The USILA just realeased its 2010 Division 1 All-American teams. No player from the University of Maryland made the first team, although there were 5 players from the same conference made the cut. One odd sight is that Max Quinzanni, the favorite to win the Tewaaraton Award for Player of the Year, was left off the 1st team.
John Galloway, the keeper from Syracuse, who put up some staggering numbers, was the top goalie this year. Brian Farrell and Joel White, the top two long pole hybrid defenders-middies, had to be split up. Farrell was the only Terp to make the 2nd team, also a significant honor. Maryland will be happy to see their junior captain return for his senior season, after missing all of 2009 with a lung injury. His return to health was a key part of the Terrapin's success this year.
Grant Catalino, who led the Terps in scoring, earned 3rd team honors as part of the Attack unit. Defender Brett Schmidt joins Catalino as the only other Terps to make an All-American team.
The Honorable Mention list was quite lengthy but there are a few notable players from College Park. Ryan Young was part of the Attack group. Maxwell Schmidt was the defender from Maryland's backline. Brian Phipps, the anchor for Cottle's defense was one of 6 goalies to garner Honorable Mention honors.
Congratulations to all the players, especially the Terps, who made the All-American list. Go Terps!
The Final Four should be a great weekend. If you are in the area, make sure you catch the games on Saturday and Monday at M&T Bank Stadium. Cornell vs. Notre Dame at 4pm Saturday and Duke vs. Virginia at 6:30pm. The ACC will have a shot at another national championship.