Sporting KC midfielder garners first career all-star nod, leads squad with eight assists
Senior was mainstay in Terrapin defense last three seasons
Senior forward is 11th Terp to be chosen in draft since 2009
Townsend boosts draft potential with exceptional combine performance
Stertzer and Townsend share Most Valuable Player honors
As a Senior in 2011: NSCAA Second Team All-American...MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist...first team All-ACC for the second straight year...one of the nation's top goal-scorers in 2011...racked up 17 goals for Maryland...has tallied three multi-goal showings this season, including two scores against Stanford (9/2), three at UMBC (9/13) and three against West Virginia (11/20) in the NCAA second round... recorded College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week honors after hat trick versus Mountaineers in the NCAA tourney...tacked on goal against Louisville in the third round of the NCAA tournament...also tabbed to TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Team of the Week for his efforts against UMBC...named NSCAA and Soccer America National Player of the Week after leading the Terps to wins over Charlotte (9/27) and Creighton (9/30)...also garnered ACC Player of the Week honors for his work that week...tied a career-high with two assists in Maryland's win against Duke (10/14)...tied for third all-time in goals at Maryland with 43 and fifth in points (96)...also sixth all-time in single-season history with 17 goals...scored four game-winning goals on the year...team captain...College Soccer News Second Team Preseason All-American.
As a Junior in 2010: First Team All-ACC...TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season (Honorable Mention)...named to ACC Championship All-Tournament Team...started in all 23 games...kicked off the opening weekend with a pair of goals against Northeastern (9/5), helping the Terps to their first shutout of the season...tallied the game-winner against ACC foe N.C. State (9/18)...also got in on the scoring in a 7-0 rout of Virginia Tech (10/8)...assisted on a Sunny Jane score against Lehigh (10/12)...tallied Maryland's second goal in a 2-0 win against Colgate (10/19)...netted game-winner to halt skid against rival-Wake Forest (10/23)...scored against No. 13 William & Mary (11/2)...registered game-winner against Clemson in the quartefinals of the ACC Championship (11/10)...assisted on Jason Herrick's game-winner in a 2-0 shutout of Virginia in the semifinals...scored the opening goal against No. 10 Michigan in the NCAA Quarterfinals (12/4)...finished the year with nine goals and a career-high five assists...also tallied career-high 83 shots.
As a Sophomore in 2009: Missed seven games due to a leg injury but hit his stride when the Terps needed him most during the NCAA Tournament...prior to injuring his leg at N.C. State (9/19), picked up his first career hat trick at Maryland with three goals against Duquesne (9/15)...fully returned to the starting lineup in a Halloween matchup against Virginia (10/31)...scored the game-winner against College of Charleston on Senior Night at Ludwig (11/6)...scored two goals in NCAA Tournament play, netting the first goal in a 2-1 win against Loyola (9/19) in the first round and connecting on a Taylor Kemp cross to give the Terps a 1-0 lead at Harvard (9/29) in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen on the road...ended the year with six goals, the second-most on the squad...also tallied an assist when he found Jason Herrick for a goal against ACC-foe Boston College (9/11).
As a Freshman in 2008: All-ACC Freshman Team...ACC All-Tournament Team...tallied 11 goals and four assists for 26 points on the year...led the Terps in shots with 75...second on the squad with five game-winners...scored first collegiate goal against Hartford (9/5)...registered first multi-goal game with two goals in a 4-1 win against Davidson (9/7)...tallied five goals and two assists in a five-game stretch midseason, including a pair of goals against Evansville and a career-high two assists versus Virginia Tech...along with Doug Rodkey, assisted on Jeremy Hall's goal in the Terps' win against Virginia in the ACC Tournament championship game... netted the game-winner against George Mason in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in College Park...started in all 26 games as a rookie.
Before Maryland: Ranked the No. 6 recruit in the nation by Rise Magazine ... three-time Parade All-American ... U.S. Junior National team member since 2006 ... averaged more than one goal per game in his high school career ... first soccer player in Michigan history to be named the state's Mr. Soccer twice in his career ... his 105 goals rank second on Michigan's Class A/Division I all-time list ... also added 47 assists and 152 points, which ranks ninth in the history of the state in every division ... led Traverse City West High School to its first state soccer title as a junior, recording 26 goals and 11 assists that season ... during Traverse City West's six-game postseason run, he scored in every match and notched the game-winner in both the semifinal and championship game ... two-time high school All-American by the NSCAA and a two-time all-state performer ... member of Region II ODP Team ... also played for powerful Vardar Soccer Club ... graduated high school a semester early to enroll at Maryland in the spring semester.
Personal: Full name is Casey James Townsend ... the son of Carl and Terri Townsend ... born July 7, 1989 ... brother of Jacob (21) and Hannah (14) enrolled in letters and sciences.