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January 29, 2007

 

2006 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer Season Summary

(14-8-0 Overall; 3-4-0 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RIóHead Coach Denis Chartierís team (Career record: 14-8, .636) closed out the 2006 season with a 14-8-0 overall record and a 3-4 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

The Anchorwomen earned their fourth berth in the Little East Conference Tournament over the past five seasons, capturing the No. 4 seed and the right to host an opening round game. Rhode Island College scored the first four markers of the contest and cruised past fifth-seeded Southern Maine, 4-1, on Oct. 31. The Anchorwomen saw their conference championship run come to an end with a 4-0 loss at top-seeded Western Connecticut in the semifinals on Nov. 3.

 

Rhode Island College earned a berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III Womenís Soccer Tournament for the first time in the programís 11-year history, drawing the No. 5 seed. On Nov. 8, the Anchorwomen traveled to fourth-seeded Brandeis University for their first round tilt, but were edged in overtime, 3-2.

 

The Rhode Island College womenís soccer team nearly rewrote the entire single-season record book during the 2006 campaign. The Anchorwomen set a single-season RIC record for victories (14), putting an additional four wins between the previous standard set by the 2005 squad. Rhode Island College earned the majority of its victories during the programís longest consecutive win streak (9), spanning from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4, 2006. The Anchorwomen shattered the program single-season marks for most goals (51), assists (47) and points (149).  

 

Senior forward Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) was the first player in school history to receive National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-New England Region team recognition, earning Third Team honors. She was also a First Team All-Little East Conference selection and was named the team MVP. She played in 78 career games, starting 72 of them. Gavin registered 51 points on 18 goals and 15 assists. She is fourth at RIC all-time in career assists, while ranking sixth in both points and goals.

    

As a senior in 2006, she played in 22 games, starting 21 of them. She had four goals and eight assists for 16 points. She was tied for the team lead in helpers, while ranking fourth in points. Gavin registered a season-high three points on two separate occasions, scoring the game-winning goal and handing out an assist against UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 30. She also netted the decisive marker against Bridgewater State College on Oct. 11.

 

As a junior in 2005, she played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and three assists for nine points.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, Gavin played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. She had five goals and one assist for 11 points.

 

As a freshman in 2003, she played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. She had six goals, two game-winners, and three assists for 15 points on the season.

 

Gavin is a physical education/health major and a 2003 graduate of Portsmouth High School.

 

Senior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) will leave campus as one of the most prolific goal scorers in the programís history. Haaland recorded 30 goals and seven assists for 68 career points. She is second all-time at RIC in career goals and is third in points.

 

As a senior in 2006, Haaland was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 21 games, starting 20 of them. Haaland led the Anchorwomen attack with 10 goals including four game-winners, while her 24 points was one shy of the team-high. She registered a season-high four points on two goals twice, most recently against UMass Boston on Sept. 23. Haaland was credited with four assists, raising her career total to seven.               

 

As a junior in 2005, she 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, Haaland played in 17 games, starting ten of them. She had four goals and one assist for nine points.

 

As a freshman in 2003, was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Year and was a Second Team All-Little East selection. Haaland played in 20 games, starting all of them. She had nine goals, three game-winners, and one assist for 19 points on the season. She led the team in goals and points. Haaland was a two-time LEC Rookie of the Week selection.

 

She is a social work major and a 2003 graduate of Dartmouth High School.

 

Junior defender Mallary Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 22 games, starting 21 of them.

 

Junior midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. She had one assist for one point.

 

Junior forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 22 games, starting 16 of them. Calenda paced the Anchorwomen in points (25), while ranking second in goals (9) and assists (7). After three season, she ranks second on the programís career points list (68) and is third in goals (27).

       

Junior forward Jessica Cardinal (Harrisville, RI) played in 21 games, starting two of them. She logged an assist in the decisive victory, 9-0, over UMass Boston on Sept. 23.

 

Junior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) played in 22 games, starting all of them, the only player on the team to accomplish that feat. She handed out the assist on the game-winning goal in RICís, 2-1, win over Salve Regina on Sept. 26.

 

Junior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 21 games, starting 13 of them. She was tied for second on the squad in goals (9) and points (24), while ranking fourth in assists (6). Godbout was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week after registering 10 points, on four goals and two assists, during the week ending Sept. 17.

 

Junior midfielder Katie Guilbault (Chepachet, RI) played in 11 games, starting two of them. She registered her first collegiate point on Sept. 16 against Southern Maine, earning an assist on the Anchorwomenís final goal in a 4-0 win.

 

Junior midfielder Leah Hayes (North Kingstown, RI) played in 21 games, starting 19 of them. She had one goal and two assists for four points. She scored her lone marker of the campaign with the game-winner in the Little East Tournament win over Southern Maine, 4-1, on Oct. 31.

 

Junior midfielder Abby Hummel (North Kingstown, RI) played in 20 games, starting two of them. She had four goals and two assists for 10 points. She scored a season-high four points, heading in a pair of goals, in a 3-2 overtime loss against Westfield State on Oct. 17. Hummel also scored a goal in the ECAC Tournament game at Brandeis.

    

Junior forward Lindsay Laurie (Warwick, RI) played in 21 games, starting six of them. She had seven goals and one assist for 15 points. She ranked second on the team with three game-winning goals, was fourth in goals and fifth in points. Laurie scored the decisive marker in the season-opening victory against Fontbonne University, while also netting game-winners against Framingham State and Wesleyan University.

 

Junior midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) played in 21 games, starting 19 of them. She tied for the team lead in assists (8), while also scoring a goal for 10 points. Her eight helpers raised her career mark to 21, just six shy of the all-time record (27). MacKinnon turned in three games with multiple assists.

 

Junior defender Amanda McGuire (Wakefield, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. A relentless defender, McGuire and her defensive comrades held the opposition scoreless in five matches on the campaign.

 

Sophomore midfielder Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) played in 22 games, starting two of them. She had two goals and three assists for seven points. She netted her first collegiate goal in a 9-0 win over UMass Boston on Sept. 23, while registering a career-high three points with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Salem State on Oct. 24.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) played in 19 games, starting all of them. She established a new RIC single-season goals against record with a mark of 1.17. She was 12-6 with a .821 save percentage, 92 saves and three shutouts in 1,537 minutes. She was selected the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 10.          

 

Freshman goalkeeper Kendra DeGiulio (Warwick, RI) played in seven contests, starting three of them. She earned her first collegiate victory at Framingham State on Sept. 28, making four saves in a 3-1 RIC win. DeGiulio was 2-2 with a 1.71 goals against average, a .743 save percentage and 26 saves in 472 minutes.

 

Freshman midfielder Jessie Duquette (Chepachet, RI) played in 20 games, starting two of them. She scored her first collegiate goal in the teamís, 9-0, win over UMass Boston on Sept. 23.

 

Freshman defender Danielle Gelinas (Dayville, CT) played in three games.

 

Freshman defender Jessica Gonzalez (Meriden, CT) played in six games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman defender Jacqueline Rico (Cranston, RI) played in nine games.

 

Freshman midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) played in 21 games, starting 17 of them. She had three goals and two assists for eight points. She scored her first collegiate goal against Southern Maine on Sept. 16 and added another one just two days later at Roger Williams on Sept. 18.

 

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