Kyle Teixeira Named Little East Conference
Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Year;
Also Tabbed First Team All-Little East


Providence, RIóRhode Island College junior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Year and also earned First Team All-LEC honors. This is the third consecutive season Teixeira has earned First Team All-Conference honors. This is the second time Teixeira has been named the Offensive Player of the Year, having picked up the award as a freshman in 2002 as well.


Teixeira has played in 20 games, starting all of them. He has 21 goals and five assists for 47 points on the season. Teixeiraís 21 goals and five assists give him 63 goals and 142 points for his career. Teixeiraís 63 goals is a new RIC all-time record, passing former RIC all-time menís soccer goals leader Domenico Petrarca (í77). Teixeira scored the record-setting goal in the 82nd minute of RICís, 3-1, LEC semi-final victory over Plymouth State. Teixeira is only five points shy of Petrarcaís all-time RICís career points record.


He is a physical education/health major and a 2002 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.


Head Coach John Melloís team lost, 3-1, to Keene State in the Championship Game of the 2004 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6. The Anchormen are 11-8-2 and were 4-2-1 (second place) in the Little East during the regular season.


RIC will host Johnson and Wales in the first round of the 2004 ECAC Menís Soccer Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m.