I don’t know how you can get much better than Maryland Terrapins soccer star Patrick Mullins. After a 2012 season that ranked sixth in points and goals and eighth in assists for a single season at Maryland, the senior striker from New Orleans, Louisiana is set to be given the Outstanding Male Amateur Athletes of the Year for New Orleans.
Mullins is a great Terp in the truest sense. After winning the 2012 Hermann Trophy (awarded to the best male player in D1 soccer), leading the Terps to the college cup, and being a First-Team NSCAA All-American, Mullins elected to stay at Maryland in spite of a contract offer from Generation adidas. Presumably, Mullins wants to cap off a stellar career with a College Cup, the only award thus far that has eluded his grip.
Mullins led one of the best offensive teams in the nation last year in goals (17) and assists (10), but the Terps fell to Georgetown in the College Cup 4-3 after a triple-OT thriller. But the heartbreak suffered there clearly wasn’t enough to keep Mullins away from the college pitch, and this year the Terps look as good as ever.
The Terps are deep this year, and there’s a good chance they’ll be ranked at or near the top of the rankings when the season begins. With Pat Mullins leading the way, there’s a good chance they will live up to and exceed those expectations.
Tip of the hat, Pat!