Mael Corboz, Senior, Midfielder, No. 8
Weight: 165 lbs.
Collegiate stats: 20 goals, 16 assists
High school: The Pingry School (Green Brook, New Jersey)
High School Stats (senior year): 14 goals, 13 assists
How'd He Get to College Park?
Corboz was a star at the Pingry School and on the New York Red Bull Academy, and also competed for the U15 national team in 2009. He committed to Rutgers in March of 2011, and made an impact in his freshman season with the team. He named team MVP as a freshman and was on the Big East All-Rookie Team and the Second Team Big East, scoring three goals on the season and adding seven assists when no other player on the team had more than one. He increased his production as a sophomore captain, scoring seven goals to go along with six assists.
He transfered to Maryland for last season and was the team's best offensive player, leading the squad with 10 goals when the next-highest total on the team was four. He was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and was the conference tournament's Most Valuable Offensive Player.
Scoring two goals in Maryland's victory over No. 3 Penn State last season.
Corboz becomes a first-team All-American and is the concensus No. 1 player in the Big Ten. He leads the Terps to a deep playoff run.
Corboz really does have the chance to be one of the best players in the nation this fall. He occupies the 20 spot in topdrawersoccer.com's most recent player rankings, and is the sixth-ranked midfielder on the list, so he could end up jumping a few players to put himself in the top 10. He'll be relied upon heavily by the Terps, and as he goes, so will the rest of the team.
That's all for our brief soccer profiles. Look for our season preview coming out next week.
ImFromMarylandAndNoOneCanBeatMe takes home the title.