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#23 Kaoru Forbess
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 164
Year: Senior
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: Naaman Forest
Experience: 3 Letters
As a Senior in 2011: Split time at starting midfielder with Jereme Raley...second on the team with six assists...assisted on Jake Pace's game-winner against Adelphi (10/11)...tallied a helper vs. St. John's (8/26)...also racked up assist in overtime thriller at UMBC (9/13)...recorded career-high two vs. Virginia Tech (9/24)...assisted on Casey Townsend's fourth goal in a 4-0 shutout of West Virginia in the NCAA tournament...played in all 21 games in 2011, earning starts in nine.

As a Junior in 2010: Played in 21 matches, earning starts in nine contests...scored first goal of the season against Michigan State (9/3)... netted the game-winner against Colgate (10/19)... added a goal to the 5-0 shutout against Coastal Carolina (11/5) has six points on the year.

As a Sophomore in 2009: Played in 22 matches, garnering starts in all but one...finished fifth on the squad with two goals and four assists for eight points...picked up his first career assist against California (9/6) in the second match of the year...his first career goal also registered as his first game-winner as his score lifted the Terps past Loyola (Chicago) (10/6)...picked up assists in the next two games he was active, finding Jason Herrick for the game-winner at Georgetown (10/13) and again against Clemson (10/16)...notched his second goal of the season in a 1-0 win against Navy (11/3)...assisted on Casey Townsend's goal in Maryland's win against Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Ludwig Field.

As a Freshman in 2008: Missed the first seven games of the season after recovering from back surgery...crafty midfielder that added an immediate goal-scoring threat once he stepped on the field...played in 12 games, registering six shots...appeared in several key matches, including Wake Forest (9/26), Virginia (11/16), Boston College in the ACC Tournament (11/14) and against St. John's in Maryland's thrilling 1-0 overtime win in the NCAA semifinals (12/12).

Before Maryland: Ranked the No. 3 recruit in the nation by Rise Magazine ... has played with the U-18 National Team ... two-time adidas ESP All-Star in 2006 and 2007 ... considered the best player at the camp in 2007 according to U-17 National Team coach Wilmer Cabrera, who coached him at the camp ... PARADE All-American in 2007 as a junior ... two-time NSCAA High School All-American ... played with the national U-18 team in an international tournament in Slovakia in 2006 ... has also trained with the U-16 and U-15 national teams ... member of the Region III ODP 1988 team ... transferred to Naaman Forest from Benton High School in Arkansas after sophomore year ... first freshman in Arkansas history to be selected to the All-Arkansas Boys Soccer Team ... voted Offensive MVP in both years at Benton ... scored 22 goals and 10 assists in 13 games as a freshman ... led Benton to AAAAA-South Championship as a freshman and the final as a sophomore ... played for Little Rock Futbol Club and Solar Soccer Club in Dallas under coach Kevin Smith.

Personal: Full name is Kaoru Alexander Forbess ... the son of Chiyuki and Michael Forbess ... born August 20, 1989 ... has an older brother, Hikaru, and a younger brother, Michiru, and sister, Akane ... chose Maryland because of academics and the game atmosphere at Ludwig Field ... lists Kaka as his favorite athlete ... majoring in kinesiology.

Forbess' Career Statistics
SeasonGP-GSGoalsAssistsPointsShotsGW
2008 12-000060
2009 22-21248442
201020-9306201
201121-9066170
TOTAL 76-3951020873


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