Varsity Playoff Schedule
October 30th - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
October 31st - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 1st - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 2nd - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 3rd - Quarter-Finals at Cranston Stadium (4:00)
November 4th - Day Off
November 5th - Day Off
November 6th - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 7th - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 8th - Semi-Finals at Johnston (5:30)
November 9th - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 10th - Practice at Doric Ave. (3:15-5:00)
November 11th - State Championship at RIC (4:00)
Cranston East Head Coach
Coach Richard Grenier is in his 5th year at the helm of the Thunderbolt Soccer Program. In his 25th year as a Head Coach in the RIIL, he recently recorded his 250th RISCA victory. He has directed his teams to 24 playoff appearances, 9 sportsmanship awards, 5 state final appearances, 2 state championships (Cranston West in 1996 & West Warwick in 2004), 14 semi-final appearances and 10 Cranston "City Cup" Championships out of 14 games played. He has the distinction of being the only RISCA coach to have three different teams (Cranston West - 1996, West Warwick - 2007 & Cranston East - 2014) awarded the RISOA (soccer officials) Team Sportsmanship Award.
Cranston East Assistant Coaches
Kerin Murillo scores against Davies in the Bolts 6-3 win earlier this year.
St. Raphael 3
Cranston East 1
Despite outshooting and maintaining over 50 minutes of possession, the Thunderbolt lost their first game of the year to the Saints of St. Raphael.
St. Raphael, which benefitted from two penalty kicks by Max Rodriguez, played a solid game defensively against the top scoring team in Division Three.
While the Varsity team is having a stellar year on the pitch, the Thunderbolt Junior Varsity has had a solid year, posting a 6-0-5 record.
In fact, they have scored 18 goals and given up only 4 goals on the year. Junior Allen Recinos has made 30 saves in helping the Bolt to seven shutouts.
Leading scorers include sophomore Albert Lopez (6 goals) & freshman Noah Sylva (2 goals & 2 assists).
Mendoza scores game-winner for Junior Varsity!
The Green and White of Cranston East, who had a 31 game streak without a card spanning from 2013-2015, have received only ten cards (five for delay of games) over the past five seasons (90 games played).
The former 'Bolt All-Stater is in third 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.
The former First-Team All-Division selection from Cranston East in 2014 joined fellow 'Bolt graduate, Dennis Vazquez, as a member of the Anchormen in 2016.
Cranston East's leading scorer from 2015, Tiago Pacheco, has taken his skills to Leslie University. Pacheco, who was an unanimous First Team All-Division selection, will be entering his second year as a member of the Lynx.