FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

February 29, 2008

 

 

 

Liz Barrette Named Head Womenís Tennis Coach
at Rhode Island College

 

 

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Liz Barrette as its new head womenís tennis coach. She takes over for Kelly Chartier who stepped down earlier this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ď I am very honored and excited to be back at Rhode Island College coaching the women's tennis team. This is a strong program and I am determined to bring this team to the NCAA's.Ē

 

 

 

Barrette starred for the Anchorwomen from 2002-05 and received the Helen M. Murphy Award, signifying her as RICís top senior female student-athlete in 2006. She finished her career at RIC with a 43-18 (.705) career singles record and a 50-15 (.796) career doubles mark for 68.0 career points. Barrette is third all-time at RIC in career points, third in career singles wins and second in career doubles wins.

 

As a senior in 2005, Barrette was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. She was 11-3 (.786) at number one singles and 15-2 (.882) at number one doubles for 18.5 points on the season. She was tied for second on the team in singles wins, tied for first on the team in doubles wins and third in total points. While teaming up with freshman Megan Hall, the 15 doubles wins established a new RIC single-season record. Barrette was named Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season and was named the teamís MVP.

 

As a junior in 2004, she was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 9-6 (.600) at number one doubles for 14.5 points on the season. Barrette was third on the team in singles wins and points and was tied for third in doubles victories.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Barrette was 12-5 (.706) at number one singles and 13-4 (.765) at number one doubles for a team-high 18.5 points on the season. Barrette was tied for the team lead in singles wins.

 

As a freshman in 2002, she was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. Barrette was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 13-3 (.813) at number one doubles for a total of 16.5 points on the season.

 

Barrette also played two seasons of basketball for the Anchorwomen.

 

She a bachelorís degree in physical education/health from Rhode Island College in 2006. Barrette also holds an endorsement in adaptive physical education.

 

In addition to her coaching duties, Barrette is currently a physical education and health teacher at Austin T. Levy Primary School in Burrillville.

 

She is single and resides in North Providence.

 

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