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November 11, 2006

 

2006 Women’s Volleyball Season Summary
20-13 Overall; 5-2 in the Little East Conference;

Providence, RI—Head Coach Craig Letourneau’s (Career record: 86-75, .534) team finished the 2006 season with a 20-13 overall record and a 5-2 (second place) mark in the Little East Conference. Rhode Island College lost in the championship match of the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament, the furthest the program has ever advanced in the tourney. The Anchorwomen’s 20 wins marked just the second time in the past 17 years (2005) the team has reached the 20-win plateau. RIC won the unofficial R.I. State Championship in a quad-match featuring the Anchorwomen, Johnson & Wales, Salve Regina and Roger Williams on Oct. 14.

 

Senior middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) leaves Rhode Island College as the program’s all-time leader in career kills, hitting attempts, hitting percentage and blocks. She also holds four of the top five single-season hitting percentage marks. During her career, she played in 483 games in 130 career matches. She totaled 1,343 kills (2.78/game), a .319 career hitting percentage, 94 service aces (.19/game), 162 digs (.335) and 570 blocks (1.18/game).

 

As a senior in 2006, Miga was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the third consecutive season and selected as the team’s MVP. She played in 115 games in 31 matches, totaling 357 kills (3.10/game), a .337 hitting percentage, 23 service aces (0.2/game), 57 digs (.50/game) and 138 blocks (1.2/game). She earned Little East Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors during the season.

 

As a junior in 2005, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference. Miga played in 126 games in 36 matches. She had 383 kills (3.04/game), a .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.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference. Miga played in 126 games in 33 matches. She had 325 kills (2.58/game), a .308 hitting percentage and 164 blocks (1.30/game). Miga was named to both the Springfield and RIC Invitational’s All-Tournament teams. She was named the Little East Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2003, she played in 116 games in 30 matches. She had 278 kills (2.397/game), a .296 hitting percentage, three assists (0.026/game), nine service aces (0.078/game), 28 digs (0.241/game), and 88 blocks (0.759/game).

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2003 graduate of Cranston High School East.

 

Senior defensive specialist Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, NH) leaves Rhode Island College having played in 476 games in 132 matches. She totaled 96 career kills (.20/game), 987 assists (2.1/game), 197 service aces (.41/game) and 842 digs (1.8/game). Sarcione is the College’s all-time leader in career service aces, while ranking fourth in career assists. As a freshman in 2003, she established the program record for a single season with 929 assists.

 

As a senior in 2006, Sarcione played in 123 games in 33 matches. She totaled 16 kills (.13/game), eight assists (.07/game), 42 service aces (.34/game) and 248 digs (2.02/game). She was tied for third on the team in service aces and ranked third in digs.

 

As a junior in 2005, she played in 125 games in 36 matches. Sarcione had 14 kills (0.11/game), 14 assists (0.11/game), 60 service aces (0.48/game) and 225 digs (2.04/game).

 

As a sophomore in 2004, Sarcione played in 112 games in 33 matches. She had 36 assists (0.32/game), 43 service aces (0.38/game) and 191 digs (1.71/game).

 

As a freshman in 2003, she played in 116 games in 30 matches. She had 57 kills (0.491/game), a .217 hitting percentage, 929 assists (8.009/game), 52 service aces (0.448/game), 148 digs (1.276/game), and 22 blocks (0.190/game).

 

She is a special education major with a concentration in special education and a 2003 graduate of Londonderry High School.

 

Senior right side hitter Julie Seitsinger (North Kingstown, RI) leaves Rhode Island College having played in 233 games in 97 matches. She totaled 79 kills (.34/game), 38 assists (.16/game), 32 service aces (.14/game) and 132 digs (.57/game).

 

As a senior in 2006, she played in 93 games in 31 matches totaling 58 kills (.62/game), a 0.95 hitting percentage, 27 assists (.29/game), 37 digs (.40/game) and 13 blocks (.14/game).

 

As a junior in 2005, Seitsinger 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).

 

As a sophomore in 2004, she played in 31 games in 22 matches. She had five kills (0.16/game), five service aces (0.16/game), ten digs (0.32/game) and three blocks (0.10/game).

 

As a freshman in 2003, she played in 86 games in 28 matches. She has 12 kills (0.140/game), a .044 hitting percentage, two assists (0.023/game), 25 service aces (0.291/game), 77 digs (0.895/game), and one block (0.012/game).

