October 18, 2004


Jeff Melo Named Little East Conference
Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College freshman midfielder Jeff Melo (North Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.


Melo scored the “Golden Goal” in the 98th minute to lift the Anchormen past Little East Conference rival Western Connecticut in overtime on Saturday, Oct. 16. For the season, he has played in 15 games, starting six of them. He has three goals for six points.


He is a justice studies major and a 2004 graduate of North Providence High School.


Head Coach John Mello’s team is 7-6-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Little East Conference. In action last week, the Anchormen lost on the road, 2-1, against Bridgewater State College on Wednesday, Oct. 13. RIC then came back home on Saturday, Oct. 16 and took a, 2-1, overtime decision over Little East Conference foe Western Connecticut.