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#5 Mikey Ambrose
Position: Defender
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
High School: Liberty
Experience: High School

As a Junior in 2014: Junior captain...has started in 14 games… assists against Wisconsin (9/26) and #3 Penn State (10/12)… helped the defense to shutouts in games against UMBC (9/5), Dayton (9/22), Wisconsin (9/26), VCU (10/8), #3 Penn State(10/12) and Lehigh (10/15).

As a Sophomore in 2013: All-ACC Second Team honoree...Maryland's top defender in 2013...started in 25 games...assisted a Mullins’ goal in a 3-3 tie against Stanford (8/30)… assisted another Mullins’ tally in a 3-1 win over Duke (9/6)… assisted a Pace goal in a 2-0 win against Pittsburgh (9/27)…led the Terps to eight shutouts on the year...named to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team for his work in a pair of shutouts in the semifinals against Clemson and championship against Virginia...notched an assist at Virginia Tech (11/8)...tallied a helper in a key match at California to lift the Terps to the College Cup.

As a Freshman in 2012: Named to ACC All-Freshmen team ... TopDrawerSoccer.com's All-Freshman Team...received second-team All-ACC honors ... played in all 24 games as a rookie, starting in 22 games ... second on the team in minutes played ... recorded an assist against UMBC (9/11)...scored a goal in the 2-0 win over VT (9/21) ...recorded an assist against Duke (10/12) ... notched an assist in the 2-1 win over Lehigh (10/23) ... recorded an assist against Clemson (10/27) ... notched an assist against Virginia Tech (11/6) in the ACC quarterfinals ... tallied an assist in College Cup semifinal against Georgetown (12/7)...finished the season with one goal and seven assists.

Before Maryland: Part of the FC Dallas Academy program since 2009...one of eight MLS developmental players invited to play with U.S. U-18s in Northern Ireland's Milk Cup last summer... serves as captain of the FCD U-18 Academy squad....member of the US U-17 and U-18 national team and currently a member of the US U-20 national team.... appeared in many matches for the FC Dallas reserve team....No. 2 recruit nationally by CollegeSoccerNews.com... TopDrawerSoccer.com ranked Amrbose #12, and ESPNRise lists him 24th.

Personal: Michael Ambrose was born Oct. 5, 1993 in El Paso, Texas...son of Jim Ambrose and Dianne Chambers... nickname is Mikey...came to Maryland to `play soccer and win a national championship'...has traveled to over 16 countries...major is undecided.

 


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