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November 10, 2009

 

2009 Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball
Season Summary

(18-19 Overall; 3-4 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.—Head Coach Luis Carvalho’s (Career record: 41-59, .410) team finished the 2009 season with an 18-19 overall record and a 3-4 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference. Carvalho, who was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year, led the program back from an 8-23 season a year ago.

 

 

 

Senior outside hitter Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) closed out her four-year career as an Anchorwoman having played in 471 games in 133 matches. She totaled 804 kills (1.7/game), a .143 hitting percentage, 100 service aces (.21/game), 1,381 digs (2.9/game) and 100 blocks (.21/game). She ranks fifth all-time at RIC in kills.

 

As a senior in 2009, she played in 131 games in 37 matches. She totaled 205 kills (1.6/game), a .152 hitting percentage, 17 service aces (.13/game), 288 digs (2.2/game) and 59 blocks (.45/game). She ranked third on the team in kills, digs and blocks. Corriveau was named to the Brandeis Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

 

As a junior in 2008, Corriveau played in 112 games in 31 matches. She totaled 241 kills (2.2/game), a .146 hitting percentage, 24 service aces (.21/game), 467 digs (4.2/game) and 23 blocks (.21/game). She led the team in kills, while ranking second in both service aces and digs.  

 

As a sophomore in 2007, she played in 109 games in 32 matches. Corriveau 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). She led the club in digs, while ranking third in kills and service aces.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Corriveau played in 119 games in 33 matches totaling 215 kills (1.81/game), a .135 hitting percentage, five assists (.04/game), 32 service aces (.27/game), 300 digs (2.52/game) and 10 blocks (.08/game). She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week twice on the season. Corriveau was second on the team in digs and fourth in kills. 

 

She is an English/theatre major and a 2006 graduate of Coventry High School.

 

Senior middle blocker Kristen Johnson (East Providence, RI) closed out her four-year career as an Anchorwoman having played in 270 games in 105 matches. She totaled 242 kills, .066 hitting percentage (.90/game) and 151 blocks (.56/game).  Johnson is 10th all-time at RIC in career blocks.

 

As a senior in 2009, she played in 63 games in 28 matches. She totaled 67 kills (1.06/game), a .146 hitting percentage and 59 blocks (.94/game). Johnson was tied for third on the team in blocks.

 

As a junior in 2008, Johnson played in 109 games in 31 matches. She totaled 109 kills (1.0/game) and 53 blocks (.49/game). Johnson was second on the team in blocks.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, she 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). 

 

As a freshman in 2006, Johnson played in 27 games in 17 matches, totaling 11 kills (.41/game), eight assists (.30/game), eight digs (.30/game) and 13 blocks (.48/game).

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in social studies and a 2006 graduate of East Providence High School.  

 

Junior outside hitter Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI) played in 113 games in 37 matches. She totaled 175 kills (1.6/game), a .137 hitting percentage, 56 service aces (.50/game), 142 digs (1.3/game) and 93 blocks (.82/game). Heidel ranked first on the team in service aces, second in blocks and fifth in both kills and digs.  

 

Junior opposite April Oberhelman (Woonsocket, RI) played in 115 games in 32 matches. She totaled 189 kills (1.6/game), a .187 hitting percentage, 20 service aces (.17/game), 355 digs (3.1/game) and 49 blocks (.43/game). Oberhelman ranked first on the team in digs, third in service aces and fourth in kills.

 

Freshman middle blocker Kalyn Archer (Warwick, RI) played in 127 games in 37 matches. She totaled 210 kills (1.7/game), a .261 hitting percentage, 40 service aces (.31/game) and 148 blocks (1.17/game). Archer ranked first on the team in both blocks and hitting percentage and was second in both kills and service aces.

 

Freshman outside hitter Valerine Biascochea (Central Falls, RI) played in 14 games in seven matches. She totaled nine kills (.64/game), two service aces (.14/game) and 18 digs (1.29/game).

 

Freshman libero Tiara Bottachiari (Woonsocket, RI) played in 79 games in 25 matches. She totaled 127 digs (1.61/game). She ranked sixth on the team in digs.

 

Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 129 games in 37 matches, totaling 388 kills (3.0/game), a .243 hitting percentage, 19 service aces (.15/game), 304 digs (2.36/game) and 54 blocks (.42/game). Boyer ranked first on the team in kills, second in both hitting percentage and digs, fourth in service aces and was fifth in blocks. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once and to the Regis College and Wheaton Invitational All-Tournament Teams.

 

Freshman setter Rachael Chapman (Bellingham, MA) played in 21 games in 14 matches. She totaled 34 assists (1.62/game) and eight service aces (.38/game).

 

Freshman middle blocker Stephanie Constant (Foster, RI) played in 17 games in 16 matches. She totaled seven kills (.41/game) and six digs (.35/game).

 

Freshman libero Justine Durvin (North Scituate, RI) played in six games in four matches. She totaled two digs (.33/game).

 

Freshman setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) played in 122 games in 36 matches. She totaled 24 kills (.20/game), 684 assists (5.61/game), 15 service aces (.12/game), 203 digs (1.66/game) and 22 blocks (.18/game). She ranked first on the team in assists, fourth in digs and sixth in service aces.

 

Freshman opposite/setter Jamey McIntyre (Cumberland, RI) played in 12 games in 11 matches. She totaled 33 assists (2.75/game).