UMBC Standout Strikers Ford, Bugarin to be Inducted into Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame

UMBC Standout Strikers Ford, Bugarin to be Inducted into Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame

Former UMBC men's soccer standout strikers Ray Ford and Bryan Bugarin will be honored on May 13, 2016 as the Old Timers Soccer Association inducts six new members into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Columbus Gardens in Fullerton.

Ford, inducted in the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, competed from 1977-80 and remains as UMBC's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals and 124 points. The Archbishop Curley product earned multiple All-South accolades and an All-America honor. He helped the 1977 team to a 15-2 record and UMBC's first appearance in the (NCAA Division II) Tournament.

Bugarin lettered from 1992-95 and captained the 1995 squad. He scored 31 career goals, tied for eighth on the school's all-time list, and is currently ninth with 78 points. The Calvert Hall graduate scored a career-best 12 goals in 1994, earning Second Team All-Big South and Third Team All-South Atlantic region honors.

Ford and Bugarin become the seventh and eighth former Retrievers selected for induction. They join Rob Elliott, selected in 2015, J.J. Kremer, Steve Zerhusen, Jason Dieter, Giuliano Celenza and P.J. Wakefield.