A steady point producer the last two seasons who is always capable of a “break-out” game...a very explosive dodger who continues to improve his ball distribution skills...has the versatility to play behind the goal or dodge from the midfield area...has seen action in all 38 UMBC games over the past three seasons.
AT UMBC: Is UMBC’s leading returning scorer for the second straight year...scored a career high 22 points in 2002...after tallying just four points in the first five games, he scored a career-high four goals in a 10-6 win over Rutgers...he had been re-inserted into the starting attack in place of an injured Josh Gerber...after being blanked at U. Mass, he recorded five points (1g, 4a) in a valiant 15-11 setback at UNC...he then took a collar vs. Towson, but responded again with a career-high six point game (2g, 4a) in the 15-9 win over Army...had three second period assists, including helpers on the game-tying and go-ahead goals...in 2001, he was shifted from attack to midfielder and responded with 11 goals and 7 assists...had a trio of three-point efforts, occuring vs. Mt. St. Mary’s (1-2-3), U. Mass (2-1-3), and North Carolina (3-0-3)...staked UMBC to a 6-3 first half lead over UNC with three goals in the first half of play...also notched a pair of goals in the 8-7 win at Penn State...scored eight points in his last four ECAC games...earned international experience by playing for Team Germany (with teammate Greg Wojtech) at the European Championships the prior summer...team defeated Great Britain for the European title...saw action in all 14 games in 2000, primarily as a midfielder ...scored his first collegiate goal at Cornell...also hit the nets vs. Duke, giving UMBC an early 3-1 lead...added a goal in the win over Stony Brook.
BACKGROUND: Earned All-WCAC Second Team honors in football and was named Alexandria Athlete of the Month...also played varsity basketball, helping the Cardinals to the Virginia State Catholic League title...played against standout basketball freshmen Keith Bogans (Kentucky) and Joe Forte (Boston Celtics)...the oldest of four children...is interested in a career in business...an admirer of Wayne Gretzky...enjoys driving his 1978 Ford Bronco, water skiiing and any family activities...nicknamed Tweeder...son of Joan and Fritz Kestermann...born April 14, 1981.