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Global May 03, 2012

Univ. of Maryland Men’s Soccer announces 2012 recruiting haul

By Charles Boehm

The University of Maryland’s men’s soccer program officially announced their 2012 recruiting class on Thursday, the latest crop of top talent in head coach Sasho Cirovski’s two-decades-long tenure at College Park.

The Terps signed eight players for the fall season, including five prospects named as “Top 150 Recruits” by College Soccer News: FC Dallas youth academy product Michael Ambrose, D.C. United Academy goalkeeper Cody Niedermeier, Episcopal High School product and Zimbabwe youth national teamer Ntokozo Tshuma and New York natives Dakota Edwards and Donovan Fraser.

Japanese youth international Tsubasa Endoh, Baton Rouge, La. standout Ryan Reid and David Kabelik, a sleeper pick from the American International School of Budapest, also signed letters of intent. Endoh, Fraser and Niedermeier already began taking classes and participating in offseason workouts at UMd. this spring, and stand to benefit from that advance introduction to the program.

“I am pleased to announce our 2012 recruiting class,” Cirovski said in a press release. “This is a talented group of players who will leave their mark on our program…We have strengthened our team in all areas on the field. Integrating this talented class with a hungry and talented returning group has our coaching staff excited about our team for the fall. Our fans are in for a treat.”

[ +Read Maryland’s full rundown of this year’s recruits here ]