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. He shared the award with Stony Brook sophomore forward Raphael Abreu, who scored both of the Seawolves' goals in a 2-1 overtime win at Binghamton on Oct. 23.
Bulls also earned a spot on College Soccer News' National Team of the Week.
In both games last week, Bulls scored the game's first goal, as UMBC posted a 2-1 overtime win at No. 23 Penn State on Oct. 20 and blanked America East rival Hartford, 3-0 at UMBC Stadium on Oct. 23. He put in his own rebound on a breakaway in the 22ndminute against the Nittany Lions and tallied on the end of a two-on-one against the Hawks in the 12th minute.
The preseason Hermann Award nominee added assists on the next two Retriever goals. Defenders Daniel Welsh and Liam Paddockconnected on headers off of a pair of Bulls' precise corner kicks in the 25th and 40th minutes of play.
Bulls has 12 assists on the season, surpassing the 11 he accumulated in 2009. He becomes the first player in school history to record 25 goals (26) and 25 assists (25) and his 77 points are now tied for seventh on the UMBC all-time scoring list.
Bulls leads the America East Conference in assists and is second (18) in points to teammateLevi Houapeu (21).
The Retrievers (8-4-2, 2-1-2 America East) are currently ranked tenth in the Northeast Region and can gain a spot in the six-team America East Tournament if they can defeat Vermont (6-6-4,1-3-1) on Wednesday evening at UMBC Stadium (7:00 p.m .)