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May 10, 2016

 

2015 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer
Season Summary

(11-7 Overall; 5-2 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach John Melloís (118-90-26, .559) team finished the 2015 season with an 11-7 overall record and a 5-2 (Third Place Tie) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

The fourth-seeded Anchormen topped top-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 1-0, in the semifinal round of the 2016 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament. Despite leading for much of the game, Rhode Island College was unable to hold off a late rally by UMass Boston and fell, 2-1, in overtime of the championship game. It marked the second straight season RIC and UMB met in the title contest.

 

 

 

Senior forward Steven Cataldo (Attleboro, MA) wrapped up his career in an Anchorman uniform playing in 30 games, starting five of them. He recorded two goals for four career point.

 

As a senior in 2015, Cataldo appeared in seven games, making one start.

 

As a junior in 2014, he 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 a 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, he played in eight games, starting three of them.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Cataldo appeared in seven games as both a defender and a forward.

 

Cataldo is a finance major and economics minor and a 2012 graduate of Attleboro High School.

 

Senior defender Joseph Plude (East Haddam, CT) wraps up his RIC career having played in 37 games, starting 36 of them. He notched one goal and added two assists for four career points.

 

As a senior in 2015, Plude was named Second Team All-Little East. A team captain, he played in 16 games, starting 15 of them.    

 

As a junior in 2014, Plude played in 18 games, starting all of them. He was selected 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.

 

In the 2013 season, he started the first three games of the year for RIC before suffering a season-ending injury.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Plude earned All-New England honors while at Manchester Community College. He played in 20 games, starting 19 of them.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Plude played at Manchester Community College.

 

He is a mass media communications major and a 2011 graduate of Nathan Hale-Ray High School.

 

Senior midfielder Josť Zarraga (Providence, RI) finished his career at Rhode Island College having played in 69 games, starting 52 of them. Zarraga compiled 20 goals, 12 assists, 52 points and five game-winning goals. He is 14th all-time in career points and 15th in career goals.

 

As a senior in 2015, Zarraga was named First Team All-Little East. A team captain, he played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. Zarraga totaled eight goals, six assist and 22 points. He was second on the team with three game-winning goals. He scored a pair of goals, which included the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Western Connecticut on Oct. 3. He registered three assists in a 4-1 victory over Framingham State on Sept. 22. Zarraga was 2-for-3 on penalty kicks for the year, scoring in victories at Regis on Sept. 12 and against UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 26. He was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2014, was named Second Team All-Little East. Zarraga played in 19 games, starting 17 of them. He 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Zarraga played in 19 games, starting 17 of them, and was one of just five Anchormen to appear in every game that season. He posted eight goals and one assist for 17 points on the year. Zarraga finished tied for second on the team in goals and ranked third on the squad in points for the season. He also ranked eighth in the LEC in goals and 10th in the conference in points. Zarraga registered a pair of goals in RICís, 5-0, win over Southern Maine on Oct. 26 and also posted a key goal in RICís, 3-2, win over UMass Boston in the regular season finale on Nov. 2.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Zarraga played in 14 games, starting two of them.

 

Zarraga is a justice studies major and a 2011 graduate of Classical High School.

 

Junior defender Chris Fernandes (Cranston, RI) played in six games, starting one of them.

 

Junior defender Issifou Kankarafou (Pawtucket, RI) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He was named a team captain.

 

Junior defender Tyler Kenyon (Exeter, RI) played in eight games, starting three of them. He recorded one assist for one point on the season. Kenyon registered his first collegiate assist in a 4-1 victory over Framingham St. on Sept. 22.

Junior goalkeeper Alexander LaBreche (Lincoln, RI) played in five games, starting one of them. He totaled 164:35 minutes played. LaBreche recorded eight saves, a .727 save percentage and a 1.64 goals against average.

 

Junior defender Yemi Matthew (Providence, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. He recorded one goal and one assist for three points. Matthew recorded his first collegiate goal in a 4-1 victory over Framingham State on Sept. 22. He notched his first collegiate assist in a 6-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 31.

