November 12, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Junior forward Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI), junior defender David Ricci (Smithfield, RI) and sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada (Pawtucket, RI) were each named Second Team All-Little East for their respective performances for the Rhode Island College menís soccer during the 2013 season.


One of the teamís two captains, Asiedu was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games this season. He racked up 10 goals, including a league-high five game-winners, to go along with five assists for 25 points. Asiedu led RIC in goals, assists and points, and also ranked fifth in the Little East Conference in points on the year. He propelled the Anchormen into the postseason with the game-winning penalty kick in the final 30 seconds of regulation in RICís, 3-2, season finale victory against UMass Boston on Nov. 2.



 Junior Emmanuel Asiedu


Asiedu also tallied game-winning penalty kicks in a 2-1 overtime victory over TCNJ on Aug 31 and in RICís, 3-2, overtime victory over Bridgewater State on Sept. 18. He scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 21 and in RICís, 2-1, win over Westfield State on Oct. 22. Asiedu also finished with multiple goals in the wins over Bridgewater State and Westfield State. He was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.



 Junior defender David Ricci


Ricci, who served as one of the teamís two captains alongside Asiedu, was also one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games this season. He was a core member an excellent Rhode Island College defensive unit that allowed just 33 goals on the season and helped hold its opponents to a paltry .115 shooting percentage.


Estrada played in 19 games, starting 12 of them, and was one of just five Anchormen to appear in every contest this season. He posted eight goals and three assists for 19 points on the year. Estrada ranked second on the squad in points and finished tied for second on the team in both assists and points. He also ranked eighth in the LEC in both goals and points, while ranking 10th in assists. Estrada recorded a hat trick with three goals in a 5-1 win over Regis College on Sept. 14 and also chipped in with a key goal in RICís, 2-2, tie with Johnson & Wales on Oct. 29. He also dished out a crucial assist in RICís, 3-2, win over UMass Boston in the regular season finale on Nov. 2. 



 Sophomore Camilo Estrada


Head Coach John Melloís team finished the 2013 season with an 8-6-5 overall record and a 3-2-2 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference. Heading into the final game of the season, Rhode Island College needed a win over UMass Boston to advance to the postseason. The Anchormen scored on a penalty kick with 30 seconds remaining in regulation over the Beacons to earn the fourth and final seed in the 2013 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament. It marked the ninth time in the last 10 years under Mello that the Anchormen reached the postseason. However, top-seeded Eastern Connecticut upended the Anchormen, 4-1, in the semifinals of the LEC Tournament to bring RICís season to a close.