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November 17, 2011

 

2011 Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball
Season Summary

(16-13 Overall; 2-5 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.—First-year Head Coach Elysce Tackmann’s team finished the 2011 season with a 16-13 overall record and a 2-5 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

The Anchorwomen qualified for the Little East Tournament for the third consecutive season, but were defeated in the first round by Keene State, 3-1, on Nov. 1 in the club’s final match of the season. RIC was dominant at home, ending the year with an 11-2 record at The Murray Center. 

 

 

 

Junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) played in 102 sets in 29 matches. She totaled 344 kills (3.37/set), a .238 hitting percentage, 24 service aces (.24/set), 239 digs (2.34/set) and 66 blocks (0.65/set). The junior captain led the Anchorwomen in kills and digs, was second on the team in hitting percentage and third in aces. She tallied her 1,000th career kill in a 3-0 win against Manhattanville on Oct. 15, while posting double-digit kills on 18 occasions.

 

She notched a season-high 24 kills in a 3-2 win against Lasell on Sept. 20, and also reached double-digit digs nine times on the season. She registered a season-high of 16 digs in a 3-1 win over UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 4 and again in a 3-1 loss against Roger Williams on Oct. 9.

 

Junior setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) played in 102 sets in 29 matches. She totaled 41 kills (0.40/set), a .229 hitting percentage, 716 assists (7.02/set), 20 service aces (0.20/set), 155 digs (1.52/set) and 84 blocks (0.82/set). Ho led RIC in assists, was third on the team in hitting percentage and blocks, fourth in aces and fifth in digs. She eclipsed 30 assists nine different times in 2011, with her season-high of 45 coming in a 3-2 win against St. Joseph’s (ME) on Sept. 14. She also reached the double-digit dig marker twice, with her season high of 22 coming against St. Joseph’s as well.

 

Junior right side hitter Rachel Perry (Swansea, MA) played in 102 sets in 29 matches. She totaled 114 kills (1.12/set), a .173 hitting percentage, 42 assists (0.41/set), three service aces (0.03/set), 39 digs (0.38/set) and 73 blocks (0.72/set). Perry was second on the team in assists and fourth in kills, blocks and hitting percentage. She reached her season-high with nine kills in a 3-1 loss to Westfield State on Sept. 17, and again in a 3-1 loss to Western Connecticut on Oct. 25. She also tallied a season-high of nine digs on Sept. 14 against St. Joseph’s (ME).

 

Sophomore middle hitter Amanda Cabral (Riverside, RI) played in 102 sets in 29 matches. She totaled 203 kills (1.99/set), a .115 hitting percentage, 14 assists (0.14/set), 35 service aces (0.34/set), 195 digs (1.91/set) and 113 blocks (1.11/set). Cabral led the team in aces, was second in digs and blocks, and third in kills. Cabral posted double-digit kills on five occasions and double-digit digs four times. She reached her season-high of 16 kills against St. Joseph’s (ME) on Sept. 14 and also against Westfield State on Sept. 17. Her season-high of 20 digs came against St. Joseph’s as well. She tallied a season-high five aces twice, once in a 3-0 win over Southern Maine on Oct. 21, and again in a 3-1 win over Worcester State on Oct. 29.

 

Sophomore libero Harley Mitchell (North Smithfield, RI) played in 94 sets in 27 matches. She totaled five kills (0.05/set), a .100 hitting percentage, two service aces (0.02/set) and 188 digs (2.00/set). Mitchell finished third on the team in digs, reaching double-digits five times. Her season-high of 30 digs came against St. Joseph’s (ME) on Sept. 14.

 

Sophomore defensive specialist Katie McGovney (Barrington, RI) played in 102 sets in 29 matches. She totaled seven assists (0.07/set), 14 service aces (0.14/set) and 132 digs (1.29/set). She was sixth on the team in digs, reaching double-digits twice. Her season-high of 17 came against St. Joseph’s on Sept. 14.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Alba Vargas (Central Falls, RI) played in 27 sets in 16 matches. She totaled 17 kills (0.63/set), 13 digs (0.48/set), 13 blocks (0.48/set). She posted a season-high of four kills and eight digs against Westfield State on Sept. 17.

 

Freshman defensive specialist Katherine Blackburn (Seekonk, MA) appeared in one match and saw action in one set.

 

Freshman right side hitter Laura Jacques (Waterford, CT) played in 68 sets in 27 matches. She totaled 52 kills (0.76/set), a .041 hitting percentage, 10 assists (0.15/set), six service aces (0.09/set), 52 digs (0.76/set) and 12 blocks (0.18/set). Jacques registered a career-high of six kills against St. Joseph’s (ME) on Sept. 14 and a career-high of eight digs in a 3-2 victory over Salve Regina on Sept. 24.

 

Freshman middle hitter Lauren Plante (Burrillville, RI) played in 57 sets in 19 matches. She totaled 48 kills (0.84/set), a .031 hitting percentage, 15 digs (0.26/set) and 33 blocks (0.58/set). Her career-high of nine kills came in the first round of the Little East Conference Tournament, as the Anchorwomen fell to Keene State, 3-1, on Nov. 1. She also tallied a career-high of five digs in a 3-1 loss to Plymouth State on Oct. 29.

 

Freshman middle hitter Marina Stoermer (Seattle, WA) played in 81 sets in 24 matches. She totaled 271 kills (3.35/set), a .298 hitting percentage, eight assists, (0.10/set), 32 service aces (0.40/set), 159 digs (1.96/set) and 129 blocks (1.59/set). She led the team in hitting percentage and blocks, was second in kills and aces, and was fourth on the team in digs. She reached double-digit kills 14 times, recording her season-high of 20 against Lasell on Sept. 20 and in a 3-0 win over Manhattanville on Oct. 15. She also reached double-digits digs on three occasions, with her season-high of 13 coming against WPI on Oct. 15. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Freshman defensive specialist Melanie Westgate (Fairhaven, MA) played in nine sets in five matches. She totaled three aces (0.33/set) and four digs (0.44/set) on the season, posting a season-high three digs against Southern Maine on Oct. 21.