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July 24, 2008

 

2007 Rhode Island College
Women’s Volleyball Season Summary

(15-17 Overall; 2-4 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.—Head Coach Luis Carvalho’s (Career Record: 15-17, .469) team finished the 2007 season with a 15-17 overall record and a 2-4 (fourth place tie) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

Senior middle blocker Kimiyo Garcia (Riverside, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-Little East accolades as well. Garcia is the first RIC women’s volleyball player to earn the Offensive Player of the Year Award. She was also named the women’s volleyball team’s MVP. Garcia played in 113 games in 32 matches, totaling 465 kills (4.1/game), a .302 hitting percentage, 15 assists (.13/game), 61 service aces (.54/game), 305 digs (2.7/game) and 127 blocks (1.1/game). She led the team in kills, hitting percentage, service aces and blocks. Garcia was twice named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the Defensive Player of the Week once and was selected to the Brandeis Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

 

Garcia was granted an additional year of eligibility following the end of the season.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2003 graduate of East Providence High School. Prior to coming to RIC, Garcia attended the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

Senior hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) closed out her career as an Anchorwoman having played in 484 games in 134 matches. She totaled 1,001 career kills (2.1/game), a .228 hitting percentage, 107 assists (.22/game), 58 service aces (.119), 159 digs (.33/game) and 279 blocks (.58/game). She ranks third and is one of only three former players to eclipse 1,000-kill milestone all-time at RIC. Heard is fifth in career blocks and seventh in hitting percentage. Her 484 games played are second in program history.

 

As a senior in 2007, she played in 114 games in 32 matches, totaling 318 kills (2.8/game), a .243 hitting percentage, 51 assists (.45/game), 57 digs (.50/game) and 75 blocks (.66/game). Heard was second on the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks.

 

As a junior in 2006, Heard 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 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2005, she played in 122 games in 36 matches. She had 169 kills (1.39/game), 23 assists (0.19/game), 37 digs (0.30/game) and 56 blocks (0.46/game).

 

As a freshman in 2004, Heard played in 125 games in 33 matches. She had 228 kills (1.82/game), a .211 hitting percentage, 54 service aces (0.43/game), six assists (0.05/game), 38 digs (.30/game) and 77 blocks (0.62/game). She was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2004 graduate of Coventry High School.

 

Senior setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) closed out her career as an Anchorwoman having played in 430 games in 131 matches. She totaled 73 kills (.17/game), a .140 hitting percentage, 2,239 assists (5.2/game), 213 service aces (.49/game) and 758 digs (1.8/game). Rosa is RIC’s all-time leader in career assists and service aces.

 

As a senior in 2007, she played in 75 games in 29 matches, totaling six kills (.08/game), a .192 hitting percentage, 311 assists (4.2/game), 20 service aces (.27/game) and 165 digs (2.2/game).

 

As a junior in 2006, Rosa 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).

 

As a sophomore in 2005, she played in 128 games in 36 matches. She had 27 kills (0.21/game), a team-high 731 assists (5.71/game), a team-high 73 service aces (0.57/game), 240 digs (1.88/game) and one block (0.01/game).

 

As a freshman in 2004, Rosa played in 100 games in 33 matches. She had 17 kills (.17/game), 543 assists (5.43/game), 49 service aces (0.49/game), 120 digs (1.20/game), and 16 blocks (0.16/game).

 

She is a psychology/chemical dependency major and a 2004 graduate of Jonathan Law High School.

 

Senior setter Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) closed out her four-year career as an Anchorwoman having played in 437 games in 128 matches totaling 32 kills (.07/game), 2,197 assists (5.0/game), 133 service aces (.30/game) and 528 digs (1.2/game). Souza is second all-time at RIC in career assists.

 

As a senior in 2007, she played in 103 games in 32 matches. Souza compiled four kills (.04/game), a team-high 511 assists (4.9/game), 24 service aces (.23/game) and 180 digs (1.8/game).

 

As a junior in 2006, Souza 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).

 

As a sophomore in 2005, she played in 122 games in 34 matches. She had 11 kills (0.09/game), 522 assists (4.28/game), 47 service aces (0.39/game), 140 digs (1.15/game) and one block (0.01/game).

 

As a freshman in 2004, Souza played in 86 games in 29 matches. She had eight kills (0.09/game), a team-high 584 assists (6.79/game), 20 service aces (0.23/game) and 77 digs (0.90/game). She was named the Little East Conference’s Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

She is a social work major with a minor in psychology and a 2004 graduate of Tiverton High School.

 

Junior outside hitter Tina Hilton (Woonsocket, RI) played in 63 games in 23 matches. She totaled 43 kills (.68/game), a .070 hitting percentage, 25 assists (.40/game), 25 digs (.40/game) and 17 blocks (.27/game).

 

Sophomore outside hitter Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) played in 109 games in 32 matches. She totaled 143 kills (1.3/game), a .137 hitting percentage, six assists (.06/game), 27 service aces (.25/game), 326 digs (2.9/game) and eight blocks (.07/game). Corriveau led the club in digs, while ranking third in kills and service aces.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Desiree Georges (Woonsocket, RI) played in 45 games in 15 matches. She totaled 100 kills (2.2/game), a .243 hitting percentage, two assists (.04/game), two service aces (.04/game), 27 digs (.60/game) and 31 blocks (.69/game). Georges was tied for second on the team in hitting percentage, while ranking fifth in kills.

 

Sophomore libero Jackie Gervais (Woonsocket, RI) played in 69 games in 24 matches. She totaled six kills (.09/game), five assists (.07/game), 18 service aces (.26/game) and 182 digs (2.6/game). Gervais was fourth on the club in digs.

 

Sophomore hitter Kristen Johnson (East Providence, RI) played in 71 games in 29 matches. She totaled 55 kills (.77), a .086 hitting percentage, 11 assists (.15/game), 18 digs (.25/game) and 26 blocks (.37/game).

 

Sophomore middle blocker Mikaela Smith (Hampton, NH) played in 23 games in 13 matches. She totaled 19 kills (.83/game), a .100 hitting percentage, two digs (.09/game) and 17 blocks (.74/game).

 

Freshman setter Nicole Enos (Coventry, RI) played in 51 games in 19 matches. She totaled three kills (.06/game), a .125 hitting percentage, 272 assists (5.3/game), 17 service aces (.33/game) and 108 digs (2.1/game). Enos was third on the team in assists.

 

Freshman outside hitter Jessica Grant (Warwick, RI) played in four games in four matches. She totaled two kills (.50/game) and four digs (1.0/game).

 

Freshman setter Katelyn Greene (Warwick, RI) played in four games in four matches. She totaled two kills (.50/game), five assists (1.3/game) and one dig (.25/game).

 

Freshman outside hitter Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI) played in 72 games in 25 matches. She totaled 101 kills (1.4/game), a .045 hitting percentage, two assists (.03/game), 12 service aces (.17/game), 87 digs (1.2/game) and 12 blocks (.17/game). Heidel was fourth on the team in kills. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Freshman Erin St. Jacques (Warwick, RI) played in 75 games in 25 matches. She totaled 56 kills (.75/game), a .164 hitting percentage, six assists (.08/game), one service ace (.01/game), five digs (.07/game) and 59 blocks (.79/game). St. Jacques was third on the team blocks, while ranking sixth in kills.

 

Freshman libero Mary Kate Winter (Narragansett, RI) played in 86 games in 31 matches. She totaled 40 kills (.47/game), four assists (.05/game), 32 service aces (.37/game), 265 digs (3.1/game) and two blocks (.02/game). Winter was second on the team in service aces and third in digs.