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Four local transfers have helped UMBC men's soccer to NCAA tournament
Four local transfers have helped UMBC men's soccer to NCAA tournament

It's not often four teammates on a club soccer team graduate from high school, go off to play at different Division I programs and then return to their hometown to complete their NCAA eligibility. But that's what happened when midfielders Geaton Caltabiano and Marquez Fernandez and backs Mamadou Kansaye and Oumar Ballo enrolled at UMBC. It's a coincidence, Kansaye said, but a good one. The familiarity among the four has helped them on the field. Ballo and Kansaye have won three straight America East Conference titles since joining the Retrievers in 2012. Fernandez and Caltabiano, who joined the team in 2013, have been members on two of those championship teams. The...

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