Baltimore, Md.—UMBC men's soccer honored a former player and supporter of the program back in April with awards at their annual alumni match. Paul Mittermeier and Andy Marchica, '05 earned The John Ellinger Award for being "supporters that exemplify passion" for the program.
Marchica organizes the yearly alumni golf tournament, that helps raise money for the program. He was a member of the team from 2002-05 as a goalkeeper who is tied for sixth all-time in career shutouts with 13. He sits tenth in goals against average for a single season, giving up just 0.93 goals per game in 2003.
Mittermeier has been the voice of UMBC men's soccer over the past decade, proving play-by-play for Retriever home matches on radio and on UMBCRetrievers.tv. He also serves as the host of the Pete Caringi Show, as well as being the voice for various other broadcasting endeavors for the athletics department.
"It has been a privilege for me to cover UMBC soccer. Coach Caringi and his entire staff are amazing. To be honored for something that I love to do is very special," Mittermeier said about receiving the award.
The Retrievers open the 2017 campaign against Bryant on August 25 at Retriever Soccer Park. Kick off is slated for 7:30 p.m., following the women's team against UNC Wilmington at 5 p.m.