June 5, 2003


Five Freshmen Head Up Menís Soccer 
Recruiting Class at Rhode Island College


Providence, RIóRhode Island Second Team All-State selections Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) and Tim DaPonte (Bristol, RI) are two of five talented freshmen that will attend Rhode Island College this fall and play menís soccer.


Both Neves and DaPonte were teammates of RICís Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) at Mt. Hope High School. Teixeira was the Little East Conferenceís Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-LEC All-Star as a freshman this past fall.


Neves earned All-State honors as a goalkeeper, while DaPonte earned kudos as a midfielder. Nicholas Rossi (North Kingstown, RI), a Second Team All-State selection as a midfielder from Bishop Hendricken High School, Scott Westcott (Scituate, RI), a First Team Open Division selection as a defenseman from Scituate High School, as well as Kyle Amaral (Seekonk, MA), a standout goalkeeper from Seekonk High School, round out this yearís top recruits.


RIC Head Coach Len Mercurio says, "We are very excited to add these players to our roster. In addition to our returning veterans, they will make us a stronger team. Our goal is to be the best team in the Northeast."


The Anchormen open the 2003 season at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Fall Classic on Sept. 6 and 7.



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