KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island's Dominik Richter, Peder Kristiansen and Stavros Zarokostas have been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Team, marking the first time since 2007 that the Rams have three or more All-Region honorees. Richter collected First-Team accolades while Kristiansen and Zarokostas were named to the Second Team.
Richter (Neumarkt, Germany) led Rhode Island in total points (24) and goals scored (9) this season, and was tied for second on the team in assists (6). Four of his goals were game-winners – against Bryant, St. Bonaventure and UMass, as well as against George Mason in the Atlantic 10 title match.
The two-time team captain registered either a goal or an assist in 12 of his 19 games played, finishing his collegiate career tied for 21st all-time at URI with 56 career points on 21 goals and 14 assists.
One of the best offensive defenders in the Atlantic 10, Kristiansen (Lillestrøm, Norway) finished his junior season with a team-best eight assists. He also helped anchor a back line that posted nine shutouts - including three in a row in the A-10 quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game.
Kristiansen needs just one more assists to crack the program's top-10 all-time list.
Zarokostas (Coventry, R.I.) finished the year with 20 points on eight goals and four assists, despite missing three games. He netted game-winning goals against Marist, Saint Joseph's and Fordham and set up the lone goal of the game in URI's 1-0 victory over VCU in the Atlantic 10 semifinals.
After three seasons with the Rams, Zarokostas ranks 25th all-time with 54 points (21 goals, 12 assists) in 54 games played.
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