 

She is a special education major with a concentration in special education and a 2003 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Senior libero Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI) leaves Rhode Island College as the program’s all-time leader in career games played and digs. Her compilation of 497 digs in 2005 is a school record for a single season. Wojciechowski is second all-time at RIC in career service aces. She played in 486 games in 130 matches, totaling 224 kills (.46/game), a .127 hitting percentage, 60 assists (.12/game), 194 service aces (.40/game) and 1,591 digs (3.27/game).

 

As a senior in 2006, Wojciechowski was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 125 games in 33 matches, totaling 38 kills (.30/game), a .104 hitting percentage, 11 assists (0.09/game), 50 service aces (.40/game) and 466 digs (3.73/game). She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

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

 

As a freshman in 2003, 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 outside hitter Brooke Bryant (Nashua, NH) played in 65 games in 27 matches totaling 87 kills (1.34/game), a .074 hitting percentage, 11 service aces (.17/game), 43 digs (.66/game) and seven blocks (0.11/game).

 

Junior outside hitter Madison Greene (Cranston, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 112 games in 33 matches totaling 235 kills (2.10/game), a .165 hitting percentage, six assists (.05/game), three service aces (.03/game), 51 digs (.46/game) and 40 blocks (.36/game). She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Colby College Invitational. Greene was third on the team in kills.

 

Junior right side hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) played in 123 games in 33 matches totaling 286 kills (2.33/game) a .291 hitting percentage, 27 assists (.22/game), four service aces (.03/game), 27 digs (.22/game) and 71 blocks (.58/game). Heard is fourth all-time at RIC with 683 career kills, while ranking seventh with a .220 career hitting percentage. She is ninth with 204 career blocks. Her .291 hitting percentage this fall is the sixth-highest mark for a single season in program history. Heard was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week once on the season. She was second on the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks.

 

Junior setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) became Rhode Island College’s all-time leader with 1,928 career assists. She also ranks second with 194 career service aces. She played in 127 games in 33 matches totaling 23 kills (.18/game), a .162 hitting percentage, 654 assists (5.15/game), 71 service aces (.56/game) and 233 digs (1.83/game).

 

Junior setter Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) played in 126 games in 33 matches totaling nine kills (.07/game), 580 assists (4.60/game), 42 service aces (.33/game) and 131 digs (1.04/game). Souza ranks second all-time at RIC with 1,686 career assists.

 

Sophomore right side hitter Kristina Martin (Willington, CT) played in 31 games in 17 matches totaling nine kills (.29/game), seven assists (.23/game), 12 digs (.39/game) and four blocks (.13/game).

 

Sophomore right side hitter Rachel Millen (Wakefield, RI) played in three games in three matches before an injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season. She totaled three kills (1.0/game), a .400 hitting percentage, three assists (1.0/game) and one block (.33/game).

 

Freshman outside hitter Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) played in 119 games in 33 matches totaling 215 kills (1.81/game), a .135 hitting percentage, five assists (.04/game), 32 service aces (.27/game), 300 digs (2.52/game) and 10 blocks (.08/game). She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week twice on the season. Corriveau was second on the team in digs and fourth in kills.

 

Freshman middle hitter Breana Coyne (Chepachet, RI) played 72 games in 27 matches totaling 85 kills (1.18/game), a .195 hitting percentage, two assists (.03/game), four service aces (.06/game), 13 digs (.18/game) and 42 blocks (.58/game). Coyne was third on the team in blocks.

 

Freshman defensive specialist Karen Cruz (Providence, RI) played in 14 games in nine matches totaling nine kills (.64/game), a .061 hitting percentage, four service aces (.29/game) and 14 digs (1.00/game).

 

Freshman right side/middle hitter Kristen Johnson (East Providence, RI) played in 27 games in 17 matches totaling 11 kills (.41/game), eight assists (.30/game), eight digs (.30/game) and 13 blocks (.48/game).

 

Freshman middle hitter Cassie Taverna (Bedford, MA) played in 64 games in 27 matches totaling 96 kills (1.50/game), a .065 hitting percentage, six assists (.09/game), eight service aces (.12/game), 16 digs (.25/game) and 33 blocks (.52/game). Taverna was fifth on the team in kills and fourth in blocks.

 

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