FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 1, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2003 Fall Sports MVPs

 

Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Fall Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Dec. 1 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity fall athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

Menís Soccer

Sophomore forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) was named the menís soccer teamís MVP. Teixeira was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. Teixeira played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. He had 24 goals, seven game-winners, and six assists for 54 points this season. Teixeiraís 24 goals were a new RIC record for a single season. Teixeira ranks second in career goals (42) and career points (95) at RIC. He finished the year one point shy of the RIC single-season record for points.

He is a physical education major and a 2002 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.

 

Womenís Soccer

Senior defender Malissa Holden (Warwick, RI) was named the womenís soccer teamís MVP. She played in 20 games, starting all of them, and was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She had one assist for one point on the season.

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

 

Womenís Tennis

Senior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) was named the womenís tennis teamís MVP. She closed out her collegiate career as the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. Rocha won five LEC titles during her illustrious career. She was the LEC Champion at number four singles as a freshman and sophomore (1999 & 2000) and at number two singles as a junior (2001). Rocha also shared the LEC Champion title at number two doubles as a sophomore (2000).

She owns a 54-10-1 (.838) career singles mark and a 45-16 (.738) career doubles mark for 77.0 career points. Rocha is RICís all-time leader in career singles wins and points. She is third in career doubles victories and fifth in career singles winning percentage. She is tied for eighth all-time in career doubles winning percentage.

As a senior in 2003, Rocha was the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. She was 12-1 (.923) mark at number two singles and 9-3 (.750) at number two doubles. Rocha was tied for the team lead in singles victories and was third in both doubles wins and points.

She is a music education major and a 1999 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

Womenís Volleyball

Sophomore right side hitter Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI) was named the womenís volleyball teamís MVP. Wojciechowski played in 109 games in 28 matches. She had 97 kills (0.890/game), a .166 hitting percentage, 34 assists (0.312/game), 51 service aces (0.468/game), 248 digs (2.275/game) and nine blocks (0.083/game).

She is a 2000 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Menís Cross Country

Senior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) was named the menís cross country teamís MVP. Rudd closed out his cross country career holding 13 of the top 100 times in Rhode Island College history. His time of 26:46, set during the 2001 season, is the 14th fastest time in school history.

As a senior in 2003, Rudd placed 84th with a time of 28:11 at the New England Division III Championships on Nov. 15. He placed 17th with a time of 27:33 at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Nov. 1. He finished 32nd with a time of 20:39 at the Plansky Invitational * on Oct. 18. He placed 31st with a time of 31:16 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Oct. 11. He placed 207th with a season-best time of 27:26 at the New England Open Championships on Oct. 10. He placed 17th with a time of 29:31 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational on Sept. 27. He finished fifth with a time of 28:49 at the Ocean State Invitational on Sept. 11. He placed 27th with a time of 28:39.71 at the Hayseed Classic on Sept. 6.

Rudd is a political science major and a 1999 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Womenís Cross Country

Freshman Kim Cadden (Warwick, RI) was named the womenís cross country teamís MVP for the second consecutive season. Cadden placed 202nd with a time of 27:54 at the New England Division III Championships on Nov. 15. She placed 134th with a time of 27:12.37 at the ECAC Division III Championships on Nov. 8. Cadden was the Anchorwomenís top runner placing 30th with a time of 21:38 at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Nov. 1. She was the Anchorwomenís top runner, finishing 66th with a time of 17:38 at the Plansky Invitational * on Oct. 18. She was the Anchorwomenís top runner, placing 14th with a time of 21:53 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Oct. 11. She was the Anchorwomenís top runner, placing 16th with a time of 21:46 at the Tri-State Championships on Oct. 4. She was the Anchorwomenís top runner finishing 29th with a season-best time of 21:28 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational on Sept. 27. She placed 119th, the Anchorwomenís highest finish, with a time of 21:33 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 20. She finished fourth with a time of 22:43 at the Ocean State Invitational on Sept. 11.

She is an elementary education major and a 2002 graduate of Veterans High School.

 

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