0 - Phil Saunders
Phil Saunders
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Perry Hall, Md.
High School: Perry Hall
Position: GK
gp 20
gs 20
min 1926:23
ga 15
gaa 0.70
sv 52

Accolades: (2009) Named to the America East Conference All-Rookie Team… (2011) Earned a place on America East Fall 2011 Academic Honor Roll… (2012) Tabbed the Most Outstanding Player of the America East Tournament and to the league’s All-Tournament team… Named to the America East Second Team… Selected to College Soccer News’ Team of the Week on Nov. 12… Shared team Most Valuable Player honors with Pete Caringi III… Earned place on America East Fall 2012 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. (2013) Named America East Player of the Week on Nov. 4… Selected to America East Second Team and All-Championship Team for second consecutive season… Shared Tom Rider Award (senior who contributes the most to the program throughout his career) with Pete Caringi III.

 

Career Summary/2013: Posted seven shutouts on the season and moved into second place on UMBC’s all-time shutouts list with 24, just one behind UMBC Hall of Famer Brian Rowland (’02)… Tallied 52 saves and is now eighth on that list with 217 in his UMBC career… Finished second in the America East Conference with a 0.70 goals against average… That figure was ranked 19th in the nation… Started all 69 games he appeared in and amassed nearly 6,333 minutes played… His final goals-against-average was 0.97 and the final record was 44-14-10 (.721)… Played all 1,916 minutes that the Retrievers competed on the campaign… Won his first nine decisions, but did not record a shutout until a 1-0 victory over George Mason in the ninth game of the season… Blanked UMBC’s final four America East opponents and five of seven AE foes overall… Tied his season high with seven stops versus UConn in NCAA Tournament contest.   

2012: After a season-and-a half of dormancy, he played every minute of Retriever soccer (2120:00) during the championship season… Opened the season by posting his eighth career shutout in a 0-0 double-overtime draw vs. Radford on Aug. 25… Tied his career high with eight saves in a 1-1 draw vs. VCU on Aug. 30… Preserved a 2-0 UMBC shutout over Loyola by stopping a penalty kick in 83’ on Sept. 19… Finished the season brilliantly, not allowing a goal in UMBC’s final 551 minutes of action… Did not allow a goal in the America East Tournament, nor two NCAA Tournament games… Stopped UNH’s second and fourth PK opportunities in the America East title game, as UMBC advanced with a 4-2 margin on Nov. 10… Brushed aside ODU’s first and third attempts in the first-round NCAA contest in Norfolk as UMBC advanced, 3-2, in penalty kicks… Denied UNC’s fourth attempt in PK’s in the second round game, but the Retrievers misfired on three-of-five tries and were ousted, 3-2… Posted 10 shutouts, falling one short of Brian Rowland’s single-season record (11, 2002)… Recorded the fourth-most saves in a season (77) for a UMBC Division I junior… His 17 career shutouts are fourth on UMBC’s all-time list and his 165 saves are ranked ninth… Led America East with a 0.72 goals against average… Owns a career record of 28-13-7 (.656).    


2011: Did not compete in any fall contests.


2010: Started the first seven games of the campaign and posted a 3-3-0 record… Got the win with a perfect 45 minutes in the opener vs. VMI on Sept 2 and recorded a shutout two days later in a 2-0 victory over Wofford… Lost three of his next four decisions, posting a victory in a 2-1 overtime win vs. La Salle on Sept. 15… Made a season-high seven saves in his final action of the season, a 2-1 loss at FDU on Sept. 26.


2009: The freshman goalkeeper got the starting nod in the season opener and started all 20 games on the campaign… Posted his first career shutout (of six on the season) in game No. 3 vs. St. Joseph’s on Sept. 6… Recorded four consecutive shutouts in wins over Towson, Drexel, Loyola (Md.) and La Salle… Named America East Conference Rookie of the Week for games played Sept. 14-20 and Sept. 21-27… Was especially brilliant in the 1-0 wins over Towson and Loyola, with dazzling saves down the stretch of each contest… Posted a season-high six saves vs. the Greyhounds, which he later tied with six stops at Hartford on Oct. 28… His lone shutout in America East competition occurred vs. Stony Brook on Oct. 7… Recorded the fourth-most saves in a season (68) for a UMBC Division I freshman netminder.   

