As a Junior in 2009: Stepped in for an injured Doug Rodkey and provided valuable minutes in the midfield for Maryland, which reached the NCAA Elite Eight in 2009...played in 21 matches, earning starts in 16...ended his junior campaign with three goals and three assists for a total of nine points, good enough for fourth on the squad...assisted on freshman John Stertzer's game-winner in Maryland's 2-1 edging of Virginia Tech (10/9)...scored the first goal in a 2-1 win on Senior Night at Ludwig Field against College of Charleston (11/6)...tallied a team-high five points in postseason play...netted the first goal and then assisted Jason Herrick's game-winner in the Terps NCAA Second Round match at No. 7 seed Penn State...his long-range blast caught No. 10 seed Harvard off-guard and added an insurance goal in Maryland's 2-0 shutout against the Crimson in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
As a Sophomore in 2008: Played in nine games in 2008...ended the season with one goal on three shots for a stellar .333 shot percentage...his lone score came in Maryland's 4-0 rout of Virginia Tech (10/10)...boasted a perfect 1.000 shot on goal percentage.
As a Freshman in 2007: Appeared in 19 games as a reserve striker and earned six-straight starts from 10/5 to 10/23 ... his two goals came at crucial times as he scored the first goal of the game against Clemson (10/5) in a 3-2 win ... his first-career goal came in a 1-1 tie against Stony Brook (10/2).
Before Maryland: adidas ESP participant for the last two years ... played for the highly-respected Pateadores club team, the same squad that produced former Terp Maurice Edu, under Mike Gartlan ... served as captain for coach Tom Frank at Temescal Canyon ... an All-League player as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... All-CIF as a junior and a senior ... named team MVP as a junior and senior.
Personal: Full name is Guillermo Arturo Cortes ... the son of Nury and Joe Cortes ... born December 1, 1988 ... has two sisters and a brother ... lists his parents as the people he most admires ... says committing to Maryland is his biggest athletic thrill ... enrolled in the College of Letters and Sciences.
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