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November 8, 2004

 

Erin Miga Earns First Team All-Little East Conference Honors in Womenís Volleyball; Kari Geisler and
Kristy Nix Tabbed Second Team All-LEC

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference as a middle hitter. Sophomore Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) and junior Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) were named Second Team All-Little East Conference as outside hitters.

 

Miga played in 126 games in 33 matches on the season. She had 325 kills (2.58/game), a .308 hitting percentage and 164 blocks (1.30/game). Miga was named to both the Springfield and RIC Invitationalís All-Tournament teams. Miga was named the Little East Conferenceís Defensive Player of the Week once this season. She is an elementary education major with a minor in English and a 2003 graduate of Cranston High School East.

 

Geisler played in 125 games in 33 matches on the season. She had 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. She is a health/physical education major and a 2003 graduate of Pinkerton Academy.

 

Nix played in 125 games in 33 matches. She had 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. She is a business management major and a 2002 graduate of Ward Melville High School.

 

Head Coach Craig Letourneauís top-seeded Anchorwomen were eliminated from the 2004 Little East Conference Womenís 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.

 

RIC had 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 place, but RIC prevailed due to tie-breakers.

 

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