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Sumed Ibrahim

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tamale, Ghana

High School:
The Walden School (Ky.)

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
12/30/1980

As a Senior in 2003: One of the best players in the nation ... Hermann Trophy finalist, finished third in the voting ... First Team NSCAA All-America selection for the second consecutive season ... also a first team All-America pick according to CSTV and CollegeSoccerNews.com ... just the eighth player in Maryland history to be named to the All-ACC First Team three times ... named to Soccer America's preseason All-America team ... was slowed by injury early in the season ... has 28 career assists, third all-time at Maryland ... seventh all-time for career points with 78 ... assisted on game winner against Butler (8/31) ... scored two goals to help start a fierce rally over George Mason (9/24) ... scored game-winner from a tough angle against Wake Forest (9/24) ... earned a spot on Soccer America and College Soccer News Team of the Week (10/1) ... Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week (9/30) ... scored two goals and added game-winning assist for five points against Georgetown (10/8) ... headed in Seth Stammler's corner kick for the decisive goal against Penn State (10/16) ... assisted on Jason Garey's game-winner against Penn (10/21) ... tallied an assist at Clemson (10/26) ... had three points on one goal and one assist (including the game-winner) against Ohio State (11/7) ... ACC All-Tournament Team ... great touch for an assist on Maryland's first goal against Old Dominion (11/26) in NCAA action ... forced a turnover and raced down the field on a counter, assisting on Jason Garey's game-winner.

As a Junior in 2002: Started every game but the Mount St. Mary's game, accumulating 22 points (eight goals, six assists), third-best on the team ... currently fifth on Maryland's career assists list with 20 ... 11th player in Maryland history named NSCAA first team All-American ... needs just 15 points as a senior to be among Maryland's top 10 in career points ... led team with six game-winning goals: vs. Rhode Island (8/30), Penn State (9/6), Loyola (9/11), Duke (9/22), Manhattan (9/25) and North Carolina (10/5) ... scored the only goal in Maryland's loss to UCLA in the NCAA semifinals ... earned all-tournament honors at the Virginia Soccer Classic after scoring seven points in the first half of the Rhode Island game (8/30) on two goals and three assists ... he broke or tied four Virginia Soccer Classic records with his weekend performance, including setting the new mark for assists in a game (three vs. Rhode Island, 8/30), and tying the marks for assists in a Classic (three), goals in a game (two vs. Rhode Island, 8/30) and points in a Classic (seven) ... netted the game-winning goal vs. Penn State (9/6) and added an assist vs. Virginia Commonwealth (9/8) to lead the Terps to a 2-0 weekend at the Maryland/FILA Classic and their first championship in the tournament's three-year history ... his Maryland/FILA Classic performance earned him ACC Player of the Week as well as Soccer America Team of the Week honors ... earned College Soccer News Team of the Week honors after netting his fourth game-winning goal of the season against Duke (9/22) ... snagged Maryland Student-Athlete of the Week honors after burying the game-winner against defending NCAA champion North Carolina (10/5).

As a Redshirt-Sophomore in 2001: After two seasons wrought with nagging or season-ending injuries, Sumed played healthy for the first time, starting all 21 games and scoring a team- high 31 points (nine goals, 13 assists), which ties him for 10th on the Terps' single-season points chart ... his 13-assist effort tied him for second on that single-season chart ... earned All-South Atlantic Region honors for the first time in his career ... had four games with four or more points, including his first career hat trick against American (9/9), and the assist on Seth Stammler's game-winner ... his hat trick against American (9/9) and a solid performance against Creighton (9/7) earned him Soccer America Team of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 10 as well as Maryland/FILA All-Tournament team recognition ... a remarkable four of his team-high 13 assists found their target on game-winning goals, with Sumed netting two game-winners himself ... he exploded vs. Manhattan (11/13), scoring his second hat trick of the season and adding three assists ... his first career game-winner came against Princeton (10/3), his second vs. College of Charleston (10/25) at the Gamecock Soccer Classic ... scored four points against Holy Cross (10/31) on a goal and two assists, including assisting Bryan Vitagliano for the game-winner vs. Holy Cross (10/31) ... had two assists vs. Liberty (9/2), including A.J. Herrera's game-winner to clinch the Virginia Soccer Classic title ... credited with the lone assist vs. Virginia Commonwealth (10/14) on Robert Sjolund's game-winner ... also had an assist against Wake Forest (9/30), and two assists vs. Princeton (10/3).

As a Sophomore in 2000: Took a medical redshirt because of a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.

As a Freshman in 1999: Started 14 games as a freshman for Maryland, and tallied one goal and two assists for four points ... his goal capped off a 4-0 win over Loyola (10/26) ... he recorded his career-high three points against Loyola (10/26), scoring a goal and adding an assist on Taylor Twellman's second goal of the day.

Before Maryland: Sumed Ibrahim played both soccer and basketball at The Walden School in Louisville, Ky. ... he was an All-American in soccer, as well as being the team MVP in 1996 and 1998 ... elected to the all-star team every year from 1996-98 ... Javanon, his club team, won the national championship in 1997 ... captain of Walden's team in 1998 and '99 ... named an Outstanding Senior in high school.

Personal: The son of Samata and Adam Ibrahim, Sumed Ibrahim was born in Tamale, Ghana, on Dec. 30, 1980 ... he has four brothers: Gafaru (29), Colen (28), Justin (25) and Spencer (22); and three sisters: Aminatu (31), Whitney (22) and Madelyn (21) ... he attended high school with fellow Terrapin Siba Mohammed ... both lived with their guardian family, Bill and Diana Schmied, in Louisville, Ky. ... likes to play basketball and watch television when he is not on the soccer field ... he most admires his mother for bringing him into the world, and his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... along with Siba Mohammed was the subject of a television feature which aired last fall about their trek to Maryland from Ghana ... came to Maryland because it has excellent soccer and academic programs as well as diversity ... majoring in economics.

Media Note: When second-referencing Sumed Ibrahim's name, it is incorrect according to his culture to use only Ibrahim. In order to show respect and preserve the integrity of his heritage, it is correct to second-reference his name by using his full name or by using only his primary name (Sumed), as it is the surname he will pass on in his culture.

Career Statistics
Year    M-S    G    A    Pts    GWG    Sht
1999   20-14   1    2      4     0      16
2000          Medical Redshirt
2001   21-21   9    13    31     2      55
2002   25-24   8    6     22     6      32
2003   22-22   7    7     21     2      55
Totals 86-80   25   28    78     10     158


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