FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

July 23, 2008

 

2007 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Season Summary
(8-9-2 Overall; 4-2-1 in the Little East Conference) 

Providence, R.I.óHead Coach John Melloís (Career record: 41-29-10, .575) team finished the 2007 season with an 8-9-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 (third place tie) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Senior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) closed out his career having played in 56 games, starting 51 of them. He posted a 28-23-4 (.545) career record to go along with 272 saves, a 1.22 goals against average and 16 shutouts over 5,004 minutes. Neves ranks second all-time at RIC in career shutouts, while ranking fifth in GAA.

 

As a senior in 2007, he appeared in 13 games, starting 11 of them. Neves posted a 4-7-1 record to go along with two shutouts, a 1.05 goals against average, 80 saves and a .851 save percentage.

 

As a junior in 2006, he appeared in 14 games, starting all of them. He was 8-5-1 with a 1.21 goals against average, 72 saves, a .809 save percentage and five shutouts.

 

As a sophomore in 2005, he played in 13 games, starting all of them. He posted a 7-5-1 record with 43 saves, a .729 save percentage and a 1.27 goals against average. Neves had four shutouts on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2004, he played in 16 games, starting 13 of them. He had a record of 9-6-1 with 77 saves and logged a .786 save percentage and a 1.35 goals against average. Neves had five shutouts on the season.

 

Neves missed the 2003 season while recovering from an injury and was granted a medical hardship waiver.

 

He is a criminal justice/sociology major with a minor in philosophy and a 2003 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.

 

Senior defender James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI) leaves RIC having played in 68 career games, starting 53 of them. He totaled six goals and three assists for 15 career points.

 

As a senior in 2007, he played in 10 games, starting seven of them. He had one goal for two points. The co-captain netted the game-winning goal in the Anchormenís, 2-0, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 18.

 

As a junior in 2006, he was named First Team All-Little East Conference and was the team MVP. The co-captain played in 17 games, starting all of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2005, Nigrelli played in 21 games, starting all of them. He had two goals and one assist for five points.

 

As a freshman in 2004, he played in 20 games, starting eight of them. He had three goals and two assists for eight points.

 

He is a criminal justice/sociology major and a 2004 graduate of Chariho High School.

 

Senior midfielder Derek Rocha (Fall River, MA) leaves RIC having played in 26 games, starting 21 of them, in his two-year career as an Anchorman. He totaled four goals and three assists for 11 points.

 

As a senior in 2007, he played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He logged two goals and two assists for six points. Rocha scored the game-winning goal in RICís, 2-0, win at Plymouth State on Oct. 13.

 

As a junior in 2006, he 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.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Rocha played two seasons at Massasoit Community College in 2004 and 2005.

 

He is a criminal justice major and a 2004 graduate of Durfee High School.

 

Junior forward Kyle Genereux (Harrisville, RI) played in five games, starting one of them.

 

Junior midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) played in 14 games, starting 10 of them. He had one goal and one assist for three points.

 

Junior defender Raunisio Oliveira (East Providence, RI) played in 12 games, starting nine of them.

 

Junior midfielder Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA) played in 17 games, starting all of them. The co-captain totaled three goals and three assists for nine points. Silva netted the game-winning goals in RICís, 1-0, win vs. Utica on Sept. 2 and 5-2 decision vs. UMass Boston on Sept. 15. Silva led the club in assists and was second in goals and points.

 

Junior defender Robert Sturdahl (Coventry, RI) played in 16 games, starting 12 of them. He posted two assists for two points. Sturdahl was named to the Turfer Classicís All-Tournament Team.

 

Sophomore midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) was named Second Team All-New England by NSCCA and D3Kicks.com to go along with First Team All-Little East Conference and team MVP honors. He had seven goals and one assist for 15 points. Kelley led the club in goals and points. He scored two game-winning goals, notching the deciding marker in RICís, 1-0, win over Roger Williams on Sept. 6 and 2-1 win over Johnson & Wales on Sept. 13. He was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once, selected to D3Kicks.comís Div. III Team of the Week and was a member of the Turfer Classicís All-Tournament Team.

 

Sophomore midfielder James Laprey (Coventry, RI) played in seven games, starting one of them. He had one goal for two points.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Dereck Loisel (Warwick, RI) played in six games, starting all of them. He was 3-2-1 to go along with two shutouts, a 1.61 goals against average, 33 saves and a .767 save percentage in 560 minutes.

 

Sophomore midfielder Jose Talavera (Providence, RI) played in 17 games, starting 14 of them. He had two goals and one assist for five points.

 

Sophomore midfielder Matt Turbitt (Providence, RI) played in 15 games, starting eight of them. He had three goals for six points. Turbitt was tied for second on the team in goals and was third in points.

 

Freshman midfielder Adilson Alves (Central Falls, RI) played in nine games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman defender Brian Batalau (Cumberland, RI) played in 12 games, starting all of them.

 

Freshman defender Corey Carvalho (Dartmouth, MA) played in 16 games, starting 15 of them.

 

Freshman forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) played and started in one game. He broke his ankle and was lost for the season in the clubís opener vs. Cabrini College on Sept. 1 at the Turfer Classic.

 

Freshman midfielder Adam Philbin (Cumberland, RI) played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. He logged two assists for two points. Philbin was named to the Turfer Classicís All-Tournament Team.

 

Freshman forward Miguel Sagastume (Providence, RI) played in 14 games, starting 13 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points.

 

Freshman forward Luis Sousa (Seekonk, MA) played in 12 games, starting two of them.

 

Freshman defender Joseph Sousa (Bristol, RI) played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points. Sousa netted the game-winning goal in RICís, 2-1, win over Southern Maine on Oct. 26.

 

Freshman midfielder Louis Tavares (East Providence, RI) played in 19 games, starting five of them.

 

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