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October 9, 2003

Soccer's Derek McElligott Makes National and Local News

UMBC junior forward Derek McElligott, who has helped UMBC to a 5-1-5 record and a ranking of #8 in the South Atlantic region, was named to College Soccer News' Team of the Week for the week of September 29-October 5.

McElligott scored a pair of goals in each of UMBC's two games last week, a 2-2 tie with visiting Albany and a 3-0 win at Hartford. McElligott added a goal vs. Binghamton and now has 12 goals in 11 games this season and leads the South Atlantic region in goals and points (25).

Entering this week, McElligott was second in the country in goals per game at 1.10, trailing only sophomore Daniel Wasson of Air Force, who has 9 goals in 8 games (1.13 per game). He is tied with two other players in total goals -- Tulsa's Ryan Pore and Michigan's Mychal Turpin each have 11 goals. The UMBC standout was fifth in the country in points per game at 2.30 (11g, 1a).

His 36 career goals is third on UMBC's all-time list, behind Ray Ford's 51 (1977-81) and Giuliano Celenza's 41 (1999-2000). McElligott has seven goals over the last four games. He is a two-time First Team All NEC performer and was the league's Rookie of the Year in 2001.

McElligott will be a featured guest on Fox 45's Sports Unlimited after the Sunday, October 12 Fox news cast at 10 p.m.

Posted by dwinds1 at October 9, 2003 12:00 AM