FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 29, 2007

 

2006 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Season Summary

(10-6-1 Overall; 4-2-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RIóHead Coach John Melloís team (Career record: 33-20-8, .607) 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.

 

Rhode Island College won 10 or more games for the fifth consecutive season and for the sixth time in the past seven campaigns.

 

The Anchormen downed Montclair State, 3-2, on Oct. 5. The Red Hawks, who were ranked ninth nationally at the time, finished the season with a 20-1-1 record, suffering their only loss of the year to the Anchormen.

 

Senior forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI) closed out his career having played in 68 games, starting nine of them. He totaled 11 goals and 11 assists for 33 career points.

 

As a senior in 2006, he played in 17 games, starting one of them. He had four goals and four assists for 11 points. Childs scored the game-winning goal in the Anchormenís, 2-0, win at Bridgewater State on Oct. 11.

 

As a junior in 2005, he played in 18 games, starting four of them. He had three goals and one assist for seven points. He scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals in RICís 2-1, overtime win at Plymouth State.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, Childs played in 20 games, starting three of them. He had three goals and four assists for ten points.

 

Childs did not play the 2003 season. As a freshman in 2002, he played in 13 games, starting one of them. Childs had one goal and two assists for four points on the season.

 

He is a physical education/health major, with a minor in biology, and a 2002 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Senior midfielder Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI) had his season cut short by an injury. He played in five games, starting two of them.

 

Senior midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) closed out his career having played in 70 games, starting 62 of them. He had five goals and ten assists for 20 career points.

 

As a senior in 2006, he played in 16 games, starting all of them. He had three goals and one assist for seven points.

 

As a junior in 2005, he played in 19 games, starting 14 of them. He had three assists for three points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, he played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points.

 

As a freshman in 2003, he played in 17 games, starting all of them. He had one goal and four assists for six points on the year.

 

He is a secondary education major with a concentration in history and a 2003 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.

 

Senior back Nick Tavares (East Providence, RI) closed out his two-year career as an Anchorman, playing in 39 games, starting all of them. He had one goal for two points.

 

As a senior in 2006, Tavares was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 17 games, starting all of them. As a junior in 2005, he played in 22 games, starting all of them, and had one goal for two points.

 

Prior to coming to Rhode Island College, Tavares played two seasons at Post University. He played in 37 games, starting 36 of them, with one goal and one assist for three points.

 

He is an accounting major and a 2003 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

Junior midfielder John Araujo (Pawtucket, RI) played in three games, starting two of them.

 

Junior forward Kyle Genereux (Harrisville, RI) missed nearly the entire season with a torn hamstring. He played in three games, starting one of them. He had one goal and one assists for three points. Genereux scored the game-winning goal in the Anchormenís, 4-1, win against M.I.T. on Sept. 9.

 

Junior defender Jameson Gonzalez (Johnston, RI) played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He had three assists for three points.

 

Junior forward Jimmy Hernandez (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 17 games, starting all of them. Hernandez recorded a team-high 10 goals and 23 points to go along with three assists and three game-winning goals. He was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior defender Mike Keeling (Chepachet, RI) played in seven games.

 

Junior midfielder Julian Montoya (North Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 13 games, starting 10 of them. Montoya had three goals and four assists for 10 points. He was tied for the team lead in assists, while ranking fourth in points.

 

Junior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) appeared in 14 games, starting all of them. He was 8-5-1 with a 1.21 goals against average, a .809 save percentage to go along with five shutouts. Neves moved into a second place tie all-time at RIC with 14 career shutouts.

 

Junior defender James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference and was the team MVP. The co-captain played in 17 games, starting all of them.

 

Junior midfielder Derek Rocha (Fall River, MA) missed the majority of the season with a knee injury. He played in nine games, starting six of them. He had two goals and one assist for five points. Rocha scored the game-winning goal in the Anchormenís, 1-0, win at Southern Maine on Sept. 16.

 

Sophomore midfielder Derek Arsenault (Greenville, RI) played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points. He scored the game-winning goal in the Anchormenís, 3-0, win at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 30.

 

Sophomore midfielder Johan Giraldo (Central Falls, RI) played in 10 games, starting five of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. He had one goal and four assists for six points. He was tied for the team lead in assists.

 

Sophomore defender Corey Ponte (Warwick, RI) played in one game.

 

Sophomore defender Kyle Remy (Bristol, RI) missed the majority of the season with a broken arm. He played in five games, starting one of them.

 

Sophomore forward Dan Rodrigues (Cumberland, RI) played in six games, starting one of them. He had one goal for two points. He also logged 31:23 in net, allowing one goal and making one save vs. Roger Williams on Oct. 24.

 

Sophomore defender Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA) played in 14 games, starting all of them. The co-captain had two goals for four points.

 

Sophomore defender Matt White (Wakefield, RI) played in 12 games, starting three of them.

 

Freshman forward Jose Talavera (Providence, RI) played in 17 games, starting 10 of them. He had six goals, including three game-winners, for 12 points. Talavera was second on the team in goals and tied for second in points. He was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Freshman forward Brian White (Wakefield, RI) played in 17 games, starting two of them.