As a Junior in 2015: Has played in eight matches this season off the bench for the Terps...played in a 0-0 tie against #4 Notre Dame (8/28)...contributed to a 1-0 win over #1 UCLA (9/4)...part of shutout efforts against Villanova (10/5) and Indiana (10/16).
As a Sophomore in 2014: Appeared in 22 games, posting 17 starts… tallied one goal against #17 Coastal Carolina (9/1) and Wisconsin (9/26) and one assist each against Northwestern (10/5) and #3 Penn State (10/12).
As a Freshman in 2013: Tabbed to All-ACC Freshman Team...clutch player for Maryland down the stretch and in the postseason...saw aciton first in the backline and then at wide midfield...played in 24 games, earning starts in 17....racked up five goals and one assist on the year...tallied a goal against Boston College in a 2-1 victory (10/4)… scored a goal against Wake Forest (10/19)....notched the gamewinner against Clemson in the ACC semifinals...named to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team...tallied a key goal against Providence in the NCAA second round...recorded the gamewinner with five minutes remaining at Cal to advance to the College Cup...
Before Maryland: Member of the DC United Academy U-18 club team for two years... named NSCAA All-American, First Team All-South, All-Region, All-State, All-Metro and All-MIAA in 2012... a Second Team All-State, All-Metro and All-MIAA pick in 2011.
Personal: Michael John Sauers was born May 19, 1995 in Baltimore, Md... son of Jeffrey and Suzette Sauers... has two siblings, Michelle and Jeffrey... Jeffrey is on the men’s gymnastics team at the Navy... high school coach was Barry Stitz... club coach was Nolan Sheldon... also played golf for four years in high school... biggest sports thrill is scoring a free kick against McDonogh to win the game with one minute left to play... volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and Rose of Sharon Equestrian Center... came to Maryland because of the soccer program and it is in his home state... major is kinesiology.