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Men's Soccer Notebook, August 21
» Today’s men’s soccer pre-season scrimmage at Rider University was postponed due to heavy rains and flooding in New Jersey. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.
» The Retrievers will head to
» UMBC opens the season vs. Air Force at Navy’s annual tournament on Friday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. The Falcons are the lone team on this year’s schedule that UMBC has never faced on the pitch. The Retrievers take on
The Retrievers have a challenging non-conference schedule, taking on nationally-ranked Lehigh (15th pre-season), Loyola and
» There are tentative plans to broadcast the Sept. 22 contest vs. James Madison and the Oct. 20 homecoming game vs. Albany on WVIE-AM (1370) and www.v1370.com. Check for details on www.umbcretrievers.com in the coming weeks.
» UMBC has been selected seventh (of nine teams) in the America East Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Retrievers did receive one first-place vote and 29 points overall. Defending champion
For more information on America East soccer, including complete 2007 team-by-team schedules, please log onto www.AmericaEast.com.
» Head coach Pete Caringi coached his 500th collegiate game vs. Drexel on Sept. 8, 2006. Caringi is now 342-132-38 in 26 season as a collegiate head coach and 172-105-30 in 16 seasons at UMBC. For the first time in nine years, UMBC did not post a winning record in 2006. It was just the second losing campaign in 16 years under Coach Caringi. Nineteen players on UMBC's 23-man roster had one year or less experience at the Division I level.
» In ’06, Kevin Mezzadra was named to the America East all-conference first team and the NSCAA Men’s Division I All-Northeast Region Third Team. He finished second in the America East with nine goals and 20 points. Mezzadra finished his UMBC career with 19 goals and 46 points. Striker Andrew Gillis earned a spot on the America East All-Rookie Team.
» Defender Bryan Moffa, now a senior, led the league with five assists in 14 games.
» Junior goalie Steve King has now played 2,715 consecutive minutes for the Retrievers, playing every minute of each game in 2006. He posted shutouts in eight of his first 10 starts, but has not earned a shutout in his last 19 appearances, allowing 37 goals in that span.