Pete Caringi III Named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year; Paddock Also Named ECAC All-Star

Centreville, Mass.- UMBC junior forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) was named the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Offensive Player of the Year, it was announced on Dec. 6 by the nation's largest athletic conference.

Senior defender Liam Paddock (Worcestershire, England/Chase Technology College) joined Caringi as a Frist Team ECAC All-Star for the 2012 season.

Caringi becomes the second Retriever to win the ECAC's top soccer honor. Levi Houapeu earned the same award after the 2009 season.

The America East Striker of the Year, led the league and with 14 goals and 32 points. He is currently ranked 13th in the nation in both total goals and total points. 


 Caringi suffered an ankle injury in the America East championship game and played sparingly in UMBC's two NCAA Championship contests.

Paddock just became the fifth student-athlete in school history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America First team honors. He was America East's Defender of the Year.