UMBC Soccer: Caringi Earns NSCAA and America East Top Weekly Honors

Senior forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) started his season with a bang and netted national recognition from the NSCAA, the America East Conference, Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News.

Caringi was named the NCAA Division I Men’s Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week for games ending Sept. 1. He also earned Player of the Week honors from the America East Conference and was selected to Teams of the Week in both Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News.

Caringi earned three Player of the Week awards from the America East Conference in 2012.

Caringi recorded his fifth and sixth career multiple-goal efforts in back-to-back contests. He now has 28 career goals and needs one more to move into a tie for tenth place on the school’s all-time goals list.

Wray Adds Paul Keeling to UMBC Women’s Soccer Staff

UMBC women’s soccer head coach Leslie Wray has announced that Paul Keeling will be joining the Retrievers’ staff for the 2013 season. Keeling, who has six years of coaching and three years of collegiate playing experience, will work most closely with the black and gold goalkeepers.

“I am very happy to have Paul join our staff,” Wray said. “Although he will mainly be responsible for training our goalkeepers, he has a wealth of experience in every aspect of the game and I trust that he will give valuable input in all areas of the program. Paul’s enthusiasm for the game is exactly what we need as we move this program in the right direction.”

Keeling comes to UMBC from Division II Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., where he has spent the last three seasons as a member of the men’s and women’s soccer coaching staff. During his stint, the Railsplitters’ men went a combined 31-16-5 and advanced to the title game of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament in 2012, while the women’s squad posted an overall mark of 27-22-4. In addition to recruiting, Keeling was also responsible for the development and monitoring of the squad’s conditioning and dietary programs, as well as the management of the team’s facilities, equipment and team travel.

Keeling won two BUCS Division I titles and made two tournament appearances in his three years as a starter at University of Lincoln, England (2005-08). In 2006, he was named the University Footballer of the Year and the University Athlete of the Year. Following his collegiate playing career, Keeling played three seasons semi-professionally in the UniBond Northern Premier League, his second stint in the league. While with the Retford United FC, he won two division titles, two President’s Cups, one UniBond League Cup and one Nottinghamshire Senior Cup.

In 2005, Keeling began his coaching career at the Bassetlaw and District Sport Development Department and has since spent six years at both the collegiate and youth levels. He spent one season with the Lincoln ladies FC Academy and followed with a stint as the head coach at Eaton Hall College in Nottinghamshire, England.

After making the move to the United States, Keeling founded and directed the All-American Goalkeeping Academy, which targeted athletes in Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina. In 2012, Keeling served as an assistant/goalkeeper coach for Soccer Club Oak Ridge.

Keeling graduated from the University of Lincoln, England in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in media production and received his M.A. in marketing and management at Lincoln Memorial University in 2012.

Keeling holds a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma and a Level II Goalkeeping Diploma. He also has a USSF National “D” coaching license.

UMBC’s Liam Paddock Named 2012 ECAC Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year

UMBC senior back Liam Paddock (Worcestershire, England/Chase Technology College) has been named the male 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Paddock will be feted at the 2012 ECAC Honors dinner held in conjunction with the 24th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show that will be held September 29-October 2 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Conn. The Honors Dinner is slated for Sunday evening, September 30.

Rider University soccer standout Abi Cottam was the female recipient of the award.

Paddock is the first Retriever to receive this ECAC honor. He has been a starter on the soccer field since his freshman year, and is a team co-captain for UMBC in this, his final collegiate season. A center back, Paddock anchors the Retriever defense, and was named to the America East All-Rookie Team in 2009. The Retrievers won the America East title and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament during Paddock’s sophomore season. Continue reading

UMBC Men’s Soccer Program Selected to Finish Fourth in 2012 America East Conference

The UMBC men’s soccer program was selected to finish fourth in the 2012 America East Conference race by the league’s eight head coaches.

The Retrievers placed fourth in the conference in 2011, earning a place in the six-team postseason tournament for the third consecutive year. UMBC had played in the league’s title game in both 2009 and 2010, winning the championship and advancing in the NCAA Championships in 2010.

Read the full press release here.

Liam Paddock ’13 Named 2011 America East Fall Scholar-Athlete

UMBC junior fullback Liam Paddock has been named the 2011 America East Fall Scholar-Athlete for the sport of men’s soccer.

Paddock was amongst six recipients in the league’s fall sports of men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey and men’s and women’s cross country. He is the first Retriever soccer player to receive the honor. Continue reading

Liam Paddock ’13, Vince Savarese ’12 and Andy Streilein ’12 Named to NSCAA Men’s Scholar All-East Region Team

UMBC junior Liam Paddock and seniors Vince Savarese and Andy Streilein were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American 2011 University Division Men’s Scholar All-East Region team.

Paddock earned second team All-East honors, while Savarese and Streilein were tabbed as Honorable Mention. All three had been previously named to the America East Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team in the fall.

Read more on umbcretrievers.com.

Join the PSS for Men’s Soccer and Pre-Game BBQ (10/19)

Join the Professional Staff Senate after work on Wednesday, October 19, for UMBC Men’s Soccer vs. Penn State and a pre-game BBQ! The BBQ will be held in Lot 1 from 5:30-7 p.m.; game time is 7 p.m. at the Retriever Soccer Park. This event is free for UMBC staff and guests, and includes BBQ and game ticket. Join us in cheering on the UMBC Soccer team and show your pride by wearing black and gold. To attend this event, RSVP via PSS on myUMBC Groups at http://my.umbc.edu/groups/pss/events.

For more information, contact Laila Shishineh at lailams@umbc.edu.

Jordan Becker ’15 Named America East Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week

UMBC freshman forward Jordan Becker was named America East Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for games ending August 28.

Becker scored the lone goal as the Retrievers edged visiting Mount St. Mary’s, 1-0, in the opening game for both teams. The contest was played in steady rain on Saturday, August 27, as the Baltimore area felt the first effects of Hurricane Irene.

Read more on umbcretrievers.com.