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November 7, 2012

 

2012 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Season Summary
(4-13-1 Overall; 2-5 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.óHead Coach John Melloís (Career record: 87-71-20, .545) team finished the 2012 season with a 4-13-1 overall record and a 2-5 (fifth place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. Eight of the Anchormenís 13 setbacks were by one goal.

 

 

 

Senior defender Sean Maguire (Portsmouth, RI) closed out his career with the Anchormen having played in 71 games, starting 62 of them. Upon the completion of his career, Maguire had started a remarkable 49 consecutive games for RIC. He totaled one goal and three assists for five points in his four seasons with the Anchormen.

 

As a senior in 2012, Maguire was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 18 games as both a defender and a midfielder, starting all of them. One of the teamís two captains, Maguire was one of just three Anchormen to start every game of the 2012 season. He finished the season with one goal and one assist for three points, which included his first career score in a 3-1 loss against Western New England on Oct. 10.

 

As a junior in 2011, he played in 19 games, starting all of them. One of the teamís three captains, Maguire was a standout back who helped anchor RICís defensive unit. He earned Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors in early October after guiding his squad to back-to-back victories and also made a crucial team save late in the game against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 1, helping to preserve the, 2-0, shutout victory.

 

As a sophomore in 2010, he played in 18 games, starting all of them. He had two assists for two points, both of which came in a 5-0 win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 26.

 

As a freshman in 2009, he played in 16 games, starting seven of them.

 

He is a computer information systems major and a 2009 graduate of Portsmouth High School.

 

Senior midfielder Carlos Medina (Pawtucket, RI) closed out his two-year career at RIC having played in 17 games, starting three of them.

 

As a senior in 2012, he appeared in nine games, starting three of them.

 

As a junior in 2011, he appeared in eight games as a reserve.

 

Prior to joining the Anchormen, Medina spent two seasons at the Community College of Rhode Island in 2009 and 2010.

 

He is an accounting major and a 2008 graduate of Davies Career & Technical High School.

 

Senior defender Tucker Shepard (Tiverton, RI) closed out his career with the Anchormen having played in 56 games, starting 50 of them. Shepard totaled six assists for six points in four seasons at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2012, he played in 18 games, starting all of them. One of the teamís two captains, Shepard was one of just three Anchormen to start every game of the 2012 season. He finished the year with one assist for one point.

 

As a junior in 2011, he played in 16 games, starting 15 of them. Shepard finished the season with a pair of assists for two points, including a critical assist in RICís, 4-3, come-from-behind victory over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 26. 

 

As a sophomore in 2010, he played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. Shepard recorded three assists for three points on the season. He was named the 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.

 

As a freshman in 2009, he played in five games, starting two of them.

 

He is a physical education/health major and a 2009 graduate of Tiverton High School.

 

Sophomore forward Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East and team MVP. He played in 14 games, starting all of them. Asiedu finished the season with five goals and five assists for 15 points. He led the Anchormen in goals, assists and points on the year. Asiedu recorded game-winning goals in the season-opener against Husson (1-0) on Sept. 1 and against UMass Boston (1-0) to give RIC its first LEC victory of the season on Sept. 15.

 

Sophomore defender Robson Bonnet (North Providence, RI) played in seven games, starting one of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Austin Dias (Lincoln, RI) played in 14 games as a midfielder and a forward, starting 11 of them. He finished the season with three goals for six points, which ranked third on the team. Dias netted his first career goal with 15 seconds left in overtime to send the Anchormen to a 3-2 victory over Westfield State on Oct. 17 and added two more scores in a 3-2 loss against Johnson & Wales on Oct. 23.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Christopher Duarte (Cumberland, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. He was one of just three Anchormen to start every game of the 2012 season. Duarte finished with a 4-13-1 record to go along with 101 saves, a .727 save percentage, three shutouts and a 2.07 goals against average in 1,652:14 minutes of action. Duarte tallied a career-high 12 saves in a 3-2 loss to Johnson & Wales on Oct. 23.

 

Sophomore midfielder Sam Oddih (Pawtucket, RI) played in 11 games as a midfielder and a forward, starting four of them. He finished the season with one goal, the first of his career, for two points, which came in a 2-1 loss to Worcester State on Oct. 22.

 

Sophomore midfielder David Ricci (Smithfield, RI) played in 13 games as a midfielder and a defender, starting 11 of them. He tallied a pair of assists for two points on the season, including his first career assist in a 2-1 loss against Plymouth State on Oct. 20. 

 

Sophomore midfielder Geoff Sampaio (Tiverton, RI) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them.

 

Sophomore defender Jeff Sampaio (West Warwick, RI) played in 10 games, starting eight of them. He finished the season with one assist, the first of his career, for one point, which came in a 3-2 loss to Eastern Connecticut on Sept. 15.  

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Stone (Wakefield, RI) saw action in four games as a forward. He finished the season with one assist, the first of his career, for one point, which came in a 3-2 loss to Johnson & Wales on Oct. 23.

 

Sophomore midfielder Brian Sujecki (Pawcatuck, CT) played in 14 games, starting six of them. He finished the season with one goal and two assists for four points. Sujecki tallied his first career goal in a 2-1 overtime loss at Framingham State on Sept. 25 and notched an assist in a 6-1 loss vs. Roger Williams on Sept. 8.  Sujecki helped set up the game-winning goal in RIC's, 1-0, win over Husson on Sept. 1.

 

Freshman midfielder Anthony Alegria (Providence, RI) appeared in two games as a reserve for RIC.

 

Freshman forward Kevin Arboleda (Pawtucket, RI) played in 16 games as a forward and a midfielder, starting 13 of them. He finished the season with two goals for four points, including his first career score in a 6-1 loss to Roger Williams on Sept. 8.

 

Freshman defender Alex Caron (Coventry, RI) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He notched a pair of assists for two points on the season, including his first career assist in a 3-2 loss vs. Lasell on Sept. 2.

 

Freshman defender Steven Cataldo (Attleboro, MA) appeared in seven games as both a defender and a forward.

 

Freshman defender Calvin De Oliveira (Pawtucket, RI) played in 13 games, starting eight of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Camilo Estrada (Pawtucket, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 17 games, starting all of them. Estrada tallied four goals and three assists for 11 points, which ranked second on the team. He notched his first career goal in a 1-1 tie against Endicott on Sept. 12 and netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Western Connecticut on Oct. 6. Estrada was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder Tyler Pacheco (Tiverton, RI) played in 17 games as a midfielder and a forward, starting 12 of them. He finished the season with one goal, the first of his career, for two points, which came in a 3-2 loss to Eastern Connecticut on Sept. 15.