win over Johns Hopkins (5/17) in NCAA quarterfinal, scoring game-winning goal with 25 seconds left in first overtime to lift Maryland to NCAA semifinals … finished with career-high five points on three goals and two assists against Hopkins … scored second-career NCAA championship goal against Princeton (5/25).

As a freshman (1997): Played in 16 games, starting three, after returning from broken foot suffered in 1996 … emerged on second midfield scoring 12 goals and assisting on another … took 47 shots … logged 14 groundballs … scored first career hat trick to lift Maryland in NCAA semifinal win over Syracuse (5/24) … scored goal in championship game against Princeton (5/26).

As a redshirt freshman (1996): Redshirt season after severely breaking his foot in spring practice … played in two games … scored on first college shot in season-opener against Villanova (2/24) .

Before Maryland: Two-sport athlete at Loyola High School in Towson, Md. … played four years of lacrosse under coach Joe McFadden … earned all-metro, all-county as a junior and senior … first team All-Metro selection by Baltimore Sun … played for the United States under-19 national team … earned four letters on the soccer field playing goalie.

Personal: Brian David Zeller … born Oct. 25, 1977 in Baltimore, Md. … son of Cindy and Dan Zeller … brother of Mike (20) … changed his uniform number from No. 10 to No. 24 in recognition of former teammate Scott Hochstadt … majoring in communications … minoring in health.

Career Highs Goals: 5 vs. Penn State (3/17/99) & Towson (5/5/99) Assists: 3 vs. Virginia (4/19/98) Points: 5 vs. Johns Hopkins (5/17/98) & Penn State (3/17/99) & Towson (5/5/99)

Career Stats Year GP/GS Goals Asst. Pts. Shots GB Pen. PIM 1996 2/0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0:30 1997 16/3 12 1 13 47 14 4 3:00 1998 16/7 20 13 33 80 46 2 2:00 1999 14/2 24 6 30 77 26 3 3:00 Totals 48/12 57 20 77 205 88 10 8:30



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