Selected Freshman Player of the Year and named to the All-Freshman team by Soccer America … named to the NCAA all-tournament team … a first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection … earned second team All-South Atlantic region honors … also earned second team All-America honors by College Soccer Weekly … named Freshman of the Year by College Soccer Weekly … one of the top freshmen in the country last season … one of 20 players selected to play on the U.S. U-20 National Team ... scored two goals to lift the team to a 3-1 victory against Cameroon to advance to the round of 16 at the FIFA World Youth Championship this past spring.
As a Freshman in 1998: A first team All-ACC selection … named Soccer America's Freshman of the Year … also selected to Soccer America's All-Freshman team … an NCAA all-tournament team selection … a second team All-South Atlantic region selection … earned second team All-America honors by College Soccer Weekly … started in 23 games, missing the American game because of a broken nose he suffered in the Terps' opening game against Seton Hall … led the Terps in scoring with 40 points … scored a team-high 16 goals and was second on the team in assists with eight … six of his 16 goals were game-winners … recorded multiple-goal games four times … scored the game-winning goal in the Terps' NCAA first- and second-round games … recorded a six-game scoring streak early in the season … his 40 points rank him sixth all-time on the school's single-season points chart … his 16 goals and eight assists rank him eighth on Maryland's single-season goal and assist chart.
Before Maryland: A graduate of St. Louis University High School in St. Louis, Mo., where he played soccer, baseball, basketball and football ... the 1997 NSCAA National Soccer Player of the Year ... the 1998 Missouri High School Athlete of the Year ... listed as a 1998 Soccer America top 25 collegiate recruit ... a two-time Parade and NSCAA All-American ... two-time NSCAA State Player of the Year ... a two-time Gatorade State and Central Region Player of the Year ... named Sports Illustrated Old Spice Athlete of the Month in 1997 ... a four-year letterwinner in soccer and baseball ... a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team which played in the 1997 World Championships in Egypt ... scored 14 goals in the World Championships ... totaled 115 goals and 35 assists while at St. Louis University High School ... his 47 goals scored as a junior are a school record ... a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team ... batted .450 as a junior in baseball.
Personal: Recruited by many top Division I schools, including Indiana, UCLA, Virginia, Clemson, and Creighton ... chose Maryland because he wanted to play for the top collegiate soccer program in the country and for head coach Sasho Cirovski ... graduated with a 3.5 grade point average ... parents are Moochie and Tim Twellman ... his father played professional soccer for the Minnesota Kicks and the Chicago Sting ... his grandfather, Jim Delsing, played professional baseball for the New York Yankees, the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Browns ... his uncle, Jay Delsing, is a current member of the PGA Tour ... majoring in letters and sciences ... born Feb. 29, 1980, his full name is Taylor Timothy Twellman.
Twellman By The Numbers Year GP-GS Goals Assts Pts 1998 23-23 16 8 40 Career 23-23 16 8 40
Career Highs Goals: 2 on four occasions Assists: 2 vs. W. Forest, 10/24/98 Points: 5 on two occasions