Cirovski on Salyer: “Philip is a joy to coach. His consistency, discipline and work ethic are extremely valuable to the team. His approach both on and off the field is exemplary and his experience with the U-20s will serve him well as he starts to become one of the leaders of this team.”
Summer 2001: Spent the spring and summer with the U.S. Under-20 team, starting most of the team’s games on defense.
As a Freshman in 2000: Started all 19 games as a freshman in 2001 … an asset in both the defensive and offensive halves of the field, he was moved to the midfield after the Terps were bitten by the injury bug … after the move, he scored four goals in a four-game stretch between Sept. 27 and Oct. 7, including two goals in Maryland’s 3-0 win over American on Sept. 27, notching Maryland’s first and last goals of the day … he tied the game at three for the Terrapins on Oct. 1 against Wake Forest and scored the Terps’ only goal of the day against North Carolina on Oct. 7 … in their Oct. 11 match, he marked George Mason’s Eduardo Lima, then the nation’s third-leading goal scorer averaging 1.2 goals and 2.60 points per game, and held the striker scoreless through 90 minutes, breaking Lima’s string of seven straight games with a goal … Salyer ended the season as the Terps’ fifth-leading scorer.
Before Maryland: A member of the Under-20 national soccer team, Salyer posted career totals of 46 goals and 54 assists during his high school career … a four-time team MVP at Northwest High School, he also received defensive MVP honors twice and offensive MVP honors once for his district … a three-time all-area and four-time all-region pick.
Personal: Full name is Philip Preston Salyer … born on Oct. 30, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Okla. … the son of Phil and Paula Salyer, he has two younger brothers, Shawn (18) and Chad (14) … majoring in letters and sciences.
Year M-S Goals Assts Pts 2000 19-19 4 2 10