As a Sophomore in 2005: Smooth-playing freshman with excellent skill on the ball ... All-ACC second team selection ... scored three goals and five assists for 11 points on the year ... skillful dribbler who can make his way upfield ... solid in the air ... effective as a defensive midfielder in the NCAA Tournament ... forced a turnover and played ahead to Jason Garey for the game's third goal against SMU (12/9) in the College Cup ... won a 50/50 goal kick and headed it to Jason Garey for the game-winner against Boston College (10/22) ... also hit a hard left-footed rocket for a goal against the Eagles ... assisted the game-winner against Virginia (10/19) with a short cross to Robbie Rogers ... three points on a goal and an assist against No. 10 North Carolina (10/14) ... picked up first goal of the year with a score against Georgetown (10/11) ... earned an assist after Kenney Bertz finished his corner kick vs. Clemson (9/16).
As a Freshman in 2004: Athletic header in the upper-right corner against Indiana (12/10) in the national semifinals to help send the game into overtime ... returned to the field against Hofstra (11/23) after missing 10 games recovering from surgery on his torn meniscus ... tallied the game-tying assist at NC State (9/19) ... three points on a goal and an assist in season-opening win over Long Island (9/3).
Before Maryland: Dynamic player from Etiwanda High in California ... tallied 35 goals and 33 assists in three seasons ... was the team's leading goal scorer in each of those seasons ... league MVP as a senior ... two-time all-county selection ... high school athlete of the year ... NSCAA All-American ... McDonald's All-American ... adidas ESP All-Star ... named one of the top 100 recruits in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... state ODP team from 1998-04, captaining that squad for two seasons ... Region IV ODP starter in 2002-03 ... USYSA Inter-Regional All-Star ... won numerous titles with his club team, the Mission Viejo Pateadoras.
Personal: The son of Molly and Maurice Edu ... born in San Bernardino, Calif. ... goes by Maurice or Mo ... has one younger brother, Reggie (16), and three older sisters, Ugo (24), Imeh (22) and Molly (20) ... earned Golden State Exam High Honors ... selected as "Who's Who Among American High School Students" from 2001-04 ... National Honor Roll inductee (2001-02) ... selected Maryland because it plays in "the most competitive league in the country" and to change coasts ... selected the Terps over UCLA, California, Santa Clara, Wake Forest, Duke, UConn and Clemson ... undecided major.
Career Statistics Year M-S G A Pts GWG Sht 2004 12-6 2 2 6 1 14 2005 23-23 3 5 11 0 22 Totals 35-29 5 7 17 1 36