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February 9, 2015

 

2014 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer
Season Summary

(12-6-1 Overall; 4-2-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach John Melloís (107-83-26, .556) menís soccer team finished the 2014 season with a 12-6-1 record overall and a 4-2-1 (second place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. Mello recorded his 100th career win in the Anchormenís, 2-1, double overtime victory at Framingham State on Sept. 23.

 

Rhode Island College clinched a berth in the 2014 Little East Conference Tournament with a 1-0 victory over the Regular Season Champion, UMass Boston, on Nov. 1. The fourth-seeded Anchormen traveled back to face the top-seeded Beacons in the semifinals of the tournament and fell, 1-0, to end the season. UMB went on to win the 2014 Little East Tournament. The postseason berth by the Anchormen marked the 11th time in the last 12 seasons that RIC has qualified for league postseason action.

 

Nineteen different players scored at least one point for the club this fall, which ties the program record.

 

 

 

Senior midfielder Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) wraps up an illustrious career having appeared in 69 games, starting 61 of them. A three-time All-Little East Conference selection, he ranks eighth all-time at RIC in both goals (32) and points (80). He finished his career with 16 assists, which is ninth in program history, and 14 game-winning goals for the Anchormen.

 

As a senior in 2014, Asiedu was named Second Team All-New England and First Team All-Little East. He played in 17 games, starting all of them. Asiedu recorded 13 goals and five assists for 31 points, which was tops in the Little East. He registered six game-winning goals and went a perfect 5-for-5 on penalty kicks. He had three games in which he scored twice. Asiedu tallied the game-tying assist and scored the game-winning penalty kick goal in overtime as RIC bested Plymouth State, 4-3, on Oct. 11.  He was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week twice on the season.

 

As a junior in 2013, Asiedu was named Second Team All-Little East. He was one of the teamís two captains, and was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games during the season. Asiedu racked up 10 goals, including a league-high five game-winners, to go along with five assists for 25 points. He led RIC in goals, assists and points, and also ranked fifth in the Little East Conference in points on the year.

 

Asiedu propelled the Anchormen into the postseason with the game-winning penalty kick in the final 30 seconds of regulation in RICís, 3-2, season finale victory against UMass Boston on Nov. 2. He also tallied game-winning penalty kicks in a 2-1 overtime victory over TCNJ on Aug 31 and in RICís, 3-2, overtime victory over Bridgewater State on Sept. 18.

 

Asiedu scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 21 and in RICís, 2-1, win over Westfield State on Oct. 22. He finished with multiple goals in the wins over Bridgewater State and Westfield State. Asiedu was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Asiedu was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 14 games, starting all of them. He finished the season with five goals and five assists for 15 points. Asiedu led the Anchormen in goals, assists and points on the year. He 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.

 

As a freshman in 2011, he played in 19 games, starting 11 of them. He recorded four goals and one assist for nine points. Asiedu posted his first career goal in RICís, 2-1, victory over UMass Boston on Sept. 24. He scored the game-winner against Westfield State on Oct. 19.

 

Asiedu is a biology/pre-med major. He is a 2011 graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

Senior defender Kwasi Boateng (East Hartford, CT) wraps up his RIC career having appeared in 35 games, starting all of them. He tallied three goals for six points in his two seasons on campus. He earned All-Little East honors during his senior season and was selected the teamís MVP during his junior campaign.

 

As a senior in 2014, Boateng was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 16 games on the season, starting all of them. Boateng was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week once.

 

As a junior in 2013, Boateng was named the teamís MVP and was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games on the season. He tallied three goals on the year, which ranked fourth on the squad, for a total of six points, which ranked fifth on the team. Boateng posted the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Regis College on Sept. 14 and headed home the lone tally in RICís, 1-1, draw with Western Connecticut on Sept. 28.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Boateng spent two seasons at Manchester Community College. He is a sociology major and a 2011 graduate of East Hartford High School.

 

Senior forward Sean Grant (Hope, RI) wraps up his time at Rhode Island College having appeared in 33 games, starting six of them. He scored four goals and recorded one assist for nine points during his career.

