Athlete’s Name: Zach Maas
Current Team: Sparta ‘98 Premier MD
Position: Midfield, Forward (Winger)
Playing Experience: Sparta United SC (10 years), RIV ’98 ODP Team (3 years), RJO Willem II/RKC C1 in The Netherlands (2 years) and Real Madrid Select 2014 adidas International Training Program
Coaches Comments: “Zach is the Team Captain for Sparta ’98 Premier MD. His personality, technical and tactical skills, physical qualities, have helped him to develop into one of the best players in Utah and RIV. Zach has also trained in The Netherlands the past two-years at a professional youth academy. Zach is a leader in and outside the field, and for me it’s an honor to work with him at the club and ODP level.” –Marco de Ruiter
Favorite Soccer Teams: Manchester United F.C. and Real Madrid C.F.
Favorite Players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Mario Mandzukic and Adnan Januzaj
Most Memorable Soccer Experiences: Winning 6 consecutive State Cup Championships with Sparta ’98 Premier. Living in Tilburg, Netherlands playing full-time with RJO Willem II/RKC ’98, and playing against PSV, Vitesse and Feyenoord.
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Book: Cirque du Freak
Favorite Food: Steak and Dutch Frikandel
Special Interests: Travel, golf, and hanging out with friends…
Community Service: I like to help with soccer clinics and camps with young players
Academic Accomplishments: Academic Honor Roll, Cumulative 3.75 GPA, Honors Math and English