Has made 55 consecutive starts (all games) in the Retriever backfield....a tough competitor who “fits like a glove” in Coach Caringi’s mold of a two-way player...took over one of the captain’s positions last year and will reprise that role in 2004.
2003-Started each game in the backfield for the third consecutive year...opened the season on the wing and shifted to the “stopper” position in the absence of Justin Nall...very poised with the ball...recorded a pair of assists, both on Derek McElligott goals, early in the season.
2002-Just one of three Retrievers to start all 20 games...his first collegiate goal was a GWG, a second half score in a crucial 1-0 road win at Quinnipiac...assisted on Derek McElligott’s GWG in 1-0 triumph at St. Francis (NY).
2001- Started all 17 games as a freshman and recorded three assists...two of his assists were on the game’s first goals vs. Delaware and LIU.
BACKGROUND: A highly decorated fullback from national power Calvert Hall HS...earned All State, All Metro and All Conference honors during his tenure with the Cardinals...was also a member of the 2001 Baltimore Stars state championship team...decided on UMBC for “the academic and athletic reputation, the coaches and the team atmosphere...an admirer of San Francisco Giant Eric Davis, for “overcoming the toughest adversity possible and continuing to be successful”...plays the guitar and lists The Shawshank Redemption as his favorite movie...son of Nancy and Mario Pennachia...born October 10, 1983.