Kyle C. Teixeira
Grad Year: 2007
Year Inducted: 2012
Kyle C. Teixeira ’07 is one of the greatest men’s soccer players in Rhode Island College history. He closed out his career having played in 80 games, starting 77 of them. Teixeira had 82 goals and 27 assists for 191 career points. The Warren, R.I. native holds the RIC records for the most goals and points in a career, and is second in career assists. Teixeira also holds the RIC record for the most goals scored in a season, set as a sophomore in 2003.
He was a three-time Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year selection and was named First Team All-LEC in each of his four seasons. Teixeira was named to the All-75th Anniversary Men’s Soccer Team in 2005.
As a senior in 2005, Teixeira was named the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Year, the third of his career, and was selected First Team All-LEC for the fourth consecutive season, as Rhode Island College captured the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. He became just the second player in LEC history to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors three times to go along with four straight First Team All-Conference selections. He played in 22 games, starting 21 of them. He led the team and the LEC in both goals and points with 19 and 49, respectively. Teixeira led the team with four game-winning goals. He also had a team-best 11 assists, one shy of the RIC single-season record. He broke Domenico Petrarca’s ’77 record for career points early in the season versus M.I.T. with a two-goal, one-assist performance in a RIC, 3-1, win on Sept. 10. He also earned two LEC Player of the Week honors during the season.
As a junior in 2004, he was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in his career and was selected First Team All-LEC for the third consecutive season. He was also named Second Team All-New England and team MVP. He played in 20 games, starting all of them. He had 21 goals and five assists for 47 points on the season. He broke Petrarca’s 28-year old record for career goals when he scored his 21st goal of the season and the 63rd of his career in the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament semi-final win over Plymouth State (3-1).
As a sophomore in 2003, Teixeira was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. He was also named Second Team All-New England and team MVP. Teixeira played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. He had 24 goals, seven game-winners, and six assists for 54 points on the season. Teixeira’s 24 goals were a new RIC record for a single season. He finished the year one point shy of the RIC single-season record for points.
As a freshman in 2002, Teixeira was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was also a First Team All-LEC and a Fourth Team All-New England selection. He played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He led the LEC in goals and points, totaling 18 goals and five assists for 41 points. Of the Anchormen’s 11 game-winning goals, Teixeira had seven of them. He was tied for the team lead in assists. He earned two LEC Player of the Week and two Rookie of the Week selections during the season.
He was an All-American, All-New England, All-State and All-Division selection during his outstanding career at Mt. Hope High School.
Teixeira earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/health from Rhode Island College in 2007.
He is currently an Academy Staff Coach with the New England Revolution and resides in Warren, R.I.