UMBC’s Caringi leads list of college players tapped for PDL honors


Standouts from Marquette, Creighton, Tulsa, UMBC and Duke are among the names of 20 active college players who received post-season accolades for their play in the USL Premier Development League season over the summer.

UMBC rising senior Pete Caringi led PDL in scoring

UMBC’s senior forward Peter Caringi picked up both the Scoring Champion and Golden Boot awards in addition to his all-PDL and Eastern Conference team selections, tallying 16 goals and 37 points in 12 games for the Baltimore Bohemians.

Duke goalkeeper Chad Bush, who led the league with a .104 goals against average while earning a clean sheet in 9 out of 10 games for the Ottawa Fury was an All-PDL and Eastern Conference selection.

Bush and Caringi are joined on the All-PDL team by fellow college stars Damion Lowe, a defender for Hartford, his Reading United AC teammate and La Salle midfielder Jason Plumhoff, Butler defender Brandon Fricke (Des Moines Menace), Marquette defender Axel Sjoberg (Thunder Bay Chili) and Austin Aztex forward Krystopher Tyrpak, a Houston Baptist senior.

Thirteen other college players were among the 44 players that made four all-conference teams.

Marquette, Butler and Houston Baptist led the way each with a pair of players on the all-conference elevens. Sjoberg and Marquette teammate Bryan Ciesiulka (Chicago Fire) made the Central Conference best XI along with Fricke and Butler teammate Zach Steinberger (Michigan Bucks) while Oklahoma Baptist University’s Walter Kromholz (Houston Dutch Lions) joined Tyrpak on the Southern Conference squad.

Three of the 20 active college players compete in the NAIA and one plays for a Division II team.

Active College Players Honored

  • GK – Chad Bush, Ottawa Fury, Duke – All PDL
  • D – Damion Lowe, Reading United, Hartford – All PDL
  • D – Brandon Fricke, Des Moines Menace, Butler – All PDL
  • D – Axel Sjoberg, Thunder Bay Chill, Marquette – All PDL
  • MF – Jason Plumhoff, Reading United AC, La Salle – All PDL
  • F – Krystopher Tyrpak, Austin Aztex, Houston Baptist – All PDL
  • F – Peter Caringi, Baltimore Bohemians, UMBC – All PDL
  • GK – Devin Cook, Austin Aztex, SMU
  • D – Shaun Foster, Ottawa Fury, Hofstra
  • D – Taian de Souza, Panama City Beach Pirates, Auburn at Montgomery (NAIA)
  • D – Walter Kromholz, Houston Dutch Lions, Houston Baptist
  • MF – Brandt Bronico, Carolina Dynamo, Charlotte
  • MF – Bryan Ciesiulka, Chicago Fire, Marquette
  • MF – Matt Walker, Michigan Bucks, Xavier
  • MF – Zach Barnes, Portland Timbers U-23s, Creighton
  • MF – Antonio Rocha, Austin Aztex, Tulsa
  • F – Oliver Gore, Real Colorado Foxes, Rocky Mountain College (NAIA)
  • F – Zach Steinberger, Michigan Bucks, Butler
  • F – Adam Black, Oklahoma City FC, Oklahoma City University (NAIA)
  • F – Tyler Blackwood, Orlando City U23, University of Tampa (Divsion II)
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