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#18 Dakota Edwards
Position: Defender
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sayville, N.Y.
High School: Sayville
Experience: High School

As a Sophomore in 2013: Saw action in eigth matches, earning starts in seven...battled through injury for most of the year...provided Maryland with an immediate lift when he entered and helped the Terps draw at #2 North Carolina to a pair of goals in a 2-2 tie (9/13)… played key role in a 3-1 win at #4 Clemson (9/21)… guided Terps to shutout of Pittsburgh (9/27)… contributed to a 1-1 tie against #2 Notre Dame...saw action in tie at #23 Virginia.

As a Freshman in 2012: Named to ACC Championship All-Tournament team ... started in 23 games as a rookie center back ... helped the squad capture eight shutouts ... scored first career goal in the ACC championship match...tallied an assist in the 3-1 win over Louisville (12/1) in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

Before Maryland: Competed for Val Winters at Sayville High School...finished his high school career with 20 goals and 32 assists... as a junior led Sayville to the New York State Championship... listed as the No. 54 recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com and the No. 83 recruit by College Soccer News... 2011 New York Boys soccer player of the year by ESPNHS... two time all-state honoree... an All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America... also played for Albertson Academy and U-18 National Team....MVP of NSCAA High School All-America game.

Personal: Full name is Dakota Will Edwards... son of Debi and Ronald Edwards... has two siblings Max and Madison... born on April 22, 1993... favorite pregame meal is chicken parmesan... sports hero is Carlos Puyol... choose Maryland because of the coaching staff, the athletic facilities and its academic reputation.

 


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