Accolades: Became the first Retriever to earn named an America East Fall Scholar-Athlete in the sport of men’s soccer when he was cited in February of 2012… Earned first-team all-conference honors and was the only first-team league honoree to be named to the All-Academic team in 2011… Was amongst three Retrievers selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2011 University Division Men’s Scholar All-East Region team, where he landed on the second team… Earned a place on the Fall 2010 and Fall 2011 America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Named to the America East Conference All-Rookie Team in 2009.
Campus Academic Honors: Earned President’s List honors with a 4.00 grade-point average in the spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011 and fall 2011 semesters.
2011: The central fullback started all 17 games that he dressed for and has been a starter in all 55 games he has been available for in his three-year tenure at UMBC.
2010: Duplicated his freshman campaign by starting all 19 games… Teamed with Chris Williams to comprise a formidable duo in the center of the UMBC defense… Scored his first collegiate goal, the game’s final tally, in a 3-0 win over Hartford on Oct. 23… His second tally ended up as the game-winner in the 3-2 America East semifinal victory over Stony Brook… The goal occurred with seven seconds left in the first half and gave the Retrievers a 3-1 lead… Both of his scores came off of headersfrom deep inside the opponents’ box area.
2009: Scrappy central defender started all 19 games he dressed for in his initial campaign… Played all 90 minutes in 17 games, including each of the last eight contests of the season… Did not play vs. Longwood (Oct. 17) due to yellow card accumulations
Background: Pursuing a double major in psychology and sociology… Captain of the Chase Technology College team from 2002-2008, Welland Juniors (U-15/16) from 2004-2006 and Malvern Town (U-18) from 2006-2008…Represented the county in soccer, rugby union, cricket and athletics throughout his high school career… Lists his favorite pro team as Birmingham City… Has a younger brother, Sean, who is 14… Son of Deb and Steve Paddock… Born on Nov. 19, 1989.