2010-11 Men's Soccer News

June 14, 2011
Visits From National Powers Maryland, Penn State Highlight 11-Game 2011 Men's Soccer Slate
The UMBC men’s soccer team hosts national powers Maryland and Penn State, along with nine other outstanding regional and conference foes as part of its 2011 fall schedule.

April 26, 2011
Men's Soccer Alumni Game Recap
On Friday, April 29th, UMBC Men’s Soccer hosted its Alumni for a match under the new lights in the Soccer Stadium.

March 29, 2011
Men's Soccer Announces Three Additional Commitments For 2011
UMBC men’s soccer coach Pete Caringi has announced that three additional prospective student-athletes – Kadeem Dacres, Michael DiCesare and Corbin McCarron - have committed to attend the university and compete for the Retrievers in the fall of 2011.

March 25, 2011
Levi Houapeu Officially Signs With Philadelphia Union
It took just about the entire preseason, but former Retriever forward Levi Houapeu officially signed his deal with the Philadelphia Union last Friday, just one day before the club kicked off the 2011 season.

March 14, 2011
State-of-the-Art Lighting System Installed at UMBC Soccer Stadium
A state-of-the-art lighting system was installed at UMBC Soccer Stadium last month, giving the Retrievers’ men’s and women’s soccer programs the ability to play games under the lights on its plush, Bermuda grass complex.

March 3, 2011
UMBC Hall of Famer and Baltimore Blast Standout Giuliano Celenza Announces Retirement, to be Honored Before Blast Match at 1st Mariner Arena on March 4
BALTIMORE— Former UMBC standout and Major Indoor Soccer League’s Baltimore Blast player Giuliano Celenza has announced he will retire at the end of the 2010-11 season.

February 17, 2011
Men's Soccer Inks Three Local Standouts To National Letters-of-Intent
UMBC head men’s soccer coach Pete Caringi announced today the signing of three outstanding local products to national letters-of-intent.

February 3, 2011
Anthony Adams Named a Top Assistant Coach by College Soccer News
TALAHASSEE, Fla.—UMBC men’s soccer assistant coach Anthony Adams was named one of the top 20 assistant coaches in the nation by College Soccer News last week.

January 13, 2011
Levi Houapeu Selected by Philadelphia in Major League Soccer Draft
BALTIMORE—UMBC forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the 41st selection in the 2011 Major League Soccer Super Draft.

December 10, 2010
Levi Houapeu Amongst Elite Players Invited to MLS Combine; Earns College Soccer News All America Honors
BALTIMORE--Major League Soccer announced that UMBC forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) has been invited to participate in the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine. The Retriever standout is one of 54 college seniors from 36 Division I schools who received an invitation.

November 29, 2010
Levi Houapeu is Candidate for Soccer News Net Men's College Player of the Year
BALTIMORE, Md.—UMBC senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) is among one of 37 players across the country nominated for the 2010 Soccer News Net Men’s College Player of the Year.

November 21, 2010
Men's Soccer Season Draws to a Bitter End; William & Mary Advances in Penalty Kicks after Scoreless Tie
Williamsburg, Va.—UMBC’s most successful season in men’s soccer history came to a bitter end today, as host William & Mary advanced to the third round of NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships by virtue of penalty kicks, 4-3.

November 19, 2010
Men’s Soccer NCAA Tournament Fan Bus Information
The UMBC Department of Athletics will provide a bus for any fan wishing to travel to Williamsburg, Va., for the men’s soccer team’s NCAA Tournament second-round match against William & Mary on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.

November 18, 2010
Men's Soccer Rallies to Defeat 10th-ranked Princeton, 2-1, in NCAA First Round
Princeton, N.J.—UMBC junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (McDonogh) scored with 11:58 remaining, as the Retrievers rallied from a 1-0 deficit to defeat tenth-ranked Princeton, 2-1, and advance to the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships.

November 17, 2010
Men's Soccer Heads to Princeton for First Round NCAA Tournament Contest
The UMBC Retrievers and Princeton Tigers had a lot in common on soccer pitches on the east coast over the past six weeks. Both were nearly unbeatable.

November 15, 2010
Men's Soccer to Face Host Princeton in First Round of NCAA Championships
The UMBC men’s soccer team will face host Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships on Thursday, Nov. 18. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Roberts Stadium in Princeton, N.J.

November 13, 2010
Men's Soccer Advances to NCAA Championships; Prevails, 5-4, in Penalty Kicks Over UNH
BALTIMORE— For the second time in school history, the UMBC men’s soccer program will compete in the NCAA Division I Championships as the Retrievers advanced, 5-4, in penalty kicks in the America East Conference title game after playing visiting New Hampshire to a 0-0 scoreless draw.

