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November 12, 2009

 

2009 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer
Season Summary

(9-8-2 Overall; 5-2 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.óHead Coach John Melloís (Career record: 62-43-17, .578) team finished the 2009 season with an 9-8-2 overall record and a 5-2 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Rhode Island College qualified for the Little East Conference Tournament for the seventh consecutive season, falling to second-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 2-0, in the semifinal round.

 

Senior midfielder/defender/forward Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) closed out his three-year career as an Anchorman, having played in 59 games, starting 58 of them. He totaled 14 goals and seven assists for 35 career points.

 

As a senior in 2009, Kelley played in 18 games, starting all of them, and was named First Team All-Little East. He had four goals and two assists for 10 points. Kelley scored the game-winning goal in the clubís, 3-0, win over MIT on Oct. 7. He was fourth on the team in both goals and points. Kelley was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2008, he was named Third Team All-New England and First Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 22 games, starting all of them. Kelley logged three goals and four assists for 10 points on the season. He was tied for the team lead in assists, while tying for fourth in both goals and points. Kelley netted game-winners in the Anchormenís, 1-0, win over Johnson & Wales on Sept. 5 and in the, 1-0, win over Plymouth State in title contest of the Little East Tournament on Nov. 8.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, 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 played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. 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.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Kelley played in 14 games, starting 10 of them, for the University of Maine. He finished the season with one assist for one point.

 

Kelley is a physical education major and a 2005 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Senior forward Dan Rodrigues (Cumberland, RI) closed out his career having played in 61 games, starting 18 of them. He totaled seven goals and 10 assists for 24 career points.

 

As a senior in 2009, he played in 18 games, starting five of them. Rodrigues had one goal and a team-high six assists for eight points on the season. He scored the game-winning goal in RICís, 7-2, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 22.

 

As a junior in 2008, Rodrigues played in 21 games, starting seven of them. He scored four goals and assisted on two others for 10 points. Rodrigues was second on the team in points, while tying for second in goals. He netted the game-winner in the Anchormenís, 2-1, win over Eastern Connecticut on Nov. 5 in semifinal action of the Little East Tournament.

 

He did not play in 2007. As a sophomore in 2006, Rodrigues 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.

 

As a freshman in 2005, he played in 16 games, starting five of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points.

 

Rodrigues is a Spanish major with a minor in management and a 2005 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

Junior forward Adilson Alves (Central Falls, RI) played in six games, starting two of them.

 

Junior defender Brian Batalau (Cumberland, RI) played in 14 games, starting all of them. He had two assists for two points.

 

Junior defender Corey Carvalho (Dartmouth, MA) played in 19 games, starting 17 of them, and was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, while also being named First Team All-Little East. He had one goal and one assist for three points. He scored his first collegiate goal, the game-winner, in the Anchormenís, 4-2, win over Westfield State on Oct. 21. Carvalho was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior midfielder David De Melo (Fall River, MA) played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. De Melo, who also saw time periodically at forward, had two goals and five assists for nine points. He was second on the team in assists. De Melo scored in RICís, 3-0, win over MIT on Oct. 7 and in a 5-3 win over Southern Maine on Oct. 24. He handed out two assists in a game on two occasions and recorded a season-high three points, with a goal and an assist vs. USM.

 

Junior midfielder Mike Diogo (Bristol, RI) played in 16 games, starting 13 of them. He had two goals and one assist for five points. He scored both of his goals in the squadís,  4-2, win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 18. Diogo was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior midfielder/forward Kyle Estrela (Dartmouth, MA) played in 12 games, starting three of them. He had one goal and one assist for three points. Estrela scored the game-winning goal in RICís, 4-2, win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 18.

 

Junior goalkeeper Helder Faustino (Warwick, RI) played in 11 games, starting 10 of them. He was 6-4-1 with three shutouts, a 1.56 goals against average, a .702 save percentage and made 40 saves on the season. Faustino made a season-high seven saves in a 3-2 loss to Keene State on Oct. 3. He made five stops to earn his first collegiate shutout in the Anchormenís, 3-0, win over MIT on Oct. 7. Faustino was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior midfielder Nick Medeiros (Bristol, RI) played in 14 games, starting one of them. He had two assists, setting up two goals in the Anchormenís, 7-2, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 22, for two points on the season.

 

Junior midfielder Jose Ruiz (Providence, RI) played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. He had five goals and three assists for 13 points. Ruiz ranked third on the team in both goals and points, while coming in fourth in assists. Ruiz logged a four-game point streak (4-1-9) from Sept. 30-Oct. 10. He scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Keene State on Oct. 3. Ruiz netted the game-winning goal in the clubís, 1-0, win at Plymouth State on Oct. 10.

 

Junior forward Josh Sousa (Cumberland, RI) played in 17 games, starting 12 of them. He had six goals and four assists for 16 points. Sousa was second on the team in both goals and points, while ranking third in assists. He scored the game-winning goal in the clubís, 5-0, win over UMass Boston  on Oct. 31. He netted a hat trick in RICís, 7-2, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 22.

 

Junior midfielder Louis Tavares (East Providence, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. He had one goal and one assist for three points. Tavares scored his lone goal in the, 3-0, win over MIT on Oct. 7.

 

Sophomore defender Ben Coco (Albany, NY) played in four games.

 

Sophomore forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) played in 19 games, starting 12 of them, and was named First Team All-Little East. He had 15 goals and two assists for 32 points. Costa led the Anchormen in both goals and points. He scored game-winning goals in RICís, 1-0, win over Western Connecticut on Sept. 26, the, 5-3, victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 24 and a 6-1 win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 29. Costa posted two four-game point streaks on the season, while netting hat tricks in a 4-2 win over Westfield State on Oct. 21 and the victory over JWU. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Sophomore midfielder Chris Spina (Delmar, NY) played in one game.

 

Sophomore defender Jonathan Goncalves (Shelton, CT) played in 18 games, starting 13 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points. Goncalves scored the Anchormenís only goal in a 1-1 double-overtime tie vs. SUNY-New Paltz on Sept. 5.

 

Sophomore defender Anthony Mirafiore (Stratford, CT) played in 14 games, starting 13 of them.

 

Sophomore forward Troy Silvia (Bristol, RI) played in 13 games, starting one of them. He had two goals and two assists for six points. Silvia posted a season-high three points, with a goal and an assist, in RICís, 5-0, win over UMass Boston on Oct. 31.

 

Freshman Mark Butler (Warwick, RI) played in 12 games. He had two goals and one assist for five points. Butler scored in RICís, 6-1, win at Johnson & Wales on Oct. 29 and in the clubís, 5-0, win over UMass Boston on Oct. 31.

 

Freshman midfielder/defender Michael Harrell (Reston, VA) played in three games.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Andrew Hogan (North Providence, RI) played in nine games, starting all of them, before an injury cut short his season. He was 3-4-1 with one shutout, a 1.63 GAA, a .588 save percentage and made 20 saves on the season. Hogan made a season-high six saves in a 1-0 loss to Stevens Institute on Sept. 6.

 

Freshman midfielder/defender Sean Maguire (Portsmouth, RI) played in 16 games, starting seven of them.

 

Freshman defender Tucker Shepard (Tiverton, RI) played in five games, starting two of them.

 

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