IMG Academy Premier Development League (PDL) alumni Liam Paddock has been a star on and off the soccer field. The University of Maryland Baltimore Country announced Friday that Paddock earned the America East Fall 2012 Scholar-Athlete Award in men’s soccer for the second year in a row. Paddock is a senior at UMBC and previously won the league’s Defender of the Year trophy and was a Capital One Academic First-Team All-American while part of the America East title-winning squad.
As a UMBC Retriever, Paddock also earned first-team all-conference honors in 2011 was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2011 University Division Men’s Scholar All-East Region team. He also secured a spot on the fall 2010 and fall 2011 America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll and was named to the America East Conference All-Rookie Team in 2009.
Paddock played for the IMG Academy PDL team in 2012. The PDL is the top level men’s amateur soccer competition in the United States and serves as the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States, Canada and Bermuda. The IMG Academy PDL team helps to continue developing soccer players after their completion of their high school career.