Dec. 13, 2011
Top 11 in 2011
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
The Maryland men's soccer team gathered for its end of the year banquet Monday night at the UMCP Golf Course.
The 2011 squad celebrated another stellar campaign while distributing several awards. John Stertzer and Casey Townsend collected Most Valuable Offensive Player honors and the Terp trifecta of Taylor Kemp, Alex Lee and London Woodberry captured top defensive accolades.
University President Dr. Wallace D. Loh also addressed the team.
The program also honored long-time strength and conditioning coach Barry Kagan, who is moving out of the country after spending the last 17 seasons with head coach Sasho Cirovski and the men's soccer team.
A complete list of the award winners are listed below along with a compilation of the team highlights for the 2011 campaign.
2011 Team Highlights
17th straight NCAA appearance
Terps have advanced to NCAA Third Round a nation best 10 consecutive seasons
Amassed eight shutouts
Six players tabbed to All-ACC Team; more All-ACC selections than any other program
Casey Townsend and John Stertzer named to All-ACC First Team
Townsend and Stertzer named NSCAA All-Americans
Established new Ludwig Field record with 7,957 fans in a win against Duke
Sasho Cirovski secured victory number 300 Sept. 4 against Radford
Townsend finished his four-year run ranked third in goals (43) and fifth in points (96) in Maryland history. His 17 goals in 2011 is also the sixth-highest mark in Terp single-season annals.
2011 Specialty Awards
Most Valuable Player-Offensive
Most Valuable Player-Defensive
John Carlson Award
Presented to the Outstanding Team Member in Men's Soccer
Peter Lowery Award
Presented to the Men's Soccer team member who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, and distinguished citizenship on campus
Presented to the Men's Soccer team member who exemplifies loyalty, dedication, and selfless commitment to the Maryland Soccer Program