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November 8, 2016

 

RICíS  JOHN MELLO NAMED LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE
MENíS SOCCER COACH OF THE YEAR
Six Anchormen Selected to LEC All-Conference Teams

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College Head Menís Soccer Coach John Mello and six Anchormen were recognized by the Little East Conference for their respective performances during the 2016 season.

 

Mello was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Coach of the Year for the first time in his 13-year tenure guiding the Anchormen. Mello led the Anchormen to a 15-4-1 overall record and a 5-1-1 (first place tie) mark in the Little East. RIC shared the 2016 Little East Conference Regular Season Championship for the first time in program history. The team appeared in the LEC Tournament Championship Game for the second straight season. Mello has posted a 133-94-27 career record during his 13 seasons at RIC. 

 

 

 Head Coach John Mello

 

Junior forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) was named First Team All-Little East for the second consecutive campaign. He played in 18 games, starting all of them, led the team and was third in the Little East with 38 points on the season. His 15 goals ranked fifth in the LEC, while his eight assists had him ranked eighth in the league. Dogbey had five multi-goal games, which included a hat-trick with all three goals in a shutout win over Worcester State on Oct. 5. The talented forward notched five game-winning goals this season, highlighted by the lone marker in the teamís, 1-0, overtime win against Western Connecticut in the semifinals of the LEC Championship on Oct. 5. 

 

 

 Junior forward Komla Dogbey

 

Senior midfielder Dan Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) was named First Team All-Little East. He played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. Monteiro finished the season with seven goals and two assists for 16 points. Monteiro was one of just five Anchormen to appear in all 20 games this season. His seven goals ranked him 11th in the Little East, while his 16 points was good for 12th in the conference. Monteiro had all four goals, including the game-winner, in the teamís, 4-2, win over Plymouth State on Oct. 22.

 

 

 Senior midfielder Dan Monteiro

 

Junior defender Elimane Seye (Providence, RI) was named First Team All-Little East. He played in 20 games, starting all of them. Seye anchored a RIC defense that allowed just 22 goals in 20 games this season to go along with seven shutouts. In addition to his defensive stills, Seye also ranked fifth in the Little East in goals scored with five on the season. He tallied a pair of goals in the teamís, 5-1, win over Regis on Sept. 10 and notched the game-winner in a 5-1 victory over Framingham State on Sept. 21.

 

 

 Junior back Elimane Seye

 

Sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. Vazquez played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. He finished tied for the team lead in assists with eight on the year, while adding two goals for 12 points. His eight assists were tied for fourth in the Little East. He notched the game-winner in the teamís, 2-1, victory over Gordon on Oct. 11.

 

 

 Sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez

 

Senior defender Evan Rosa (Rehoboth, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 20 games, starting all of them, and played nearly every minute of every game.  During the year, he was a solid force on the RIC back line that allowed just 22 goals in 20 games to go along with seven shutouts.

 

 

 Senior back Evan Rosa

 

Senior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 19 games, starting all of them. Moura registered 1,684.27 minutes played and went 14-4-1 to go along with a 1.07 goals against average, 111 saves, a .847 save percentage and seven shutouts. He leaves RIC tied for second on the schoolís all-time shutout list with 16 during his illustrious career.

 

 

 Senior goalkeeper Chris Moura

 

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