As a Senior in 2009: Second Team All-Atlantic South Region pick...Second Team All-ACC selection... ended his Maryland career in 2009 after playing every match since his arrival to College Park in 2006...tied for second on the team with 13 points on five goals and three assists...scored game-winner versus Loyola (Md.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...in total, scored four points in the Terps' run to the Elite Eight, including one goal and assists against Penn State and Harvard...scored a last-minute goal at N.C. State to salvage a 1-1 tie against the Wolfpack.
As a Junior in 2008: Served as a sparkplug off the bench for the national champion Terps in 2008...played in all 26 games while earning starts in five, mainly in the Maryland midfield...tallied one goal and four assists on the year...started the season with a game-winning assist to Rodney Wallace in overtime at UCLA (8/29)...picked up an assist on a Jeremy Hall score in a pivotal ACC match at Virginia (10/31)...scored his lone goal in 2008 in 2-1 win against North Carolina (11/7) on Senior Night in College Park...assisted on a Graham Zusi score in the Terps' NCAA second round win against George Mason (11/25)...played in all five NCAA tournament matches on the Terps' road to the College Cup championship...ACC All-Academic selection.
As a Sophomore in 2007: Creative footwork creates opportunities for himself and others ... appeared in all 21 games and earned seven starts ... led the team with eight goals ... Maryland was 7-1-0 in matches he scored a goal ... scored a goal in the 83rd minute against NC State (10/27) and in the 89th against Villanova (10/16) ... recorded a goal in consecutive matches against Lehigh (10/9) and Clemson (10/5), both one-goal victories ... notched a goal in back-to-back matches at Duke (9/22) and against Old Dominion (9/19) ... used a header to score the game-winner in the 32nd minute against the Monarchs in a 1-0 win ... scored a goal in a pair of 3-0 wins against George Mason (9/9) and Notre Dame (9/2).
As a Freshman in 2006: Played in all 22 games and earned four starts ... finished the season with five assists which was third on the team ... recorded an assist in the regular season finale against Virginia Tech (10/27) when he found Stephen King on the left side for an easy goal ... set a career high with two assists against NC State (9/16) ... found Graham Zusi for his first career assist against UCLA (9/2).
Before Maryland: Helped lead DeMatha to a perfect 23-0 record and the WCAC title as a senior ... named the Washington Post Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Maryland after scoring 14 goals and adding 10 assists ... three-time NSCAA All-American ... spent his junior year at the U.S. Soccer Residency Program after playing two seasons at Curley High ... an adidas/ESP participant and was selected to the all-star game in 2005 ... played club for the two-time national champion Casa Mia's Bays.
Personal: The son of Bill and Christina Yates ... born May 14, 1988 ... one of two children with older brother Ryan ... chose Maryland because of the combination of soccer and athletics ... majoring in history.