For Immediate Release

 

November 7, 2006

 

Four Rhode Island College Players Named All-Little East in Menís Soccer

 

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

 

Junior back James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. The co-captain played in 17 games, starting all of them. He helped anchor a defense that allowed just 1.3 goals per game, which ranked third in the conference. He is a criminal justice major with a minor in sociology and a 2004 graduate of Chariho High School.

 

Senior back Nick Tavares (East Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 17 games, starting all of them. Along with his defensive partners, Tavares helped the team to post six shutouts and a 1.26 goals against average, which both ranked third in the conference. He is an accounting major and a 2003 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

Junior forward Jimmy Hernandez (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 17 games, starting all of them. Hernandez had 10 goals and three assists for 23 points. He led the team in goals, points and shots (79). He was tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals. Hernandez was tied for third in the Little East in both goals and points. He is a business management major and a 2003 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

 

Junior midfielder Julian Montoya (North Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 13 games, starting 10 of them. He had three goals and four assists for 10 points. Montoya was tied for first on the team in assists, was fourth in points and tied for fourth in goals. He is a secondary education major with a concentration in Spanish and a 2004 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

Head Coach John Melloís team closed out the 2006 season with a 10-6-1 overall record and a 4-2-1 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen were eliminated from the 2006 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 loss to second-seeded Keene State on Thursday, Nov. 2.

 

 
Junior Back
James Nigrelli

 
Senior Back
Nick Tavares

 
Junior Forward
Jimmy Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 
Junior Midfielder
Julian Montoya

 

 

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