The Terp Top 12 on 12/12/12

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Dec. 12, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's soccer program put together another phenomenal year in 2012 and what better day to celebrate 12 fantastic moments than on 12/12/12.


Maryland's freshman class was the deepest head coach Sasho Cirovski had ever had the joy of coaching in 2012.

Top Drawer Soccer and ACC All-Freshmen Team member Schillo Tshuma led the youngest Terps with 10 goals, including two in the national semifinals versus Georgetown.

Terrapin rookies accounted for 20 goals and 19 assists in 2012.


Head coach Sasho Cirovski took the Terps back to the College Cup for the first time since 2008 and picked up ACC Coach of the Year honors while leading Maryland to the top winning percentage in the nation with a final record of 20-1-3 during his 20th season in College Park.

Be sure to follow the back half of the series #20WinningMoments in the offseason!

(Lots of) GOALLLLLS!

Maryland boasted the top offense in the country in 2012, boasting 64 total goals while averaging a stellar 2.67 goals per match.

The Terps scored three or more goals on 10 different occasions, including three times in the NCAA tournament.


With a 14-0-1 record to start the 2012 season, Maryland matched its best start since the 1968 season when the Terps were co-national champions.


Schillo Tshuma redirected a Patrick Mullins shot late in the first overtime period to lift the No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team over No. 2 North Carolina on a wet Friday night at Ludwig Field.

A crowd of 7,340, the second highest in Maryland soccer history, saw a quality contest with the top-ranked teams in the country going back and forth on a water-logged field.

And who could forget Keith Cardona's penalty kick save? (pictured)


The Terps dominated the ACC in 2012, securing their goals of winning the conference regular season and tournament championships.

The regular season title was Maryland's first since 2005 and its tournament crown was its third since 2008.

Patrick Mullins and Sasho Cirovski garnered top league honors as the ACC Offensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.

Five other Terps earned All-ACC honors. Senior John Stertzer was named to the first team for the second straight season and seniors Taylor Kemp and London Woodberry, as well as freshmen Mikey Ambrose and Schillo Tshuma, landed on the second team. Ambrose and Tshuma also represented Maryland on the ACC All-Freshman Team.


Following a difficult senior season, stalwart senior Taylor Kemp returned to the starting lineup against Louisville in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Kemp was just in time to lead his Terrapins back to the College Cup with a decisive 3-1 win against the No. 10 seed Cardinals.


Maryland's depth was certainly its strength in 2012, with a total of 21 players landing in the starting XI.

Not one player on the Terrapin roster started every match and the squad's scoring was divided up by a nation-best 16 players.

A total of 22 players notched a goal and/or an assist in 2012.


No. 2 seed Maryland advanced to its 12th College Cup in program history with a 3-1 victory over No. 10 Louisville in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship.

A raucous Ludwig Field crowd enjoyed goals from London Woodberry, Jake Pace and Patrick Mullins as the Terrapins avenged last season's NCAA tournament loss to the Cardinals.


Patrick Mullins was named an NSCAA First Team All-American after a fantastic junior campaign which saw the junior tally a career-high 17 goals and 10 assists.

John Stertzer and London Woodberry were named to the third team. It was Stertzer's second straight season as an All-American selection.


Maryland forward Patrick Mullins was named a finalist for the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer.

Mullins was clutch all season long, tallying seven game-winners while guiding the Terps to their second conference championship in the past three seasons.

The forward also dominated the fan voting portion of the MAC Hermann Trophy campaign, doubling up the second place finisher.


Thanks to the fans, who once again showed why Maryland has the best fans in all of college soccer.

For the incredible signs, the raucous cheers, the endless dedication and the unwavering support - we salute you Crew!

See you in 2013!