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August 2, 2017

 

2016 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer
Season Summary

(6-11-2 Overall; 2-4-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Christina Tavanaís (Career Record: 9-25-2; .278) team finished the 2016 season with a 6-11-2 record and a 2-4-1 mark (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

The Anchorwomenís six wins were the most for the program since the 2010 campaign. RIC also qualified for the Little East Tournament for the first time since 2007. The sixth-seeded Anchorwomen fell, 6-3, to third-seeded Western Connecticut in first round action on Nov. 1 to end the season.

 

 

 

Senior midfielder Chelsea Combs (Ashford, CT) closed out her career at RIC having played in 67 games, starting all of them. Combs totaled 11 goals and seven assists for 29 career points.

 

As a senior in 2016, she played in 19 games, starting all of them. She registered two goals and one assist for five points. Combs scored on a penalty kick in the clubís, 5-2, win over Fitchburg State on Oct. 26.

 

As a junior in 2015, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. She registered four goals and two assists for 10 points. She scored a season-high two goals in an 8-2 win over Fitchburg State on Oct. 14. Combs tallied one assist on two separate occasions. She notched a season-high five points (2g, 1a) against Fitchburg State on Oct. 14.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Combs was one of just four Anchorwomen to start in all 17 games on the season. She tallied two goals and three assists for seven points on the season. Combs finished the year tied for fourth on the team in assists, while ranking fifth on the squad in goals and points. She netted a key goal in RICís, 3-2, overtime victory over Worcester State on Sept. 7 and posted a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win over Becker on Oct. 2.

 

As a freshman in 2012, she played in 14 games, starting all of them. She was one of four Anchorwomen to start in every game of the 2012 season. Combs tallied three goals and an assist for seven points, which ranked third on the team. She netted her first collegiate score in an 8-2 loss to Salve Regina on Sept. 11.

 

She is a radiology major with a minor in healthcare administration and a 2012 graduate of Edwin O. Smith High School.

 

Senior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) closed out her career at RIC having played in 69 games, starting all of them. She registered 15 goals and 18 assists for 48 career points. Greenman leaves RIC ranking fourth in career assists, eighth in points and tied for 14th in goals.

 

As a senior in 2016, she played in 19 games, starting all of them. Greenman totaled five goals and three assists for 13 points. She scored twice, which included the game-winner, in the squadís, 5-1, win over Fisher on Sept. 3. Greenman also notched the game-winning marker in RICís, 2-1, win over UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 19.

 

As a junior in 2015, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. She scored five goals and added five assists for 15 points. Greenman ranked second on the team in assists and third in both goals and points. She scored one goal on five different occasions during the year. Greenman notched a season-high three assists in a 7-1 victory over Bay Path on Sept. 12.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, Greenman played in 17 games, starting all of them. She recorded two goals and a team-high six assists for 10 points. Greenman ranked second on the team with 54 shots on the season. She had one goal and two assists in a 4-3 loss to Framingham State on Sept. 24. Greenman contributed two assists in a 5-2 win over Mitchell on Oct. 8.

 

As a freshman in 2013, Greenman played in 16 games, starting all of them. She tallied three goals and four assists for 10 points. Greenman was tied for the team lead in assists and ranked third in both goals and points, while finishing the year tied for 10th in the LEC in assists. She notched the game-winning score, the first of her career, in RICís, 3-2, overtime victory over Worcester State on Sept. 7. Greenman also dished out a pair of assists, including the first of her career, in an 8-0 win over Mitchell on Sept. 14.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2012 graduate of Waterford High School.

 

Junior defender/midfielder Elsa Almeida (Coventry, RI) played in 16 games, starting seven of them. She played two games in net, earning the start vs. Western Connecticut in the Little East Tournament. Almeida was 0-1 with nine saves, a 7.42 goals against average and a .643 save percentage in 60:37 of action.

 

Junior defender/midfielder Ashley Hurd (Dartmouth, MA) played in five games, starting two of them.

 

Junior defender Miranda Pacheco (Tiverton, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them.

 

Junior midfielder Stephanie Ricci (Smithfield, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She totaled four goals and five assists for 13 points. She scored in the clubís, 2-1, win over UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 19. Ricci led the team in assists.

 

Junior goalkeeper Brianna Sousa (Warwick, RI) played in 13 games, starting seven of them. She posted a 2-6 record to go along with 66 saves, a 3.17 goals against average and a .695 save percentage in 824:12 of action. Sousa made a season-high 10 saves in a 4-1 loss to Johnson & Wales on Oct. 12. She was credited with nine stops in a 5-2 win vs. Fitchburg State on Oct. 26.

 

Junior defender Taylor Theriault (Lincoln, RI) played in five games, starting two of them.

 

Sophomore forward/midfielder Olivia Capraro (North Providence, RI) was named the teamís MVP. She played in 19 games, starting 12 of them. Capraro totaled three goals and three assists for nine points. She scored twice in a 6-2 win at Becker on Oct. 5. Capraro handed out two assists in the squadís, 6-3, loss to Elms on Sept. 1.

 

Sophomore midfielder Elena Couto (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting four of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points on the season. Couto scored her first collegiate goal in the clubís, 5-2, win vs. Fitchburg State on Oct. 26. She was credited with an assist in a 6-3 setback vs. Elms on Sept. 1.

 

Sophomore forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She totaled seven goals and one assist for 15 points on the season. DeGrooth scored twice, which included the game-winner, in a 6-2 win at Becker on Oct. 5. She had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss vs. Lesley on Sept. 29. DeGrooth was tied for the team lead in goals.

 

Sophomore defender/midfielder Korie DelPrete (Foster, RI) played 15 games, starting two of them. She had one goal for two points on the season. DelPrete scored in RICís, 5-2, win vs. Fitchburg State on Oct. 26.

 

Sophomore defender Arden Goguen (Mattapoisett, MA) played in 12 games, starting all of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Leah Gravel (Johnston, RI) played in 18 games, starting 14 of them.  She had two assists for two points on the season. Gravel was credited with an assist in the clubís, 2-1, win vs. UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 19.

 

Sophomore forward/midfielder Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) played in 19 games, starting all of them. She totaled seven goals and four assists for 18 points on the season. Grammas scored twice in RICís, 2-1, win over Southern Maine on Sept. 17. Grammas led the squad in points and was tied for the team lead in goals.

 

Sophomore defender/midfielder Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) played in 14 games, starting all of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Aliyah Colvin (North Providence, RI) played in three games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman forward Madyson Christian (Douglas, MA) played in 15 games, starting two of them. She had three goals for six points on the season. Christian scored  the game-winning goal in RICís, 2-1, win over Framingham State on Sept. 21.

 

Freshman forward/midfielder Breanne Ford (Schenectady, NY) played in 15 games. She scored one goal for two points on the season. Fordís first collegiate goal came in the clubís, 5-1, win at Fisher on Sept. 3.

 

Freshman forward/midfielder Alexandra Natale (Ledyard, CT) played in seven games, starting one of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points on the season. Natale scored her first collegiate goal in a 6-3 loss to Western Connecticut on Nov. 1.

 

Freshman defender/midfielder Emily Slawson (Otego, NY) played in 18 games, starting all of them.