FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 25, 2004

 

Kristy Nix and Jeanne Rosa
Earn Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Honors

 

Providence, RIó Freshman setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week and junior outside hitter Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) was named the LEC Player of the Week for their outstanding efforts in a, 3-1, week for the Anchorwomen. Both playersí efforts were instrumental to RIC clinching the Little East Conference regular season title.

 

Rosa dished out 96 assists in a 3-1 week for the Anchorwomen. For the season, she has played in 92 games in 31 matches. She has 474 assists (5.15/game), 48 service aces (0.52/game), 105 digs (1.14/game), and 12 blocks (0.13/game). She is a psychology major and a 2004 graduate of Jonathan Law High School.

 

Nix recorded 65 kills, a .299 hitting percentage and 45 digs in four matches for the Anchorwomen. For the season, she has played in 115 games in 31 matches. She has 322 kills (2.80/game), a .247 hitting percentage, 36 service aces (0.31/game), ten assists (0.09/game), 237 digs (2.06/game), and 42 blocks (0.37/game). Her 322 kills are a new RIC record for a single-season. She is a business management major and a 2002 graduate of Ward Melville High School.

 

Head Coach Craig Letourneauís Anchorwomen captured the Little East Conference regular season title, the first in the programís history, by taking two matches at a Little East Conference Round Robin on Saturday, Oct. 23. RIC defeated Plymouth State and Southern Maine, both by a score of 3-0, to finish with a 5-2 mark in the LEC.

 

There was a four-way tie for first, with Western Connecticut, Plymouth State, Eastern Connecticut and RIC all posting equal marks in conference play. RIC beat WCSU and PSU head-to-head and owned tie-breakers over ECSU.

 

The Anchorwomen will be the number one seed and host the 2004 Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6. RIC will play the winner of the fifth-seeded UMass-Dartmouth vs. fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut match, which will be played on Nov. 3, on Nov. 5. Second-seeded Western Connecticut will play the winner of the sixth-seeded Keene State vs. third-seeded Plymouth State match, which is also played on Nov. 3, on Nov. 5 as well. The Championship match will be played on Nov. 6. The Tournament winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III Tournament.

 

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