Beaudoin caps career with New England All-Star game appearance

July 6, 2010

Dartmouth - As a four-year letter winner for the UMass Dartmouth men's soccer team, Ronald Beaudoin (Weymouth, MA) was one of the key players in Coach Henry Almeida's successful season in 2009.

Following an outstanding career as one of the Corsairs' key defenders for the past four seasons, the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League honored Beaudoin with an invitation to their prestigious Senior All-Star game. Played at Clark University on May 1, Beaudoin along with teammate Matt Correia (Dracut, MA), who was unable to play in the game, represented UMass Dartmouth among the top 30 senior collegiate soccer players in the New England region.

"Ron was very deserving of the NEISL invitation because he was one of the top seniors in New England soccer last Fall," said Henry Almeida. "Without players like Ron we would not have had the kind of success we had last year. We are certainly going to miss him on our defense."

As the only member of the Corsair men's soccer team to start all 19 games last Fall, Beaudoin's efforts on defense were part of the reason for UMass Dartmouth solid defense. The Corsairs (10-7-2 overall) rode that defensive unit, which held opponents to 1.21 goals per game, all the way to an appearance in the Little East Conference game against Eastern Connecticut.

"We had a great run in the second half of the season and into the LEC Tournament last year," said Almeida. "And one of the reasons for our success in those important games was the play of our defense. Ron Beaudoin was in the middle of that defensive unit and he made a big difference for us."

Beaudoin graduated cum laude from the Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth this past June with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management and a minor in Marketing.