As a Junior in 2004: Imposing center back who gave the Terps a physical presence ... moved from the outside to the middle ... helped Maryland to 12 shutouts ... game-tying assist on a throw-in against UNC (11/13) at the ACC Tournament ... stepped in the goal to make a critical team save against UVa (11/5) ... won a 50-50 ball and slid a pass to Domenic Mediate for the game-winning assist against North Carolina (10/10) ... also helped shutout the Tar Heels ... had a pair of assists against Georgetown (9/12), including one on a throw-in ... tallied an assist on a throw-in to Maurice Edu for the game-winner against Long Island (9/3).
As a Sophomore in 2003: Outside back with strong throw-ins ... started in all but one Maryland game ... part of starting back line that registered 12 shutouts ... career-high 10 points ... game-winning header against Saint Louis (12/7) off a corner kick ... scored first career goals at Clemson (10/26), including game-winner ... College Soccer News Team of the Week (10/26) ... assist off throw-in against Penn (10/21) to help ignite rally ... started at center back against UConn (10/12) ... named College Soccer News Team of the Week (10/12) ... two perfect serves into the box for a pair of assists against Georgetown (10/8) ... helped ignite Terp rally with an assist against George Mason (9/24) ... stepped forward to put two shots on goal against NC State (9/14).
As a Freshman in 2002: Got first career start against defending champion North Carolina (10/5) ... since then, started last 12 games in the back ... helped team to shutouts in four of last five games ... logged assists in Terps' wins against No. 8 Loyola (9/11), vs. William & Mary (9/18) and vs. Bucknell (11/6).
Before Maryland: Graduated from Lakota West High School after beginning his schooling in Arizona at Dobson High School, where he played his first two seasons ... scored 15 goals and 20 assists for Team Dayton, which won the USYSA Under-17 national championship team ... won a state championship in Arizona as a freshman and was a state semi-finalist his junior year at Lakota West ... first team all-league his final three years, he also earned first team All-Cincinnati, first team All-Ohio and first team All-Mideast recognition his final two years ... his senior year, he was named The Pulse Journal's Player of the Year ... 23 career goals and 39 assists ... ran track his sophomore year and served as the punter for Lakota West's football team his senior year ... also recruited by Indiana, St. Louis and North Carolina.
Personal: Full name is Kenneth Daniel Bertz ... born in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... is the son of Ken and Karen Bertz ... one of four children, he has three brothers: Kris, Kyle, and Keith ... majoring in criminal justice.
Career Statistics Year M-S G A Pts GWG Sht 2002 23-12 0 3 3 0 9 2003 23-23 3 4 10 2 17 2004 25-25 0 5 5 0 17 Totals 71-60 3 12 18 2 43