Maryland-New Mexico Postgame Quotes
Dec. 11, 2005
CARY, N.C. -
Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski
"I'll tell you this now: I love my guys, I love my university, I love my program, I love my players. One of the lessons you try to teach in this sport is the lesson of persistence. We have a saying in the locker room that says, 'The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time you fall.' This program has shown that. We go out and play the best teams. We try to play soccer that is appreciated by the fans, appreciated by the media, appreciated by our players. For us to show this level of persistence in this day of parity and to come back here and to I believe rightfully win this game."
"I was proud of the way we played. The national championship game is not always going to be the most artistic game, and yet we tried to attack, we tried to get chances, we tried to play the right way. I'm really proud of that. I need to congratulate New Mexico on a great season and a great ascension into the elite ranks of college soccer because they're going to be a program that's going to be around for a long time. They have great fans, they have great coaches and they have great players. We look forward to playing them in the future."
Freshman goalie and College Cup defensive MVP Chris Seitz
Senior forward Mark Burch
On Chris Seitz:
"He's been amazing. He's earned everything he's gotten. He's got a great future. He made some amazing saves today, the kind of saves that you need to make to win big games and he's been doing that all year."
On winning the national championship: