Today: Scott Buete.

Sport: Soccer.

College: University of Maryland.

Position: Midfielder.

Height, weight: 5 feet 7, 145 pounds.

Year: Freshman.

High school: Bowie (Class of 1999).

This season: With several friends and family members in attendance, Buete scored in the 50th minute to give the Terrapins a 1-0 victory over visiting Virginia. It was Buete's second goal of the season and Maryland's first regular season victory over the Cavaliers since 1990. He assisted on Jason Cropley's goal in a 1-0 victory over Lafayette on Sept. 22.

Career: Buete was a four-year starter at Bowie, helping the Bulldogs win three Prince George's 4A league titles. As a junior, Buete led Bowie to the Maryland 4A championship game; he had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over Eleanor Roosevelt in the South Region final and scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Patterson of Baltimore in the state semifinals.

Buete finished his high school career with 31 goals and 16 assists. As a senior, he was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's All-South team. He was a two-time All-Met.

While at Bowie, Buete was a finalist for the U.S. Under-18 National Team. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Developmental Program's regional team for seven years.

Coach: Bowie boys soccer coach Rich Kirkland remembers Buete as one of his most talented players.

"He came up as a freshman and played quite a bit. I think the thing that stands out most about Scott is his fluid motion with the ball. He is one of those kids who, even if you try to tackle the ball from him and make contact, is so fluid that you can't tackle him.

"Because of his size, he's not one who can take a heavy blow. But he is definitely a leader. He is just an outstanding all-around kid. It doesn't surprise me that he is doing so well."

CAPTION: Maryland midfielder Scott Buete was a two-time All-Met at Bowie High.