FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 4, 2011

 

Donielle Mattoon Receives
Rhode Island College’s
Helen M. Murphy Award

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) received Rhode Island College’s Helen M. Murphy award at the College’s annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 4. The award is based not only on athletic prowess, but also values community and campus involvement and honors an outstanding Rhode Island College senior woman athlete.

 

 

 

Mattoon walked on to the Rhode Island College softball team and has developed into one of the best middle infielders in program history. She currently ranks third in triples, fourth in batting, runs, hits and homers, while ranking third in doubles.

 

As a senior in 2011, Mattoon has played in 39 games, starting all of them. She is batting .333 (44-for-132) with 21 runs scored, 44 hits, seven doubles, two triples, 23 RBI and three stolen bases. Mattoon owns a .417 slugging percentage, a .358 on-base percentage and a .950 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Senior Shortstop Donielle Mattoon

 

As a junior in 2010, she was named Second Team All-Little East and team MVP. Mattoon played in 37 games, starting all of them. She batted .431 with 32 runs scored, 47 hits, 13 doubles, four home runs, 26 RBI and four stolen bases. Mattoon owned a .661 slugging percentage, a .453 on-base percentage and a .938 fielding percentage. She was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2009, Mattoon was named Third Team All-New England as an At-Large selection, Second Team All-Little East and the team MVP. She played in 47 games, starting 46 of them. Mattoon batted .452 with 43 runs scored, 57 hits, six doubles, eight triples, six home runs, 29 RBI, 97 total bases and three stolen bases. She owned a .770 slugging percentage (new program record), a .486 on-base percentage and a .915 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2008, she played in 39 games, starting 29 games. She batted .313 with 22 runs scored, 25 hits, six doubles, two triples, 19 RBI and five stolen bases. She owned a .438 slugging percentage, a .371 on-base percentage and a .974 fielding percentage.

 

She is a psychology major with a minor in biology and a 2007 graduate of Coventry High School.

 

ABOUT THE HELEN M. MURPHY AWARD

The Murphy Award was established in 1979 and sponsored by the faculty of the Henry Barnard School to honor an outstanding Rhode Island College senior woman athlete. The award is named for Helen M. Murphy, a graduate of Rhode Island College in 1939, who was a member of the faculty for 38 years and taught at the Henry Barnard School, beginning in 1941, until her retirement in 1979.

 

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