For Immediate Release


October 23, 2006


Jose Talavera Named Little East
Menís Soccer Rookie of the Week


Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman forward Jose Talavera (Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.


Talavera scored three goals for six points in a 2-0 week for the Anchormen. He scored the game-winning goal in the ninth minute and added another in the 48th minute as RIC downed Westfield State, 5-0, on Oct. 17. Talavera scored the game-winning goal in the 32nd minute as the Anchormen defeated Little East Conference rival Plymouth State, 2-0, on Oct. 21.


Head Coach John Melloís team is 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the Little East Conference.


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Roger Williams on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and host Eastern Connecticut in the regular season finale on Saturday, Oct. 28. It will be Senior Day as Rhode Island College will honor forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI), midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) and defender Nick Tavares (East Providence, RI) prior to the match.