Maryland keeper Zack Steffen signs with German Bundesliga team


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland sophomore goalkeeper Zack Steffen is leaving college to sign with Freiburg of Germany’s Bundesliga.

Maryland made the announcement Friday on its website.

A 19-year-old from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Steffen led the Terrapins to consecutive regular-season and conference titles and was defensive most outstanding player at last year’s NCAA College Cup, where Maryland lost to Notre Dame.

Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski says “this is a tremendous opportunity for Zack.”

Other Maryland players who have signed with European clubs include Taylor Twellman and Robbie Rogers.

CONGRATS to @z_steff1 for inking a contract with @sc_freiburg of the @Bundesliga_EN! #TerpNation will miss you!

— Maryland Mens Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) December 12, 2014

Scott Harrigan
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