 

As a senior in 2014, Grant played in 15 games, starting five of them. He had four goals for eight points. Grant scored two goals, the first two of his career, in a 5-2 victory over Westfield State on Oct. 22. He tallied the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over UMass Boston on Nov. 1. Grant was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2013, Grant played in 18 games, starting one of them. He tallied one assist on the season for one point, which came in a 5-1 win over Regis College on Sept. 14.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Grant attended both the Community College of Rhode Island and Dean College. He is a physical/health education major and a 2010 graduate of Scituate High School.

 

Senior midfielder Chuck Oddih (Pawtucket, RI) finished his RIC career having played in 37 games, starting eight of them. He tallied one goal and one assist for three points during his time at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2014, Oddih played in nine games, starting two of them. He recorded one assist for one point on the season. Oddih recorded one assist, the first of his career, in a 3-0 victory over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 28.

 

As a junior in 2013, Oddih played in 12 games, starting two of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 11 games as a midfielder and a forward, starting four of them. Oddih finished the season with one goal, the first of his career, for two points. He scored in a 2-1 loss to Worcester State on Oct. 22.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Oddih played in five games for the Anchormen.

 

Oddih is a finance major and a 2010 graduate of Adelaide High School.

 

Senior midfielder David Ricci (Smithfield, RI) wraps up his RIC career having played in 69 games, starting 66 of them. He earned one All-Little East award and finished his career with two goals and six assists for 10 points.

 

As a senior in 2014, Ricci played in 18 games, starting all of them. He scored one goal and added four assists for six points on the season. Ricci scored a goal in a 4-2 victory over Western Connecticut on Sept. 27. He recorded one assist four different times on the season.

 

As a junior in 2013, Ricci was named Second Team All-Little East. He was one of the teamís two captains and was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 13 games as a midfielder and a defender, starting 11 of them. Ricci 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.

 

As a freshman in 2011, he played in 19 games, starting in 18 of them. He had one goal for two points, netting his first career goal in RICís, 4-3, loss to Lasell on Oct. 12.

 

Ricci is a business major and a 2011 graduate of Smithfield High School.

 

Senior defender Jeff Sampaio (West Warwick, RI) finished his RIC career having played in 40, starting 29 of them. He recorded one assist for one point in his career.

 

As a senior in 2014, Sampaio appeared in 11 games, starting seven of them.

 

As a junior in 2013, Sampaio played in 16 games, starting 13 of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 10 games, starting eight of them. Sampaio 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.

 

As a freshman in 2011 Sampaio played in three games, starting one of them.

 

Sampaio is a marketing major and with a minor in chemistry and a 2010 graduate of West Warwick High School.

 

Senior forward Kevin Stone (Wakefield, RI) wrapped up his RIC career having played in 29 games, starting three of them. He finished with one goal and four assists for six points in his career.

 

As a senior in 2014, Stone appeared in 11 games, starting one of them. He recorded two assists for two points on the season. Stone recorded an assist in a 5-2 victory over Westfield State on Oct. 22. He recorded his first assist of the season in a 5-1 victory over Regis on Sept. 13.

 

As a junior in 2013, Stone played in 12 games, starting two of them. The converted goalkeeper finished with one goal and one assist for three points on the season. He tallied his first career goal, the game-winner, and his first career assist for the Anchormen in their, 5-0, win over Southern Maine on Oct. 26.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he saw action in four games as a forward. Stone 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.

 

As a freshman in 2011 he saw action in two games in the field as a forward.

 

Stone is an elementary education major and a 2011 graduate of South Kingstown High School.

 

Senior forward Brian Sujecki (Pawcatuck, CT) wrapped up his RIC career having appeared in 40 games, starting 14 of them. He recorded three goals and five assists for 11 points in his career.

 

As a senior in 2014, he played in 18 games, starting eight of them. He notched one goal and one assist for three points. Sujecki tallied one goal and one assist in the season-opening, 9-0, victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30.

 

As a junior in 2013, Sujecki played in eight games. He tallied one goal and two assists for four points. Sujecki dished out a crucial assist in RICís, 3-2, win over UMass Boston in the regular season finale on Nov. 2.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 14 games, starting six of them. Sujecki 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.

 

As a freshman in 2010, he played at Endicott College. Sujecki is a community and public health education major with a minor in communications. He is a 2009 graduate of Stonington High School.

