Terps hire Hartford's Cirovski COLLEGE SOCCER

February 02, 1993

Maryland has named Sasho Cirovski, who guided the University of Hartford to the past two NCAA tournaments, as its men's soccer coach.

In two years under Cirovski, Hartford had a 26-12-6 record. In both seasons, the Hawks won the North Atlantic Conference tournament and advanced to the NCAAs. Wilde Lake's Chris Williams and Oakland Mills' Chris Love were starters for Hartford.

In 1991, Hartford took eventual champion Virginia to four overtimes in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Before coming to Hartford, Cirovski spent three years as an assistant at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He replaces Alden Shattuck, who resigned in December after eight seasons with the Terps. Cirovski will try to revive a once-dominant program that has sagged to the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the nation's best in soccer.

"Cirovski gives Maryland what we set out to find when we began the search," athletic director Andy Geiger said.

"He has a passion and enthusiasm for the game, and relates to the entire student-athlete very well. His accomplishments to date speak for themselves. He's one of the best young coaches anywhere."

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