FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 5, 2006

 

2005 Rhode Island College
Womenís Soccer Season Summary

(10-8 Overall; 3-4 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angelís (Career Record: 38-54-3) team finished the 2005 season with a 10-8 overall record and a 3-4 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The 10-8 record was the best mark in program history, as the team recorded a .556 winning percentage. The teamís ten victories tied last seasonís squad for the most in the programís 11-year history. RIC also posted its third winning season ever. As a team, the Anchorwomen set new program records for assists (29) in a season and equaled the most consecutive wins (six) in a season.

 

Senior defender Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) played in 75 games, starting 70 of them. She closes out her career with two goals and one assist for five career points.

 

As a senior in 2005, Benevides played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points.

 

As a junior in 2004, she played in 19 games, starting 16 of them.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Benevides played in 20 games, starting all of them.

 

As a freshman in 2002, she played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had one goal for two points.

 

She is a social work major with a minor in psychology and a 2002 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School.

 

Junior midfielder/defenseman Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and three assists for nine points.

 

Junior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) played in 18 games, starting 14 of them. She was tied for the team lead with seven goals and added one assist for 15 points.

 

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

 

Sophomore midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and one assist for seven points.

 

Sophomore forward Gina Calenda (Bristol, RI) played in 18 games, starting 13 of them. She was tied for the team lead with seven goals and 18 points while also adding four assists. Calenda was named the Little East Conference Womenís Soccer Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Sophomore forward/midfielder Jessica Cardinal (Harrisville, RI) played in 18 games, starting eight of them. She had five goals and one assist for 11 points.

 

Sophomore defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. She had two assists for two points.

 

Sophomore midfielder Katie Guilbault (Chepachet, RI) played in eight games.

 

Sophomore midfielder Leah Hayes (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She had six assists, which was tied for the team-high, for six points.

 

Sophomore defender Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) played in 15 games, starting four of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had six goals and six assists for 18 points. Her assist and point totals tied team-highs. She was named the teamís MVP.

 

Sophomore forward Ashley Teixeira (Warren, RI) played in 18 games, starting two of them. She had three goals and one assist for seven points.

 

Freshman Kendra Gerrish (North Stonington, CT) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had one goal and three assists for five points.

 

Freshman midfielder Sarah Lessard (Woonsocket, RI) played in nine games.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) played in 18 games, starting all of them. She posted a 10-8 record to go along with 96 saves, four shutouts, a .768 save percentage and a 1.60 goals against average. Pyzynski was named the Little East Conference Womenís Soccer Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder Ashley Reynolds (Hackettstown, NJ) did not play in 2005 due to a lower leg injury.