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March 4, 2003

 

Rhode Island College
2002-03 Women’s Basketball Season Summary

3-23 Overall; 1-13 (eighth place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Mike Kelley’s team was 3-23 overall and 1-13 (eighth place) in the Little East Conference. RIC was eliminated in the opening round of the 2003 LEC Tournament to eventual champion Southern Maine.

 

Senior guard Alicia Hersperger (Providence, RI) was the lone senior on this year’s team. The captain played in 26 games, starting six of them. She averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

 

As a junior in 2001-02, Hersperger played in 18 games. She averaged 0.6 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

 

As a sophomore in 2000-01, she played in 14 games. Hersperger averaged 0.1 points and 0.3 rebounds per game.

 

As a freshman in 1999-00, Hersperger played in 19 games. She averaged 0.6 points, 0.4 rebounds 0.1 assists per game.

 

She is a criminal justice major and a 1999 graduate of Classical High School

 

Junior guard Angela Sarette (Putnam, CT) played in 24 games, starting all of them. She averaged 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 3.6 steals per game. She posted season-highs of 26 points vs. Wesleyan on Jan. 9, ten rebounds vs. Mount St. Vincent on Nov. 24, five assists vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 22 and seven steals vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 16.

 

Junior forward Liz Shields (Warwick, RI) played in 24 games, starting all of them. She averaged 11.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.8 steals per game. She registered season-highs of 24 points vs. Newbury on Jan. 30, ten rebounds vs. UMass-Boston on Dec. 14 , eight assists vs. Keene State on Feb. 8 and eight steals vs. Plymouth State on Jan. 18.

 

Junior guard Abby Ferri (Greene, RI)  played in 26 games, starting all of them. She averaged 9.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game. She recorded season-highs of 20 points vs. UMass-Boston on Feb. 1, six rebounds on several occasions, six assists and six steals vs. Mount St. Vincent on Nov. 24.

 

Sophomore forward Becca Bissonnette (Danielson, CT) played in 25 games, starting all of them. She averaged 7.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. She posted season-highs of 16 points vs. Southern Maine on Jan. 14 and 13 rebounds vs. Newbury on Jan. 13.

 

Sophomore forward Liz Valeika (Woonsocket, RI) was unable to come back from pre-season knee surgery and missed the entire year.

 

Freshman forward Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) played in 26 games, starting one of them. She averaged 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.  She recorded season-highs of 18 points vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 22, 14 rebounds, which was also a team high for the season, vs. UMass-Dartmouth on Jan. 28.

 

Freshman forward Stacy Archambault (Woonsocket, RI) played in 24 games, starting 20 of them. She averaged 2.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. She had a season-high six points vs. Georgian Court on Nov. 23 and nine rebounds vs. Salve Regina on Feb. 5. Archambault severely injured her knee vs. UMass-Dartmouth, ending her season prematurely.

 

Freshman guard Lynn Bertherman (Slatersville, RI) played in 25 games, starting one of them. She averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. She posted season-highs of 10 points vs. UMass-Boston on Dec. 14, five rebounds vs. Newbury on Jan. 30, and four assists vs. UMass-Boston on Dec. 14.

 

Freshman forward Betsy Bliven (Charlestown, RI) played in 17 games, starting three of them. She averaged 1.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game before a knee injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season.  She recorded season-highs of nine points vs. UMass-Boston on Dec. 14, and seven rebounds vs. Georgian Court on Nov. 23.

 

 

2002-03 Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Roster

 

 

 

 

 

#

Name

Year

Position

Hgt.

Hometown (High School)

 

 

3

Lynn Bertherman

Freshman

Guard

5-3

Slatersville, RI (North Smithfield)

 

 

10

Liz Valeika

Sophomore

Forward

5-11

Woonsocket, RI (Woonsocket)

 

 

11

Abby Ferri

Junior

Guard

5-6

Greene, RI (Coventry)

 

 

20

Liz Barrette

Freshman

Forward

5-9

North Providence, RI (La Salle)

 

 

21

Angela Sarette

Junior

Guard

5-9

Putnam, CT (Putnam)

 

 

22

Becca Bissonnette

Sophomore

Forward

5-10

Danielson, CT (Marianapolis Prep)

 

 

23

Liz Shields

Junior

Forward

5-10

Warwick, RI (Pilgrim)

 

 

33

Alicia Hersperger

Senior

Guard

5-4

Providence, RI (Classical)

 

 

40

Stacy Archambault

Freshman

Fwd./Center

6-0

Woonsocket, RI (Woonsocket)

 

 

50

Betsy Bliven

Freshman

Forward

5-10

Charlestown, RI (Chariho Regional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach:

Mike Kelley

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches:

Carl Sabo, Julie Amalfitano

 

 

 

Captain:

Alicia Hersperger

 

 

 

 

 

-complete 2002-03 women’s basketball results and statistics to follow-

 


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