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October 4, 2004

 

Amy Souza Named Little East Conference
Womenís Volleyball Rookie of the Week

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) was named the Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Rookie of the Week for her performance in four matches last week.

 

Souza played in 14 games in four matches, notching 23 digs and 112 assists and four aces. She had 54 assists, seven digs and one ace in a miraculous win over Western Connecticut. For the season, she has played in 63 games in 20 matches. She has seven kills (0.11/game), 392 assists (6.22/game), 15 service aces (0.24/game) and 52 digs (0.83/game).

 

She is an elementary education major and a 2004 graduate of Tiverton High School.

 

Head Coach Craig Letourneauís Anchorwomen are 8-12 overall and 3-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen began the week with an upset victory over Western Connecticut State University on Wednesday night at The Murray Center. The Colonials came into the match with a 49-match winning streak against Little East Conference opposition during both regular season and tournament play. WCSU had not lost to a conference opponent since October of 1998. RIC was down 2-0 and the Colonials had match point in game three before the Anchorwomen sneaked out a, 32-30, win. RIC came back to win game four, 32-30, and took game three, 15-8, to complete the comeback win.

 

Anchorwomen hosted on Oct. 1-2. RIC breezed through the first round, blanking both Connecticut College and Mitchell College, 3-0. With the wins, the Anchorwomen advanced to the Championship Game and fell, 3-2, to Rivier College.

 

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