Soccer's Sean Rothe Named America East Co-Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC senior midfielder Sean Rothe (Dundalk, Md./Archbishop Curley) was named America East Conference Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week for games ending Sept. 18, 2011.
The fifth-year senior produced a season team-high and career-best five-point performance in the 4-3 double overtime loss to No. 1 Maryland on Sept. 13.
Rothe missed the 2010 campaign due to a knee injury and had shifted from right midfield to right back in the Maryland game in the absence of Daniel Welsh. He initiated a highlight-reel passing sequence and recorded primary assist on a back-heel pass to Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall), who tied the game at 1-1 in the 52nd minute.
Rothe proceeded to score two goals 71 seconds apart to erase a 3-1 deficit and draw UMBC even with 6:17 remaining in regulation. His first goal was a 27-yard bomb into the upper right corner of the net.
He had recorded three goals and eight total points in his previous 61 games as a Retriever.
Rothe shared the award with Vermont junior goalkeeper David Ramada, who posted a pair of shutouts over Siena and Hartford.
UMBC gets back to action on Wednesday, Sept. 27 when they travel into the city to take on Loyola (Md.).