FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

July 29, 2002

 

Ryan Angel Named Head Womenís Soccer Coach;

Jessica Robitaille Named Assistant
Womenís Soccer Coach

at Rhode Island College

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Ryan Angel as the new Head Womenís Soccer Coach and Jessica Robitaille as the Assistant Womenís Soccer Coach. Angel takes over for Hector Cardona who recently moved to the Washington D.C. area and was unable to continue coaching the Anchorwomen.

 

Angel was formerly an Assistant Menís Soccer Coach at Bryant College during the 2000 season. Prior to his work with the Bulldogs, Angel was the Head Womenís Soccer Coach at Salve Regina University during the 1998 campaign. He was an Assistant Boyís Soccer Coach at Portsmouth High School during the 1997 and 2001 seasons.

He was a NSCAA High School All-American and the Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year during his high school career at Portsmouth High School. He played collegiate soccer for one season while attending Central Connecticut State University in 1993-94.

 

Angel is a 1997 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, earning a bachelorís degree in English. He resides in Middletown, Rhode Island.

 

As a goalkeeper for the Anchorwomen from 1997-2000, Jessica Robitaille was one of the programís building blocks. Robitaille played in 56 career games, starting all of them. She logged 4,866 minutes with 546 saves, a 1.65 goals against average, a .860 save percentage and 13.5 shutouts. She is RICís all-time leader in career minutes played, saves and shutouts. She started and played every minute of every game from the time she was a freshman until the second game of the í99 season, a span of 39 games and 3,613 minutes.

 

She earned a bachelorís degree in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics from RIC in 2001. Robitaille is currently a math teacher at Cranston High School East.

 

She is engaged and resides in Greenville, Rhode Island.

 

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