The FC Dallas Player Development system continues to provide college programs around the country with players that have refined their skills through the FC Dallas Youth program. The FCD College Round-up is our bi-weekly series that will keep track of a select number of former FCDY players and monitor their progress through the college soccer ranks.
University of Maryland (20-1-3) – London Woodberry (Senior Defender), Mikey Ambrose (Freshman Defender)
After cruising through the first four rounds of the NCAA Championship tournament, FC Dallas Academy products London Woodberry and Mikey Ambrose and the rest of the University of Maryland Terrapins met Georgetown in the NCAA College Cup semifinals. On Friday, December 7, the Terps played the Hoyas in a thrilling match that featured eight goals in regulation, two scoreless overtime periods and a penalty kick shootout that saw Georgetown advance to the final.
Maryland jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute, but the Hoyas fired back with three unanswered goals in the 33rd, 34th and 48th minutes, respectively. Maryland got back to within one in the 59th minute, but Georgetown scored again in the 61st. Ambrose then set up Maryland's third goal in the 74th minute, and the Terps tied the game in the 77th.
After 30 scoreless minutes of overtime, the match was decided in a penalty kick shootout. Although Woodberry converted his shot for the Terps, Maryland fell 4-3 in PKs.
2012 was a succesful freshman season for Ambrose, as the young defender appeared in all 24 matches for Maryland while starting 22 and logging a total of 2,009 minutes. Ambrose also scored one goal and tied for second on the team in assists with seven.
In his senior year with the Terrapins, Woodberry logged a total of 2,024 minutes; playing every minute of Maryland's 2012 season except for the two matches he missed to red card suspensions. The senior defender also scored three goals in 2012, one of which was a game-winner.