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MM 11.3: Maryland men’s soccer defender Ryan Blumberg named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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No. 7 Maryland men’s soccer defender Ryan Blumberg has been awarded the Big Ten Defender of the Week, the program announced on Tuesday.

Blumberg drew his first start against Indiana on Senior Day back on the last day of October and scored his first career goal at the college level. Maryland went on to win the game 2-0 in front of the College Park crowd.

He scored the header off a corner in the 49th minute of the match, and the goal snapped Indiana’s scoreless streak that stretched over 700 straight minutes. After Blumberg scored, he was visibly met with emotion as he was surrounded by his teammates.

Blumberg’s goal helped Maryland win the match to officially secure the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

In other news

Joe wrote a piece earlier on Tuesday about Blumberg and his path to an emotional moment in his career.

Matt wrote about how former Terps performed in the NFL this past weekend.

Ben looked at Maryland women’s basketball’s Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller and how they are bringing their gold medal pedigrees to the program this season.

No. 7 Maryland men’s soccer midfielder Ben Bender is the first Terp to score in five consecutive games since 2005.

Maryland volleyball’s Sam Csire had a career-high four aces last weekend against Rutgers.

The Maryland men’s basketball season is now under a week away.

Maryland Athletics shared the best photos from October.