Background: Majoring in Health Administration and Policy… A Baltimore Sun Second-Team All-Metro selection as a fullback for Perry Hall… Also earned All-Division, All-County and Second-Team All-State honors… Competed as a goalkeeper for Baltimore Bays’ club team… Part of a powerful Gators’ squad which reached the state championship in both 2007 and 2008… Netted the first penalty kick in the state semifinals as Perry Hall defeated Magruder, 3-1, to move to the state finals vs. Bowie… Also lettered in baseball… Father, Ian, played professional soccer… Enjoys mahi mahi and the music of Jack Johnson… Son of Ginger and the late Ian Saunders… Phillip Andrew Saunders was born on Sept. 28, 1991.

 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS Min. GA GAA SV SV% W L T Sho.
2009 20-20 1768:45 24 1.22 68 .739 14 6 0 6
2010 7-7 527:32 11 1.88 20 .645 3 3 0 1
2011 DNP                  
2012 22-22 2120:00 17 0.45 77 .819 11 4 7 10
2013 20-19 1916:23 15 0.70 52 .776 16 1 3 7
Career 69-68 6332:40 67 0.97 217   44 14 10 24
Recent Games
Oct 26 at Binghamton T, 0-0
Nov 2 at UMass Lowell W, 2-0
Nov 6 Stony Brook W, 1-0
Nov 13 Albany W, 2-1
Nov 16 Hartford W, 4-0
Nov 24 Connecticut T, 2-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 20 7
Games started 20 7
Minutes 1926:23 670:00
Goals against 15 2
Goals-against average 0.70 0.27
Saves 52 19
Save pct .776 .905
Wins 16 5
Losses 1 0
Ties 3 2
Shutouts 7 5
Date Opponent Score min ga gaa sv sv%
Aug 20 James Madison W, 3-2 - - - - -
Aug 23 American W, 1-0 - - - - -
Aug 30 Seattle W, 3-1 90:00 1 1.00 1 .500
Sep 1 UNLV W, 3-1 90:00 1 1.00 0 .000
Sep 5 Central Conn. St. W, 3-1 90:00 1 1.00 2 .667
Sep 7 St. Francis (N.Y.) W, 3-1 90:00 1 1.00 0 .000
Sep 14 at Radford W, 4-1 90:00 1 1.00 0 .000
Sep 17 Navy W, 3-2 102:03 2 1.76 7 .778
Sep 21 at Loyola (Md.) W, 3-1 90:00 1 1.00 0 .000
Sep 25 George Mason W, 1-0 90:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Sep 28 George Washington W, 2-1 102:31 1 0.88 1 .500
Oct 1 Delaware L, 1-0 116:37 1 0.77 6 .857
Oct 5 at Hartford W, 2-1 90:00 1 1.00 4 .800
Oct 9 at William & Mary   - - - - -
Oct 12 Albany T, 0-0 110:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Oct 16 at Vermont W, 2-1 90:00 1 1.00 2 .667
Oct 19 New Hampshire W, 1-0 90:00 0 0.00 1 1.000
Oct 26 at Binghamton T, 0-0 110:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Nov 2 at UMass Lowell W, 2-0 90:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Nov 6 Stony Brook W, 1-0 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Nov 13 Albany W, 2-1 105:12 1 0.86 3 .750
Nov 16 Hartford W, 4-0 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Nov 24 Connecticut T, 2-2 110:00 2 1.64 7 .778
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
Total 20 20 1926:23 15 0.70 52 .776 16 1 3 7
Conference 7 7 670:00 2 0.27 19 .905 5 0 2 5
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -

Home 14 14 1366:23 11 0.72 40 .784 11 1 2 5
Away 6 6 560:00 4 0.64 12 .750 5 0 1 2
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -

Wins 16 16 1479:46 12 0.73 33 .733 16 0 0 5
Losses 1 1 116:37 1 0.77 6 .857 0 1 0 0

September 8 8 744:34 8 0.97 14 .636 8 0 0 1
October 6 6 606:37 3 0.45 19 .864 3 1 2 3
November 5 5 485:12 3 0.56 18 .857 4 0 1 3
December - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -