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McELLIGOTT NAMED TO THIRD TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL AMERICA SQUAD BY COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS
UMBC senior forward Derek McElligott (
McElligott is a three-time First Team all conference standout and earned Second Team All South Atlantic region honors in his last two years. He enters the 2004 season with 39 career goals, already third on UMBC’s all-time scoring list and within range of school record-holder Ray Ford’s (1977-80) 51 career goals. McElligott needs just three goals to surpass current Baltimore Blast standout Giuliano Celenza (1999-2000) and become UMBC’s Division I (1986) all-time leading scorer.
In addition, UMBC was ranked #38 (also receiving votes) in the 2004 College Soccer News Top 30 National Poll. UMBC won the regular season title in their first America East season in 2003, while
The Retrievers were among 20 teams cited as those “To Keep An Eye On” by the website.