FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 8, 2004

 

Rhode Island College
Menís Soccer To Face Wildcats in
ECAC Tournament First Round

 

Providence, RI--Head Coach John Melloís third-seeded Anchormen will host sixth-seeded Johnson and Wales University in the first round of the ECAC Div. III Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

 

This is the second consecutive season the Anchormen have been selected to participate in the ECAC Tournament.

 

The rest of the field includes top-seeded M.I.T., second-seeded Salve Regina, fourth-seeded Coast Guard, fifth-seeded Southern Maine, seventh-seeded UMass-Dartmouth and eighth-seeded Plymouth State.

 

The Anchormen  have already faced Johnson & Wales this fall, having defeated the Wildcats, 3-2, at home on Sept. 14. RIC is 11-8-2 overall and were 4-2-1 (second place) in the Little East Conference during the regular season. The Anchormen were eliminated from the 2004 Little East Conference Tournament with a, 3-1, loss at Keene State on Nov. 6 in the Championships Game.

 

THE 2004 RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE MENíS SOCCER TEAM

Junior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Year and also earned First Team All-LEC honors. He has played in 20 games, starting all of them. He has 21 goals and five assists for 47 points on the season. Teixeiraís 21 goals and five assists give him 63 goals and 142 points for his career. Teixeiraís 63 goals is a new RIC all-time record, passing former RIC all-time menís soccer goals leader Domenico Petrarca (í77). Teixeira scored the record-setting goal in the 82nd minute of RICís, 3-1, LEC semi-final victory over Plymouth State. He also had helpers in each of the Anchormenís two games this week. Teixeira is only five points shy of Petrarcaís all-time RICís career points record.

 

Freshman midfielder Jeff Melo (North Providence, RI) has played in 17 games, starting six of them. He has three goals and one assist for seven points. Melo injured his knee against Keene State on Oct. 23 and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

 

Sophomore forward Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. He has three goals and four assists for a total of ten points. He had a helper in RICís, 3-1, victory over Plymouth State in the semi-final game of the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) has played in 16 games, starting 13 of them. He has a record of 9-6-1 with 77 saves and has logged a .786 save percentage and a 1.35 goals against average. Neves has five shutouts on the season. He has been named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Rookie of the Week once this season.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, MA) has played in six games, starting all of them. He has a record of 2-2-1 with 23 saves and has logged a .719 save percentage and a 1.58 goals against average.

 

Freshman midfielder Steve Alves (Seekonk, MA) has played in 19 games, starting 11 of them. He has three goals and two assists for eight points.

 

Junior defenseman Matt Borges (New Bedford, MA) has played in 21 games, starting 20 of them. He has two goals and one assist for five points. He had the only RIC goal in the Anchormenís, 3-1, loss to Keene State in the Championship Game of the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

Senior defenseman Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) has played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He has one assist for one point.

 

Junior midfielder Chris Cunha (East Providence, RI) has played in 17 games, starting one of them. He has two goals and one assist for five points.

 

Freshman defenseman James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI) has played in 20 games, starting eight of them. He has three goals and two assists for eight points. He headed in the first goal of the game in RICís, 3-1, victory over Plymouth State in the semi-final game of the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

Sophomore forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI) has played in 20 games, starting three of them. He has three goals and four assists for ten points. He netted the game-winning goal in RICís, 3-1, victory over Plymouth State in the semi-final game of the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

Sophomore midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. He has one goal and two assists for four points.

 

Junior midfielder Joe Mackinnon (Exeter, RI) has played in 13 games, starting seven of them. He has two goals and one assist for five points.

 

Freshman defenseman Matthew Souto (East Providence, RI) has played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. He has two goals for four points.

 

Junior defenseman Tim Leonard (Scituate, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 20 games, starting 19 of them.

 

Junior midfielder Dan Toro (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 21 games, starting 20 of them.

 

Sophomore defenseman and captain Scott Westcott (Scituate, RI) has played in 16 games, starting five of them.

 

Freshman defenseman Kyle Remy (Bristol, RI) has played in 20 games, starting 15 of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Boima Konuwa (Pawtucket, RI) has played in ten games.

 

Freshman midfielder Peter Keoghan (Warwick, RI) has played in two games.

 

Freshman defenseman Kevin Patterson (Narragansett, RI) has played in one game. He has one goal for two points. Patterson is out with an illness and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

 

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