[SOCCER AMERICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR]Patrick Mullins, who led Maryland to the ACC championship and a berth in the Men's College Cup, is the 2012 Soccer America Men's Player of the Year. The junior is the second Maryland player to win the award after 2005 winner Jason Garey, who like him hails from Louisiana.
Mullins led the Terrapins with 17 goals and 10 assists, including a goal and two assists in the semifinal thriller against Georgetown at the Men's College Cup in Hoover, Ala.
Mullins was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and MVP of the ACC Tournament. He is considered a top MLS prospect but has elected to return to the Terrapins for his senior season.
Men's Player of the Year
Position: Forward. Class:Junior.
Hometown:New Orleans, La.
Youth Club: Chicago Fire Juniors Louisiana
Summer Club:New Orleans Jesters (PDL)
MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2012 -- Patrick Mullins, Maryland
2011 -- Ben Speas, North Carolina
2010 -- Kofi Sarkodie, Akron
2009 -- Teal Bunbury, Akron
2008 -- Steve Zakuani, Akron
2007 -- O'Brian White, Connecticut
2006 -- Joseph Lapira, Notre Dame
2005 -- Jason Garey, Maryland
2004 -- Ryan Pore, Tulsa
2003 -- Joseph Ngwenya, Coastal Carolina
2002 -- Alecko Eskandarian, Virginia
2001 -- Luchi Gonzalez, SMU
2000 -- Chris Gbandi, Connecticut
1999 -- Aleksey Korol, Indiana
1998 -- Wojtek Krakowiak, Clemson
1997 -- Ben Olsen, Virginia
1996 -- Johnny Torres, Creighton
1995 -- Mike Fisher, Virginia
1994 -- A.J. Wood, Virginia
1993 -- Claudio Reyna, Virginia
1992 -- Claudio Reyna, Virginia
1987-91 -- No winner announced
1986 -- Paul Caligiuri, UCLA, John Kerr, Duke
1985 -- Michael Brady, American
1984 -- Paul DiBernardo, Indiana