BR-9 Maryland soccer returns two key cogs on the offensive end of the pitch in sophomores Sebastian Elney (7 goals, 2 assists) and Eryk Williamson (6 goals, 5 assists), but loses two of its other offensive standouts Tsubasa Endoh and Mael Corboz. Cody Niedermeier will be back between the posts as a redshirt senior. He notched nine shutouts in 21 starts last season and picked up a 0.80 goals against average to boot.
Virginia transfer Jake Rozhansky should help bolster the midfield for Maryland (Courtesy of Maryland Athletics)
Head Coach: Sasho Cirovski
2015 Finish: 12-5-6 (Lost to Clemson in NCAA 3rd round)
Key Returners: Sebastian Elney (F); Eryk Williamson (MF)
Games to Watch: Aug. 26 at UCLA; Sept 9 at Indiana
Key Newcomers: Jake Rozhansky – transfer from Virginia who was named to the All-ACC Second Team in 2015; Gordon Wild – transfer from USC Upstate who scored 16 goals and was named Freshman of the Year by Hero Sports.
What Else? Head coach Sasho Cirovski plucked a number of standout players from other D1 schools over the summer, including HERO Sports 2015 Newcomer of the Year Gordon Wild from USC Upstate. The team also picked up Jake Rozhansky from Virginia. Keep an eye on these two, as they should provide an immediate impact for the Terps.