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Men's Soccer Announces Two Additions For 2010-11 Academic Year
UMBC head men’s soccer coach Pete Caringi has announced that a pair of prospective student-athletes have committed to the Retriever program.
Junior forward Nirav Kadam (Germantown, Md./Northwest/UNC-Greensboro) has signed a grant-in-aid and is matriculating at UMBC this spring. Forward Pete Caringi, III (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) has signed a national letter-of-intent and will attend in the fall of 2010.
Kadam had a brilliant prep career and earned All-State and All-Metro honors from The Washington Post in 2006. He earned All-America honors and recorded 12 goals in his senior campaign at Northwest. In 2007, he tallied three goals and added three assists for the Spartans and earned South Conference All-Tournament team honors. The dymanic 5’4” Kadam started 19 of 23 games in 2008 and scored five goals. He will have two years of eligibility at UMBC.
“Nirav should make an immediate impact in our program.” Caringi said. “He has a proven track record of creating and scoring goals. We are looking forward to him contributing to an already experienced group.”
The younger Caringi was a First Team All-Metro honoree (Baltimore Sun) and also earned All-State honors this fall. He captained the Calvert Hall squad and led the Cardinals for the second straight year in scoring, posting 15 goals this fall.
“Pete’s development the past two years at the club and high school levels has been tremendous,” Caringi said. “His passion, work ethic and ability to score goals will be an asset to our program.”
The Retrievers registered a mark of 14-6-0 in 2009 and advanced to the America East title game. Junior midfielder Levi Houapeu and sophomore forward Andrew Bulls finished 1-2 in the nation in scoring and no seniors were on the 2009 active roster.