TAMPA, Fla. – The 2013 PDL regular season honors were announced today with Baltimore Bohemians forward Peter Caringi leading the way by earning both the Scoring Champion and Golden Boot awards.
Caringi, set to play his senior season at UMBC, led the Bohemians (8-1-5) to second place in the Mid Atlantic Division while tallying 16 goals and 37 points in 12 games. He edged out Ottawa’s Carl Haworth by a point in the scoring race and finished one goal ahead of Real Colorado’s Oliver Gore and Orlando City U23’s Tyler Blackwood in the goal-scoring race.
Haworth is the PDL’s 2013 Assist Champion after tallying 12 in 12 games for the Northeast Division Champions, who finished 11-1-2 and advanced to the Eastern Conference Championship, where they fell 3-1 against the Ocean City Nor’easters. Haworth is a Niagara University grad who has represented Canada on the international stage.
Haworth’s teammate Chad Bush ran away with Goals-Against Average Champion honors, posting nine shutouts in 10 starts for a miniscule 0.104 GAA. A sophomore at Duke University, Bush also has Canadian international experience and was recently chosen to participate alongside the Canada Under-20 National Team as they prepared for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
The 2013 PDL All-Conference Teams will be announced on Tuesday, followed by the All-League Team on Wednesday. The finalists for Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Young (U21) Player of the Year will be announced on Thursday, with the awards presented at Saturday’s PDL Championship banquet in Austin, Texas. Goalkeeper of the Year will also be presented at the banquet.
The Austin Aztex will host the 2013 PDL Championships presented by Nike and will welcome the Ocean City Nor’easters, Thunder Bay Chill and Victoria Highlanders to House Park in Austin, Texas this weekend. The Semifinals will be played Friday, with the winners advancing to meet for the 2013 PDL Championship on Sunday.