John Stertzer

John Stertzer
John Stertzer
John Stertzer
Real Salt Lake
Real Name: John Stertzer
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Age: 25 (10/04/1990)
Birthplace: Fairfax, Va.
Hometown: Oakton, Va.

Selected by Real Salt Lake with the 12th overall pick of in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Stertzer made two regular season appearances for the Claret-and-Cobalt before going down with a serious shoulder injury in a Reserve League match last May. The University of Maryland product spent the rest of the 2013 season returning to full fitness. A box-to-box midfielder capable of playing on the outside or at the top of RSL’s midfield diamond, Stertzer will look to stay healthy and compete for minutes with the RSL first-team in 2014.
RSL: Selected by Real Salt Lake in the first round (12th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 17, 2013
Professional Career
2014: Stertzer saw great progress in his second season with RSL, playing 273 minutes while starting in three of his nine appearances.  However, a fractured tibia cut his season short in August.
2013: Made two appearances for the Claret-and-Cobalt in the regular season, registering no goals or assists … Made his professional debut in RSL’s second game of the year, coming on in the 81st minute of the Claret-and-Cobalt’s 1-0 loss at DC United … Made his second and final appearance of the year on March 23 in RSL’s 2-0 loss at FC Dallas … Dislocated his shoulder on May 20 in Reserve League game against Chivas USA; missed most of the rest of the season due to the injury
2009-12: Played four years at the University of Maryland ... Finished his Terps career with 79 appearances, 49 starts, 25 goals and 13 assists ... Was named a Third Team All-American in his senior season of 2012, First Team All-ACC in 2011 and 2012 and ACC Championship All-Tournament Team in 2012 ... Helped lead Maryland to the NCAA College Cup in 2012, where they lost in the semifinal round 
High School/Club
Attended Flint Hill High School in Oaktown, Va.... Named the All-Met Virginia Player of the Year in 2007 ... Was a two-time selection to the Washington Post All-Met First-Team in High School ... Tallied 105 goals through his four-year high school career ... Played a year up as a member of the Potomac U18 Development Academy, leading his team in scoring
Was an American Studies major at the University of Maryland

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Real Salt Lake199186004215050
2014Real Salt Lake9302730305120
2013Real Salt Lake200330201000
Career Totals-30121116609221170
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