Terrapin Defender Nick Downing On MAC Player Of The Year List
Oct. 2, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, MD. - Junior co-captain Nick Downing (Redmond, Wash.) has been named as one of the finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year Award, as announced Monday by the Missouri Athletic Club. Downing, a two-year starter on defense for the Terps, was also a finalist for the award his sophomore year and is one of only three repeat candidates for the prestigious award. Duke's Ali Curtis, who finished second in the balloting last year, and Connecticut's Brent Rahim were the other two repeat candidates. Downing is one of three ACC players on the short-list for the MAC Collegiate Player of the Year.
The Maryland men's soccer team (4-5, 1-2 ACC) hosts its first two games of a three-game home stint this week when they host unranked Monmouth (3-4-2) and No. 17 North Carolina (8-2, 2-1 ACC) this week. Monmouth heads to Ludwig Field on Wednesday, and North Carolina visits the Terps' home field Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m
2000 Missouri Athletic Club Finalists Carl Bussey Southern Methodist Jason Cole St. Louis Ali Curtis Duke Nick Downing Maryland Mahamed Fahim Southern Methodist Chris Gbandi Connecticut T.J. Hannig Indiana Jack Jewsbury St. Louis Ryan Mack Indiana Lee Morrison Stanford Pat Noonan Indiana Brent Rahim Connecticut McKinley Tennyson, Jr. UCLA Ryan Trout Virginia Ricardo Villar Penn State
Players to Watch: Conor Casey (Portland), Kyle Martino (Virginia), Flavio Monteiro (Alabama-Birmingham), Brad Davis (St. Louis) and Alex Yi (UCLA)