November 12, 2010
Men's Soccer Hosts New Hampshire on Saturday Afternoon for 2010 America East Title and Automatic Bid to NCAA College Cup
The second-seeded UMBC men’s soccer team (11-4-2) will host its first-ever America East Championship game as they host the No. 5-seeded New Hampshire Wildcats (9-4-5) at UMBC Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1:00 p.m.

November 10, 2010
Men's Soccer Advances to America East Title Game With 3-2 Win Over Stony Brook; Will Host UNH in Saturday Title Match
BALTIMORE—The second-seeded UMBC men’s soccer team scored three times in the final 10 minutes of the first half and held off Stony Brook in the second stanza to earn a 3-2 victory in the America East Conference semifinals and advance to the league championship game for the second year in a row.

November 9, 2010
Men's Soccer to Host Stony Brook in America East Semis; First 300 UMBC Students with ID Admitted Free!
The second-seeded UMBC men’s soccer team (10-4-2) will host its first America East Tournament game since 2005 as they host the defending league champion No. 3-seeded Stony Brook Seawolves (10-6-2) in the semifinal round of the 2010 tournament.

November 3, 2010
Houapeu Named America East Striker of the Year; Five Other Retrievers Earn All-Conference Honors
Cambridge, Mass.—For the second consecutive year, UMBC senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) has been tabbed as one of the major award winners as America East Conference coaches selected its all-conference teams.

November 1, 2010
Levi Houapeu Named America East Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.—UMBC senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) has been named America East Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for games ending Oct. 31, 2010.

October 31, 2010
Bulls, Louisignau Key Men's Soccer's 1-0 Win at Stony Brook; Retrievers Clinch Second Place and Will Host America East Semis
Stony Brook, N.Y.—UMBC junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) scored on a direct kick in the 65th minute and junior netminder Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Del./Concord/U. Virginia) made seven saves as the visiting Retrievers clinched second place and a first round bye in the America East Conference Tournament with a 1-0 victory at Stony Brook.

October 29, 2010
Men's Soccer Heads to Stony Brook to Contest Seawolves for Second Place and First-Round Tournament Bye
The UMBC men’s soccer team (9-4-2, 3-1-2 America East) will battle defending America East champion Stony Brook (9-5-2, 3-1-2) in the final regular season game of the 2010 campaign.

October 26, 2010
Levi Houapeu is Candidate for America East Men's Soccer Fans' Choice Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) is among nine players nominated for the 2010 America East Men’s Soccer Fans’ Choice Player of the Year.

October 25, 2010
Andrew Bulls Named America East co-Men's Soccer Player of the Week; Earns Spot on College Soccer News' Honor Roll
UMBC junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) was named America East Men’s Soccer co-Player of the Week for games ending October 24, 2010.

October 23, 2010
Bulls Reaches 25-25 Plateau in Four-Point Effort at Men's Soccer Blanks Hartford, 3-0
BALTIMORE—UMBC junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) scored the game’s first goal and added assists on corner kicks on the next two as the host Retrievers blanked Hartford, 3-0, in an America East Conference contest.

October 22, 2010
Men's Soccer to Honor Six Seniors as Retrievers Host Conference Foe Hartford in Saturday Matinee
The UMBC men’s soccer team (7-4-2, 1-1-2 America East) faces a critical conference home game as the Retriever entertain Hartford (5-7-0, 2-2-0) on “Senior Day” at UMBC Soccer Stadium.

October 20, 2010
Kapor's Brilliant Overtime Goal Gives Men's Soccer a 2-1 Victory at 23rd-Ranked Penn State
State College, Pa.—UMBC sophomore midfielder Milo Kapor (Woodbridge, Ont./Emily Carr) scored on a brilliant 26-yard shot in the 99th minute, as the visiting Retrievers defeated 23rd-ranked Penn State, 2-1.

October 19, 2010
Men's Soccer Faces Final Non-Confernence Test at Penn State Wednesday Evening
The UMBC men’s soccer team (6-4-2) steps out of America East Conference play for the final time in 2010 as they will take on the host Penn State Nittany Lions in University Park, Pa. on Wednesday evening, Oct. 20.

October 15, 2010
Record Crowd Witnesses UMBC Men's Soccer; Retrievers Fall to Boston U., 2-0
BALTIMORE—A record crowd of 2,781 packed UMBC Stadium, but the visiting Boston University Terriers defeated UMBC, 2-0, in an America East Conference men’s soccer contest.

