America East Roundup (Sept. 4)
Each Wednesday, the America East Roundup will provide news and notes from happenings around the conference, as well as provide links for more information.
Albany's Will Brown Extended
UAlbany head men's basketball coach Will Brown received a contract extension on Aug. 29 that will keep him on the Great Dane bench through the 2017-18 season. Brown, the longest tenured coach in America East, has ammased a 172-191 record in 12 seasons at Albany and led his program to three conference titles and subsequent NCAA appearances (2006, 07, 13). Brown, whose three championships are tied for second-most all-time in league history, paced his team to a 24-12 record last season and the league crown as the No. 4 seed, the lowest to ever capture the title.
UMBC Men's Soccer Nationally Ranked
Coming off a pair of 3-1 season-opening wins over the weekend, UMBC is ranked 29th in College Soccer News' national rankings. The Retrievers, who are also receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll, beat Seattle on Friday and UNLV on Sunday to start the season 2-0-0. The reigning America East champions are riding an 11-game unbeaten streak (8-0-3) which dates back to last season.
Caringi III Bestowed National Award
Not only did UMBC's Pete Caringi III win the America East men's soccer Player of the Week award on Tuesday, the reigning America East Striker of the Year picked up national honors as he was named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week as well. Caringi scored four goals, twice each, in wins over Seattle U. and UNLV over the weekend and earned MVP honors at the Springhill Suites Arundel Mills BWI Kick-Off Classic.
Four Soccer Programs Regionally Ranked
A quartet of America East soccer programs are ranked in the first NSCAA/Continental Tire regional rankings of the 2013 season. Three of those are on the men's side as UMBC (2-0-0), Stony Brook (1-0-0) and Hartford (1-0-1) all appear in the Northeast Poll at fourth, eighth and ninth, respectively. Men's Poll On the women's side, Stony Brook, the reigning America East champion, is ranked ninth after getting off to a 3-0-1 start. Women's Poll