11.07.12: The CCRI Knights had a good season with a 5-8-2 overall record and 5-2-1 record in Region XXI play. The Knights narrowly missed the Region XXI tournament after a hard-fought 2-1 loss to the region rival Bulldogs of Dean College on October 20th. Though the Knights did not make it to the post season they did have four players earn post season awards: Co-Captain midfielder Manny Alves (Pawtucket, RI), sophomore midfielder Servi Barrientos (Providence, RI), and freshman defender Preston Kar (Providence, RI) earned Frist Team All-Region honors while freshman defender Ian Duncan (Barrington, RI) earned Honorable Mention All-Region honors.
Manny Alves, a sophomore midfielder, served as a two-year captain for the Knights’ soccer team earned his second All-Region XXI honor in as many years. Alves was responsible for taking many free kicks and provided tremendous leadership for the Knights squad during his two years of service. In his freshman year alves participated in 12 games scoring three goals with two assists for eight total points. In his sophomore campaign he added an assists to give him nine career points in 14 games played. His leadership will definitely be missed on the 2013 Knights’ squad.
Servi Barrientos is earned his first All-Region XXI honor, during his sophomore campaign he led the Knights in scoring with four goals and one assist for nine total points. As a freshman Barrientos was tied for the lead in scoring with four goals with four assist for 12 total points giving him eight goals and five assists for 21 total career points. Servi was always a primary scoring threat for the Knights and his offensive output will be missed next year.
The last two All-Region XXI members were freshmen Preston Kar who made first team All-Region XXI and Ian Duncan who made Honorable Mention. Both Kar and Duncan burst upon the seen to bolster the Knights defense which was definitely their strong suit. The Knights will look to lean on their experience build upon the success of their two talented defenders in 2013.
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