Cody Albrecht, Grad Student, Midfielder, No. 25
Weight: 145 lbs.
Collegiate stats: One goal, four assists.
High school: Dematha Caltholic High School (Calverton, Maryland)
High school stats (Senior Year): 31 assists.
How'd He Get to College Park?
After spending four years at St. John's, Albrecht is making his return to the state of Maryland. A coveted recruit out of Dematha Catholic, Albrecht had a state-record 31 assists as a senior, and was named the Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year and the Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year. He didn't play at all in his first two years for the Red Storm, sitting out both seasons due to injury. In two healthy campaigns, Albrecht tallied one goal, which came against La Salle in October of 2013. He went goalless on 15 shots as a senior, but started every game. Maryland announced it had accquired him in July.
Scoring his first college goal against La Salle.
Albrecht makes an impression on his new team and secures a starting spot next to Mael Corboz and Tsubasa Endoh in the midfield. He becomes a vauable addition to the team as a steady midfielder, even if he doesn't fill up the stat sheet.
Albrecht enters a crowded midfield for his only season at Maryland. A quick look at the roster reaveals no less than 13 players who are midfielders in some capacity, so Albrecht could find himself on the outside looking in when it comes to playing time. That said, he'll be an interesting player to watch early in the season, as the team, which features 11(!!) freshmen, will play some tough out-of-conference foes to begin the year and coach Sasho Cirovski may be looking for experienced veterans who can lead the team into Big Ten play.
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