Maryland Men's Soccer 2014 NCAA Tournament Capsule

Maryland Terrapins
Big Ten


The narrative of the season is the lack of a dominate team. That storyline is due in no small part to the Terrapins’ early season struggles. It was assumed Coach Sasho Cirovski’s side would face challenges in their augural Big Ten season, but losing five matches in their first ten was unfathomable. Maryland corrected course just in time to capture the Big Ten regular season title on the strength of eight straight wins to close out the regular season schedule.

2014 Record: 13-5-3, 5-2-1
Coach: Sasho Cirovski

Good Results: 10/12 Penn State (4-0), 10/19 at Indiana (2-1)
Bad Results: 9/8 at Navy (1-2), 9/12 at Michigan (1-1)

Why They Can Surprise?
It would be no surprise if the Terps reach their 9th College Cup under Cirovski, despite the disappointing start.  Maryland figured out how to score goals. After only scoring 1.0 goals per game in their first ten, they doubled that in their final eight match averaging 2.63 goals per game, including scoring four on Penn State. Goalkeeper Zackary Steffen can keep them in matches and, if Alex Shinsky and Tsubasa Endoh remain healthy, the Terrapins can be penciled into the national semi-finals…again.

Why They Can Disappoint:
If Shinsky and Endoh cannot stay fit than Maryland will struggle to find goals. Shinsky and Endoh are the creative threats for the Terps and with most opponents trying to bunker and counterattack, playmaking is at a premium. Any team could be beat this season and with this squad not being a vintage Cirovski team, they are no different.

Key Strikers:
Alex Shinsky, Senior, 2 goals and 4 assists
David Kabelik, Junior, 4 goals and 2 assists

Key Midfielders:
Mael Corboz, Junior, 10 goals and 3 assists
Dan Metzger, Senior, 3 goals and 2 assists
Tsubasa Endoh, Junior, 2 goals and 2 assists

Key Defenders:
Mike Ambrose, Junior, 0 goals, 3 assists
Jereme Raley, Senior, 1 goal, 5 assists

Key Goalkeepers:
Zackary Steffen, Sophomore, 0.83 goals against average, .679 save percentage, 9 shutouts

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 1.74 (34th in nation, 1st in conference)
Goals-Against Average: 0.87 (52, 6)
Shutout Percentage: .42 (35, 4)
Save Percentage: .653 (190, 9)

Recent Postseason Appearances:
2013    Second Round    Defeated Providence
2013    Third Round    Defeated UC Irvine
2013    Quarterfinals    Defeated California
2013    Semifinals    Defeated Virginia
2013    Finals    Lost to Notre Dame
2012    Second Round    Defeated Brown
2012    Third Round    Defeated Coastal Carolina
2012    Quarterfinals    Defeated Louisville
2012    National Semifinals    Lost to Georgetown
2011    Second Round    Defeated West Virginia
2011    Third Round    Lost to Louisville
2010    Second Round    Defeated Penn
2010    Third Round    Defeated Penn State
2010    Quarterfinals    Lost to Michigan
2009    First Round    Defeated Loyola (MD)
2009    Second Round    Defeated Penn State
2009    Third Round    Defeated Harvard
2009    Quarterfinals    Lost to Virginia
2008    Second Round    Defeated George Mason
2008    Third Round    Defeated California
2008    Quarterfinals    Defeated Creighton
2008    National Semifinals    Defeated St. John's
2008    National Finals    Defeated North Carolina
2007    Second Round    Defeated Loyola (MD)
2007    Third Round    Lost to Bradley
2006    Second Round    Defeated St. John's
2006    Third Round    Lost to Notre Dame
2005    Second Round    Defeated Brown
2005    Third Round    Defeated St. John's
2005    Quarterfinals    Defeated Akron
2005    National Semifinals    Defeated SMU
2005    National Finals    Defeated New Mexico
2004    Second Round    Defeated Hofstra
2004    Third Round    Defeated Creighton
2004    Quarterfinals    Defeated UCLA
2004    National Semifinals    Lost to Indiana
2003    Second Round    Defeated Old Dominion
2003    Third Round    Defeated Akron
2003    Quarterfinals    Defeated St. Louis
2003    National Semifinals    Lost to St. John's

*all team stats through 11/9


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