FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 12, 2004

 

2004 Rhode Island College
Womenís Soccer Season Summary

(10-9 Overall; 2-5 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angelís (Career Record: 28-46-3) team finished the 2004 season with a 10-9 overall record and a 2-5 (seventh place) mark in the Little East Conference. The teamís 10 victories were the most in the programís ten-year history. RIC also posted only its second winning season ever. The 1999 clubís 9-8-1 effort was the only other time RIC womenís soccer finished the season above .500. As a team, RIC set new program records for assists (28) in a season and equaled the most shutouts (seven) in a season.

 

Senior goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) leaves RIC having played in 68 career games, starting 65 of them. She recorded 402 career saves, and logged a 1.36 career goals against average and a .815 career save percentage. Carpentier is RICís all-time leader with 18 career shutouts, as well as goals against average. She is second all-time in career saves.

 

As a senior in 2004, Carpentier played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She made 42 saves, recorded a .689 save percentage, a 1.43 goals against average and three shutouts.

 

As a junior in 2003, she played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She made 78 saves, recorded a .780 save percentage and a 1.34 goals against average. Carpentier recorded three shutouts on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, Carpentier played in 19 games, starting all of them. She totaled 137 saves, a 1.21 goals against average and a .851 save percentage. Her 1.21 GAA in 2002 is RIC record for a single season.

 

As a freshman in 2001, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. She owned a 1.51 goals-against average, a .848 save percentage and made 145 saves with six shutouts on the season.

 

She is an elementary education major and a 2001 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

Senior defender Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) closes out her career at RIC having played in 58 games, starting 39 of them, in her career.

 

As a senior in 2004, she played in nine games, starting three of them.

 

As a junior in 2003, Gardiner played in 13 games this season, starting five of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, she played in 19 games, starting all of them.

 

As a freshman in 2002, she played in 17 games, starting 12 of them.

 

Gardiner is a physical education/health major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Senior midfielder Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) leaves RIC having played in 69 career games, starting 66 of them. She had seven goals and 14 assists for 28 career points. Sanborn is third all-time at RIC in career assists and ranks ninth in career points.

 

As a senior in 2004, she played in 15 games, starting 12 of them. She had two goals and six assists for ten points. Her six helpers were the seventh most in a single season in RIC history.

 

As a junior in 2003, Sanborn was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 20 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and three assists for nine points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. Sanborn had one goal and four assists for six points. She was tied for second on the team in assists.

 

As a freshman in 2001, Sanborn played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had one goal and an assist for three points.

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2001 graduate of Scituate High School.

 

Senior forward Lauren Tomasso (Cranston, RI) leaves RIC having played in 55 career games, starting 48 of them. She had eight goals and two assists for 18 career points. Tomasso ranks 13th all-time in goals and 14th all-time in points at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2004, Tomasso played in 17 games, starting 14 of them. She had one assist for one point.

 

As a junior in 2003, she played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. She had three goals and one assist for seven points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, Tomasso played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. Tomasso had five goals for ten points on the season. Tomasso led the team in goals and was second in points.

 

As a freshman in 2001, Tomasso played in five games while at Sacred Heart University.

 

Tomasso is a secondary education major with a concentration in English and a 2001 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Junior defender Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them.

 

Junior goalkeeper Alex Rothemich (Scituate, RI) played in seven games, starting four of them. She had a 2-2 record, 17 saves and two shutouts with a .586 save percentage and a 2.01 goals against average.

 

Sophomore midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. She had five goals and one assist for 11 points.

 

Sophomore forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) played in 17 games, starting ten of them. She had four goals and one assist for nine points.

 

Freshman defender Mallary Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) played in 19 games, starting 12 of them. She had four goals and two assists for ten points.

 

Freshman forward Gina Calenda (Bristol, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 19 games, starting ten of them. She had three assists, and led the team in goals with 11, and points, with 25. Her 11 goals and 25 points are new program records for a freshman, surpassing Alexis Bouchardís 2001 rookie campaign of ten goals and 23 points.  Calenda was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season. Calenda is currently 12th all-time at RIC in points and tied for eighth in career goals.

 

Freshman midfielder Jessica Cardinal (Harrisville, RI) played in 14 games, starting three of them. She had four goals and one assist for nine points. Cardinal was named the Little East Conferenceís Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Freshman defender Jackie Coleman (North Plymouth, MA) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points.

 

Freshman defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) played in 16 games, starting 12 of them.

 

Freshman forward Sarah Hamilton (Cromwell, CT) played in 12 games, starting two of them. She had one goal for two points.

 

Freshman midfielder Leah Hayes (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting 14 of them. She had two goals and four assists for eight points.

 

Freshman defender Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) played in ten games, starting three of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) played in 19 games, starting 14 of them. She had two goals and seven assists for 11 points.

 

Freshman midfielder Kristie Martins (Harrisville, RI) played in eight games, starting one of them. She had one goal for two points.

 

Freshman defender Emily Moore (Coventry, RI) played in 16 games, starting six of them.

 

Freshman forward Ashley Teixeira (Warren, RI) played in 11 games. She had two goals for four points.

 

2004 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer Roster

#

Name

Year

Position

Hgt

Hometown/High School

1

Melissa Carpentier

Sr.

Goalkeeper

5-9

Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket

2

Jackie Coleman

Fr.

Defense

5-2

Plymouth, MA/Plymouth North

3

Kristie Martins

Fr.

Midfield

5-6

Harrisville, RI/Mount St. Charles

5

Krista MacKinnon

Fr.

Midfield

5-4

Exeter, RI/ Exeter-West Greenwich

6

Caitlin Gavin

So.

Midfield

5-7

Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth

7

Ashley Teixeira

Fr.

Forward

5-6

Warren, RI/Mt. Hope

8

Sarah Hamilton

Fr.

Forward

5-7

Amston, CT/ Cromwell

9

Michaela Bileau

Fr.

Midfield

5-5

Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket

10

Jessica Cardinal

Fr.

Midfield

5-4

Harrisville, RI/Burrillville

11

Gina Calenda

Fr.

Forward

5-6

Warren, RI/Mt. Hope

12

Lauren Tomasso

Sr.

Forward

5-2

Cranston, RI/Cranston West

13

Mallary Bileau

Fr.

Defense

5-5

Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket

15

Courtney Gardiner

Sr.

Defense

5-8

Warwick, RI/Pilgrim

16

Elena Sanborn

Sr.

Midfield

5-1

North Scituate, RI/Scituate

18

Kerry Donahue

Fr.

Defense

5-6

Rehoboth, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth

19

Marissa Kielbasinski

Fr.

Defense

5-3

Windsor, CT/ Windsor

20

Alex Rothemich

Jr.

Goalkeeper

5-3

Scituate, RI/Scituate

21

Erika Haaland

So.

Forward

5-2

North Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth

22

Katie Benevides

Jr.

Defense

5-3

North Dighton, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth

23

Leah Hayes

Fr.

Midfield

5-2

Coventry, RI/ North Kingstown

25

Emily Moore

Fr.

Defense

5-4

Coventry, RI/Coventry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach

Ryan Angel

 

Assistant Coach

Jessica Knobel

 

 

 

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