17 Sandra Vacarino
17 Sandra Vacarino
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mantua, N.J.
High School: Clearview Regional
Position: M

2009: Led UMBC with four goals, two assists and 10 points on the season, all career highs… All four goals and 10 points came against America East opponents, tied for the third-most in the league in both categories… Also tied for third with 1.25 points and 0.50 goals per conference contest and tied for sixth with two assists and seventh with 0.25 helpers per league game… One of five Retrievers to start all 17 games… Scored twice and added an assist against Vermont… Tallied the first two goals of the game to give UMBC a 2-0 lead and also assisted on the final goal… Recorded the assist on the lone goal of the contest in the Retrievers’ 1-0 win over Hartford… Scored both of UMBC’s goals against New Hampshire… Tied for 10th in the America East with four goals… Took 17 shots on the season, including eight on goal… Received the Retriever Club Scholarship at UMBC’s annual varsity awards banquet… Was recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


2008: One of four Retrievers to start all 19 games… Lone point of the season was an assist on the game-winner in the 89th minute at Albany… Took 12 shots on the season, including five on goal… Earned recognition on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


2007: Saw action in 15 games and made 10 starts… Ranked fourth on the team with two goals and four points… Scored her first career goal in the season opener against Towson… Also found the back of the net against Howard… Took 16 shots on the season.


Background: One of 24 players selected to the 2007-08 Region 1 Under-19 team… An All-Conference First-Team selection as a senior and a Second-Team honoree as a junior… Earned the All-State Soccer Award from the New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association in 2006… Named Rookie of the Year by Gatorade Awards in 2004… Two-time team captain at Clearview Regional… Led the Pioneers to the South Jersey finals in 2005 for the first time in school history… Also led Clearview Regional to its first-ever Tri-County title in 2004… Played for the Woodstown United Eclipse club team and also played in the Super-Y League with Delaware… President of the Varsity Club and a member of the National Honor Society, SADD and student council… Also lettered in track and field in high school… Chose UMBC over Towson, Monmouth and Rowan because of the campus and the soccer program… Born Sept. 18, 1989… Daughter of Maria and Nick Vacarino… Has two older brothers, Nicky and Tommy… Majoring in psychology and financial economics.