21 Amanda Pappas
21 Amanda Pappas
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pasadena, Md.
High School: Chesapeake
Position: M

2010: Selected to the America East All-Conference Second team… Ranked second on the Retrievers with 34 goals and third with 42 points, both career highs, while adding eight assists… Ranked fifth in the America East in goals (2.43 gpg) and tied for sixth in points (3.0 ppg)… Was also third in the league with three game-winning goals, second with 6.0 shots per game and sixth with 10 free-position goals… Saw action in 14 games and made 13 starts… Also picked up 17 ground balls, won 16 draw controls and caused 14 turnovers on the season… Scored multiple points in 13 of 14 games on the season, with a goal in 12 contests… Posted 10 multi-goal performances, including six hat tricks… Opened the season with four goals, five points, two ground balls and three caused turnovers at Jacksonville… Followed that up with a career-high seven goals against George Mason to earn America East Player of the Week for Week 2… Was a perfect 4-for-4 on free position attempts against the Patriots… Was again named America East Player of the Week on March 29 after leading the Retrievers with four points on three goals, including the game-winner with four seconds left in overtime, against Stony Brook… Added three draw controls, a ground ball and a caused turnover against the Seawolves and was named America East Player of the Game… Selected to the All-Championship Team at the America East Tournament after scoring five goals in two games, including a hat trick in the title contest… Also notched hat tricks against No. 13 Vanderbilt and American and was named America East Player of the Game in both contests… Also earned Player of the Game nods at New Hampshire after tallying a goal, an assist and three draw controls… Named team co-MVP at UMBC’s varsity awards banquet.

2009: Saw action in all 17 games and made 14 starts… Ranked second on the team with 28 goals and 37 points… Also ranked third with 30 ground balls and fifth with 16 draw controls… Added nine assists and 11 caused turnovers on the season… Made a team-high 13 free-position goals and ranked second in the America East with 0.76 per game… Tied her career high with four points against Iona and Binghamton… Notched hat tricks against Delaware, Iona and Le Moyne… Tallied a career-high three assists againstBinghamton… Recorded the game-winning goal against Delaware and Albany… Scored a goal in eight straight games from March 9-April 4, with six straight multi-point games from March 17-April 4… Posted 10 multi-goal games and 13 multi-point games on the season, including three straight to end the year… Picked up a career-high five ground balls against Albany… Won a season-best three draw controls against Delaware.

2008: Saw action in all 16 games and started the last 11… Ranked fourth on the team with 11 goals and fifth with 15 points… Scored her first career goal against Loyola… Scored a career-high four points on three goals and an assist against Albany… Posted four multi-point games on the year, with three in a row from April 2-9… Scored three points on two goals and an assist against Howard… Picked up a season-high three ground balls against Vermont.

Background: Garnered Honorable Mention accolades from the Maryland GazetteBaltimore Sun andWashington Post as a sophomore and Second-Team honors from the same publications as a junior… Also lettered in basketball and soccer at Chesapeake High School and earned All-Met Honorable Mention for soccer as a junior… Led the Cougar soccer team to the county and regional title and state semifinals in 2005… An honor roll student… Chose UMBC for academics and proximity to home… Daughter of Tony and Trish Pappas… Has two brothers, Vince and Jon… Born Nov. 14, 1989… Majoring in sociology with a minor in anthropology.