Former Maryland men’s soccer defender Donovan Pines put together an impressive performance in his first on-field action of 2020, earning Man of the Match honors in D.C. United’s 0-0 draw to Cincinnati FC.
In his first start this season, Pines starred in the center of United’s back three centre-back line, anchoring the defense en route to his side’s first clean sheet of the year.
Pines, who is the son of the University of Maryland’s new president Dr. Darryll Pines, showed immense confidence with the ball at his feet, completing 92 percent of his passes in his full 90 minutes on the pitch. He also won five aerial duels and made three recoveries, proving he can be a reliable presence at back at just 22 years old.
Though he did not appear in this summer’s MLS is Back Tournament, Pines’ second professional season is off to a strong start.
In other news
Citing the postponement of the 2020 season, Maryland wide receiver DJ Turner announced he was entering the transfer portal Friday.
Former Terp Antoine Brooks Jr. is getting ready for his rookie NFL season.
A compound fracture on his ankle in HS put his football career in doubt.— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 21, 2020
But @TwanDoee is still here and his NFL dreams are coming true . pic.twitter.com/uJI0s78hvA
Maryland men’s basketball honored Kobe Bryant on his birthday Sunday.
An inspiration to a generation of hoopers. HBD Kobe. pic.twitter.com/LMRreIkoM0— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) August 23, 2020
The program also took a look back at one of Aaron Wiggins’ best dunks from the 2019-20 season.
Follow jam of the YEAR!! @Aaron_Wiggins_ pic.twitter.com/93kyy7sGDF— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) August 23, 2020
Darryl Morsell is eager to get back on the court for the Terps.
Dear basketball,— Darryl Morsell (@410D_) August 23, 2020
I miss you! Sorry if I ever took you for granted .#3G
The Maryland women’s basketball trio continues to impress for the Connecticut Sun.
Rookie➡️Vet#SUNState pic.twitter.com/t1Pcgmolnk— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) August 22, 2020
Maryland men’s soccer gave a shoutout defender Ben Di Rosa.
Absolute CLASS— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) August 23, 2020
We've never stopped watching this, @bendirosa98 pic.twitter.com/gA5pgF09qz
Maryland volleyball coach Adam Hughes gave a program update.
Hear it from coach— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) August 21, 2020
We’re back, we’re working, and we’re hopeful#FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/BKdL6E0GIO