John Stertzer
John Stertzer

Player Profile

Oakton, Va.

High School:
Flint Hill

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170




From Ludwig to the Global Stage

Four former Terps starring for U.S. men's national team


Terps Celebrate 2012 Campaign Sunday

ACC champs honored at men's basketball game, host of end of season banquet


Two Terps Taken in First Round of MLS Draft

Stertzer and Kemp selected with 12th and 17th overall selections Thursday


Previewing the 2013 MLS SuperDraft

Stertzer and Kemp competed in the combine last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Terps Ready for MLS SuperDraft Thursday

Kemp, Stertzer await professional destination when annual draft kicks off at noon


110612 Mens Soccer

Maryland v Virginia Tech


083112 Mens Soccer

Maryland v UCLA


082612 Mens Soccer

Maryland v Louisville


110311 Mens Soccer

Maryland v Wake Forest


093011 Mens Soccer

Maryland v Creighton

As a Senior in 2012: NSCAA Third Team All-American ... received first-team All-ACC honors ... named to ACC Championship All-Tournament team ... started in 21 games for the Terps ... tallied his first goal of the year in the opener against Louisville (8/26) ... third on the team in goals (7) ... recorded a goal and an assist against UCLA (8/31) ... tallied a goal against Cal (9/2) ... scored a goal against NC State (9/14)...had two assists in a win against RU (10/9) ... recorded one assist in win over Colgate (10/16) ... tallied one assist in the 2-1 win over Lehigh (10/23) ... recorded an assist against Clemson (10/27) ... scored one goal in the 4-2 loss at Wake Forest (11/1) ... scored on a penalty kick in a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech (11/6) in the ACC quarterfinals ... tallied an assist in College Cup semifinal against Georgetown (12/7).

As a Junior in 2011: A talented striking midfielder who boasted a career-high 14 goals in 2011...first team All-ACC pick...has started in 18 of 19 matches in 2011...also registered four assists...recorded two goals vs. Duke (10/14)... netted all of Maryland's scores in a three-game late season stretch against North Carolina (10/21), Clemson (10/28) and Wake Forest (11/3)...tallied two goals each against West Virginia (8/29) and Rutgers (10/4)...celebrated his 21st birthday with Maryland's only two scores against the Scarlet Knights...has a team-high five game-winners...tallied a goal in season opener at ACC/BIG EAST Challenge against St. John's (8/26)...racked up two assists vs. Radford (9/4)...netted game-winner against UMBC in overtime (9/13)...boasts incredible .677 shots on goal percentage and a .452 shot percentage.

As a Freshman in 2009: Played in 16 matches in his rookie campaign, earning one start...scored his first career goal as a Terrapin against Duquesne (9/15)...netted the game-winner late in the contest versus Virginia Tech (10/9) to spark the Terps to the critical ACC win...provided valuable minutes in Maryland's NCAA Second Round match at Penn State...ended the year with a solid .333 shot percentage, the best on the team.

Before Maryland: Two-time Washington Post All-Met First Team...2007 All-Met Virginia Player of the Year... four-year varsity player and three-time team MVP at Flint Hill High School...scored 105 goals during his career at Flint...played a year up as a member of the Potomac U18 Development Academy, where he led the team in scoring.

Personal: Full name is John Patrick Stertzer...the son of Annette Stertzer and David Stertzer...father, David, briefly played football at Washington State...born Oct. 4, 1990...has one sister, Meaghan...chose Maryland because of the level of competitiveness in the ACC and the coaching staff and players...lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete.

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