Cranston East 2018 Soccer
August 20th: Tryouts 3:00-5:30 at Doric
August 21st: Tryouts 3:00-5:30 at Park View
August 22nd: Tryouts 3:00-5:30 at Park View
August 23rd: Tryouts 8:30-10:30 & 3:30-5:00 (GK's) at Doric
August 24th: Tryouts 3:00-5:00 at Doric
August 25th: Tryouts 8:30-10:30 at Doric
August 26th: Practice "Make-Up" Rain Date
August 27th: Practice 3:00-5:00 at Park View
August 28th: Practice 3:00-5:00 at Park View
August 29th: Practice 3:00-5:00 at Park View
August 30th: Practice 3:00-5:00 at Doric
August 31st: Practice 3:00-5:00 at Park View
September 1st: Injury Fund vs. Scituate (11:00)
September 2nd: Practice "Make-Up" Rain Date
September 3rd: Practice 8:30-10:30 at Doric (Labor Day)
September 4th: League Game vs. West Warwick (3:30)
September 5th: Practice 3:00-5:00 at Doric
September 6th: League Game at Westerly (6:00)
September 7th: Practice 3:00-4:45 at Park View
September 8th: League Game vs. Cran. West (6:30)
September 9th: Day Off
Giovanni "Gio" Canales, who earned Second Team All State honors in baseball this spring for East, also earned First Team All-Division honors for the Bolt Soccer team in 2016 and 2017. As he concentrates on baseball full time this year, he ends his soccer career with 330 saves, 11 shutouts and 25 wins.
Kerin Murillo scores one of his team-leading 18 goals against Davies in a 6-3 victory for Cranston East in the fall of 2017.
Richmond Miamen scores the most important goal of his career in an overtime win over Burrillville in the 2017 Quarter-finals.
Cranston East Head Coach
Head Coach Richard Grenier will be entering his 6th year at the helm of the Thunderbolt Soccer Program. In 25 years as a Soccer Coach in the RIIL, he has recorded over 250 RISCA victories and a career record of 280.124.79. He has directed his teams to 24 playoff appearances, 9 sportsmanship awards, 6 state final appearances, 3 state championships, 15 semi-final appearances and 10 Cranston "City Cup" Championships out of 14 games played. He has the distinction of being the only RISCA coach in the history of Rhode Island Boys' Soccer to have three different teams (Cranston West Falcons in 1996, West Warwick Wizards in 2007 & Cranston East Thunderbolt in 2014) awarded the RISOA (soccer officials) Team Sportsmanship Award, as well as three different schools win State Championships (Cranston West in 1996, West Warwick in 2004 & Cranston East in 2017).
Cranston East Assistant Coaches
From 2007-2011, the Thunderbolt won only five games in Division II (5-71-6), while scoring 80 goals and allowing 376 goals.
After building a solid foundation over the past five seasons in Division III, Cranston East makes the jump back to Division II this fall.
Over the past five years, the Bolt have won 51 matches (51-20-14), 3 sportsmanship awards, scored 250 goals (2.63) and allowed only 121 (1.27).
While the Varsity team completed a championship season on the pitch, the Thunderbolt Junior Varsity had another solid year in 2017 by posting a 9-1-6 overall record.
Mendoza scores game-winner for Junior Varsity!
The Thunderbolts of Cranston East, who had a 31 game streak without a card spanning from 2013-2015, have received only 15 cards over the past five seasons (95 games played).
The former 'Bolt All-Stater will be entering his fourth and final year year at Rhode Island College. After a solid rookie year in 2015 (5 goals; 8 assists), he helped the Anchormen (15-4-1) reach the Little East Championship once again last fall. Vazquez, who started in 18 of 20 games for the Anchormen, recorded 2 goals and 8 assists on the year.
Tiago Pacheco, who was a First Team All-Division selection in 2015, will be entering his third year as a member of the Lynx of Leslie University.
Ayodeji "Ayo" George
Ayo George, who led the 'Bolt to the State Championship in 2017, will be entering his first year at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania this fall.
George, who earned First Team All-State honors from the Providence Journal, was named as one of three selections from Rhode Island to the USC All New England team in 2017.