One of the Terps' top reserves in 1998 … adds depth to the Maryland midfield and back line … good speed and strength … had a great spring and will compete favorably for a starting position in several different areas … among the most dedicated players ever to play at Maryland.
As a Freshman in 1998: Played in 10 games … recorded one shot on goal.
Before Maryland: Graduated a year early from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., to begin training at Maryland this past spring ... an NSCAA regional All-American ... an all-state, all-South and all-conference selection all three years ... holds the school record for assists (51) and goals (53) ... led the state of South Carolina in assists (21) and total points (77) as a junior ... scored 28 goals and 21 assists as a junior ... a two-sport athlete at Spring Valley, participating in both soccer and cross country ... a three-year letterwinner in soccer ... Spring Valley owned a 53-6 record in his three years ... captained the soccer team his junior season ... one of 22 named to the U.S. Under-17 National Team pool camp in 1996 ... participated at the U.S. Under-20 National Team trials in 1997 ... U.S. U-20 National Team pool ... played on the Region III team in 1996 where he was named MVP and led the team in assists (4) at the Bermuda International Tournament ... captain of the Region III team ... a member of the 1998 Region III training camp in Alabama ... played on the U.S. U-20 National Team this past January in San Diego, Calif. ... played on Maryland's ODP team at the 1998 U.S. Amateur Games and helped lead the team to the regional finals ... captain of the Columbia Patriots club team in 1997 ... led Patriots to the 1996 and 1997 state championship and to the Region III semifinals (1997).
Personal: Graduated with a 3.9 GPA ... lists his mother as the person he most admires ... majoring in letters & sciences ... parents are Thad and Karen Ozimek ... born March 7, 1980, his full name is Erik William Ozimek.
Ozimek By The Numbers Year GP-GS Goals Assts Pts 1998 10-0 0 0 0 Career 10-0 0 0 0