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Pete Caringi III earned his second-straight America East men's soccer Player of the Week award Monday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

UMBC's Caringi, UVM's Wright Earn Weekly Honors

Release: 09/09/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – America East's men's soccer teams continued their strong starts to the 2013 season by going 9-2-3 over the weekend. A pair of players that led their teams to a two of those wins apiece are the conference's weekly award winners for the second week of the season:

Player of the Week
Pete Caringi III, Sr., UMBC
Perry Hall, Md.

  • Scored four times in two games for the second-straight week to lead UMBC to two wins.
  • Found the back of the net twice each in wins over Central Conn. State (3-1) Thursday and St. Francis Brooklyn (3-1) Saturday.
  • Earned MVP honors at the Hampton Inn BWI Kick-Off Classic.
  • Named College Soccer News National Player of the Week.
  • Has scored eight goals through UMBC's first four games.

Rookie of the Week
Brian Wright, Fr., Vermont
Ajax, Ontario

  • Led Vermont to two wins over the weekend by tallying three points in victories over Colgate and UMass.
  • Scored his first collegiate goal, the lone score of the game, in the Catamounts' 1-0 win over the Red Raiders Friday.
  • Set up the game-winning score in a 2-1 victory over UMass on Sunday by assisting on Sal Borea's score.
  • Named to All-Tournament team of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Windjammer Classic.

Around the League

  • America East teams went 9-2-3 last week and are an impressive 15-9-4 through the first two weeks of the season.
  • UMBC (4-0-0) won twice last week to extend its unbeaten streak to 13 games dating back to last season (10-0-3).
  • The Retrievers rose to 24th in the College Soccer News Top 30 and entered the Top Drawer Soccer Top 25 at #25.
  • Vermont (3-0-1) and Hartford (2-0-1) also stayed unbeaten. The Catamounts won twice to capture the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Windjammer Classic while Hartford tied Villanova and beat Siena.
  • UNH, Binghamton and Albany also went unbeaten last week with the Wildcats going 2-0-0 by posting a pair of 1-0 shutouts over Colgate and UMass. The Bearcats were 1-0-0, beating preseason Patriot League favorite American and tying George Mason, which was picked third in the Atlantic 10.
  • UMass Lowell beat Canisius, 3-1, on Sunday for its first Division I win and the first for the school in any sport besides men's hockey.
  • Pete Caringi's four scores earned him national recognition for the second-straight week as he was named to the College Soccer News Player of the Week. He was also named to CSN's national team of the week.
  • Caringi has eight goals through four games and has scored twice in each contest.

2013 America Men's Soccer Weekly Award Winners
Sept. 3 - Player of the Week: Pete Caringi III, UMBC
              Rookie of the Week: Favio Sbarra, Stony Brook
        9 - Player of the Week: Pete Caringi III, UMBC
             Rookie of the Week: Brian Wright, Vermont

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