Maryland's Mullins Named Soccer America Player of the Year

Jan. 8, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( - Maryland junior forward Patrick Mullins who led the Terps to the 2012 ACC Men's Soccer Championship and a berth in the Men's College Cup has been named the 2012 Soccer America Men's Player of the Year.

Mullins is the second Maryland player to win the award and first since 2005. He is also the 10th player in ACC history to earn Soccer America's top honor.

The New Orleans, La., native led Maryland with 17 goals and 10 assists. He was named the 2012 ACC Offensive Player,  the ACC Championship MVP and was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America First Team.

Mullins was also named to the 2012 Soccer America MVPs First Team, which honors the players who have had the biggest impact on their team's success regardless of position.

Along with Mullins, North Carolina sophomore midfielder Mikey Lopez was also recognized on the first team, while the Tar Heels' senior goalkeeper Scott Goodwin earned MVPs Second Team honors.