|Frisco, Texas- UMBC junior
Saunders (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) and sophomore
forward Pete Caringi
III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) were named to inaugural
"Best 11" squad from the 2011 United States Youth Soccer National
Championships held July 26-31 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in
Similar to FIFA's all-tournament concept, the Best 11 recognizes the best eleven players in each gender age group, irrespective of their position on the field, as voted by coaches of the participating teams in that age group.
Saunders was the Golden Glove winner in leading Baltimore Bays Chelsea to the U19 title. He recorded several shutouts in the Bays' 7-0 march to the title including the 2-0 blanking of the Chicago Fire Juniors in the championship match.
Caringi scored six goals during the competition to lead the Bays' offense.
In addition to the historic trophies, the Best 11 award joins the Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Fair Play awards given out annually at the National Championships. The Golden Ball and Glove were first awarded in 1998 to the players in each division who have the greatest competitive impact in the National Championships, and has featured winners such as Robbie Findley, Jonathan Bornstein, Freddy Adu, Chris Seitz, Lindsey Tarpley, Christen Press and Kerri Hanks.
Pete Caringi III
July 9, 2012 UMBC Announces 2012 Men's Soccer Schedule
March 30, 2012 Men's Soccer Releases 2012 Spring Schedule
February 7, 2012 Tryout Date Announced for Men's Soccer Program
February 2, 2012 Paddock Named 2011 America East Men's Soccer Fall Scholar-Athlete
January 18, 2012 Andrew Bulls Selected by Columbus Crew in MLS Supplemental Draft
January 13, 2012 Former Retriever Matt Watson Signs With MLS' Vancouver Whitecaps FC
December 9, 2011 Men's Soccer: Bulls, Welsh Named to NSCAA Northeast Regional Squad
November 23, 2011 Retrievers Giving Back at Time of Giving Thanks
November 5, 2011 Men's Soccer Falls to Hartford, 1-0, in America East Quarterfinals
November 2, 2011 UMBC Pete Caringi Soccer Show Airs Live on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
October 22, 2011 Short-Handed Men's Soccer Squad Falls at Hartford
October 19, 2011 Men's Soccer Falls to Stingy Penn State Side, 1-0
October 18, 2011 ALERT!: Men's Soccer Match vs. Penn State Moved to UMBC Stadium
October 4, 2011 Men's Soccer Plays Bucknell to Scoreless Draw
September 30, 2011 Men's Soccer to Welcome Albany in America East Opener on Saturday Evening
September 27, 2011 Men's Soccer Stunned By Late La Salle Goal, Fall to Explorers, 2-1
September 23, 2011 Men's Soccer Heads to Virginia to Take on Longwood on Saturday Evening
September 21, 2011 Men's Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision at Loyola
September 19, 2011 Soccer's Sean Rothe Named America East Co-Player of the Week
September 12, 2011 Men's Soccer to Host No. 2 Maryland on Tuesday Evening
September 10, 2011 Streilein's Late, Late Goal Lifts Men's Soccer to 1-1 Draw With Navy
September 9, 2011 Men's Soccer Hosts Navy at Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday Evening
September 7, 2011 Men's Soccer Match vs. Towson Postponed Due to Heavy Rains, Flooding
August 29, 2011 Jordan Becker Named America East Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week
August 10, 2011 Saunders, Caringi Named to US Youth Soccer "Best 11" Squad