Three Former Terps Dot WUSA Rosters
May 2, 2001
Three former Maryland soccer standouts have made rosters in the WUSA, the new professional women's soccer league.
Midfielder Michelle Demko has played in two games with the Philadelphia Charge, helping the team to a 1-0-1 start with a win over San Diego (2-0) and a tie with Atlanta (0-0). Demko played at Maryland in 1993 and 1995, earning All-ACC honors as a senior as well as NSCAA All-Region accolades. She has also played for the U.S. National Team in 1997, in the German Women's Bundesliga and with the W-League's Tampa Bay Extreme.
Emily Janss is a midfielder with the New York Power, playing on Long Island. The Power has played a pair of scoreless ties with Atlanta and San Diego to start the year. Janss was a Soccer Buzz honorable mention All-American and All-Region at Maryland in 1997 and 1999. She was also an All-ACC pick in 1997, 1998 and 1999. She played with the W-League's Maryland Pride last season.
Maryland's all-time leading scorer Keri Sarver is playing close to home with the Washington Freedom, which is off to a 2-0 start. In her decorated career at Maryland, Sarver was a Soccer Times All-American as well an NSCAA All-Region pick for three seasons and an All-ACC choice in 1997 and 1998. She finished her Maryland career with 61 goals and 33 assists for an all-time best 155 points.