COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men’s soccer program has inked 17-year old Keith Poe from Team IMPACT for the 2017 season.
Poe, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at six years old, is a welcomed addition to the program. The native of Bowie, Md., will attend all Terrapin home games and play an integral role for the team as it looks to win a sixth consecutive conference tournament championship.
"We are all very excited to welcome Keith to our team,” associate head coach Brian Rowland said. “Keith came to our attention through the Team IMPACT program, and from the very first moment we all met, he has fit in tremendously.
“Keith exemplifies perseverance and has a fighting spirit that has already been a source of inspiration and admiration for our team. We look forward to further developing our bond with Keith and continuing to reciprocate the support he has shown our team in just a few short weeks.”
The son of Lisa and Shawn Poe, Keith was officially drafted by the program on August 31 when he signed with the team prior to the Terps’ huge win against UCLA in front of 7,532 fans.
Since its inception, Team IMPACT has created relationships that have enhanced the lives of thousands of courageous children and touched the lives of tens of thousands of student athletes across the country. The team behind Team IMPACT is honored and inspired to continue and expand the long standing tradition of athletes paying tribute to something that is far greater than themselves; the ability to come together, serve the community and support each and every member of the team through adversity both on and off the field.
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