One of the bright spots in the future of Maryland soccer … named to Soccer America's All-Freshman team … played an integral role in the success of Maryland soccer last season … joined fellow Terrapin teammates Dan Califf and Taylor Twellman on the U.S. U-20 National Team this past spring … displays strong leadership skills … one of the Terps' primary defenders last season … one of the top defenders in the Atlantic Coast Conference … possesses good speed.
As a Freshman 1998: Started in 23 games, missing one game due to injury … did not record a point ... was part of a young Maryland back line that allowed its opponents 26 goals.
Before Maryland: Attended Eastlake High School in Redmond, Wash. ... the 1997 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... 1997 Parade National Player of the Year ... a Soccer America top 25 collegiate recruit ... captained the U.S. Under-17 National Team which participated in the World Cup in Egypt in 1997 ... a starter on the U.S. Under-20 National Team ... a three-time NSCAA All-American (1996-98) ... earned Parade All-American honors in 1997 ... the 1996 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Washington ... a four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer ... helped guide Eastlake to an 82-6-1 record during his four years, including back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1996 and 1997 ... scored 40 goals and 35 assists while wearing the Eastlake uniform.
Personal: Graduated with a 3.0 grade point average ...chose the University of Maryland because of its professional atmosphere ... majoring in letters and sciences... parents are Jim and Linda Downing ... born Jan. 25, 1980, his full name is Nick Scott Downing.
Downing By The Numbers
Year GP-GS Goals Assts Pts 1998 23-23 0 0 0 Career 23-23 0 0 0