UMBC's Caltabiano, UVM's Yeboah Nab Weekly Awards
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
- 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
- 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