FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 10, 2011

 

RIC PLACES FIVE ON ALL-LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College seniors Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA), Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) and Chelsi Panarelli (Shrewsbury, MA), along with sophomores Emily Johnson (West Kingston, RI) and Kristina Gingell (Pascoag, RI), were named All-Little East Conference for their performance in softball this season.

 

Berard, a pitcher, was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the third straight season. She has appeared in 33 games, starting 10 of them. Berard is 13-5 with five saves, a 1.04 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 134.0 innings pitched. She has compiled nine complete games, one individual shutout and participated in six combined shutouts. Berard was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 Senior pitcher Amanda Berard

 

Jandreau, a catcher, was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She earned Second Team All-LEC honors as a freshman (2008) and sophomore (2009). For the season, she has played in 44 games, starting all of them. Jandreau is batting .375 (54-for-144) with 39 runs scored, 54 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, two homers, 23 RBI and 19 stolen bases. She owns a .500 slugging percentage, a .432 on-base percentage and a .993 fielding percentage. Jandreau was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 Senior catcher Kayla Jandreau

 

Johnson, a pitcher/designated player, was named First Team All-Little East Conference as a DP. She has played in 23 games, starting 21 of them. Johnson is batting .300 (15-for-50) with nine runs scored, 15 hits, seven doubles, seven RBI and two stolen bases. As a pitcher, she has appeared in 20 games, starting 16 of them. Johnson is 9-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 73.1 innings pitched.

 

 

 Sophomore pitcher/designated player Emily Johnson

 

Panarelli, a first baseman, was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She was named First Team All-Little East as a junior (2009) and a sophomore (2008). She has played in 43 games, starting all of them. Panarelli is batting .283 (36-for-127) with 20 runs scored, 36 hits, eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, 25 RBI and three stolen bases. She owns a .433 slugging percentage, a .370 on-base percentage and a .987 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Senior first baseman Chelsi Panarelli

 

Gingell, a right fielder, was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She has played in 35 games, starting 28 of them. Gingell is batting .345 (29-for-84) with 10 runs scored, 29 hits, two doubles, a triple, six RBI and one stolen base. She owns a .393 slugging percentage, a .368 on-base percentage and a .941 fielding percentage.

 

 

 Sophomore right fielder Kristina Gingell

 

Head Coach Maria Morin’s team is 33-11 overall and finished the regular season with a 9-5 (second place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC lost in the Championship Game of the 2011 Little East Tournament, 7-1, to Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, May 7. It was the fifth time in six years that the Anchorwomen reached the conference tournament title game.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Worcester State in game two of the 2011 NCAA Div. III Softball Championship played at the Providence (RI) Regional on Thursday, May 12 (noon). It is the Anchorwomen’s fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in six years.

 

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