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November 17, 2010

 

2010 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer
Season Summary

(10-7-2 Overall; 4-2-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RIóHead Coach John Melloís (Career record: 72-50-19, .578) team finished the 2010 season with a 10-7-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Rhode Island College qualified for the Little East Conference Tournament for the eighth consecutive season, falling to top-seeded Keene State, 1-0, in the championship game. The Anchormen reached the 10-win milestone for the seventh time in the past nine seasons.

 

Senior defender/midfielder Corey Carvalho (Dartmouth, MA) closed out his four-year career as an Anchorman, having played in 76 games, starting 70 of them. He totaled three goals and three assists for nine career points.

 

As a senior in 2010, Carvalho was named an ECAC All-Star,  First Team All-New England, the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Little East. He played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. Carvalho finished with two goals and one assist for five points. He scored the Anchormenís lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Coast Guard in the season-opener on Sept. 1, while netting the game-winner in the clubís, 1-0, win over Husson on Sept. 11. Carvalho and his defensive mates held their opponents to 86 fewer shots (283-197), while limiting scoring to just 18 goals against in 19 contests. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Defensive Player of the Week once on the season and the team MVP.

 

As a junior in 2009, Carvalho was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Little East. He played in 19 games, starting 17 of them. Carvalho 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2008, Carvalho played in 22 games, starting 20 of them. He registered one assist for one point. Carvalho was named the Little East Defender of the Week once.

 

As a freshman in 2007, he played in 16 games, starting 15 of them.

 

He is a nursing major with a minor in psychology and a 2007 graduate of Dartmouth High School.

 

Senior midfielder Jose Ruiz (Providence, RI) closed out a two-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 34 games and making 32 starts. He scored 11 career goals and had five assists for 27 total points.

 

As a senior in 2010, Ruiz was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 16 games, starting all of them. Ruiz had six goals and two assists for 14 points. He was tied for third on the team in goals, while ranking fourth in points. He scored game-winning goals in back-to-back games as RIC defeated Western Connecticut, 7-0, on Sept. 25 and Framingham State, 3-1, on Sept. 29. Ruiz posted a season-high seven points, with a hat trick and an assist, in the win over the Colonials. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2009, Ruiz 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.

 

He was an All-New England performer during his two seasons on the pitch for Dean College, totaling seven goals and eight assists for 22 career points.

 

He is an accounting major and a 2004 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

 

Senior midfielder Louis Tavares (East Providence, RI) finished a distinguished four-year career having played in 78 games, making 63 starts. Tavares started 36 out of RICís 37 contests over his final two seasons. He scored three career goals to go along with four assists for 10 total points. 

 

As a senior in 2010, Tavares played in 18 games, starting all of them. He registered career highs in goals (two), assists (two) and points (six). Tavares scored his biggest goal of the season on a game-winner in the teamís, 3-0, win at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 18. In the teamís next match, Tavares had a crucial helper in a 2-1 win at Bridgewater State on Sept. 21. Tavares also found the back of the net in a 3-0 home victory over Plymouth State on Oct. 9.

 

As a junior in 2009, Tavares 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2008, Tavares played in 23 games, starting 22 of them. He registered one assist for one point.

 

As a freshman in 2007, Tavares played in 19 games, starting five of them.

 

He is an accounting major with a minor in finance and a 2007 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

Junior goalkeeper Nick Clark (East Bridgewater, MA) played in all 19 games, starting 18 of them. He posted a 10-6-2 record in net, while registering a 0.82 goals against average, a .789 save percentage and six shutouts. Clark made a season-high eight saves in a 3-1 victory at Framingham State on Sept. 29. In the semifinals of the conference tournament, he lifted his teammates into the Little East Final by making the deciding save in penalty kicks (5-4) in a 0-0 draw at defending champion and second seed Eastern Connecticut.

