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November 8, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Volleyball Update #10

(17-16 Overall; 5-2 in the Little East Conference)
2004 Little East Conference Regular Season Champions

Providence, RI--Head Coach Craig Letourneau’s top-seeded Anchorwomen were eliminated from the 2004 Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament with a heartbreaking, 3-2, loss to fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 5 in the semi-finals. RIC was down 2-1 and came back to tie the contest up in game four. Despite being up 6-3, RIC saw Eastern Connecticut tear off a seven-point rally and eventually win, 17-15, in game five.

 

The Anchorwomen are now awaiting an ECAC Div. III Tournament bid.

 

RIC had captured the Little East Conference regular season title, the first in the program’s 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 place, but RIC prevailed due to tie-breakers.

 

The 2004 Anchorwomen

Junior outside hitter Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) has played in 125 games in 33 matches. She has 355 kills (2.84/game), a .251 hitting percentage, 36 service aces (0.29/game), 14 assists (0.11/game), 269 digs (2.15/game), and 49 blocks (0.39/game). Her 355 kills are a new RIC record for a single-season.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) has played in 125 games in 33 matches. She has 354 kills (2.83/game), a .212 hitting percentage, 12 assists (0.10/ game), 30 service aces (0.24/game), 96 digs (0.77/game), and 42 blocks (0.34/game). She was named to the Bridgewater State College Invitational All-Tournament team on Sept. 25.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) has played in 126 games in 33 matches. She has 325 kills (2.58/game), a .308 hitting percentage and 164 blocks (1.30/game). Miga was been named to both the Springfield and RIC Invitational’s All-Tournament teams. Miga was named the Little East Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week once this season.

 

Junior libero Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 126 games in 33 matches. She has 33 kills (0.26/game), a .037 hitting percentage, five assists (0.04/game), 44 service aces (0.35/game) and a team-high 380 digs (3.02/game). Her 380 digs are a new RIC record for a single season. Wojciechowski was named to the RIC Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

 

Freshman middle hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) has played in 125 games in 33 matches. She has 228 kills (1.82/game), a .211 hitting percentage, 54 service aces (0.43/game) six assists (0.05/game) and 77 blocks (0.62/game). She has been named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week twice this season.

 

Freshman setter Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) has played in 86 games in 29 matches. She has eight kills (0.09/game), a team-high 584 assists (6.79/game), 20 service aces (0.23/game) and 77 digs (0.90/game). She has been named the Little East Conference’s Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior right side hitter Sara Chamberland (Coventry, RI) has played in 110 games in 29 matches. She has 66 kills (0.60/game), 37 assists (0.34/game), 127 digs (1.15/game), 39 blocks (0.37/game) and 16 service aces (0.15/game).

 

Freshman setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) has played in 100 games in 33 matches. She has 543 assists (5.43/game), 49 service aces (0.49/game), 120 digs (1.20/game), and 16 blocks (0.16/game).

 

Sophomore defensive specialist Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, NH) has played in 112 games in 33 matches. She has 36 assists (0.32/game), 43 service aces (0.38/game) and 191 digs (1.71/game).

 

Sophomore outside hitter Julie Seitsinger (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 31 games in 22 matches. She has five kills (0.16/game), five service aces (0.16/game), ten digs (0.32/game) and three blocks (0.10/game).

 

Freshman outside hitter Brooke Bryant (Nashua, NH) has played in 36 games in 21 matches. She has 30 kills (0.83/game), a .024 hitting percentage, two service aces (0.06/game), 17 digs (0.47/game) and five blocks (0.14/game).

 

Freshman defensive specialist Pam Franzese (Carle Place, NY) has played in 13 games in ten matches. She has 11 digs (0.85/game).

 

Freshman middle hitter Madison Greene (Cranston, RI) has played in 19 games in 14 matches. She has ten kills (0.53/game), one service ace (0.05/game), one dig (0.05/game) and one block (0.05/game).

 

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