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9 - Pete Caringi
Pete Caringi
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: JR
Hometown: Perry Hall, Md.
High School: Calvert Hall
Position: F

Accolades: (2010) Named to the America East Conference All-Rookie team and Second-Team All-Conference by the America East… The first UMBC freshman to be named to one of the all-conference teams (first or second) since Matt Watson was selected in 2004… (2011) Named to the America East First Team… (2012) Tabbed America East Men’s Soccer Player of the Week on three occasions (Sept. 4, Oct. 15, Oct. 29)… Named to College Soccer News’ and Soccer America’s Teams of the Week on Oct. 14 and CSN recognized him again on Oct. 29… League coaches selected him Striker of the Year and to the America East First Team… Voted the 2012 America East Men's Soccer Fans' Choice Player of the Year… Became the second Retriever in four years to be recognized as ECAC Offensive Player of the Year (Levi Houapeu, 2009)… Also named ECAC All-Star… Selected to the National College Soccer Coaches’ Association All-Northeast Region Second Team… Shared team Most Valuable Athlete honors with Phil Saunders… A finalist for the 2012 Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the men's college player of the year… (2013) Named Premier Development League Player of the Week after scoring all four goals in a 4-0 win over NJ LUSO Rangers on May 26.

 

2012: Scored two goals less than seven minutes apart in the first half and the Retrievers held on for a 2-1 win over Robert Morris on Sept. 1... ... Earned America East Player of the Week honors on Sept. 2...Racked up four goals and two assists and led the Retrievers to a 1-1 week, picking up his second Player of the Week award on Oct. 15… After scoring once in a 2-1 loss to Albany on Oct. 10, he exploded for three goals and two assists in UMBC's 5-1 win over Boston U. on Oct. 13, its first conference victory of the year…Caringi's three scores all came during a 13-minute stretch in the second half… Caringi’s hat trick was the first for a Retriever since Levi Houapeu tallied three goals vs. Vermont on Oct. 27, 2010… Tied the Division I school record for goals in a game with four on Oct. 23 vs. Hartford…  He is the first player in UMBC DI history and was the only player in the nation in 2012 to post a pair of eight-point games in a season… His eight-point games were the first by an America East player since Stony Brook's Chris Megaloudis accomplished the feat on Sept. 11, 2005 and first in a conference game since Vermont's Matt Chavez had eight (4 goals) on Oct. 4, 2003 against Boston U…. UMBC’s last four-goal/eight-point effort occurred in 1995, when recent UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Ted Lawler scored four goals vs. UMES… His eight-point games were two of five in the nation in 2012-only Penn’s Stephen Baker had nine points in a game (vs. Rider, 9/23/12) last season… He posted the 17th and 18th three-(or more)-goal games of his father’s 22-year tenure… Suffered a leg injury in the fourth minute of play in the America East title game and did not play for the remainder of that contest… Did not start in NCAA opener at ODU, but did see action, coming into the game in the waning seconds in regulation and the second OT period on set pieces… Managed to play 60 minutes off the bench three days later at UNC…  Led America East in goals (14), goals per game (0.64), points (32) and points per game (1.45)… The 14 goals scored (tenth-most in a UMBC single season) ranked 13th in the nation, while the 32 total points placed 15th... Recorded the third-high point total (32) and fourth-most goals (14) for a Retriever junior at the NCAA Division I level.   

 

2011: In the summer, recorded a hat-trick for his Baltimore Bays Chelsea side vs. Texas SC at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Under-17/18 playoffs in Browns Summit, N.C….Finished the college season tied for fifth in assists per game and tied for ninth in total points in the America East Conference… Led the Retrievers in total points (13) and was tied for the club lead with a pair of game-winning goals…Scored his first goal of the season in the 52nd minute to tie the game vs. No. 1 Maryland at 1-all on Spet. 13… Posted his first game-winner and initial three-point effort of the season and at Longwood on Sept. 24… One week later, he also recorded a goal (game-tying) and an assist (on GWG) in the second half in the 2-1 win over Albany in the conference opener… Continued his strong play in the league with the lone helper on Kingsley Onwuka’s score in a 1-0 victory at Boston U. (Oct. 8) and converted a penalty kick in the 41st minute in a 1-0 victory at Binghamton on Oct. 11… Is UMBC’s active career goals leader with 10 and is tied with Milo Kapor with 10 career assists.   

 

2010: Tied for fourth in the America East Conference with 17 points and tied for fifth with six goals… Debuted with a two-goal effort vs. VMI on Sept. 2… Scored the third and fifth goals of the contest… Earned America East Rookie of the Week honors for that performance…  Scored the game-tying goal in the 85th minute vs. La Salle in an eventual 2-1 overtime victory on Sept. 15… Posted his first game-winning goal in the 78th minute as UMBC rallied for three second-half scores in a 3-2 win at Mount St. Mary’s three days later… Named America East Rookie of the Week on Sept. 20… His first four goals were scored in 207 minutes of action, all in a reserve role… Made his first start on Sept. 26 at Fairleigh Dickinson… Scored the game’s first goal in a 1-1 double overtime tie vs. Binghamton on Oct. 2 and scored the game’s second goal to give the visitors a 2-0 lead (game-winner) three days later in a 2-1 victory at Bucknell… Five of his six goals were scored in the second half of play… Drew the primary assist on Milo Kapor’s game-winning goal in overtime at Penn State on Oct. 20 and Andrew Bulls’ GWG vs. Hartford on Oct. 23…

 Background: Majoring in psychology…  Baltimore Sun First-Team All-Metro honoree… Also earned Second-Team All-State honors in 2009… Captained the Calvert Hall squad and led the Cardinals for the second straight year in scoring, posting 15 goals in his senior campaign… Named The Sun’s Player-of-the-Week in October 2009 after he scored the lone goal to help the Cardinals upset McDonogh, the top team in the nation at the time… Added a goal and an assist in a win over Gilman to cement the honor… … Scored two goals in the MIAA semifinals vs. Mount St. Joseph in front of 3,000 fans at Calvert Hall’s first night game in school history… Has a sister, Christina, age 24, who graduated from UMBC in the spring of 2012… Lists favorite professional team as AC Milan and favorite movie as Boondock Saints… Son of Susan and Pete Caringi, Jr., UMBC’s head men’s soccer coach … Peter Anthony Caringi III was born on Sept. 24, 1992.

 

Year  GP/GS  Sh.  Pts. 
 2010  20/14  31  6  5  17
 2011  18/18  36   4  5  13
 2012  22/20  53  14  4  32
 Totals  60/52  120  24  14  62

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