Cambridge, Mass.- Three-fourths of UMBC's opening day backline earned 2011 America East Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic team honors, the league announced today.
Seniors Vince Savarese (Perry Hall, Md./Archbishop Curley) and Andy Streilein (Rockville, Md./Wootton) and junior Liam Paddock(Worcestershire, England/Chase Technology College) were among the 12 student-athletes named to the team.
Savarese is one of five America East players to repeat as a member of the team. The four-year letterwinner started his final 65 games of 70 in the black and gold. He served as a team captain this season and is earning his degree this semester in Business Technology Administration.
Streilein started the year on defense, but shifted to midfield during the midpoint of the campaign. He started the first 17 games of the season, but missed the AEC quarterfinal vs. Hartford after suffering a concussion in the regular season finale at Vermont. The Business Technology Administration major won three letters at UMBC, after beginning his career at Delaware and amassed six goals and six assists in 70 collegiate contests.
Paddock is the lone 2011 All-Conference First-Team selection to earn All-Academic team honors. The central defender has started all 55 games he has dressed for in his tenure at UMBC. He is pursuing a double major in psychology/sociology and has recorded 4.00 grade point averages in his last three semesters at UMBC.
All three Retrievers earned a place on the 2010 America East Conference Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll.
For the fourth straight year, America East will select the All-Academic teams using CoSIDA's Academic All-America program as a model. Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisors and faculty representatives from all nine member institutions.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time (e.g., 11 on the field for soccer) but can be more if there is a tie in voting. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.
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March 30, 2012 Men's Soccer Releases 2012 Spring Schedule
February 7, 2012 Tryout Date Announced for Men's Soccer Program
February 2, 2012 Paddock Named 2011 America East Men's Soccer Fall Scholar-Athlete
January 18, 2012 Andrew Bulls Selected by Columbus Crew in MLS Supplemental Draft
January 13, 2012 Former Retriever Matt Watson Signs With MLS' Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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November 5, 2011 Men's Soccer Falls to Hartford, 1-0, in America East Quarterfinals
November 2, 2011 UMBC Pete Caringi Soccer Show Airs Live on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
October 22, 2011 Short-Handed Men's Soccer Squad Falls at Hartford
October 19, 2011 Men's Soccer Falls to Stingy Penn State Side, 1-0
October 18, 2011 ALERT!: Men's Soccer Match vs. Penn State Moved to UMBC Stadium
October 4, 2011 Men's Soccer Plays Bucknell to Scoreless Draw
September 30, 2011 Men's Soccer to Welcome Albany in America East Opener on Saturday Evening
September 27, 2011 Men's Soccer Stunned By Late La Salle Goal, Fall to Explorers, 2-1
September 23, 2011 Men's Soccer Heads to Virginia to Take on Longwood on Saturday Evening
September 21, 2011 Men's Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision at Loyola
September 19, 2011 Soccer's Sean Rothe Named America East Co-Player of the Week
September 12, 2011 Men's Soccer to Host No. 2 Maryland on Tuesday Evening
September 10, 2011 Streilein's Late, Late Goal Lifts Men's Soccer to 1-1 Draw With Navy
September 9, 2011 Men's Soccer Hosts Navy at Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday Evening
September 7, 2011 Men's Soccer Match vs. Towson Postponed Due to Heavy Rains, Flooding
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