Cambridge, Mass.- For the second time in three weeks and the third time in 2012, UMBC forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) has been named America East Men's Soccer Player of the Week. College Soccer News has also tabbed the red-hot forward to its Team of the Week.
Caringi tied a school record with four goals in a game as the Retrievers clinched a spot in the America East Tournament with a resounding 7-1 victory over visiting Hartford on October 24. He equaled the mark of Ted Lawler, who netted four goals in a 1995 game vs. UMES and became the third player in the country to score four goals in a game this season.
The America East's scoring leader tallied his 14th goal of the season and tenth in his last six games in the regular season finale, a 3-0 victory over Binghamton on October 27.
UMBC has scored 15 goals in its last three home games and Caringi has recorded eight of those goals.
The junior's nine conference goals are tied for the fifth-most in conference history and most since 2003 (UMBC's Derek McElligott and Hartford's Alon Lubezky). Caringi's 21 points in conference games are also fifth-most as well and most since Boston U.'s Joakim Kaland had 27 in 2001-he the only one on that list who amassed those totals in seven league games.
UMBC (10-4-4, 4-2-1) won its last five games and four conference games of the regular season to earn the No. 2 seed in the upcoming America East Tournament. The Retrievers have a first round bye and will host the winner of the match between No. 6 Binghamton and No. 3 Stony Brook at Retriever Soccer Park on Wed., Nov. 7 (7:00 p.m.).