The Men’s College Cup is here. We’ve chatted with one player from each team in order to break down the championship matchups. Let’s do it.
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Describe the four remaining programs using one word?
A.J. Corrado of Indiana says: Creighton: Style; Georgetown: Strength; Maryland: Perennial (contenders); Us: Confident
Jose Gomez of Creighton says: Georgetown: Compact (in the midfield); Maryland: Offensive; Indiana: Physical; Us: Fundamental
Andy Riemer of Georgetown says: Creighton: Consistent; Indiana: Tradition; Maryland: Dangerous
Patrick Mullins of Maryland says: Creighton: Possession-oriented; Georgetown: Hard-working; Indiana: Teamwork; Us: Aggressive.
What opposing player will be the X-factor for your Friday opponent?
Corrado on Creighton: Jose Gomez is their X-factor, to me. He gives them time and space and can make things happen. He’s a huge part of how their team works.
Gomez on Indiana: Eriq Zavaleta. I watched them against North Carolina (in the Elite Eight) and their team didn’t have many chances but he just made it happen. He’s that kind of player.
Riemer on Maryland: John Stertzer. I played with him at Potomac Academy and he’s one of their key players. He has a really great understanding of the game and is a play-maker.
Mullins on Georgetown: I wouldn’t single out one player, I think they play really attractive soccer and have good teamwork. They have guys that can hurt you in different ways.