FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 6, 2009

 

FIVE ANCHORWOMEN NAMED
ALL-NEW ENGLAND

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College had five student-athletes named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England Region All-Star Team. The five selections is a new program record.

 

 

 Amanda Perry

 

Sophomore second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) was named First Team All-New England. She was also 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.

 

 

 Kayla Jandreau

 

Sophomore utility Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) was named First Team All-New England. Jandreau was also 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.

 

 

 Amanda Berard

 

Sophomore Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) was named Second Team All-New England. She was also named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year and garnered First Team All-Little East honors. 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 on May 2 to lift RIC to the title.

 

 

 Donielle Mattoon

 

Sophomore shortstop Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) was named Third Team All-New England as an At-Large selection. Mattoon was also 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.

 

 

 Michelle Perrin

 

Junior right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) was named Third Team All-New England as an At-Large selection. Perrin was named also 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.

 

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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