November 5, 2014



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Christina Tavana as its new head women’s soccer coach. Tavana spent the past three seasons (2012-14) as an assistant coach with the program.


"I am extremely excited to be taking over the women's soccer program here at Rhode Island College,” Tavana said. “I am grateful for the opportunity that I have been given by Athletic Director Don Tencher. There has been a great history of talent and success with the soccer program and I am eager to continue to build on that platform.”


During her time as an assistant, Tavana was involved with all phases of the RIC women’s soccer program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.




She played in 66 games as a midfielder during her four-year career with the RIC women’s soccer team from 2006-09. During that time, she tallied 16 goals and four assists for 36 career points. Tavana ranks eighth all-time in program history in goals, while placing 12th in points. She was a two-time Second Team All-Little East Conference selection (2009, ’08) and was named the squad’s MVP as a junior in 2008.


The Middletown, Conn. native also participated in the 2007 and 2011 women’s lacrosse seasons. She saw action in 20 career games, starting nine of them. For her career, Tavana totaled two goals and one assist for three points to go along with six shots, six ground balls, four draw controls and one caused turnover.


Tavana earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design and art history from Rhode Island College in 2011 and resides in Bristol, R.I. 


She earned All-Conference and All-Academic team honors in soccer while at Middletown High School where she was a 2006 graduate. Tavana received the Kelme Player Award in 2004.