Tampa, Fla. - UMBC rising senior Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) was named the Premier Development League Player of the Week for games ending May 26, 2013.
Caringi netted four goals, all in the second half, as his side, the Baltimore Bohemians, blanked NJ LUSO Rangers, 4-0, at Drew (N.J.) University on May 26.
After a scoreless first half, Caringi put the Bohemians on top in the 51st minute as he put home a pass from UMBC teammate, rising junior Geaton Caltabiano (Lothian, Md./Mount St. Joseph/Loyola U.). The second came 13 minutes later as Caringi's former Retriever teammate Milo Kapor sent in a cross from the left that was put away well, and he completed his hat trick in the 70th minute after a good passing move opened up an opportunity. Caringi then capped his standout performance with seven minutes to go, giving the Bohs their first win of the season.
Baltimore followed up with a 1-0 home victory over Central Jersey on May 29 and improved to 2-0-1 on the young season.
In addition to Caringi and Caltabiano, current Retrievers Oumar Ballo (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley/CCBC-Essex), Marquez Fernandez ((Baltimore, Md./McDonogh/U. Maryland)), Malcolm Harris (Damascus, Md./McDonogh/U. Denver),) and Mamadou Kansaye (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh/N.C. State) compete for the Bohs, while former UMBC student-athletes Kingsley Onwuka, Liam Paddock and Kapor also dot the roster.
Caringi is tied for second in the PDL with his four goals through three games in 2013.
The top developmental men's league in North America, the 2013 PDL features 64 teams within four conferences throughout the United States and Canada. The PDL season consists of 14 regular season matches for each team, seven home and seven away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.
PDL is under the umbrella of United Soccer Leagues, the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America.