Maryland Men's Soccer 2012 NCAA Tournament Capsules

Maryland Terrapins
Atlantic 10


Head Coach Sasho Cirovski has done another excellent job keeping Maryland high in the rankings this season. The Terps offense, led by Patrick Mullins, tallied a total of 50 goals on the season and the defense was able to hold their opponents to just 19. The beefy Maryland defense pulled off an impressive eight game shutout regular season heading into the ACC tournament. Coach Cirovski and the Terps will be looking to keep their momentum alive all the way to the College Cup.

2012 Record: 17-1-2, 6-1-1
Coach: Sasho Cirovski

Good Results: 8/26 Louisville (3-0), 10/12 at Duke (2-1), 10/19 North Carolina (1-0)
Bad Results: 8/31 UCLA (2-2), 10/27 Clemson (2-2), 11/1 at Wake Forest (2-4)

Why They Can Surprise:
It’s hard to be surprised by a team like Maryland who has done nothing but live up to its expectations since the beginning of the season. With players like Patrick Mullins, who has 13 goals this season, on the offense it’s obvious why this team finished the season ranked number two. The Terps mulled their way towards the top and planted themselves so that no one could knock them down, finishing the season with an impressive record of 17-1-2. The defense is no surprise either allowing only 19 goals on the season while keepers Jordan Tatum and Keith Cardona only had to log a combined 37 saves, which says a lot about the defenders for Maryland. It’s no surprise either that Maryland won the ACC and is a favorite for the national championship as well.

Why They Can Disappoint:
Maryland has gone through the season with very little disappointment already, so it would be hard pressed for them to shovel one out in the postseason. A chance for a disappointment would come only if they lose early in the NCAA tournament, but even then the Terps have had an outstanding regular season to be proud of and will carry over that success to next season.

Key Strikers:
Patrick Mullins, Junior, 13 goals, 8 assists
Jake Pace, Jurnior, 4 goals, 3 assists
Christiano Francois, Freshman, 4 goals, 3 assists

Key Midfielders:
John Stertzer, Senior, 7 goals, 6 assists
Schillo Tshuma, Freshman, 8 goals, 2 assists
Mikey Ambrose, Freshman, 1 goal, 6 assists
Tsubasa Endoh, Freshman, 2 goals, 3 assists

Key Defenders:
London Woodberry, Senior, 2 goals, 0 assists
Dakota Edwards, Freshman, 1 goal, 0 assists

Key Goalkeepers:
Keith Cardona, Sophomore, 1.02 goals against average, .638 save percentage, 6 shutouts

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 2.59 (2nd in nation, 1st in conference)
Goals-Against Average: 1.05 (70, 5)
Shutout Percentage: 0.47 (20, 3)
Save Percentage: 0.652 (196, 9)

2013 MLS Draft Prospects:
#17 John Stertzer
#24 London Woodberry
#36 Patrick Mullins
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Recent Postseason Appearances:
Maryland    2011    Second Round    Defeated West Virginia
Maryland    2011    Third Round        Lost to Louisville
Maryland    2010    Second Round    Defeated Penn
Maryland    2010    Third Round        Defeated Penn State
Maryland    2010    Quarterfinals        Lost to Michigan
Maryland    2009    First Round        Defeated Loyola (MD)
Maryland    2009    Second Round    Defeated Penn State
Maryland    2009    Third Round        Defeated Harvard
Maryland    2009    Quarterfinals        Lost to Virginia
Maryland    2008    Second Round    Defeated George Mason
Maryland    2008    Third Round        Defeated California
Maryland    2008    Quarterfinals        Defeated Creighton
Maryland    2008    National Semifinals    Defeated St. John's
Maryland    2008    National Finals    Defeated North Carolina
Maryland    2007    Second Round    Defeated Loyola (MD)
Maryland    2007    Third Round        Lost to Bradley
Maryland    2006    Second Round    Defeated St. John's
Maryland    2006    Third Round        Lost to Notre Dame
Maryland    2005    Second Round    Defeated Brown
Maryland    2005    Third Round        Defeated St. John's
Maryland    2005    Quarterfinals        Defeated Akron
Maryland    2005    National Semifinals    Defeated SMU
Maryland    2005    National Finals    Defeated New Mexico
Maryland    2004    Second Round    Defeated Hofstra
Maryland    2004    Third Round        Defeated Creighton
Maryland    2004    Quarterfinals        Defeated UCLA
Maryland    2004    National Semifinals    Lost to Indiana
Maryland    2003    Second Round    Defeated Old Dominion
Maryland    2003    Third Round        Defeated Akron
Maryland    2003    Quarterfinals        Defeated St. Louis
Maryland    2003    National Semifinals    Lost to St. John's

*all team stats through 11/4


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