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January 18, 2006

 

2005 Rhode Island College
Volleyball Season Summary

(22-14 Overall; 4-3 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Craig Letourneau’s (Career Record: 66-62) team closed out the 2005 season with a 22-14 overall record and a 4-3 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen reached the semi-finals of the LEC Tournament before falling to eventual champion Eastern Connecticut.

 

The club’s 22 wins were the most in a season since the 1986 squad went 22-11. The Anchorwomen also established new RIC records for the most kills (1,572), assists (1,387), service aces (338) and digs (1,858) in a season.

 

Senior Sara Chamberland (Coventry, RI) closes out her career having played in 435 games in a RIC record 124 matches. In her four seasons at RIC she compiled 191 kills (0.44/game), 110 assists (0.25/game), 574 digs (1.32/game), 86 blocks (0.20/game) and 32 service aces (0.07/game).

 

As a senior in 2005, she played in 122 games in 36 matches. She had 85 kills (0.70/game), a .120 hitting percentage, 54 assists (0.44/game), 74 digs (0.61/game), 37 blocks (0.30/game) and one service ace (0.01/game).

 

As a junior in 2004, Chamberland played in 110 games in 29 matches. She had 66 kills (0.60/game), a .036 hitting percentage, 37 assists (0.34/game), 127 digs (1.15/game), 39 blocks (0.37/game) and 16 service aces (0.15/game).

 

As a sophomore in 2003, she played in 115 games in 30 matches. She had 33 kills (0.29/game), a .104 hitting percentage, 15 assists (0.13/game), 11 service aces (0.10/game), 281 digs (2.44/game) and nine blocks (0.08/game). Chamberland’s 281 digs were a school record for a single season at the time.

 

As a freshman in 2002, Chamberland played in 88 games in 29 matches. She had seven kills (0.08/game), a .000 hitting percentage, four assists (0.05/game), four service aces (0.05/game), 92 digs (1.05/game) and one block (0.01/game).

 

Chamberland is a psychology major and a 2002 graduate of Coventry High School.

 

Senior outside hitter Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) closes out her career having played in 348 games in 94 matches. In her three seasons at RIC she compiled a RIC record 1,032 kills (2.97/game), 19 assists (0.05/game), 729 digs (2.09/game), 139 blocks (0.40/game) and 103 service aces (0.30/game). Nix also established a new RIC career record for hitting attempts (2,655) and became the tenth player to end her career with a hitting percentage over .200 (.235).

 

As a senior in 2005, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference. Nix played in 125 games in 36 matches. She had a RIC record 478 kills (3.82/game), a .237 hitting percentage, four assists (0.03/game), 397 digs (3.18/game), 67 blocks (0.54/game) and 30 service aces (0.24/game). Nix also established a new RIC record for hitting attempts in a season with 1,276.

 

As a junior in 2004, Nix 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).

 

As a sophomore in 2003, she played in 98 games in 25 matches. She had 199 kills (2.03/game), a .202 hitting percentage, 37 service aces (0.38/game), 63 digs (0.64/game) and 23 blocks (0.24/game).

 

Nix is a business management major and a 2002 graduate of Ward Melville (NY) High School.

 

Senior libero Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI) closes out her career having played in 361 games in 97 matches. In her three seasons at RIC she compiled 186 kills (0.52/game), 49 assists (0.14/games), 144 service aces (0.40/game), a RIC record 1,125 digs (3.12/game) and ten blocks (0.03/game).

 

As a senior in 2005, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Wojciechowski played in 126 games in 36 matches. She had 56 kills (0.44/game), ten assists (0.08/games), 49 service aces (0.39/game), a RIC record 497 digs (3.94/game) and one block (0.01/game). Wojciechowski was named Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week once on the season. She earned team MVP honors, as well as, RIC Invitational MVP accolades.

 

As a junior in 2004, Wojciechowski 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 at the time. Wojciechowski was named to the RIC Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, she played in 109 games in 28 matches. She had 97 kills (0.890/game), a .166 hitting percentage, 34 assists (0.312/game), 51 service aces (0.468/game), 248 digs (2.275/game) and nine blocks (0.083/game).

 

Wojciechowski is a secondary education major with a concentration in math and a 2000 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Junior middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. Miga played in 126 games in 36 matches. She had 383 kills (3.04/game), a RIC record .328 hitting percentage, five assists (0.04/game), 62 service aces (0.49/game), 69 digs (0.55/game) and 180 blocks (1.43/game). She was named the Little East Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week twice on the season. She is currently RIC’s all-time leader in hitting percentage (.312) and blocks (432). Miga is also just 46 kills away from teammate Kristy Nix’s RIC career kills record.

 

Junior defensive specialist Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, NH) played in 125 games in 36 matches. She had 14 kills (0.11/game), 14 assists (0.11/game), 60 service aces (0.48/game) and 225 digs (2.04/game).

 

Junior outside hitter Julie Seitsinger (North Kingstown, RI) played in 23 games in 16 matches. She had four kills (0.17/game), four assists (0.17/game), one service ace (0.04/game), eight digs (0.35/game) and six blocks (0.26/game).

 

Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Bryant (Nashua, NH) played in 46 games in 24 matches. She had 57 kills (1.24/game), five assists (0.11/game), two service aces (0.04/game), 36 digs (0.78/game) and four blocks (0.09/game).

 

Sophomore middle hitter Madison Greene (Cranston, RI) played in 79 games in 29 matches. She had 95 kills (1.20/game), five assists (0.06/game), one service ace (0.01/game), 40 digs (0.51/game) and 34 blocks (0.43/game).

 

Sophomore outside/middle hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) played in 122 games in 36 matches. She had 169 kills (1.39/game), 23 assists (0.19/game), 37 digs (0.30/game) and 56 blocks (0.46/game).

 

Sophomore middle hitter Jillian Henry (Dartmouth, MA) played in 11 games in ten matches. She had six kills (0.55/game) and four blocks (0.36/game).

 

Sophomore setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) played in 128 games in 36 matches. She had 27 kills (0.21/game), a team-high 731 assists (5.71/game), a team-high 73 service ace (0.57/game), 240 digs (1.88/game) and one block (0.01/game). She is currently second all-time at RIC in career assists.

 

Sophomore setter Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) played in 122 games in 34 matches. She had 11 kills (0.09/game), 522 assists (4.28/game), 47 service ace (0.39/game), 140 digs (1.15/game) and one block (0.01/game). She is currently third all-time at RIC in career assists.

 

Freshman right side/outside hitter Kristina Martin (Willington, CT) played in ten games in seven matches. She had three kills (0.30/game), one assist (0.10/game), three service aces (0.30/game) and ten digs (1.00/game).

 

Freshman right side/middle hitter Rachel Millen (Wakefield, RI) played in 19 games in 16 matches. She had ten kills (0.53/game), one assist (0.05/game), one service ace (0.05/game), six digs (0.32/game) and one block (0.05/game).

 

Freshman defensive specialist Katelyn Roy (Dracut, MA) played in 27 games in 16 matches. She had four assists (0.15/game), six service aces (0.22/game) and 40 digs (1.48/game).

 

Freshman middle/right side hitter Mikaela Smith (Hampton, NH) played in 126 games in 36 matches. She had 174 kills (1.38/game), four assists (0.03/game), two service aces (0.02/game), nine digs (0.07/game) and 83 blocks (0.66/game).