Five Members of Men’s Soccer Team Recognized as All-Region XXI!
Warwick, R.I. – December 2, 2019: The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team had five members of the 2019 squad recognized by Region XXI. Freshmen Isnaba Namusse (Pawtucket, RI), Rodry Alves (Pawtucket, RI), Adelmo Intrieri (Westerly, RI) and Bubba Joof (Woonsocket, RI) along with sophomore Delpio Alves (East Providence, RI) received spots on the Region XXI DI Men's Soccer All-Region Team.
The CCRI Knights’ men’s soccer team always plays one of the toughest national schedules of any program at the Community College of Rhode Island. In 2019 it was no different as they faced the 2019 undefeated (18-0) National Champion Mustangs of Monroe College and two teams from the DIII Championship Tournament: No. 6 ranked Bunker Hill Community College and No. 9 ranked Sussex County College. In addition, the Knights faced perennial DI powerhouses like Monroe Community College, ASA College-Brooklyn and Massasoit Community College. The Knights played against the top talent in the country and their talent shone through their competitiveness as they were able to hold their own and in many cases excel at the highest level.
Delpio Alves had a solid second year for CCRI where he played in all 16 games and led the Knights’ offense with five goals from his midfield role. Mostly playing on the flanks, Alves exhibited both pace and dribbling abilities that helped him beat defenders in 1v1 situations. Creativity was another strong attribute for Alves as he was able to link up with both the forwards and central midfielders to beat pressing defenses and exploit open space.
Adelmo Intrieri played well in his debut season for the Knights and slotted into the central midfield role for much of the season. There he was in the thick of things looking to break out from the defensive third and into the final third. Intrieri’s intensity and ability to get stuck into tackles helped kill of many opponent attacks throughout the season. Intrieri scored one goal and provided one assist for three points on the season.
Isnaba Namusse played center back in a very young defensive unit for CCRI this season. Namusse possessed fantastic strength and aerial ability that made him a force in the penalty areas. Namusse played in all 16 games and started all but one of them and was an integral part of the Knights team during the 2019 campaign.
Bubba Joof slotted in at the fullback position for the Knights and patrolled the flanks well all season. Joof was able to supply the attack going forward as well as defend the wide areas of the pitch while on the defensive side of the ball. Bubba's pace meant he had incredible recovery ability to cover his fellow defenders when needed.
Rodry Alves exhibited great versatility for the 2019 Knights as he played both in defense and in the midfield when needed. Alves started the season playing the fullback position opposite Bubba Joof and offered a very capable attacking defender role. When needed, Alves would move further up the pitch and offer creativity going forward as the wide midfielder. The balance of solid defensive ability and offensive creativity made Rodry Alves a crucial part of the CCRI squad.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.