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November 8, 2004

 

2004 Rhode Island College Volleyball Season Summary

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

Providence, RI--Head Coach Craig Letourneau’s (Career Record: 44-48) team closed out the 2004 season with a 17-16 overall record and a 5-2 (first place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen were the Little East Conference regular season champions and hosted the 2004 LEC Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

 

The club’s 17 wins were the most in a season since the 1989 squad went 20-10. The Anchorwomen also established new RIC records for the most kills (1,440), assists (1,245) and digs (1,345) in a season.

 

Junior right side hitter Sara Chamberland (Coventry, RI) played in 110 games in 29 matches. She had 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).

 

Junior outside hitter Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. 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 currently ranks sixth all-time at RIC with 554 career kills and a .233 career hitting percentage.

 

Junior libero Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI) played in 126 games in 33 matches. She had 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 were a new RIC record for a single season. Wojciechowski was named to the RIC Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Geisler played in 125 games in 33 matches. 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 on Sept. 25. Geisler is currently third all-time at RIC with 605 career kills and is ninth with a .205 career hitting percentage.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. Miga played in 126 games in 33 matches. 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 Invitational’s All-Tournament teams. She was named the Little East Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week once on the season. She is currently RIC’s all-time leader with a .302 career hitting percentage and is fourth with 603 kills and fifth with 252 career blocks.

 

Sophomore defensive specialist Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, NH) played in 112 games in 33 matches. She had 36 assists (0.32/game), 43 service aces (0.38/game) and 191 digs (1.71/game). She is currently second all-time at RIC with 965 career assists.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Julie Seitsinger (North Kingstown, RI) played in 31 games in 22 matches. She had 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) played in 36 games in 21 matches. She had 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) played in 13 games in ten matches. She had 11 digs (0.85/game).

 

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

 

Freshman middle hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) played in 125 games in 33 matches. She had 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 was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Freshman setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) played in 100 games in 33 matches. She had 543 assists (5.43/game), 49 service aces (0.49/game), 120 digs (1.20/game), and 16 blocks (0.16/game). She is currently eighth all-time at RIC in career assists.

 

Freshman setter Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) played in 86 games in 29 matches. She had 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 was named the Little East Conference’s Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week once on the season. She is currently seventh all-time at RIC in career assists.

 

2004 Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball Roster

 

#

Name

Year

Position

Hgt

Hometown/High School

1

Sara Chamberland

Jr.

Right Side Hitter

5-8

Coventry, RI/Coventry

2

Julie Seitsinger

So.

Outside Hitter/DS

5-7

North Kingstown, RI/North Kingstown

4

Kristy Nix

Jr.

Outside Hitter

5-9

East Setauket, NY/Ward-Melville

5

Kara Sarcione

So.

Setter

5-5

Londonderry, NH/Londonderry

6

Kari Geisler

So.

Outside Hitter

6-0

Deerfield, NH/Pinkerton Academy

7

Stephanie Wojciechowski

Jr.

Libero

5-4

North Kingstown, RI/North Kingstown

8

Amy Souza

Fr.

Setter

5-5

Tiverton, RI/Tiverton

9

Pamela Franzese

Fr.

Defensive Specialist

5-7

Carle Place, NY/ Carle Place

10

Erin Miga

So.

Middle Hitter

6-3

Cranston, RI/Cranston East

11

Brooke Bryant

Fr.

Outside Hitter

5-7

Nashua, NH/ Nashua

12

Madison Greene

Fr.

Middle Hitter

5-9

Cranston, RI/ Cranston East

13

Jeanne Rosa

Fr.

Setter

5-6

Milford, CT/ Jonathan Law

16

Sherri Heard

Fr.

Middle Hitter

6-0

Coventry, RI/ Coventry

 

 

 

 

Head Coach:

Craig Letourneau

 

Assistant Coach:

Erica Waltonen

 

Captains:

Sara Chamberland, Kristy Nix, Stephanie Wojciechowski

 

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