On Caretsky: Sophomore attacker who should see more playing time this season ... a hard-working lefthander ... his playing time will increase as his stick stills increase according to Dave Cottle ... a tough hard-nosed competitor ... tried out for the United States U-19 national team prior to his freshman season.
As a Sophomore (2003): Saw action in just one game in his inaugural collegiate season ... assisted a Jamie Daue goal in his debut at Stony Brook (3/15) in return to Long Island as he took four shots.
Before Maryland: Lettered three years in lacrosse at Northport High School in Northport, N.Y., under coaches George Searing and Robert Macaluso ... honored as an All-American as a senior after scoring 57 goals and handing out 31 assists for 88 points ... led the Tigers to the Long Island championship and the New York State championship game with a record of 22-1 ... earned all-county and all-division accolades as a junior and senior ... served as a team captain as a senior ... invited to try out for the United States U-19 World Team ... notched 96 points as junior on 61 goals and 35 assists and 31 points as a freshman to set the school record for scoring with 215 points in three years.
Personal: Bret Edward Caretsky ... born Feb. 22, 1984 in Northport, N.Y. ... son of Valarie and William Caretsky ... brother of Adam (25) and Paul (16) ... father William played baseball at Virginia ... high school teammate of current Terp Ryan Lang ... also recruited by Massachusetts, Duke and Rutgers ... majoring in letters and sciences.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2003 1/0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0/0:00 2004 7/0 2 0 2 6 0 0 1 1/1:00 Totals 8/0 2 1 3 10 0 0 1 1/1:00