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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 13, 2002

 

2002 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer Summary

7-10-2 Overall, 2-3-2 (fifth place) in the Little East Conference

Head Coach Ryan Angelís (Career record: 11-25-2) team finished the season with a 7-10-2 overall record and a 2-3-2 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

Rhode Island College recorded its first-ever post-season win with a 2-1 victory over Plymouth State in the opening round of the Little East Tournament on Nov. 5. RIC was 0-9-1 all-time vs. the Panthers prior to the win. RIC, the fifth seed in the tourney, fell to number one seed Keene State, 3-1, in the semi-finals on Nov. 7 to end its season.

The Anchorwomen held their opposition to 24 goals in 19 games, the fewest allowed by a RIC team in the programís eight-year history.

Senior midfielder Allison Vales (Bristol, RI) leaves RIC having played and started in all 71 games during her four-year career. She has nine goals and five assists for a total of 23 career points. She ranks ninth all-time in career goals and points at RIC.

As a senior in 2002, Vales played in 19 games, starting all of them, and was named the teamís MVP. She had two goals and one assist for five points on the season. She was tied for sixth on the team in goals.

As a junior in 2001, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Vales played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had one goal and two assists for four points.

As a sophomore in 2000, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had four goals and one assist for nine points. Vales was fourth on the club in points and goals. She had two game-winning goals on the year.

As a freshman in 1999, she played in 18 games, starting all of them. She was tied for eighth on the squad in scoring with two goals and one assist for five points. Vales was named to the Roger Williams All-Tournament team.

She is physical education major with a minor in health and a 1999 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.

Junior midfielder Hollie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) played in 17 games, starting seven of them.

Junior defender Malissa Holden (Warwick, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had three goals for six points on the season. Holden scored both goals, including the double-overtime winner, in RICís 2-1 LEC Tournament victory over Plymouth State.

Junior defender Lindsay Knapp (Wakefield, RI) played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. She had two goals for four points.

Junior forward Amanda Steere (Pascoag, RI) played in 15 games, starting one of them. Steere had four goals and one assist for nine points on the season. She was second on the team in goals.

Junior midfielder Kim Wood (Little Compton, RI) played in 19 games, starting all of them. Wood had three goals and three assists for nine points. She was tied for third on the team in goals and was third in assists.

Junior midfielder Jennifer Xynellis (Warwick, RI) played in 19 games, starting 15 of them. She had four assists for four points on the season. She was second on the team in assists.

Sophomore forward Alexis Bouchard (Warren, RI) played in 19 games, starting all of them. Bouchard had three goals and five assists for 11 points. She led the team in both points and assists. Bouchard is currently sixth in career goals (13), tied for seventh in career assists (8) and is eighth in career scoring (34).

Sophomore defender Elizabeth Burda (Woonsocket, RI) played in five games.

Sophomore goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) played in 19 games, starting all of them. She has totaled 137 saves, a 1.21 goals against average and a .851 save percentage. Carpentier had six shutouts this fall and her 12 career shutouts is just 1.5 behind all-time leader Jessica Robitaille Ď00, the teamís assistant coach. Her 1.21 GAA in 2002 is a new RIC record for a single season. She currently owns a 1.35 career GAA, which is the lowest of any RIC goalkeeper all-time. She is second with 282 career saves, trailing all-time leader Robitaille who had 546.

Sophomore defender Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) played in 19 games, starting all of them.

Sophomore forward Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) played in 17 games, starting all of them. Sanborn had one goal and four assists for six points. She was tied for second on the team in assists.

Sophomore defender Melissa Skodras (Warwick, RI) played in 18 games, starting two of them.

Sophomore forward Lauren Tomasso (Cranston, RI) played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. Tomasso had five goals for ten points on the season. Tomasso led the team in goals and was second in points.

Freshman defender Krystal Alves (Warwick, RI) played in 12 games.

Freshman defender Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had one goal for two points.

Freshman forward Corinne Bergen (Portsmouth, RI) played in 14 games, starting one of them. She had two goals and one assist for five points on the season.

Freshman defender Laura Fusco (Foster, RI) played in nine games.

Freshman midfielder Laura Hayes (Coventry, RI) played in 11 games, starting one of them.

 

2002 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer Roster

 

#

Name

Year

Position

Hgt

Hometown (High School)

1

Melissa Carpentier

Sophomore

Goalkeeper

5-8

Woonsocket, RI (Woonsocket)

2

Lindsay Knapp

Junior

Defense

5-3

Wakefield, RI (South Kingstown)

4

Laura Fusco

Freshman

Midfield

5-0

Foster, RI (Ponaganset)

5

Kimberly Wood

Junior

Midfield

5-5

Little Compton, RI (Middletown)

7

Laura Hayes

Freshman

Midfield

5-3

Coventry, RI (Coventry)

8

Krystal Alves

Freshman

Forward

5-4

Warwick, RI (Warwick Vets)

9

Allison Vales

Senior

Midfield

5-4

Bristol, RI (Mt. Hope)

10

Malissa Holden

Junior

Defense

5-4

Warwick, RI (Toll Gate)

11

Jennifer Xynellis

Junior

Forward

5-4

Warwick, RI (Pilgrim)

13

Elizabeth Burda

Sophomore

Defense

5-3

Woonsocket, RI (Woonsocket)

14

Ololade Falola

Junior

Forward

5-8

Coventry, RI (Coventry)

15

Courtney Gardiner

Sophomore

Defense

5-7

Warwick, RI (Pilgrim)

16

Elena Sanborn

Sophomore

Midfield

5-1

North Scituate, RI (Scituate)

17

Melissa Skodras

Sophomore

Defense

5-3

Warwick, RI (Pilgrim)

18

Alexis Bouchard

Sophomore

Forward

5-7

Warren, RI (Mt. Hope)

19

Corinne Bergen

Freshman

Midfield

5-4

Portsmouth, RI (Portsmouth)

20

Amanda Steere

Junior

Forward

5-7

Pascoag, RI (Burrillville)

22

Katie Benevides

Freshman

Defense

5-2

N. Dighton, MA (Dighton Rehoboth)

24

Hollie Benevides

Junior

Midfield

5-3

N. Dighton, MA (Dighton Rehoboth)

25

Lauren Tomasso

Sophomore

Forward

5-3

Cranston, RI (Cranston West)

           
 

Head Coach:

Ryan Angel

 
 

Assistant Coach:

Jessica Robitaille

 

Captains:

Allison Vales, Kim Wood

 
       

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