BALTIMORE - The UMBC men's soccer program has augmented its nationally-recognized recruiting class for the fall of 2016 by adding attacking midfielder Tre McCalla (Scarborough, Ont., Canada/Senator O'Connor) and goalkeeper Tomas Potts (Elliott City, Md./River Hill).
Prior to these additions, the 2016 class had already been ranked No. 20 by College Soccer News and was also considered for a Top 20 class by Top Drawer Soccer. The eight-member group of newcomers will be added to the 13 letterwinners, including eight starters that are likely to comprise the 2016 Retriever roster.
"Both Tre and Tomas make a great recruiting class even better," said head coach Pete Caringi.
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
High School: Senator O'Connor
Club: Vaughan SC
Position: Attacking Midfielder
- 2015 Disney Showcase Champions
- OYSL Champions
- 2 Time High School Athlete of the Year
- 26 Goals and 12 Assists inn 48 HS games
- 8 Goals in 16 OYSL Games
- Conference and City Track Champions in both 100m and 200m
- Ontario Track Championship Silver Medalist in 200m
Caringi- "Tre is extremely quick with and without the ball. He is a very skilled player that will be a threat going to goal. Tre was a highly-recruited player and we are fortunate to get him. He comes from an excellent club in Canada - Vaughan Soccer Club - that has produced numerous players at the Division 1 level."
Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
High School: River Hill
Club: Soccer Association of Columbia
Position: Goal Keeper
- 4 Year Varsity Starter at River Hill HS
- All State Selection
- High School State Champion
- Scholar Athlete Award
- FBLA Member (Future Business Leaders of America
Caringi - "Tomas is a local player that has some pretty impressive credentials. He will add depth to a very strong goalkeeper group. We are excited to have him with our program."