October 14, 2010
Men's Soccer To Host Boston University in Homecoming and National Television Spotlights on Friday Evening
The UMBC men’s soccer team (6-3-2, 1-0-2) will compete before a national television audience for the first time in school history as they host the Boston University Terriers in an America East Conference contest on Friday, Oct. 15 at UMBC Stadium.

October 13, 2010
Houapeu Scores Twice; Men's Soccer Wins at Albany, 3-1
Albany, N.Y.-Senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) scored a pair of goals and freshman back Daniel Welsh (Fife, Scotland) recorded his first collegiate goal as UMBC (6-3-2, 1-0-2 America East) defeated Albany (4-8-0, 0-3-0) , 3-1, at Varsity Field.

October 12, 2010
Men's Soccer Heads to Albany For Pivotal America East Contest
The UMBC men’s soccer team (5-3-2, 0-0-2) plays its third consecutive road game on Wednesday, Oct. 13 when they battle America East rival Albany (4-7-0, 0-2-0) at Varsity Field in Albany, N.Y.

October 9, 2010
Homecoming Guest Men's Soccer Plays New Hampshire to Scoreless Draw
Durham, N.H.—The UMBC men’s soccer team (5-3-2, 0-0-2 America East) extended its unbeaten streak to a season-high three games, as they battled host New Hampshire (5-2-3, 0-1-1) to a 0-0 scoreless draw in two overtime periods to conclude UNH’s Homecoming festivities.

October 8, 2010
Men's Soccer Resumes America East Slate at UNH on Saturday Evening
The UMBC men’s soccer team (5-3-1, 0-0-1) opens a three-game in seven-day stretch when they travel to New Hampshire to take on the Wildcats (5-2-2, 0-1-0) in an America East Conference contest in Durham, N.H.

October 6, 2010
Levi Houapeu: From West African Street Soccer to the Top of the NCAA Scoring Chart
In the case of the UMBC men’s soccer team’s soft-spoken senior captain, Levi Houapeu, that saying is generally true.

October 5, 2010
Williams, Caringi Score as Men's Soccer Wins at Bucknell, 2-1
Lewisburg, Pa.—UMBC (5-3-1) knocked off defending Patriot League champion Bucknell (4-6-0), 2-1, in a men’s soccer non-conference contest played at Holmes Stadium.

October 2, 2010
Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Double Overtime Draw With Visting Binghamton in 2010 America East Debut
BALTIMORE—UMBC freshman forward Pete Caringi III (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) scored his fifth goal of the season late in the second half, but the visiting Binghamton Bearcats got the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute and the two sides played to a 1-1 double overtime draw in America East Conference opener.

October 1, 2010
Men's Soccer Opens America East Play at Home vs. Binghamton in Saturday Matinee
The UMBC men’s soccer team (4-3-0) opens its eighth season of America East Conference play on Saturday, Oct. 2 when they host the Binghamton Bearcats (2-4-2) at UMBC Soccer Stadium. Kick-off time is set for 1:00 p.m.

September 26, 2010
Houapeu Nets Seventh Goal in Seven Games, But Men's Soccer Falls at FDU, 2-1
Teaneck, N.J.—Senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) scored his seventh goal of the season, but visiting UMBC (4-3-0) dropped a 2-1 decision at Fairleigh Dickinson (4-3-0) on Sunday night.

September 25, 2010
Men's Soccer to Face Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday Night in Garden State
The UMBC men’s soccer team (4-2-0) will head to the Garden State to take on former rival Fairleigh Dickinson (3-3-0) on Sunday, Sept. 26 at University Field in Teaneck, N.J. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.

September 22, 2010
Men's Soccer Match at Loyola Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather, Lightning
Baltimore—The men’s soccer match between UMBC and Loyola (Md.) was cancelled this evening due to persistent lightning around the Ridley Athletic Complex.

September 21, 2010
Men's Soccer Heads to Loyola for Wednesday Evening Match With Greyhounds
The UMBC men’s soccer team (4-2-0) travels to the new Ridley Athletic Complex Md. to take on local rival Loyola on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Kick-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. as the nightcap of a soccer doubleheader between UMBC and Loyola. The women’s teams will take the field at 5:00 p.m.

September 20, 2010
For Second Time in Three Weeks, Men's Soccer's Pete Caringi Named America East Rookie of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.—For the second time in the first three weeks of league awards, UMBC freshman forward Pete Caringi III (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) has been named America East Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.

