September 30, 2002


Somersetís Cory Lopes Named
Little East Conference Rookie of the Week


Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman forward Cory Lopes (Somerset, MA) was named the Little East Conferenceís Rookie of the Week for his performance in menís soccer last week.


Lopes helped the Anchormen extend its winning streak to eight games, a new RIC record for a single season, by netting three goals last week. He scored a "golden goal" in overtime to lift RIC past Salve Regina 2-1 on Sept. 24. He also scored two goals in the win over Southern Maine on Sept. 28.


For the season, he has played in ten games, starting nine of them. Lopes has eight goals and one assist for a total of 17 points on the season. He is currently second in the LEC in scoring.


He is a business major and a 2002 graduate of Somerset High School.


Head Coach Len Mercurioís team is 8-2 overall and is 1-0 in Little East Conference play. RIC notched victories over Salve Regina (2-1 OT), Salem State (2-0), and Southern Maine (5-1) last week. In upcoming action, RIC will host Worcester State on Oct. 2 and play at UMass-Boston on Oct. 5.



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