UMBC junior forward Pete Caringi
III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) is the 2012 America East
Men's Soccer Fans' Choice Player of the Year as decided on by
nearly 700 fans on the conference's Facebook page.
Caringi received 41 percent (284 votes) to earn the honor. He finished just 11 votes ahead of University of New Hampshire's Jordan Thomas, who garnered 39 percent of the total vote.
The conference's leading scorer, Caringi has racked up 32 points on 14 goals and four assists so far this season. He has been on a tear of late, scoring nine goals in his last five goals to lead UMBC to five straight wins and the No. 2 seed for the America East Championship. A three-time conference Player of the Week, nine of Caringi's scores and 21 of the points came in America East games, both the fifth-most in league history and most by any player since 2003 and 2001, respectively.
This is the fourth straight year America East has given out a Fans' Choice Player of the Year award in men's soccer with Binghamton University's Jason Stenta (2009), Boston University's Ben Berube (2010) and University at Albany's Adrian Foncette earning the first three honors.
Voting for the 2012 award ran from October 24-30 with one player from each member institution named to the ballot. The America East All-Conference teams will be announced via release at AmericaEast.com at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
September 20, 2013 Liam Paddock Nominated for 2012 Senior Class Award
September 18, 2013 Men's Soccer Returns Home to Face Local Foe Loyola on Wednesday Evening
September 15, 2013 Men's Soccer Rallies But Falls Short at George Mason, 2-1
June 12, 2013 Men's Soccer Announces 2013 Fall Schedule
March 8, 2013 Men’s Soccer Hosts Clinic for Casey Cares Foundation
March 7, 2013 Men's Soccer Announces 2013 Spring Schedule
February 8, 2013 Liam Paddock Repeats as America East Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete
January 28, 2013 Men's Soccer Announces Open Tryouts
December 17, 2012 Men's Soccer Ranked in Top 30 in Final National Polls
December 10, 2012 Kapor, Caringi, Paddock All Honored on NSCAA All-Region Teams
November 28, 2012 Caringi Nominated For Soccer News Net College Boot Award
November 18, 2012 Men’s Soccer Falls in PKs in NCAA Second Round at North Carolina
November 15, 2012 UMBC Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award
November 9, 2012 Men's Soccer to Host UNH for America East Title on Saturday Evening
November 2, 2012 Liam Paddock Named to Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team
October 19, 2012 Ho Scores First Career Goal as Men's Soccer Wins at Stony Brook, 1-0
October 16, 2012 Men's Soccer Rallies To Knock Off Strong Navy Side, 2-1
October 10, 2012 Men's Soccer Falls, 2-1, as Albany Rallies Late
October 6, 2012 Men's Soccer Rallies for 1-1 Double Overtime Draw at UNH
October 2, 2012 Men's Soccer vs. Howard Moved to UMBC Stadium
September 29, 2012 Visiting Vermont Stuns Dominant Men's Soccer Squad With Two Late Goals, 2-1
September 25, 2012 Men's Soccer Dominates the Action, But Plays a Scoreless Draw vs. LaSalle
September 19, 2012 Men's Soccer's Team Effort Leads to 2-0 Win Over Loyola
September 11, 2012 No. 3 Maryland Uses Two Late Goals To Turn Back Feisty UMBC, 3-1
September 4, 2012 Caringi Named America East Men's Soccer Player of the Week
August 16, 2012 Men's Soccer Picked Fourth By America East Conference Coaches
August 15, 2012 Men's Soccer Seeks Managers for 2012 Season