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May 5, 2009

 

NINE FROM SOFTBALL EARN ALL-LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE HONORS
Berard Named LEC Pitcher of the Year

Providence, RI-The Little East Conference named nine student-athletes from Rhode Island College, a new program-record, to its 2009 All-Conference Softball Team.

 

Sophomore Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year, while also garnering First Team All-Little East honors. It is the third time in the past four years that a Rhode Island College pitcher has received this honor (Nicole Riley: 2007, í06).

 

 

 Amanda Berard

 

Berard has appeared in 37 games, starting six of them. She is 14-2 and leads the nation with 12 saves. Berard owns a 0.51 earned run average with 103 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched. She was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Little East Conference Softball Championship Tournament. Berard appeared in four of RICís five games, going 2-0 with one save, a 0.34 ERA and six strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched. She hurled a complete game shutout, 1-0, in the final game vs. Keene State to lift RIC to the title.

 

Sophomore catcher Laura Kostenblatt (Keene, NH) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She has played in 45 games, starting 43 of them. Kostenblatt is batting .394 (52-for-132) with 23 runs scored, nine doubles, one home run, 36 RBI and four stolen bases. She owns a .485 slugging percentage, a .477 0n-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. Kostenblatt needs one RBI to establish a new program record for a season.

 

 

 Laura Kostenblatt

 

Sophomore first baseman Chelsi Panarelli (Shrewsbury, MA) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She has played in 38 games, starting 36 of them. Panarelli is batting .308 (32-for-104) with 25 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, five home runs, 24 RBI and one stolen base. She owns a .548 slugging percentage, a .339 on-base percentage and a .996 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Chelsi Panarelli

 

Sophomore second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. She has played in 45 games, starting all of them. Perry is batting .375 (57-for-152) with 41 runs scored, 11 doubles, six triples, five home runs, 33 RBI and six stolen bases. She owns a .625 slugging percentage, a .442 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Amanda Perry

 

Junior pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She has appeared in 22 games, starting 19 of them. Deveines is 15-1 with one save, a 1.65 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 89.1 innings pitched.

 

 

 Jenna Deveines

 

Freshman third baseman Cristina Bailey (Londonderry, NH) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She has played in 35 games, starting 29 of them. Bailey is batting .247 (20-for-81) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, nine RBI and one stolen base. She owns a .321 slugging percentage, a .344 on-base percentage and a .935 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Cristina Bailey

 

Sophomore shortstop Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She has played in 43 games, starting 42 of them. Mattoon is batting .457 (53-for-116) with 40 runs scored, five doubles, eight triples, five home runs, 28 RBI and three stolen bases. She owns a .767 slugging percentage, a .488 on-base percentage and a .916 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Donielle Mattoon

 

Junior right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. She has played in 44 games, starting 42 of them. Perrin is batting .381 (51-for-134) with 27 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, 23 RBI and one stolen base. She owns a .448 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and a .957 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Michelle Perrin

 

Sophomore utility Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. She has played catcher, designated player, outfield and third base on the season. Jandreau has played in 44 games, starting 43 of them. She is batting .408 (58-for-142) with 45 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, three home runs, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases. Jandreau owns a .535 slugging percentage, a .472 on-base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Kayla Jandreau

 

The Rhode Island College softball team is the second seed in the upcoming NCAA Div. III Softball Tournament New England Regional, hosted by Endicott on May 7-10. Head Coach Maria Morinís team is 40-5 on the season, having won their fifth consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Championship and fourth straight LEC Tournament title. RIC needs one win to tie the 2007 editionís program record for wins in a season.

 

The tournament field is: 1. Tufts, 2. Rhode Island College, 3. Coast Guard, 4. Endicott, 5. Emerson, 6. Bridgewater State, 7. Springfield, 8. Husson.

 

RIC will play seventh-seeded Springfield at 4 p.m. on May 7.

 

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