 

Junior forward Kevin Arboleda (Pawtucket, RI) played in 16 games, starting 10 of them. He scored three goals and chipped in two assists for eight points. Arboleda assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over Worcester State on Sept. 3.

 

Junior forward Steven Cataldo (Attleboro, MA) played in eight games, starting one of them. Cataldo recorded two goals and four points on the season. He scored his first collegiate goal in the season opening, 9-0, victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30. Cataldo scored a goal in a 4-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 25.

 

Junior defender Joseph Plude (East Haddam, CT) played in 18 games, starting all of them. A team captain, Plude recorded one goal and two assists for four points on the season. He scored his first goal in a RIC uniform and added one assist in a 4-3 double overtime victory over Plymouth State on Oct. 11. Plude recorded his first assist in a RIC uniform in a 4-2 victory over Western Connecticut on Sept. 27.

 

Junior forward Jose Zarraga (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 19 games, starting 17 of them. Zarraga recorded four goals and five assists for 13 points. Zarraga recorded the game-winning goal and added one assist in a 9-0 victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30. He scored the game-winning goal and chipped in one assist in a 3-0 victory over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 28.

 

Sophomore midfielder Tyler Kenyon (Exeter, RI) played in 15 games, starting two of them. He recorded one goal for two points on the season. Kenyon recorded his first collegiate goal in a 9-0 victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Alexander LaBreche (Lincoln, RI) played in three games, starting two of them. He played 225:00, recorded eight saves, a .727 save percentage, a 1.20 goals against average and a 2-0-0 record.

 

Sophomore midfielder Devin Lambert (Lincoln, RI) played in 17 games, starting four of them. He recorded one goal for two points on the season. Lambert recorded his first collegiate goal, a game-winner, in a 1-0 victory over Bridgewater State on Sept. 17.

 

Sophomore defender Yemi Matthew (Providence, RI) played in 19 games, starting 18 of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Dan Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. He recorded one assist on the year for one point. Monteiro recorded his assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 double overtime victory over Framingham State on Sept. 23.

 

Sophomore midfielder Jake Parkins (North Kingstown, RI) played in one game on the season.

 

Sophomore defender Ryan Scarfo (Thomaston, CT) played in nine games, starting six of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Solomon Agyemang (Pawtucket, RI) played in five games, starting one of them. He recorded one goal and one assist for three points. Agyemang recorded his first collegiate goal and first collegiate assist in a 9-0 victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30.

 

Freshman forward Steven Cardoso (Pawtucket, RI) played in four games, starting one of them. He recorded one goal and one assist for three points. Cardoso recorded his first collegiate goal and assist in a 9-0 victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30.

 

Freshman defender Ty Catunto (New Bedford, MA) played in 14 games, starting five of them. He recorded one assist for one point. Catunto recorded his first collegiate assist in a 4-2 victory over Western Connecticut on Sept. 27.

 

Freshman midfielder Sean Comtois (Danielson, CT) played in two games on the season.

 

Freshman forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 19 games, starting 15 of them. Dogbey finished the season with eight goals and three assists for 19 points. He scored his first collegiate goal in a 9-0 victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30. Dogbey scored two goals, including the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Curry on Oct. 15. Dogbey was named both the Little East and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Freshman goaltender Adam Ghazal (Pawtucket, RI) played in 17 games, starting all of them. He played 1,544:24, was 10-6-1 to go along with 81 saves, a .794 save percentage, a 1.22 goals against average and five shutouts. Ghazal was named the Little East Goalkeeper of the Week once on the season. He made a season-high 12 saves in a 2-0 shutout win over Curry on Oct. 15.

 

Freshman forward Akiel Legall (Providence, RI) played in 12 games. He recorded two goals and one assist for five points. Legall scored his first collegiate goal and recorded his first collegiate assist in a 9-0 victory over Wheelock on Aug. 30.

 

Freshman midfielder Dylan Mendes (East Providence, RI) appeared in one game before an injury prematurely ended his season.

 

Freshman defender Gabriel Paiz (North Providence, RI) played in seven games on the season. He recorded one assist for one point on the year. Paiz recorded his first collegiate assist in a 5-1 victory over Regis on Sept. 13.