Jon Bell realized his lifelong dream of playing professional soccer when he was selected at the 2020 MLS SuperDraft before he even graduated from UMBC. Continue Reading Playing at the Next Level—Retriever Rises to MLS Star
UMBC Athletics announced their Letterwinners Club via a YouTube live stream this semester, connecting former UMBC student-athletes back to the University. Continue Reading Welcoming Retrievers Back Home
UMBC is proud of all that our alumni go on to achieve, and we’re especially proud that we’ve graduated so many people who bring their talents and skills back to their communities. Today, we recognize Clolita Vitale ’75, theatre, a former UMBC employee who has just been appointed to the USM Foundation Board of Directors, and Ray Barbosa ’09, a former Retriever basketball player who, after playing professionally for several years, has been honored by his high school, and is now coaching in his home state of Pennsylvania. Clolita Vitale ’75, theatre, has been named to the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation Board of… Continue Reading Alums in the Community: Vitale, Barbosa
We need your help! The Fall 2014 issue of UMBC Magazine will explore the history – and the future course – of UMBC Athletics. We need YOU – alumni at UMBC – to help us tell that story with photos of your time as a student athlete or even as a fan of Retriever sports. Editors at UMBC Magazine will select the best photos to appear in the forthcoming issue. Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. (And please scan them at the highest resolution possible.) You can also share your stories and photos on Facebook or Twitter using #houseofgrit.
UMBC Athletics is pleased to announce that seven alumni and one current beloved staff member will comprise its 2014 UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame class: Justin Bronson ’09, men’s swimming & diving, earned five gold medals in America East Championship competition in individual races and three golds in relay events, in addition to numerous silver and bronze medals. He was selected as the America East Conference Swimmer of the Week once as a freshman, twice as a junior and three times in his senior year. The native of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada still holds the school record in 500-yard freestyle. Kelly Fiorani ’06,… Continue Reading Alums inducted into UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame