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FIVE RETRIEVERS EARN ALL AMERICA EAST SOCCER HONORS
Junior forward Derek McElligott (Greater Grace Christian Academy/Baltimore, MD), senior midfielder Michael Joseph (Calvert Hall/Baltimore, MD), junior midfielder Danny Mongello (Wilde Lake/Columbia, MD), and sophomore fullback Marcus Gross (
In addition, freshman midfielder Kevin Mezzadra (Loyola-Blakefield/Fallston, MD) earned All Rookie Team honors.
McElligott earns his third First Team all-league recognition in his three seasons as a Retriever. This season, he tallied a career-high 15 goals and is currently fourth in the nation in goals per game (0.88). With 39 career goals, he is just two goals behind UMBC’s all-time Division I leader (Giuliano Celenza, 41, 1999-2000) and has moved into third place on UMBC’s all-time scoring list with 85 points.
Joseph, last year’s “Most Improved Player”, has taken his game to a new level, ranking second in the
Mezzadra, a scoring machine at Loyola-Blakefield, made a very successful debut in a Retriever uniform, scoring three goals as he developed into a solid central midfielder.
Despite their first-place standing (
The #1-seeded Retrievers await tonight’s winner of the #5Northeastern at #4