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November 8, 2005

 

Four RIC Players Earn All-Little East Conference Honors in Menís Soccer
Kyle Teixeira Named Co-Offensive Player of the Year

 

Providence, RIóFour members of the Rhode Island College menís soccer team have been named All-Little East Conference.

 

Senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He shares the honor with Western Connecticut junior forward Bradley Fidler (West Lawn, PA). Teixeira led the Little East Conference in goals and was second in points. This is the third time in his career that Teixeira has been named the top offensive player in the LEC, having been selected as a freshman in 2002 and as a junior in 2004.

 

He was also named First Team All-Little East Conference for the fourth consecutive season. He has played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. He has 17 goals and nine assists for 43 points. Teixeira is RICís all-time leader in goals (80) and points (185), and is second in assists (25).

 

Teixeira is only the second player in Little East Conference Menís Soccer history to earn First Team All-LEC honors in each of his four seasons and Offensive Player of the Year honors three times.

 

Senior midfielder Matt Borges (New Bedford, MA) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He has one goal and two assists for four points. Borges was named Second Team All-Little East as a freshman in 2002.

 

Freshman midfielder Tyrell Burgess (Smiths, Bermuda) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 16 games, starting 14 of them. He has four goals and five assists for 13 points. He is second on the club, trailing Teixeira, in all three categories.

 

Junior defender James Lynch (Jamestown, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 16 games, starting all of them. He has one goal for two points.

 

In upcoming action, Head Coach John Melloís team is the second seed in the 2005 ECAC New England Div. III Menís Soccer Tournament and will host seventh-seeded Castleton State on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. The Anchormen are 9-5-5 on the season.

 

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