FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

October 8, 2007

 

 

 

KIMIYO GARCIA AND TESS HEIDEL EARN
LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY ACCOLADES

 

 

Providence, RI – Rhode Island College senior middle blocker Kimiyo Garcia (Riverside, RI) and freshman hitter Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI) were honored by the Little East Conference for their performance in three matches last week.

 

Garcia was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this fall. She led the Anchorwomen with a team-high 39 kills, a .429 hitting percentage, 13 service aces, 19 digs and eight blocks in a 3-0 week. For the season, she has played in 76 games in 22 matches, totaling 311 kills, a .353 hitting percentage, 202 digs, 43 service aces and 86 blocks.

 

Heidel was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week. She blasted 22 kills, including 10 in RIC’s, 3-0, shutout win over LEC rival UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 2. For the season, she has played in 47 games in 16 matches, totaling 58 kills, seven service aces, 50 digs and seven blocks.

 

Head Coach Luis Carvalho’s team is currently 13-9 overall and 2-1 in the Little East. In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Lasell on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at The Murray Center.

 

 

 Senior Middle Blocker Kimiyo Garcia

 

 

 Freshman Hitter Tess Heidel

 

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