FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 13, 2003

 

2003 Womenís Soccer Season Summary
7-12-1 Overall; 2-4-1 in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angelís team finished the 2003 season with a 7-12-1 overall record and a 2-4-1 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen were victorious in the first round of the Little East Tournament for the second consecutive year. RIC defeated Plymouth State, 3-1, in the opening round to advance to the semi-final round where the Anchorwomen fell to eventual champion Eastern Connecticut, 1-0.

 

Senior midfielder Hollie Benevides (Rehoboth, MA) closed out her career having played in 68 career games, starting 48 of them. She had four goals and five assists for 13 career points.

 

As a senior in 2003, Benevides played in 20 games, starting 17 of them. She had three assists for three points on the season.

 

As a junior in 2002, she played in 17 games, starting seven of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2000, she played in 17 games, starting 11. She had one goal and one assist for three points on the season.

 

As a freshman in 1999, Benevides played in 14 games, starting 13, with three goals and one assist for seven points.

 

She is an international business major and a 1999 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School.

 

Senior defender Malissa Holden (Warwick, RI) closed out her career having played in 72 games, starting all of them. She had four goals and three assists for 11 career points.

 

As a senior in 2003, Holden was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 20 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point on the season.

 

As a junior in 2002, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She 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, the programís first-ever post-season victory.

 

As a sophomore in 2001, Holden was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point.

 

As a freshman in 2000, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points on the year.

 

She is a physical education major and a 2000 graduate of Toll Gate High School.

 

Senior defender Kim Wood (Little Compton, RI) closed out her career having played in 71 career games, starting 69 of them. She had four goals and six assists for 14 career points.

 

As a senior in 2003, the co-captain played in 20 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point on the season.

 

As a junior in 2002, Wood played in 19 games, starting all of them. Wood had three goals and three assists for nine points.

 

As a sophomore in 2001, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2000, she played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points on the season.

 

She is an elementary education major and a 2000 graduate of Middletown High School.

 

Senior midfielder Jen Xynellis (Warwick, RI) closed out her career having played in 36 career games, starting 31 of them. She had two goals and seven assists for 11 career points.

 

As a senior in 2003, she played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She had two goals and three assists for seven points on the season.

 

As a junior in 2002, she played in 19 games, starting 15 of them.  She had four assists for four points on the season.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Xynellis played two seasons at the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2000 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Junior goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She made 78 saves, recorded a .780 save percentage and a 1.34 goals against average. Carpentier recorded three shutouts on the season, bringing her career total to 15 and making her the all-time RIC leader.

 

Junior defender Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) played in 13 games this season, starting five of them.

 

Junior forward Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) played in ten games.  She had two goals and one assist for five points on the season.

 

Junior midfielder Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. The co-captain played in 20 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and three assists for nine points on the season.

 

Junior forward Lauren Tomasso (Cranston, RI) played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. She had three goals, one game-winner, and one assist for seven points on the season.

 

Sophomore defender Krystal Alves (Warwick, RI) played in six games this season, starting one of them.

 

Sophomore defender Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) played in 20 games this season, starting all of them.

 

Freshman defender Brittany Ford (Jamestown, RI) played in 18 games this season, starting 14 of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. She had six goals, two game-winners, and three assists for 15 points on the season. She was second on the team in goals and points and was tied for the team lead in assists.

 

Freshman forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Year and was a Second Team All-Little East selection. Haaland played in 20 games, starting all of them. She had nine goals, three game-winners, and one assist for 19 points on the season. She led the team in goals and points. Haaland was a two-time LEC Rookie of the Week selection.

 

Freshman forward Jennifer LeDoux (Easthampton, MA) played in 16 games. She had two goals, one game-winner, and one assist for five points on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder Amanda Lemoi (West Warwick, RI) played in 19 games, starting four of them. She had one goal for two points on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder Amanda Rinn (Warwick, RI) played in nine games. She had two goals for four points on the season.

 

2003 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer Roster

#

Name

Year

Position

Hgt

Hometown/High School

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Melissa Carpentier

Jr.

Goalkeeper

5-8

Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket

3

Jennifer LeDoux

Fr.

Forward

5-5

Easthampton, MA/Easthampton

4

Amanda Lemoi

Fr.

Midfield

5-0

West Warwick, RI/West Warwick

5

Kimberly Wood

Sr.

Defense

5-5

Little Compton, RI/Middletown

6

Caitlin Gavin

Fr.

Midfield

5-6

Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth

7

Brittany Ford

Fr.

Defense

5-5

Jamestown, RI/North Kingstown

8

Krystal Alves

So.

Defense

5-4

Warwick, RI/Veterans

9

Amanda Rinn

Fr.

Midfield

5-3

Warwick, RI/Toll Gate

10

Malissa Holden

Sr.

Defense

5-4

Warwick, RI/Toll Gate

11

Jennifer Xynellis

Sr.

Midfield

5-5

Warwick, RI/Pilgrim

12

Lauren Tomasso

Jr.

Forward

5-3

Cranston, RI/Cranston West

15

Courtney Gardiner

Jr.

Defense

5-7

Warwick, RI/Pilgrim

16

Elena Sanborn

Jr.

Midfield

5-1

North Scituate, RI/Scituate

19

Corinne Bergen

So.

Midfield

5-6

Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth

21

Erika Haaland

Fr.

Forward

5-2

North Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth

22

Katie Benevides

So.

Defense

5-2

N. Dighton, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth

23

Alyson St. Amand

Jr.

Forward

5-5

West Warwick, RI/West Warwick

24

Hollie Benevides

Sr.

Midfield

5-3

N. Dighton, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth

 

 

Head Coach:

Ryan Angel

 

 

Assistant Coach:

Jessica Knobel

 

Captains:

Elena Sanborn, Kim Wood

 

 

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