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MATT WATSON LEAVES MEN'S SOCCER PROGRAM TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL SOCCER CAREER
Matt Watson, who produced two outstanding seasons on the soccer field for UMBC, has decided to leave the program in order to pursue a career in professional soccer. Watson was named to the 2005 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region First Team and had earned the America East Conference Midfielder of the Year Award in both of his seasons of competition (2004, 2005). In 2005, he scored three goals and led the Retrievers with seven assists, bringing his career total to 16, which ranks in 11th place on the UMBC all-time list. The 21-year old native of Redditch, England is the first Retriever to earn First Team All-South Atlantic honors since defender Andy Wells accomplished the feat in 2001.“Matt had two outstanding seasons at UMBC and we wish him the best of luck in his professional career,” UMBC Head Coach Pete Caringi said.