CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 21 UMBC, one of just two unbeaten and untied men's soccer team in the nation, won twice last week to improve to a perfect 7-0-0 and a Retriever is the America East Player of the Week for the fourth-straight week as a result. Additionally, a Vermont freshman's two scores earned him Rookie of the Week honors:
Player of the Week Geaton Caltabiano, Jr., UMBC Lothian, Md.
Tallied six points in two games last week, scoring a goal and adding an assist in each game, to lead UMBC to wins over Navy and Loyola.
Scored UMBC's first goal ('18) after the Retrievers fell behind for the first time this season vs. Navy Wednesday before setting up the eventual game winner later on in the 3-2 double-overtime win.
Had the game's first goal ('48) and set up an insurance tally in a 3-1 win over previously undefeated Loyola Saturday.
Leads the nation with seven assists and also has three goals on the year.
Rookie of the Week Bernad Yeboah, Fr., Vermont Worcester, Mass.
Scored both of Vermont's goals in his lone game of the week, a 2-1 win over Hofstra on Wednesday.
Found the back of the net in the 12th and 38th minutes, his first two collegiate goals.
Around the League
America East teams went 8-5-1 last week and are an impressive 29-20-7 (.580) through the first four weeks of the season.
UMBC (7-0-0) beat Navy and Loyola last week to stay perfect of the season.
The Retrievers, one of just two unbeaten untied team in the nation, extended their unbeaten streak to 16 games dating back to last season (13-0-3).
The Retrievers ascended 11 spots to eighth in the Top Drawer Soccer Top 25 and remained 21st College Soccer News Top 30 Monday.
Hartford stayed unbeaten and improved to 5-0-2 with wins over Marist and Harvard last week.
The Hawks are unbeaten through seven games for the first time in 29 seasons in Division I.
Albany defeated No. 22 Fairleigh Dickinson, 2-1, on Sunday, its first-ever win against a nationally ranked opponent since moving to Division I in 2001.
New Hampshire improved to 5-2 on the season with shutouts over Rhode Island (4-0) and Grand Canyon (1-0).
UMBC is averaging 3.1 goals per game, which ranks among the most in the nation.
Hartford has allowed just three goals all season and ranks among the nation's best with a 0.39 team GAA.
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 16 - Player of the Week: Stephen Ho, UMBC Rookie of the Week: David MacKinnon, Hartford 23 - Player of the Week: Geaton Caltabiano, UMBC Rookie of the Week: Bernard Yeboah, Vermont