 

Junior forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 17 games, starting 14 of them, totaling seven goals and four assists for 18 points. Costa was second on the team in goals and assists, while ranking third in points. He registered a season-high five points, on two goals, which included the game-winner, and one assist as RIC downed Johnson & Wales, 5-0, on Oct. 26.

 

Junior midfielder Hector Espildora Fortuno (Malaga, Spain) was named First Team All-Little East. He played in 15 games, starting 14 of them, totaling six goals and eight assists for 20 points. Espildora Fortuno led the team in assists and points. He scored twice, which included the game-winning goal, in the Anchormenís, 2-1, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 21. Espildora Fortuno posted multiple point efforts on three occasions, including a season-high five points on two goals and an assist as RIC defeated Western Connecticut, 7-0, on Sept. 25.

 

Junior defender/forward Jonathan Goncalves (Shelton, CT) appeared in 10 games, making four starts. Goncalves had one goal for two points on the season. His tally was the lone RIC goal scored in their, 1-1, draw against Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 16.

 

Junior defender Anthony Mirafiore (Stratford, CT) played in 11 games, starting six of them. Mirafiore scored one goal for two points on the season, coming in RICís, 4-1, victory over Berkeley College on Sept. 3.

 

Junior forward Mike Patriarca (Warren, RI) played in all 19 games, starting 18 of them. Patriarca scored a team-high eight goals and also notched three assists for 19 points, good for second on the team. Patriarca had a pair of two-goal games in a 4-1 win against Berkeley College on Sept. 4 and a 3-2 conference victory at Southern Maine on Oct. 23. He scored the game-winner in both contests. Patriarca scored in each of the teamís final three regular season games, amassing four goals over that span.

 

Junior defender Troy Silvia (Bristol, RI) played in all 19 games, making 17 starts. 

 

Sophomore forward Mark Butler (Warwick, RI) played in 17 games, making two starts. Butler tallied two assists for two points on the season. He assisted on the teamís only Opening Day goal in a 2-1 loss to Coast Guard and had a helper in a 5-0 win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 26.

 

Sophomore forward Michael Harrell (Reston, VA) played in six games. He had one goal and one assist for three points on the season.  Harrell scored his first collegiate goal in the teamís, 5-0, win at home against Johnson & Wales on Oct. 26. He registered an assist in a 7-0 victory over conference foe Western Connecticut on Sept. 25.

 

Sophomore defender Pedro Hernandez (Pawtucket, RI) played in 17 games, starting five of them.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Hogan (North Providence, RI) started one game. Hogan suffered a season-ending injury in the first half of the season opener against Coast Guard on Sept. 1. He was 0-1 on the season.

 

Sophomore midfielder/defender Sean Maguire (Portsmouth, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. Maguire had two assists for two points, both of which came in a 5-0 win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 26. 

 

Sophomore defender Tucker Shepard (Tiverton, RI) played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. Shepard recorded three assists for three points on the season. He was named Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in RICís, 3-0, shutout victory over conference foe Plymouth State on Oct. 9.  He also registered an assist in the match. 

 

Freshman forward Juan Fernandez (Providence, RI) appeared in four games off the bench for RIC in 2010.

 

Freshman midfielder Jerson Hernandez (Johnston, RI) played in 11 games, making two starts.  Hernandez had one assist for one point, which came in the teamís first win of the season, 4-1, against Berkeley College on Sept. 3.

 

Freshman midfielder Ryan Rasieleski (Coventry, RI) played in all 19 games, starting 18. Rasieleski saw the most action out of the 2010 freshman class and notched two assists on the season. He tallied his assists in victories over Western Connecticut and Johnson & Wales on Sept. 25 and Oct. 26, respectively. 

 

Freshman forward Brett Sinica (Oakdale, CT) played in six games off the bench for the Anchormen. He posted one point, which came on an assist in a 5-0 win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 26.

 

Freshman midfielder Juan Zapata (Central Falls, RI) played in 12 games, starting three of them. 

 

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