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MM 6.24: Maryland men’s soccer adds two transfers for 2022 season

The Terps will have two new contributors to their attack this fall.

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics.

Maryland men’s soccer landed two transfers on Thursday, officially announcing the additions of senior forward Stefan Copetti from Marist College and graduate forward German Giammattei from Amherst College to help bolster the attack for the 2022 season.

After the departure of leading goalscorer Ben Bender to the MLS at the end of last season, head coach Sasho Cirovski is seemingly looking to plug some new pieces into the offensive machine that produced the third-most goals and assists in the Big Ten last year.

Copetti was a First Team All-MAAC selection for Marist in 2021, leading the team to both MAAC regular season and tournament titles with a team-high nine goals. Cirovski is a coach who likes to move his forwards around in attacking formations, and Copetti can fit anywhere along the front three, which means he could see a solid role within the team.

“He is a capable playmaker and provider but what I really like is his will to score,” Cirovski said in a release.

Giammattei was an absolute monster in Division III with Amherst, winning USC National Player of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons. In 60 starts for the Mammoths, he totaled 45 goals and 12 assists, almost averaging a goal contribution per game.

For a Maryland team whose leading scorer last season had just seven goals, Giammattei could provide the Terps with that goal scoring touch that they lack upfront.

With sophomore forward Joshua Bolma returning to the squad after being named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2021, the attack could be looking scary for Cirovski this fall.

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