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November 11, 2008

 

FIVE FROM RIC MENíS SOCCER EARN
ALL-LITTLE EAST RECOGNITION

Providence, RIóFive members of the 2008 Rhode Island College menís soccer team received All-Little East Conference recognition for their performance this season.

 

 

 Left to Right: Justin O'Connor, Kory Pacheco, Josh Silva, Brandon Migliore and Ryan Kelley accept their 2008 All-Little East Conference awards following the Anchormen's, 1-0, win over Plymouth State in the LEC Tournament on Nov. 8.

 

Senior back Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 20 games, starting all of them. Silva has one assist for one point and has anchored a defense, which has recorded nine shutouts and posted a 0.72 goals against average. He was named the Little Eastís Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Senior midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 19 games, starting 13 of them. Migliore has four goals and four assists for 12 points. He scored the game-winning goals against Salem State on Oct. 15 and Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 25. Migliore was named the Little Eastís and ECACís Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. He has played in 20 games, starting all of them. He has three goals and four assists for 10 points. Kelley scored the game-winning goals against Johnson & Wales on Sept. 5 and in the title contest of the 2008 LEC Tournament vs. Plymouth State on Nov. 8.

 

Junior defender Kory Pacheco (Dartmouth, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. Pacheco has one goal and two assists for four points. Pacheco scored the game-winning goal vs. Keene State on Oct. 11 and assisted on the game-winner in the title contest of the 2008 LEC Tournament vs. Plymouth State on Nov. 8. Pacheco, who helped hold Plymouth State senior forward Semir Mehmedovic in the championship game, as well as, Eastern Connecticut junior forward Maxim Fantl in Wednesdayís semifinal game, without a goal, was named the 2008 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournamentís Most Outstanding Player.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Justin OíConnor (North Kingstown, RI) was named the Little East Conferenceís Rookie of the Year. He has played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. OíConnor is 10-3-4 with eight shutouts, a 0.64 goals against average, .874 save percentage and has made 76 saves in 1,538 minutes of action. He was named the Little East Conferenceís Rookie of the Week twice and the Defensive Player of the Week once on the season. OíConnor also earned ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on one occasion.

 

The Rhode Island College menís soccer team will play the programís first-ever NCAA Div. III Tournament game when the Anchormen will travel to Babson (16-4-1; NEWMAC Champions) on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. If RIC advances, it will play the winner of RPI and Stevens Institute on Sunday, Nov. 16.

 

Head Coach John Melloís team captured RICís first-ever Little East Conference Tournament Championship with a 1-0 shutout over fourth-seeded Plymouth State on Saturday, Nov. 8. RIC is currently 12-5-4 and need one additional victory to tie the program record for wins in a season.

 

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