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MSOC: Rui Cardoso Named Northeast-10 ROTW

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Merrimack College freshman Rui Cardoso (Bristol, Conn.) received the first conference honor of his career as he was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league offices this morning.

Cardoso appeared as a substitute in all three games that Merrimack played this past week. He notched three points on one goal and one assist to help the Warriors finish 3-0.

Against Molloy College last Monday the Bristol native scored his first career goal on a strike just outside the six-yard box. Five days later, Cardoso set up the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Bridgeport for his first career assist. He sent a cross through the box and onto the foot ofAlexander Alleyne (Swampscott, Mass.), who flicked it into the back of the net.

The Navy and Gold have started 4-0 for the first time since 2010, and begin NE-10 play tomorrow on the road against Bentley University at 3:30 p.m.

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Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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