Sporting KC midfielder garners first career all-star nod, leads squad with eight assists
Senior was mainstay in Terrapin defense last three seasons
Townsend boosts draft potential with exceptional combine performance
Stertzer and Townsend share Most Valuable Player honors
Maryland drops 4-2 decision to Cardinals Sunday at Ludwig Field
Maryland v Stanford
As a Senior in 2011: Team captain...third season in the back line for Maryland...sealed up middle of the defense with London Woodberry...athletic, courageous center back with a knack for goal line saves...notched an assist vs. Rutgers (10/4)...started in all but three contests in 2011.
As a Junior in 2010: Shifted from right back to center back and started in all 23 games as a junior...tallied lone assist of the season in a 7-0 rout of Virginia Tech (10/8)...was instrumental in 15 shutouts on the season, including blank sheets versus No. 9 Duke, No. 2 UCONN, No. 5 Virginia, No. 13 William & Mary in the regular season, UVA and UNC in the ACC Championship and Penn and No. 15 Penn State in the NCAA Tournament...made a game-saving play at the goalline when he took a ball off his chest to preserve a 1-0 win against UNC in the ACC title game...Maryland's 15 shutouts in 2010 ties a program-record.
As a Sophomore in 2009: Made a smooth transition from forward to the backline in his sophomore season, starting 11 matches before being sidelined after a car accident...played in 831 minutes and notched an assist...assisted Casey Townsend for his third goal of the game in a 7-0 rout of Duquesne (9/15)...started at right back in Maryland's upset win of then-No. 2 North Carolina in front of a live television audience and a Ludwig Field-record crowd of 6,946.
As a Freshman in 2008: Saw significant action as a rookie in 2008, playing in 13 games as a forward for the Terps...notched his first collegiate assist on a score by fellow classmate Matt Oduaran against American (9/23)...tallied three shots on the season, including one on goal...made appearances in each of the Terps' first seven games.
Before Maryland: 2007 NSCAA High School All-American ... Washington Post First Team and Examiner All-Met ... Maryland First Team All-State and First Team All-Montgomery County by the Washington Post and Gazette ... named Magruder's Most Outstanding Attacker after leading the team to the 4A state title and a perfect 19-0 season ... scored 21 goals in 16 games last season setting the single-season record at Magruder ... also owns the career record with 52 goals ... led basketball team to the state championship game as a junior as the starting point guard ... set high school records for most assists in a season and career in basketball ... played club soccer for the Potomac Cougars under coach Pete Mehlert.
Personal: Full name is Alex Francis Lee ... the son of Diane and Henry Lee ... born on January 15, 1990 ... identical twin brother, Justin, has committed to Penn State ... also has a younger brother, Nathan ... chose Maryland because he always dreamed of playing for the Terps ... lists his parents as the people he most admires ... majoring in general biology.