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July 17, 2017

 

2016 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer
Season Summary

(15-4-1 Overall; 5-1-1 in the Little East Conference)
2016 Little East Conference Regular Season Co-Champions

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach John Melloís (133-94-27, .577) finished the 2016 season with a 15-4-1 overall record and a 5-1-1 (first place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen shared the 2016 Little East Conference Regular Season Championship with UMass Boston.

 

The Anchormen were the second seed in the 2016 Little East Conference Tournament and defeated third-seeded Western Connecticut, 1-0, in overtime on Nov. 2 to advance to the Championship Game for the second consecutive season. Rhode Island College fell, 2-1, to top seed and tournament host UMass Boston in the title game on Nov. 5. Mello was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Coach of the Year.

 

The Anchormenís 15 wins are a new program record for a single season, eclipsing the 1973 squadís previous high mark of 13. RIC also established a new program record for consecutive wins, notching nine straight victories from Oct. 5 through Nov. 2. That broke the 2002 editionís previous record of eight.

 

 

 

Senior goalkeeper Alexander LaBreche (Lincoln, RI) finished his career in a RIC uniform having played in 12 games, starting four of them. He owned a 3-0 career record to go along with a .750 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average.

 

As a senior in 2016, he played in three games, starting one of them. He totaled a 1-0 record in 134:54 minutes played. LaBreche recorded eight saves, a .800 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average. He made six saves in the clubís, 2-1, win over Westfield State on Oct. 19.

 

As a junior in 2015, LaBreche played in five games, starting one of them. He totaled 164:35 minutes played and recorded eight saves, a .727 save percentage and a 1.64 goals against average.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, he played in three games, starting two of them. LaBreche notched eight saves in 225:00 minutes, while posting a .727 save percentage, a 1.20 goals against average and a 2-0-0 record.

 

As a freshman in 2013, LaBreche appeared in one game in net, allowing zero goals in 14:42 of action.

 

LaBreche is a marketing major and a 2012 graduate from Lincoln High School.

 

Senior defender Yemi Matthew (Providence, RI) played in 64 career games, starting 55 of them. He totaled one goal and two assists for four career points.

 

As a senior in 2016, Matthew played in 17 games, starting all of them. He tallied an assist on the game-winning goal in the Anchormenís, 1-0, win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 25. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2015, he 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, he played in 19 games, starting 18 of them.

 

As a freshman in 2013, Matthew played in 10 games, starting two of them, as both a defender and a forward.

 

Matthew is a sociology major and a 2013 graduate of Hope High School.

 

Senior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) played in 53 career games, starting all of them. He registered a 31-16-6 record to go along with 16 shutouts, a .803 save percentage and a 1.29 goals against average. Moura ranks second all-time in shutouts and is 11th in goals against average.

 

As a senior in 2016, Moura played in 19 games, starting all of them. He was named the teamís MVP, First Team All-New England and First Team All-Little East. He registered a 14-4-1 record in 1,684:27 minutes played to go along with a 1.07 goals against average and a .847 save percentage. Moura recorded a season-best 12 saves in a 2-0 loss at UMass Boston on Sept. 24 and again in a 3-3 double overtime tie vs. UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 1. Had seven shutouts on the season, which included three straight against Johnson & Wales on Oct. 25, Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 29 and Western Connecticut on Nov. 2.

 

As a junior in 2015, Moura played in 17 games, starting all of them. He totaled 1,465:56 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).

 

As a freshman in 2013, he played in 17 games, starting all of them. He finished with a 6-6-5 record to go along with 89 saves, a .754 save percentage, four shutouts and a 1.65 goals against average in 1,583:34 of action. Moura ranked second in the LEC in shutouts and saves, while ranking fourth in save percentage. He tallied a career-high 12 saves in a 1-0 win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 21. Moura was named the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week twice on the season.

 

Moura is a health/physical education major and a 2013 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

Senior midfielder Dan Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) played in 73 career games, starting 71 of them. He totaled 11 goals and eight assists for 30 career points.

 

As a senior in 2016, Monteiro was named Second Team All-New England and 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. His seven goals ranked him 11th in the Little East, while his 16 points was good for 12th in the conference. Monteiro scored all four goals, which included the game-winner, in the teamís, 4-2, win over Plymouth State on Oct. 22. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and the Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2015, Monteiro 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, Monteiro 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.

 

As a freshman in 2013, he played in 18 games, starting all of them. He totaled two goals and three assists for seven points on the year, which ranked fourth on the squad. Monteiro also finished in a tie for second on the team in assists and tied for fifth on the team in goals. He registered his first career goal in RICís 3-3, season-opening draw vs. Ramapo on Aug. 30 and recorded his first career assist a day later in a 2-1, double overtime victory over TCNJ. Monteiro also contributed a key goal for the Anchormen in the clubís, 3-2, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 18.

