Terps Land Four on All-ACC First Team

Nov. 9, 2010

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Maryland men's soccer team boasted a league-high four student-athletes on the Atlantic Coast Conference First Team, announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Matt Kassel, Jason Herrick, Zac MacMath and Casey Townsend all garnered first team honors while Ethan White landed on the second team. Patrick Mullins was tabbed ACC Freshman of the Year.

Both Herrick and MacMath are repeat first team honorees. Herrick, a senior forward from Elmhurst, Ill., leads the Terps with eight goals in 2010 and has also racked up a career-best five assists. An NSCAA All-American last season, MacMath, a keeper from St. Petersburg, Fla., boasts a league-best 0.64 goals against average and 11 shutouts.

Kassel, a junior midfielder, is the middle of a breakout season, tallying career-bests in both goals (7) and assists (9). His fellow classmate Townsend is tied for second on the squad with seven goals. After an injury-laden 2009 campaign, the Traverse City, Mich., is back to full speed this season, teaming up with Herrick for the top-ranked offense in the nation.

White, a defender from Kensington, Md., has helped a sturdy backline register 11 shutouts while holding opponents to 0.65 goals per game.

Mullins paces all Terrapin underclassmen with four goals and four assists in 2010. The New Orleans, La., product netted the game-winner against then-No. 2 Connecticut and has played in 15 matches this season.

Second-seeded Maryland battles No. 7 seed Clemson Wednesday at noon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.