November 28, 2010


Carvalho, Ruiz & Tavares To Play
in NEISL Senior All-Star Game

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College seniors Corey Carvalho (Dartmouth, MA), Jose Ruiz (Providence, RI) and Louis Tavares (East Providence, RI) will play in the 2010 New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) Senior All-Star game today at Harvard Stadium.


Carvalho closed out his four-year career as an Anchorman, having played in 76 games, starting 70 of them. He totaled three goals and three assists for nine career points.



 Senior defender Corey Carvalho


As a senior back in 2010, Carvalho was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Little East for the second consecutive year. He played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. Carvalho finished with two goals and one assist for five points. He scored the Anchormenís lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Coast Guard in the season-opener on Sept. 1, while netting the game-winner in the clubís, 1-0, win over Husson on Sept. 11. Carvalho and his defensive mates held their opponents to 86 fewer shots (283-197), while limiting scoring to just 18 goals against in 19 contests. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.


Ruiz, a midfielder, closed out a two-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 34 games and making 32 starts. He scored 11 career goals and had five assists for 27 total points. He spent two years competing for Dean College prior to joining the Anchormen.



 Senior midfielder Jose Ruiz


 As a senior in 2010, Ruiz was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 16 games, starting all of them. Ruiz had six goals and two assists for 14 points. He was tied for third on the team in goals, while ranking fourth in points. He scored game-winning goals in back-to-back games as RIC defeated Western Connecticut, 7-0, on Sept. 25 and Framingham State, 3-1, on Sept. 29. Ruiz posted a season-high seven points, with a hat trick and an assist, in the win over the Colonials. He was named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.


Tavares finished a distinguished four-year career having played in 78 games, making 63 starts. Tavares started 36 out of RICís 37 contests over his final two seasons. He scored three career goals to go along with four assists for 10 total points. 



 Senior midfielder Louis Tavares


As a senior in 2010, Tavares played in 18 games, starting all of them. He registered career highs in goals (two), assists (two) and points (six). Tavares scored his biggest goal of the season on a game-winner in the teamís, 3-0, win at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 18. In the teamís next match, Tavares had a crucial helper in a 2-1 win at Bridgewater State on Sept. 21. Tavares also found the back of the net in a 3-0 home victory over Plymouth State on Oct. 9.


Head Coach John Melloís team finished the 2010 season with a 10-7-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference.