For Immediate Release

 

August 17, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Announces
Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2006

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College will induct eight members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at Collegeís annual Athletic Recognition Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 30, in conjunction with Homecoming.

 

Michael Enos í89 was an outstanding outfielder on Rhode Island Collegeís baseball team from 1978-81. In 116 career games, he logged a career .281 batting average with 88 runs, 108 hits, 91 RBI, 19 doubles and 22 home runs. He ranks second all-time at RIC in career homers, fourth in career RBI and 11th in career runs scored. Enos was a member of the RIC baseball team that finished fourth in the nation at the 1979 NCAA Div. III Baseball College World Series. He was named to the Northeast Regionalís All-Tournament Team in 1978 and 1979. He was named to RICís All-75th Anniversary Baseball team in 2005.

The Warwick, Rhode Island native has continued to play baseball in the Rhode Island Menís Senior Baseball League (RIMSBL) over-40 division and was part of the World Series Runner-up team in 2002. The squad went 10-1 out of 64 teams from across the country that year.

He is currently a design specialist at General Dynamics in the Electric Boat Division, a company he has worked with since 1982.

He earned a bachelorís degree in industrial technology from Rhode Island College in 1989. Enos completed the apprentice program in submarine design through the Community College of Rhode Island in 1987.

Enos resides in Warwick, Rhode Island with his wife Nancy. They are the proud parents of triplets: Michael (21), Matthew (21) and Meredith (21). Michael and Matthew are entering their senior year at Rhode Island College, while the Enos family celebrated Meredithís wedding this past summer.

 

Sharon (Hall) Galloway í87 was a standout on RICís womenís cross country and track & field teams from 1982-87. Galloway earned All-New England, All-ECAC and All-Conference honors during her cross country career and was one of only two Rhode Island College student-athletes ever to qualify for the NCAA Div. III Cross Country Championships in 1984.

Galloway earned Tri-State All-Conference and All-ECAC honors during her cross country career. In track, she still holds the school record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:51.50, a mark that has stood for 21 years. Galloway received the Helen M. Murphy Award as a senior in 1987. She was named to RICís All-75th Anniversary Womenís Cross Country and Track & Field Teams in 2005.

The Charlestown, Rhode Island native earned a bachelorís degree in both nursing and psychology from Rhode Island College in 1987 and her masterís degree in health education from RIC in 2003.

She is a registered nurse and is currently a health occupation instructor at the Warwick Career Center.

Galloway resides in Scituate, Rhode Island with her husband Mark and their children, Christina (15), Rebecca (13) and Donald (11).

 

William McCaughey í67 is one of only three former Anchormen to total over 1,000 career points and grab over 1,000 career rebounds in Rhode Island College menís basketball history. The Warwick, Rhode Island native lettered in basketball from 1962-65 and is third all-time in career rebounding with 1,129 career boards and is 13th with 1,229 career points. His 554 rebounds from the 1964-65 season still stands as the RIC record for a single season. He was named to RICís All-75th Anniversary Menís Basketball Team in 2005.

McCaughey earned a bachelorís degree in social sciences from Rhode Island College in 1967. He was awarded an M.A.T. degree from RIC in 1972. McCaughey went on to a distinguished 32 1/2-year teaching career in the Warwick Rhode Island School System working with the intermediate grades. He retired in June, 2005.

He resides in West Kingston, Rhode Island with his wife Judy í67. They have one son, Joshua (23) who was a two-time All-American in track and field while at Princeton University.

 

Lonnie Morris í96 was an NCAA Div. III Wrestling All-American, a two-time New England Champion and earned All-New England honors four times in the heavyweight weight class during his career on the mat from 1990-94. Morris is one of a select group of Rhode Island College wrestlers to accumulate 100 or more wins during his career. He was named to the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Hall of Fame and to RICís All-75th Anniversary Wrestling Team in 2005.

The Coventry, Rhode Island native is currently the Head Wrestling Coach at Johnson & Wales University, a position he assumed in 1997, and has built the Wildcatsí squad into a regional power from the ground up. He was named the NECCWA Rookie Coach of the Year in 1998 and was the Coach of the Year in 2000 and again in 2005. The program has been ranked as high as 7th nationally, won the NECCWA Duals twice and captured the Pilgrim Wrestling League title four of the past eight years.

Morris earned a bachelorís degree in physical education from Rhode Island College in 1996. He is currently a physical education teach in the Coventry Public School System.

He resides in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife Katherine. He is the proud father of two daughters, Cortney (10) and Taylor (8).

 

Debbie (Allen) Paiva í90 was a three-sport athlete at Rhode Island College from 1988-90, competing in volleyball, basketball and track.

An All-New England and All-Region hitter in volleyball, Paiva is currently second all-time at RIC with a .256 career hitting percentage, 13th in career kills and 12th in career blocks. She was chosen to three All-Star tournaments and was named the MVP and to the All-Tournament teams of many tourneys during her career. She was named to RICís All-75th Anniversary Womenís Volleyball Team in 2005.

