FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

November 5, 2007

 

 

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2007 Fall Sports MVPs

 

 

 

Providence, RI-- The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Fall Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Nov. 5 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity fall athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

 

Menís Soccer

Sophomore midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) was named the menís soccer teamís MVP.  He played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. Kelley led the team with seven goals and 15 points to go along with one assist. He registered two game-winning goals on the season. During the season, Kelley was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once, selected to D3Kicks.comís Div. III Team of the Week and was a member of the Turfer Classicís All-Tournament Team.

He is a physical education major and a 2005 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

 

Womenís Soccer

Senior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) was named the womenís soccer teamís MVP. She played in 20 games, starting all of them. Donahue logged three goals and one assist for seven points on the season. She helped the Anchorwomen record four shutouts and post a 1.69 goals-against average.

She is an early childhood education major with a concentration in special education and a 2004 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School.

 

 

Womenís Tennis

Senior Sasha Doonan Rodriguez (Pawtucket, RI) was named the womenís tennis teamís MVP. She teamed with junior Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) to win the Little East Championship at No. 1 doubles for the second consecutive season. She was 10-6 (.625) at No. 2 singles and 14-3 (.824) at No. 1 doubles for 17.0 points on the season.

She is a nursing/psychology major and a 1996 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

 

Womenís Volleyball

Senior middle blocker Kimiyo Garcia (Riverside, RI) was named the womenís volleyball teamís MVP. She played in 113 games in 32 matches, totaling 465 kills (4.12/game), a .302 hitting percentage, 61 service aces (.54/game), 305 digs (2.7/game) and 127 blocks (1.12/game). She led the team in kills, hitting percentage, service aces and blocks. She was twice named the Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the Defensive Player of the Week once and was selected to the Brandeis Invitationalís All-Tournament Team.

She is a nursing major and a 2003 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

 

Menís Cross Country

Junior Greg Ahnrud (Chepachet, RI) was named the menís cross country teamís MVP. He placed 61st with a time of 28:07 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 3. Ahnrud placed 56th with a time of 28:15 at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Oct. 27. He placed third with a time of 29:22 at the Eastern Connecticut tri-meet on Oct. 13. Ahnrud placed eighth overall with a time of 29:29 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Oct. 6. He led Rhode Island College, placing 16th overall with a time of 28:41 at the Tri-State Invitational on Sept. 29. Ahnrud led the Anchormen, placing seventh overall with a time of 31:42 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational on Sept. 22. He placed 89th with a time of 27:40 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15.

He is a history and political science major and a 2004 graduate of Ponaganset High School.

 

 

Womenís Cross Country

Freshman Kathryn Cote (Greenville, RI) was named the womenís cross country teamís MVP. She was RICís top runner, placing 27th (125 runners) with a time of 20:58 at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Oct. 27. Cote placed fifth with a time of 21:56 at the Eastern Connecticut tri-meet on Oct. 13. She was RICís top runner, placing 17th with a time of 22:25 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Oct. 6. Cote was RICís top runner, placing 10th with a time of 22:13 at the Tri-State Invitational on Sept. 29. She placed 17th with a time of 22:29 at the Ray Dwyer Invitational on Sept. 22. Cote placed 64th with a time of 22:01 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15.

She is a nursing major and a 2007 graduate of Smithfield High School.

 

 

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