December 6, 2004




Rhode Island College Announces
2004 Fall Sports MVPs




Providence, RI-- The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Fall Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Dec. 6 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity fall athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.




Menís Soccer

Sophomore forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) was named the menís soccer teamís MVP for the second consecutive season. He was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in his career and was selected First Team All-LEC for the third consecutive season. He played in 20 games, starting all of them. He had 21 goals and five assists for 47 points on the season. He broke Domenico Petrarcaís í78 27-year old record for career goals when he scored his 21st goal of the season and the 63rd of his career in the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament Semi-Final win over Plymouth State (3-1). Teixeira also has 16 career assists, 142 career points and trails Petrarcaís record for career points (147) by five heading into next fall.

He is a physical education major and a 2002 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.


Womenís Soccer

Freshman defender Mallary Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) was named the womenís soccer teamís MVP. She was one of the top sweepers in the Little East in 2004. She played in 18 games, starting 17 of them.

Bileau is a 2004 graduate of Woonsocket High School.


Womenís Tennis

Senior Meghan Mooney (North Scituate, RI) was named the womenís tennis teamís MVP. Mooney was 11-4 (.733) at number two singles and 9-5 (.643) at number one doubles for 15.5 points helping RIC to an undefeated, 13-0, season. She was second on the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for third in doubles wins. She leaves RIC with a 42-16 (.724) career singles record and a 39-18 (.684) career doubles mark for 61.5 career points. Mooney is third all-time at RIC in career singles wins, is fourth in points and doubles wins, and is 10th in singles winning percentage and 12th in doubles winning percentage.

She is a communications major and a 2001 graduate of Scituate High School.


Womenís Volleyball

Junior outside hitter Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) was named the womenís volleyball teamís MVP. She 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.

She is a business management major and a 2002 graduate of Ward Melville High School.


Menís Cross Country

Junior Tim Goodwin (Warwick, RI) was named the menís cross country teamís MVP. He placed 35th with a season-best time of 28:01 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Goodwin placed 61st with a time of 21:52 at the Plansky Invitational on Oct. 23. He placed sixth at the RWU Invitational with a time of 29:58 on Oct. 9. He finished fourth at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 30:06 on Sept. 25. He finished 133rd at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 28:47 on Sept. 18. He was the Anchormenís top runner placing fourth with a time of 30:07 at the Rhode Island Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 9.

He is a health/physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.


Womenís Cross Country

Freshman Michelle Batchelder (Vernon, CT) was named the womenís cross country teamís MVP. She was RICís top runner at the New England Div. III Championships, placing 163rd with a time of 26:12. She was RICís top runner at the ECAC Championships, placing 93rd with a time of 26:16 on Nov 6. She placed 25th with a season-best time of 20:53 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 30. Batchelder placed 46th with a time of 17:32 at the Plansky Invitational (shortened course) on Oct. 23. She placed 24th at the RWU Invitational with a time of 21:57 on Oct. 9. She finished 35th at the Ray Dwyer Invitational with a time of 22:08 on Sept. 25. She was the Anchorwomenís lone runner, placing 10th overall with a time of 23:20 at the Ocean State Invitational on Sept. 9.

She is a 2003 graduate of Rockville High School.