 

Junior midfielder Dan Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. He recorded two goals and two assists for six points. He recorded one goal in a 3-2 setback against Elms on Sept. 5. Monteiro scored one goal in a 2-1 loss to UMass Boston in the LEC Tournament title game on Nov. 7. He recorded one assist in a 3-1 victory over Keene State on Oct. 10. Monteiro registered one assist on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Eastern Connecticut in the LEC semifinals on Nov. 4.

 

Junior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) played in 17 games, starting all of them. He totaled 1465:56 minutes of playing time. Moura registered 78 saves, an .804 save percentage, a 1.17 goals against average and an 11-6-0 record. He recorded five shutouts on the season. Moura was named the Little East Conferenceís Goalkeeper of the week on two occasions. He ranked in a tie for second in the LEC in shutouts (5), was third in saves (78), and fourth in both save percentage (.804) and goals against average (1.17).

 

Junior defender Evan Rosa (Rehoboth, MA) played in 17 games, starting all of them. He recorded five assists for five points on the season. Rosa registered one assist in five different games. He registered his first assist in a RIC uniform in a 3-1 loss at Worcester State on Sept. 1.

 

Junior defender Ryan Scarfo (Thomaston, CT) played in 10 games, starting seven of them.

 

Junior midfielder Thomas Wampler (Attleboro, MA) played in nine games, starting six of them. He recorded two goals and one assist for five points. Wampler recorded his first two goals in a RIC uniform, which included the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 26. He notched one assist in a 3-0 win over Curry on Oct. 7.

 

Junior forward Nicholas Wolny (Woonsocket, RI) played in 13 games, starting one of them. He recorded two goals for four points. Wolny recorded his first goal at RIC in a 4-1 victory over Framingham State on Sept. 22. He notched one goal in a 6-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 31.

 

Sophomore midfielder Solomon Agyemang (Pawtucket, RI) played in seven games, starting two of them. He recorded one goal and one assist for three points. Agyemang scored a goal in a 3-0 victory over Westfield State on Oct. 21. He recorded one assist in a 6-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 31.

 

Sophomore forward Steven Cardoso (Pawtucket, RI) played in 13 games, starting five of them. He recorded one assist for one point. Cardosoís one assist came in a 6-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 31.

 

Sophomore midfielder Ty Catunto (New Bedford, MA) played in 18 games, starting 14 of them. He recorded two goals and three assists for seven points. Catunto recorded his first collegiate goal in a 3-0 victory over Curry on Oct. 7. His seven points ranked him fourth on the team.

 

Sophomore midfielder Brian Davidson (Providence, RI) played in three games.

 

Sophomore forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA), the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was a First Team All-Little East selection, while also being named team MVP.  He played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. Dogbey finished the season with 16 goals and six assists for 38 points. Dogbey recorded two hat tricks on the season, in a 5-2 victory over Regis on Sept. 12 and in a 6-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 31. He notched a season-best two assists on two occasions. Dogbey recorded a season high seven points (3g, 1a) in a 6-0 victory over Southern Maine on Oct. 31. Dogbey led the Little East in goals (16), points (38) and shots (87). He tied for the league lead with six game-winning goals. His 16 goals tied for eighth-best in a single season in program history. He was named the Little East Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper/forward Cooper Ferreira (Westerly, RI) played in 14 games, starting three of them. He registered 15:25 of playing time in the net.

 

Sophomore midfielder Dylan Pacheco (Tiverton, RI) played in three games.

 

Sophomore defender Gabriel Paiz (North Providence, RI) played in five games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman forward Steven Duncan (Barrington, RI) played in 14 games, starting four of them. He recorded one goal and three assists for five points. Duncan registered his first career goal in a 3-2 loss against Bridgewater State on Sept. 16. He recorded his first collegiate assist in a 3-1 victory over Keene State on Oct. 10. Duncan notched a pair of assists in a 3-0 win at Westfield State on Oct. 21.

 

Freshman midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. He recorded five goals and a team-best eight assists for 18 points. Vazquez recorded his first career goal and added his first career assist in a 5-2 victory at Regis on Sept. 12. He recorded three points (1g, 1a) in a game on three different occasions. Vazquez was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week twice on the year.