As a Senior in 2014: MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List...Big Ten Conference Player to Watch...has started in all 14 games… notched one goal each against #17 Coastal Carolina (9/1) and Wisconsin (9/26)… leads all position players in minutes played.
As a Junior in 2013: Junior captain for a young Terrapin squad...named First Team All-ACC...tabbed to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team after guiding Terps to second straight title...assisted Tshuma’s tally in a 2-2 tie against #2 North Carolina (9/13)… scored an unassisted goal in a 5-0 win against Marshall (10/15)…had the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Syracuse (10/26)...logged the third most minutes of any position player for Maryland, starting in all 26 games.
As a Sophomore in 2012: Played in 22 games and started 19 in the central midfield ... scored his first goal of the season in the opener against Louisville (8/26) ... tallied his second goal against UCLA (8/31) ... scored game-winning goal in postseason match vs. Brown (11/18).
As a Freshman in 2011: A key midfielder off the bench for head coach Sasho Cirovski...has seen the most minutes of any true freshman on the squad...tallied five shots and helped the defense record eight shutouts in 2011...appeared in 18 matches, earning his first career start at Seton Hall...also started vs. Adelphi (10/11).
Before Maryland: Member of U-18 U.S. National Team...joins fellow classmates Keith Cardona and Kyle Roach as products of the New York Red Bull Academy... TopDrawerSoccer.com No. 14-rated recruit in 2011 and ranked No. 29 by College Soccer News...tabbed an ESPN High School All-American, Parade All-American and First Team A-Central, Group 3, All-County, All-State, All-Shore, and NSCAA All-Region while enrolled at Holmdel...also named Monmouth Player of the Year and Ausbery Park Press Player of the Year...helped Hornets to a Group 3 State Championship and a 22-1 record while registering 16 goals and 16 assists.... U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16 National Starting XI for 2009-10 season.
Personal: Full name is Daniel James Metzger...son of Roger and Christine Metzger...born on August 6, 1993 ... has two brothers, Mike and Tom...lists his sports hero as Cristiano Ronaldo...chose Maryland because he "loves the sports atmosphere"...undecided on major...Joseph E. and Carolyn Rice Director's Circle Scholarship awardee.