Paiva earned All-ECAC and All-Little East Conference honors as a guard in womenís basketball. She led the squad in both scoring and rebounding as a senior in 1989-90. Paiva was named the Rhode Island Woman Athlete of the Year in 1990.

She was a Conference Champion in the javelin and also earned All-ECAC honors in that same event during her track & field career.

The Warwick, Rhode Island native earned a bachelorís degree in exercise science from Rhode Island College in 1990. She is currently a technical support engineer with Taco, Inc., an HVAC manufacturing company located in Cranston.

She resides in Warwick, Rhode Island with her son Brandon (8).

 

Ruth (Harnois) Plante í84 was a three-sport athlete at Rhode Island College from 1980-84. During her volleyball career, this outstanding setter and hitter was the squadís floor general on the very successful teams from the early nineteen-eighties. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island native led the team in assists and aces during her career and was one of the top servers in New England. She was named to RICís All-75th Anniversary Womenís Volleyball Team in 2005. Plante was also a standout point guard on womenís basketball team and an outfielder on the softball team.

After graduation, Plante went on to a long and distinguished career as a volleyball and basketball coach at Woonsocket High School. She was named the Woonsocket Callís Coach of the Year in 1988, 1989 and 1994 and was the Rhode Island Girlsí Volleyball Northern Division Coach of the Year in 1988, 1989, 1994, 2003 and 2004.  She received the Rhode Island Volleyball Joyce Donahue Outstanding Service Award in 1994, 2001 and 2004. In 2005, she received the Rhode Island Athletic Directorsí Coach of the Year Award.

Plante earned a bachelorís degree in education from Rhode Island College in 1984. She earned her masterís degree in education from Providence College in 2003.

She has worked at Woonsocket High School since 1984, first as a physical education teacher and is currently a guidance counselor.

She resides in Blackstone, Massachusetts with her husband Denis and three children Michala (18), Tyler (14) and Trevor (13).

 

Anthony Rainone í73 was an outstanding catcher and outfielder on the Rhode Island College baseball team from 1970-73, serving as a team captain during his senior year.

After graduation, The Cranston, Rhode Island native went on to an accomplished football coaching career at Central Falls High School. He began as an assistant coach from 1974-78 and then took over as the head coach from 1979-97. During that timespan, Rainoneís squads won two division titles and made two Super Bowl appearances. He is a member of the Rhode Island High School Football Coaches and the Providence Gridiron Club Hall of Fames. Rainone was named the Rhode Island High School Division IV Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1997.

He received the Cronin Award, signifying him as the Rhode Island High School Football Coach of the Year in 1997. He also received the Jack Martin Sportsmanship Award in 1999 and the RIAAA Tedeschi Award in 2006. In addition to his football coaching duties, Rainone was an assistant baseball coach at Central Falls High School for 14 seasons.

After stepping down as the Head Football Coach, Rainone served as Central Falls High Schoolís Athletic Director from 1997-03.

He was named Rhode Island Collegeís Outstanding Athletic Alumnus by the Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2005.

Rainone resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife Kathy (OíConnor)í74. They are the proud parents of two children, Sarah (27) and Matt (23).

 

Kim (Smith) Rondeau í88 was an All-American and All-New England shortstop during her Rhode Island College softball career.

At the time of her graduation, this Oakland, Rhode Island native was RICís career leader in hits, runs, home runs and total bases, as well as ranking in the top three in many other statistical categories. Starring on the field for the Anchorwomen from 1983-85, Rondeau earned Second Team All-American honors, the first RIC softball player ever to receive that honor, after leading the squad with a .466 batting average to go along with a team-best 33 runs scored and 19 RBI.

She played in 68 career games, batting .374 (86-for-230) with 77 runs scored, 86 hits, two doubles, nine triples, six home runs, 41 RBI and 31 stolen bases. Rondeau is second in career home runs, third in batting average, tied for third in runs, tied for fifth in triples and 16th in hits in Rhode Island College Softball history.

She was named to Rhode Island Collegeís All-75th Anniversary Softball Team in 2005.

Rondeau earned a bachelorís degree from Rhode Island College in 1988. She is currently a systemís analyst with Teknor Apex Co., in Pawtucket.

She resides in Oakland, Rhode Island with her husband Marc and their daughter Faith (3).

 

The eighth annual Rhode Island College Athletic Recognition Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, in conjunction with Homecoming, at Donovan Dining Center at 7 p.m. A reception to honor all former Hall of Fame inductees and all previous Hetherman and Murphy Award winners will be held at The Murray Center at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 each. The deadline for ordering tickets is Sept. 20. Please contact the Athletic Department at 401-456-8007 to purchase tickets or for additional information.

 

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