 

Monteiro is a physical education major and a 2013 graduate of Tolman High School.

 

Senior defender Evan Rosa (Rehoboth, MA) played in 37 career games, starting all of them. He totaled six assists for six career points.

 

As a senior in 2016, he was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 20 games, starting all of them. He tallied his lone point of the season with an assist in the teamís, 5-1, win over Regis on Sept. 10. 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.

 

As a junior in 2015, he 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, he played in 11 games, starting 10 of them while at Dean College. He posted one goal and one assist for three points.

 

As a freshman in 2013, he played at Dean College.

 

Rosa is a communications major and a 2013 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.

 

Senior defender Ryan Scarfo (Thomaston, CT) played in 36 career games, starting 22 of them. He totaled one assist for one career point.

 

As a senior in 2016, Scarfo played in 10 games, starting eight of them. He tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in a 2-1 win over Westfield State on Oct. 19.

 

As a junior in 2015, he played in 10 games, starting seven of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, Scarfo played in nine games, starting six of them.

 

As a freshman in 2013, he played in seven games, starting one of them.

 

Scarfo is a computer information systems major and a 2013 graduate of Thomaston High School.

 

Senior midfielder Thomas Wampler (Attleboro, MA) played in 24 career games, starting 18 of them. He totaled five goals and five assists for 15 career points.

 

As a senior in 2016, he played in 15 games, starting 12 of them. Wampler registered three goals and four assists for 10 points on the season. He tallied three assists in the teamís, 5-1, victory against Framingham State on Sept. 21. Wampler notched the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win over Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 29.

 

As a junior in 2015, he 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, he played in four games while at Providence College.

 

As a freshman in 2011, he played in 22 games while at Franklin Pierce where he was named Second Team All-Northeast 10 and to the league's All-Rookie team. He registered two goals and five assists for nine points to help lead the Ravens to a 21-1-1 overall record and to the NCAA Div. II Championshipís Final Four.

 

Wampler is a management major and a 2011 graduate of Attleboro High School.

 

Junior forward Steven Cardoso (Pawtucket, RI) played in eight games, starting three of them. He recorded one goal and one assist for three points. Cardoso scored the game-winning goal in the teamís, 5-1, win over Regis on Sept. 10.

 

Junior midfielder Ty Catunto (New Bedford, MA) played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. He tallied three goals and six assists for 12 points. Catunto scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 3-0 victory against Roger Williams on Sept. 28.

 

Junior forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) was named First Team All-New England and First Team All-Little East. He played in 18 games, starting all of them. He led the team and was third in the Little East in scoring with 15 goals and eight assists for 38 points on the season. His 15 goals ranked fifth in the LEC, while his eight assists ranked eighth in the league. Dogbey had four multi-goal games, which included a hat trick in a 3-0 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 Tournament on Nov. 2. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior forward Cooper Ferreira (Westerly, RI) played in 18 games, starting 14 of them. Ferreira finished the season with four goals and two assists for 10 points. He tallied his first collegiate goal in a 5-1 win at Framingham State on Sept. 21. He notched the game-winner in the teamís, 1-0, victory against Johnson & Wales on Oct. 25. Ferreira scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-0 win over Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 29.

 

Junior defender Devin Lambert (Albion, RI) played in 12 games, starting eight of them.

 

Junior midfielder Dylan Pacheco (Tiverton, RI) played in three games, starting one of them.

 

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

 

Junior defender Alexander Pavao (Tiverton, RI) played in three games, starting one of them.

 

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. He had five goals for 10 points on the season. Seye ranked fifth on the team in goals scored. 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. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Sophomore forward Destin Bibemi (Providence, RI) played in three games, starting one of them.

 

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.

 

Freshman forward Eric Amundarian (Ellington, CT) played in 13 games, starting two of them.

 

Freshman forward Jack Clancey (Narragansett, RI) played in 18 games, starting six of them. Clancey had one goal for two points on the season. He scored the first goal of his collegiate career, which was the game-winner, in the teamís, 2-1, win over Western Connecticut on Oct. 8.

 

Freshman defender/midfielder Frank JaJou (Johnston, RI) played in 14 games, starting four of them.

 

Freshman defender Justin Kapoor (Colchester, CT) played in two games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Dylan Mendes (East Providence, RI) played in three games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman defender Victor Reis (East Providence, RI) played in six games, starting four of them.

 

Freshman midfielder/defender Joshua Reyes (Cranston, RI) played in four games, starting two of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Kevin Tay Munoz (Providence, RI) played in 19 games, starting 12 of them. Tay Munoz registered one goal with two assists for four points on the year. He notched his first collegiate point with an assist in the squadís, 3-0, victory against Roger Williams on Sept. 28. He tallied the first goal of his career in the teamís, 3-3, double overtime draw against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 1. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Rookie of the Week once on the season.