For Immediate Release

 

November 6, 2001

 

2001 Men’s Soccer Season Summary

4-11-5 Overall; 2-3-2 (Fourth Place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Len Mercurio’s (Career record: 64-55-10) team finished the 2001 season with a 4-11-5 overall record and a 2-3-2 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference. Despite battling fifth-seeded Western Connecticut State University to a 0-0 tie through regulation and four 15 minute overtime periods, RIC was eliminated from the Little East Conference Tournament on penalty kicks (3-1) by the Colonials on Oct. 30

Senior co-captain Pete Ceprano (Hope, RI) leaves RIC having played in 75 career games, starting 72 of them. He has nine career goals and 16 career assists for 34 career points. Ceprano is eighth all-time in career assists for the Anchormen.

As a senior in 2001, the midfielder played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. He had one goal and five assists for seven points. Ceprano led the team in assists and was tied for second on the club in points.

As a junior in 2000, he played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. He had three goals and four assists for ten points on the season. He was fourth on the club in points, third in assists and tied for third in goals.

As a sophomore in 1999, Ceprano played in 16 games, starting all of them. Ceprano was fifth on the team in scoring with three assists for three points.

As a freshman in 1998, he played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. He was fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and four assists for 14 points. Ceprano was tied for second on the team with two game-winning goals.

He is a physical education major and a 1998 graduate of Scituate High School.

Senior forward Alex Gracia (West Warwick, RI) leaves RIC having played in 42 career games, starting two of them. He has one goal for two career points.

As a senior in 2001, Gracia played in 14 games, starting two of them. He scored his first collegiate goal in his first collegiate start, an overtime game-winner to lift the Anchormen past Bridgewater State 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 18.

As a junior in 2000, he played in eight games. As a sophomore in 1999, he played in 11 games. As a freshman in 1998, he played in nine games.

He is a marketing major with a minor in communications and a 1998 graduate of West Warwick High School.

Senior midfielder Ivo Luis (East Providence, RI) leaves RIC having played in 59 career games, starting 48 of them. He has two goals and three assists for seven career points as an Anchorman.

As a senior in 2001, Luis played in 16 games, starting all of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points.

As a junior in 2000, he played in ten games, starting six of them. He had one goal for two points on the season. As a sophomore in 1999, he played in 16 games, starting all of them. As a freshman in 1998, Luis played in 17 games, starting ten of them. He notched an assist for one point on the season.

Senior goalkeeper Carlos Pinhancos (Cumberland, RI) leaves RIC having played in 45 career games, starting 44 of them. He logged 4,157 career minutes between the posts for the Anchormen. He owns a 1.19 career goals against average and a .821 career save percentage. Pinhancos made 253 saves in his career. He ranks fourth with 11 career shutouts all-time at RIC. He is third all-time in career GAA.

As a senior in 2001, he played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. He posted a 1.18 goals-against average, a .830 save percentage and made 112 saves on the season. Pinhancos logged 1,752 minutes with four shutouts.

As a junior in 2000, he played in ten games, starting all of them. He logged 900 minutes with 47 saves, a 1.30 GAA, a .783 save percentage and one shutout on the year.

As a sophomore in 1999, he was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He backboned the team to six shutout victories. He played all 1,505 minutes of the team’s 16 games. He posted a 7-7-2 record with a 1.14 goals-against average and a .832 save percentage. Pinhancos made 94 saves on the year. His six shutouts were the fourth-most by a RIC keeper in school history for a single season.

Pinhancos spent his freshman year at the Community College of Rhode Island in 1998. He was named First Team All-Region, First Team All-Conference and to the NSCAA All-East Region Team.

He is an elementary education major and a 1997 graduate of La Salle Academy.

Junior defender Christopher Enright (Barrington, RI) played in 11 games, starting one of them.

Junior forward Scott Main (Exeter, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. He had eight goals and three assists for 19 points on the season. Main had two game-winning goals to his credit. He led the team in goals, points and game-winning goals and was second in assists.

Junior sweeper James Williamson (North Kingstown, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. The co-captain played in 17 games, starting all of them. He had three goals and one assist for seven points on the season. He was tied for second on the team in points and was second in goals.

Junior defender Rob Williamson (Greenville, RI) played in 11 games, starting all of them. Williamson missed much of the season while recovering from a broken hand. After playing in RIC’s first three games, he returned to play in the club’s final eight contests.

Sophomore forward Craig Bannon (Harrisville, RI) played in 18 games, starting 12 of them. He had one goal for two points on the season.

Sophomore Joe Burns (Ashaway, RI) was a reserve goalkeeper on the team.

Sophomore midfielder Johan Calderon (Pawtucket, RI) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points. He was tied for fifth on the team in scoring.

Sophomore stopper Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) played in 20 games, starting all of them. He had one assist for one point on the season.

Sophomore midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) played in 11 games, starting eight of them. He had one goal, a game-winner, and two assists for four points. He was tied for fifth on the team in scoring.

Sophomore midfielder Paul Sousa (East Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Sousa played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He had two goals and one assist for five points on the season. He ranked fourth on the team in points and was tied for third on the squad in goals.

Freshman midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) played in 12 games, starting seven of them. He had one goal for two points.

Freshman Christopher Furey (Cabot, VT) was a reserve goalkeeper on the team. He missed the entire season while recovering from a broken hand he suffered over the summer.

Freshman defender Matthew Lambert (Woonsocket, RI) played in 14 games, starting 12 of them.

Freshman defender Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. Maciel had two goals for four points. He was tied for fifth on the team in points and tied for third in goals.

Freshman midfielder/goalkeeper Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) played in nine games, starting three of them. As a goalkeeper, Nelson logged 219 minutes with a 3.29 goals-against average, a .703 save percentage and made 19 saves on the season.

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