September 18, 2010
Men's Soccer Rallies From Two-Goal Deficit to Defeat Mount St. Mary's, 3-2
Emmitsburg, Md.—The UMBC men’s soccer team rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit and came away with a 3-2 victory over the Mountaineers at Waldron Family Stadium.

September 17, 2010
Men's Soccer Renews Rivalry With Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg on Saturday Afternoon
The UMBC men’s soccer team travels to Emmitsburg, Md. to take on a red-hot Mount St. Mary’s team at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18. Kick-off time for the 34th battle between the Retrievers and Mountaineers is set for 1:00 p.m.

September 15, 2010
Houapeu's Overtime Goal Defeats La Salle, 2-1
BALTIMORE-Senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) scored with 22 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give host UMBC (3-2-0) a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over La Salle (0-3-1) at UMBC Stadium.

September 14, 2010
Men's Soccer To Host La Salle Under the Lights on Wednesday
The UMBC men’s soccer team will try to recapture its winning ways as the Retrievers (2-2-0) entertain the La Salle Explorers (0-2-1) on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at UMBC Stadium. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. and live video streaming is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv.

September 11, 2010
Men's Soccer Suffers 2-0 Setback at Navy
Annapolis, Md.—After scoring 10 goals in their first three games, the UMBC mens’s soccer team (2-2-0) failed to dent the scoreboard and suffered a 2-0 setback at Navy on Saturday night at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

September 10, 2010
Men's Soccer to Face Navy in Annapolis on Saturday Night
The UMBC men’s soccer team (2-1-0) will try to rebound from its first setback of the year and will take on a torrid Navy (2-0-0) team at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday, Sept. 11.

September 8, 2010
Men's Soccer Rallies, But Falls Short at Towson
Towson, Md.—The UMBC men’s soccer team produced a furious late rally, but could not overcome a three-goal deficit and fell at Towson, 5-3, in the Tigers’ home opener.

September 7, 2010
Men's Soccer Faces Tough Road Test at Towson on Wednesday Afternoon
The UMBC men’s soccer team will seek to build on its 2-0-0 record as the Retrievers take on host Towson at the Towson Center Complex on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 4:00 p.m.

September 5, 2010
Four Retrievers Named To Kick-Off's All-Tournament Team
Four UMBC players earned All-Tournament Team honors in this weekend’s UMBC/Navy Kick-Off Men’s Soccer Tournament.

September 4, 2010
Men's Soccer Blanks Wofford, 2-0
BALTIMORE—UMBC senior midfielder Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) and junior midfielder Nirav Kadam (Germantown, Md./Northwest/UNCG) each posted their second goals of the season as the host Retrievers blanked Wofford, 2-0, in the UMBC/Navy Kick-Off Tournament.

September 3, 2010
Men's Soccer Entertains Defending Southern Conference Champion Wofford on Saturday
The UMBC men’s soccer team (1-0-0) takes on the first of five 2009 NCAA College Cup opponents on Saturday, Sept. 4 when they entertain the Wofford Terriers (0-1-0) at UMBC Soccer Stadium.

September 2, 2010
Offense Explodes for Five Goals in Men's Soccer's 5-3 Opening Day Win Over VMI
BALTIMORE—Despite the return of 11 starters to the UMBC lineup, it was a trio of newcomers that sparked the Retrievers’ men’s soccer team in a 5-3 victory over visiting VMI in the opening contest for both teams.

September 1, 2010
Pete Caringi's 20th year at UMBC Kicks Off Thursday as Men's Soccer Hosts VMI
The UMBC men’s soccer team opens its 2010 season on Thursday, Sept. 2 when they host the VMI Keydets.

August 25, 2010
Men's Soccer Outlook 2010
Last summer, the UMBC men’s soccer program looked to have many more questions than it did answers.

August 18, 2010
Men's Soccer Picked to Finish Third in Preseason America East Coaches' Poll
--The UMBC men’s soccer team has been selected to finish third in the 2010 America East preseason poll, voted upon by the league’s eight head coaches.

August 16, 2010
Fox Soccer Channel to Broadcast UMBC Men's Match vs. Boston University from UMBC Stadium on Oct. 15
The UMBC men’s soccer program will be featured in prime time on the Fox Soccer Channel as part of the sixth season of the NSCAA College Game of the Week.

August 13, 2010
Bulls Earns Pair of Prestigious Preseason Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan./TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Junior forward Andrew Bulls (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) garnered a pair of prestigious preseason accolades this week, as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named him to the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List and College Soccer News tabbed him a Preseason Second-Team All-American.