Luke Brown Transfers to the University of Maryland
Hofstra men’s soccer forward Luke Brown has transferred to the University of Maryland to continue his collegiate career with the reigning-NCAA champion Terrapins, Hofstra men’s soccer head coach Richard Nuttall announced in an interview with The Hofstra Chronicle.
“We’re happy to see him go on to that level and we’re happy for him,” Nuttall said. “He’s a great player and hopefully can go on to play in the pros. He’s got that potential.”
Brown ranked second on the Pride last season in goals and points, recording eight and 15, respectively. The rising senior earned All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selections in his first three seasons with the Pride, earning the CAA Rookie of the Year Award in 2016 as well as an All-CAA First Team selection that year. In both 2017 and 2018, Brown earned a spot on the All-CAA Third Team.
In his three years at Hofstra, Brown scored 16 goals, six of which were game-winning goals. He also recorded 40 points in 50 games played. Brown led the Pride with eight goals his freshman year and was tied for the team lead in points his sophomore year with nine.
“[Brown] is a dynamic attacking player who is capable of creating and finishing,” said Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski in a statement. “He is a proven high-level college player that will fit in seamlessly with our style of play. He is a skillful player but also plays with a lot of grit.”
Brown and the Pride faced the Terrapins both in 2016 and 2017, losing both games by scores of 2-1 and 2-0, respectively. Brown did not score in either of those games, recording one shot on goal. He only played 51 minutes against Maryland in 2016, while recording 85 minutes in the 2017 matchup.
The Pride finished the 2018 season with a record of 10-6-5, falling to the James Madison University (JMU) Dukes in the CAA Championship game in penalty kicks after defeating Northeastern University in the quarterfinals and UNC-Wilmington in the semifinals of the tournament. JMU went on to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
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