October 16, 2003



Rhode Island Collegeís Kyle Teixeira

Leads The Nation


Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) currently leads the nation in three offensive categories. He tops all of Division III menís soccer in goals, points per game and goals per game.


Through 13 games, Teixeira has tallied a nationís-best 21 goals, 3.62 points per game and 1.62 goals per game. His total of 47 points puts him just one point behind the nationís leader, Jeff Kocher of Lycoming College (PA). Teixeira currently leads the Anchormen in game-winning goals (seven) and is second in assists (five).


In just a season and a half of collegiate soccer, the sophomore forward is quickly closing in on many of RICís all-time records. Teixeira is currently fifth in career points (88), fourth in career goals (39), second in goals in a season (21), and just eight points away from the RIC record for points in a season (55). Nationally, Teixeira currently has the seventh-highest season goals per game average of all-time. Last season, Teixeira led the Little East Conference in points (41) and goals (18), while also adding five assists. For his efforts, he was named 2002 Little East Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Year, earned First Team All-Little East, as well as Fourth Team All-New England kudos.


Teixeira is a physical education major and a 2002 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.


Head Coach Len Mercurioís team is 9-4 (4-0 LEC) on the season. In upcoming action, RIC will travel to LEC rival Western Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 17.