Nov. 10, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Maryland men's soccer team placed a league-high six student-athletes on the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Team, announced Thursday.
Senior Casey Townsend was tabbed to the first team for a second consecutive season. He joins junior John Stertzer as the Terps' first team representatives. Sophomores Sunny Jane and Patrick Mullins and juniors Taylor Kemp and London Woodberry were tabbed to the second team.
Townsend tallied a career-high 13 goals in 2011. The MAC Hermann Trophy candidate also dished two assists. He ranks fifth and seventh, respectively, on Maryland's career goals and points list. The Traverse City, Mich., product recorded at least one point in 11 of the Terps' 19 contests.
Stertzer had a breakout campaign for Maryland, which ended the regular season at 13-2-3 and captured its 18th consecutive winning season. The Oakton, Va., native registered a career-high 14 goals and 31 points. Stertzer tacked on five game-winners and three multi-goal showings while shooting at a sparkling .500 clip.
Jane led the Terps in assists with six in 2011 while starting in all but one match. A midfielder from Prospect, Ky., Jane also tallied one goal. Mullins, the 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year, had an explosive start to the season, scoring five goals in Maryland's first five matches. The New Orleans, La., native ended with six scores and added an assist for a career-high 14 points.
Kemp and Woodberry helped seal up one of the nation's top defenses in 2011. Kemp, who hails from Highlands Ranch, Colo., also pitched in offensively with one goal and four assists. He is in his third season as a starter in Maryland's back line. Woodberry, a native of McKinney, Texas, teamed up with senior Alex Lee to lead the Terps' stellar centerback corps. Maryland's defense has surrendered a mere 0.95 goals per game in 2011 and mustered seven shutouts.
Maryland will find out its NCAA fate when the 2011 tournament field is announced live on NCAA.com on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
2011 All-ACC Men's Soccer Team
Kyle Bekker, Jr., Boston College, M
Charlie Rugg, Jr., Boston College, F
James Belshaw, Jr., Duke, GK
Andrew Wenger, Jr., Duke, F
John Stertzer, Jr., Maryland, M
Casey Townsend, Sr., Maryland, F
Scott Goodwin, Jr., North Carolina, GK
Matt Hedges, Sr., North Carolina, D
Enzo Martinez, Jr., North Carolina, M
Billy Schuler, Jr., North Carolina, F
Will Bates, Jr., Virginia, F
Jared Watts, So., Wake Forest, M
Chris Ager, So., Boston College, D
Cody Mizell, So. Clemson, GK
Sebastien Ibeagha, So., Duke, D
Nick Palodichuk, Fr., Duke, F
Sunny Jane, So., Maryland, M
Taylor Kemp, Jr., Maryland, D
Patrick Mullins, So., Maryland, F
London Woodberry, Jr., Maryland, D
Kirk Urso, Sr., North Carolina, M
Brian Ownby, Sr., Virginia, M
Brian Span, So. Virginia, M
Offensive Player of the Year - Andrew Wenger, Duke
Defensive Player of the Year - Matt Hedges, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year - Mikey Lopez, North Carolina
Coach of the Year - Carlos Somoano, North Carolina
2011 All-ACC Freshmen Men's Soccer Team
Diego Medina-Mendez, Boston College, M
Brynjar Benediktsson, Clemson, F
Amadou Dia, Clemson, F
Andrew Morales, Fr., Duke, M
Nick Palodichuk, Duke, F
Mikey Lopez, North Carolina, M
Jordan McCrary, North Carolina, D
Boyd Okwuonu, North Carolina, D
Ryan Zinkhan, Virginia, F
Teddy Mullin, Wake Forest, M
Sean Okoli, Wake Forest, F