Rui Catano

Rui CatanoRui David Caetano
(Soccer, 1978)

This inductee graduated from DHS in 1978. His achievements were in soccer. While in high school he was All-FCIAC two years in a row. When he captained the soccer team in his senior year, he was selected to the All-State team. Following high school he graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was a member of the soccer team for four years. He made All-Yankee Conference for three years and All-New England for two years. He was selected to play in the New England All-Star game for two years and earned MVP honors once. He is the 8th all time leading scorer at URI and 3rd all time in assists. He also played in the Senior Bowl game. Following college he was drafted by the New York Cosmos as the 6th pick in the nation. He played professional soccer in Portugal for two years and in the United States for five years. At present he is a teacher and Sports Director at the Melrose School.\