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Liam Paddock

School

UMBC

Position
Defender
Major
Psychology/Sociology

Classroom

Paddock became the first Retriever to be named an America East Fall Scholar-Athlete in the sport of men’s soccer when he was cited in February of 2012. He was among three Retrievers selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2011 University Division Men’s Scholar All-East Region team, where he landed on the second team. He earned a place on the Fall 2010 and Fall 2011 America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll and earned President’s List honors with a 4.00 grade-point average in the spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011 and fall 2011 semesters. He was also named the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Character

Paddock, a Worcestershire, England, native will serve as a team captain in his senior campaign. He is expected to earn his degree (double-major) in 3.5 years.

Community

Paddock volunteered with the College Gardens Youth Program (an after-school tutoring program for at-risk youth) once a week and dedicated over 30 hours of his time. He and his teammates held a soccer clinic for the Casey Cares Foundation, which serves critically ill children and their families. He volunteered with the CFES program-College for Every Student, which is a nonprofit organization committed to raising the academic aspirations and performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. UMBC is partnered with Arbutus Middle School for this initiative. He volunteered at an Earth Day event at Arbutus Middle School where he assisted middle school students with Earth Day related games/activities.

Competition

Paddock earned first-team all-conference honors and was the only first-team league honoree to be named to the All-Academic team in 2011. The central fullback started all 17 games that he dressed for and has been a starter in all 55 games he has been available for in his three-year tenure at UMBC. He has two goals in his career, both scored in his sophomore campaign.