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March 15, 2005

 

Rhode Island College
2004-05 Women’s Basketball Season Summary

11-16 Overall; 6-8 (fourth place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Spencer Manning’s team was 11-16 overall and 6-8 (fourth place) in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen’s fourth place LEC finish earned the right to host a first-round conference tournament game for the second straight season and RIC downed UMass Dartmouth, 75-63. RIC was eliminated in the semi-final round of the 2005 LEC Tournament as they were defeated, 81-47, by nationally ranked Southern Maine.

 

Senior guard Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) concludes her two-year career at RIC having played 49 career games, starting five of them. She transferred from the Community College of Rhode Island to RIC her junior season, and totaled 92 career points, 55 rebounds, 34 assists and 42 steals as an Anchorwoman.

 

As a senior in 2004-05, she played in 26 games, starting five of them. She averaged 2.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. St. Amand registered season-highs of nine points vs. Plattsburgh State on Jan. 3, four rebounds vs. Connecticut College on Nov. 27, four assists vs. Plymouth State on Jan. 22 and five steals vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, St. Amand played in 23 games. She averaged 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. St. Amand registered season-highs of nine points twice, four rebounds vs. Pine Manor, two assists twice and four steals vs. Wesleyan.

 

She played at CCRI as a sophomore in 2002-03 and as a freshman in 2001-02.

 

She is a physical education major/health major and a 2001 graduate of West Warwick High School.

 

Junior guard Jamie Angell (Cranston, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 27 games, starting 21 of them. She averaged a team-high 14.5 points and 3.5 assists per game along with 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Angell registered season-highs of 29 points vs. Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 11, seven rebounds vs. Keene State on Feb. 19, ten assists vs. Wellesley on Nov. 30 and eight steals vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13. Angell led the Little East in scoring, as well as free throw percentage with a .813 mark.

 

Sophomore forward Kari Geisler (Derry, NH) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. Geisler played in 27 games, starting 24 of them. She averaged a team-high 9.3 rebounds per game to go along with 10.4 points, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. Geisler registered season-highs of 21 points twice, 17 rebounds vs. Western Connecticut on Feb. 15, two assists on several occasions, four steals vs. Roger Williams on Nov. 19 and three blocks vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18. She was named the Little East Conference's Player of the Week twice this season. She led the Little East in offensive, defensive and total rebounds per game. Geisler was also tenth in the LEC in scoring. Her 459 career rebounds currently ranks her 11th all-time at RIC.

 

Junior guard Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) played in 26 games, starting 20 of them. She averaged 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and a team-high 2.6 steals per game. Nix registered season-highs of 22 points and three blocks vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18, six rebounds four times, four assists vs. Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 29 and tied a program record with eight steals vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13. Nix’s 2.6 steals-per-game average led the Little East.

 

Sophomore forward Brittany Rosen (Derry, NH) played in 27 games, starting 23 of them. She averaged 7.1 points, was second on the team in rebounding averaging 7.1 per game. She also contributed 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Rosen registered season-highs of 17 points vs. UMass-Boston on Jan. 8, 20 rebounds and five steals vs. Westfield State on Dec. 9, three assists on several occasions and one block three times. Her 20 boards vs. Westfield State were the third-most in a game in RIC women’s hoop history.

 

Freshman guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) played in 27 games, starting seven of them. She averaged 1.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She registered season-highs of eight points, nine rebounds and six steals vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 7 and seven assists vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 5.

 

Freshman forward Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, ME) played in 27 games, starting 22 of them. She averaged 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Danieli registered season-highs of 11 points twice, ten rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18, five assists on two occasions and four steals vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 8.

 

Freshman forward Colleen Feeney (Providence, RI) joined the Anchorwomen mid-way through the season and played in 17 games, starting in four of them. She averaged 7.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. She registered season-highs of 20 points vs. Keene State on Jan. 15, 11 rebounds and three steals vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 5, four assists vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18 and two blocks on several occasions. Feeney was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week once this season.

 

Freshman forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) played in 21 games, starting two of them. She averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Heard registered season-highs of 18 points and two assists vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 5, nine rebounds vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13, one steal and one block on several occasions. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll once this season.

 

Freshman forward Jess Shiel (Warwick, RI) played in 19 games, starting two of them. She averaged 1.8 points and 0.5 rebounds per game. She registered season-highs of nine points vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13, two rebounds twice and one steal on several occasions.

 

Freshman guard Marissa VanHaverbeke (Barrington, RI) played in nine games.

 

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