FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 27, 2008

 

Athletics Homecoming 2008 Schedule

 

Providence, RI—Homecoming 2008 is sure to be another exciting day for RIC Athletics and college alumni. There are plenty events for everyone so check out the schedule and be part of another day back on campus.

 

• Alumni Games Set for October 3 & 4

as part of Homecoming 2008

In conjunction with Homecoming 2008, Rhode Island College will host Alumni Games for the sports of men’s soccer, women’s soccer, baseball and softball.

• The Alumni Softball Game will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex beginning at 6:30 p.m. The complex’s brand new lighting system will be officially dedicated prior to the start of the game.

• The Alumni Women’s Soccer Game will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the RIC Soccer Field beginning at 9 a.m.

• The Alumni Men’s Soccer Game will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the RIC Soccer Field beginning at 10 a.m.

• The Alumni Baseball Game will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Anchorman Field beginning at 10 a.m.

 

Please contact Art Pontarelli at (401) 456-8863 to register.
There will be a barbecue following each game.

 

Homecoming 2008 Athletic Schedule of Events

Saturday, Oct. 4

9 a.m.

• The Softball team will face Mitchell College and Stonehill College

at the Dayna A Bazar Softball Complex throughout the day.

Noon

• Baseball doubleheader vs. Roger Williams University at Anchorman Field

1 p.m.

• Men’s Soccer battles Western Connecticut State University

at the RIC Soccer Field

 

Registration is encouraged for alumni athletic events.
To register, or for additional information, please contact:
Art Pontarelli (401) 456-8863 or Tim McCabe (401) 456-8260.

 

Team Hall of Fame Award Established

The establishment of a Team Hall of Fame highlights the 10th annual Rhode Island College Athletic Recognition Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, in conjunction with Homecoming, at Donovan Dining Center at 6:30 p.m.

 

This inaugural award will be given out semi-annually and the first recipient is the 1979 RIC Baseball Team. Under the direction of Head Coach Dave Stenhouse, the Anchormen went 24-13, captured the NESCAC Championship, won the NCAA Northeast Division Playoffs and advanced to the Div. III College World Series for the only time in school history.

 

RIC Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2008

The Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2008 will be officially inducted at the 10th annual Rhode Island College Athletic Recognition Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4, in conjunction with Homecoming, at Donovan Dining Center at 6:30 p.m.

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2008

Robert Bayha ’69

Al DeAndrade Jr. ’59

Gail Henderson ’82

Bradley Levett ’93

Joseph Luzzi ’93

Christopher Reddy ’92

Leonard Silva ’87

Melissa (Andrescavage) Veresko ’95

 

2008 RIC Softball Team to be Honored

The 2008 softball team will be honored for their NCAA National Championship Round appearance at the same event.

 

Tickets for this event are $45 and the deadline for ordering is Sept. 19.
Please contact the RIC athletic department at 401-456-8007 to order tickets