For the second consecutive week, UMBC senior forward Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) has earned the America East Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week award. In addition, the Retriever striker was named College Soccer News' National Player of the Week for games ending Sept. 8, 2013.
Caringi and his teammates are off to a 4-0-0 start and have risen to Top 25 status in both the College Soccer News (No. 24) and Top Drawer Soccer (No. 25) men's collegiate soccer polls.
Caringi has scored two goals apiece in each of UMBC's four games to date. He is the fastest to the eight-goal mark in school history, edging past Andrew Bulls who scored seven goals through four games in 2009..
Caringi's 32 career goals are now 7th on UMBC's all-time list. He struck in the 16' and 56' to give UMBC a 2-0 edge in the 3-1 victory over Central Connecticut on Sept. 5 and tallied in the 28' and 73' in the 3-1 triumph versus St. Francis Brooklyn on Sept. 7.
UMBC faces its first road test of the 2013 campaign when they travel to Radford for a match on Sept. 14.