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November 12, 2013

 

 

 

2013 Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball
Season Summary

(3-26 Overall; 0-7 in the Little East Conference)

 

Providence, R.I.-First-year Head Coach Kristen Johnson’s Anchorwomen finished the 2013 season with a 3-26 overall record and a 0-7 (eighth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior middle hitter Amanda Cabral (Riverside, RI) closed out her four-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 404 sets in 119 matches. She totaled 802 kills (1.99/set), 60 assists (0.15/set), 120 service aces (0.30/set), 744 digs (1.84/set) and 215 blocks (0.53/set). Cabral ranks seventh all-time in career kills and ninth all-time in career blocks.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Cabral played in 90 sets in 29 matches and was one of just three Anchorwomen to play in every match this season. She totaled 166 kills (1.84/set), a .044 hitting percentage, 12 assists (0.13/set), 27 service aces (0.30/set), 181 digs (2.01/set) and 31 blocks (0.34/set). Cabral led the team in digs, while ranking second in kills, aces and blocks. She reached double-digit kills on four occasions and tallied a season-high 11 kills in a win over Salem State on Oct. 10. Cabral also reached double-digit digs on four occasions and racked up a season-high 18 digs against Westfield State on Oct. 5. She handed out a season-high two assists against Wheaton on Sept. 3, served up a season-high four aces against Lasell on Sept. 17 and finished with a season-high five blocks against Coast Guard on Sept. 6.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Cabral played in 105 sets in 30 matches. She totaled 256 kills (2.44/set), a .192 hitting percentage, 23 assists (0.22/set), 32 service aces (0.30/set), 216 digs (2.06/set) and 40 blocks (0.38/set). Cabral finished the season tied for the team lead in service aces, second on the team in kills, hitting percentage, and blocks, and third in digs and assists. She reached double-digit kills 13 times on the year, with her season-high of 14 coming against McDaniel on Sept. 8. Cabral also reached double-digit digs seven times on the year, with her season-high of 22 coming against Plymouth State on Oct. 27. She tallied a season-high of four aces against Wesleyan on Oct. 16 and notched a season-high four blocks twice on the year.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Cabral 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.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Cabral played in 107 sets in 31 matches. She totaled 177 kills (1.65/set), a .134 hitting percentage, 26 service aces (0.24/set), 152 digs (1.42/set) and 31 blocks (0.29/set). Cabral finished third on the team in kills and digs, while coming in fourth on the squad in service aces and blocks. She posted a season-high 15 digs in a 3-1 win over Clark on Oct. 2 and made a season-high 15 digs in a 3-0 win over Regis on Sept. 4.

 

 

 

She is a physical education/health major with a minor in coaching and a 2010 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

 

 

Junior defensive specialist Karla Santizo (Warwick, RI) played in 39 sets in 16 matches. She totaled one kill (0.03/set), three assists (0.08/set), four service aces (0.10/set) and 79 digs (2.03/set). She led the team in digs per set on the season and reached double-digit digs on three occasions. Santizo corralled a season-high 19 digs in a win over Eastern Nazarene on Oct. 3 and also tallied a season-high two aces in a victory over Maine-Presque Isle on Oct. 26.

 

 

 

Sophomore right side hitter Adriana Ambari (Beacon Falls, CT) played in 77 sets in 28 matches. She totaled 69 kills (0.90/set), a .061 hitting percentage, 10 assists (0.13/set), 22 service aces (0.29/set), 24 digs (0.31/set) and 23 blocks (0.30/set). Ambari ranked third on the team in aces, while ranking fourth in both kills and blocks. She finished with a season-high eight kills against Plattsburgh State on Aug. 31, handed out a season-high four assists against St. John Fisher on Aug. 31, racked up a season-high four aces against Salve Regina on Oct. 18, registered a season-high four digs against Babson on Aug. 30 and recorded a season-high five blocks against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 8.

 

 

 

Sophomore setter Emma Cajthaml (El Cajon, CA) played in 73 sets in 25 matches. She totaled six kills (0.08/set), 194 assists (2.66/set), 12 service aces (0.16/set) and 93 digs (1.27/set). Cajthaml ranked second on the team in assists and reached double-digit assists on eight occasions. She dished out a season-high 24 assists on two occasions, while chalking up season-highs of three aces and 15 digs in a win over Eastern Nazarene on Oct. 3.

 

 

 

Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Malboeuf (Cumberland, RI) played in 91 sets in 29 matches and was the only member of the Anchorwomen to play in every single set this season. She totaled 173 kills (1.90/set), a .090 hitting percentage, eight assists (0.09/set), 16 service aces (0.18/set), 106 digs (1.16/set) and 26 blocks (0.29/set). Malboeuf led the team in kills, while ranking third in blocks and fifth in both aces and digs. She reached double-digit kills twice on the season and posted a season-high 20 digs in a win over Eastern Nazarene on Oct. 3. Malboeuf also tallied double-digit digs on three occasions and corralled a season-high 11 digs against Western Connecticut on Oct. 29. She dished out a season-high two assists twice, chalked up a season-high two aces twice and recorded a season-high three blocks twice on the year.

 

 

Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Palazzini (Woonsocket, RI) played in 90 sets in 29 matches and was one of just three Anchorwomen to play in every match this season. She totaled 92 kills (1.02/set), a .029 hitting percentage, 298 assists (3.31/set), 37 aces (0.41/set), 142 digs (1.58/set) and 15 blocks (0.17/set). Palazzini led the team in assists and aces, while ranking second in digs, third in kills and fifth in blocks. She reached double-digit kills twice on the year and compiled a season-high 13 kills in a win over Maine-Presque Isle on Oct. 26, while also tallying a season-high 10 aces in that same match. Palazzini reached double-digit assists 16 times and handed out a season-high of 22 assists against Worcester State on Sept. 21. She also reached double-digit digs on three occasions and corralled a season-high 14 digs against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 8.  She posted a season-high of two blocks on three occasions.

 

Sophomore right side hitter Morgan Stewart (Willington, CT) played in 85 sets in 28 matches. She totaled 62 kills (0.73/set), 18 assists (0.21/set), 16 service aces (0.19/set), 119 digs (1.40/set) and 10 blocks (0.12/set). Stewart ranked third on the team in digs and fifth on the squad in both kills and aces. She reached double-digit digs on three occasions and registered a season-high of 12 digs against Plymouth State on Sept. 21. Stewart tallied a season-high three aces against Western New England on Oct. 5 and also notched a season-high two blocks against UMass Dartmouth on Oct 8. She posted a season-high of seven kills twice on the year and dished out a season-high of three assists twice on the year as well.

 

Freshman defensive specialist Chelsey Borden (Cincinnati, OH) played in eight sets in six matches. She totaled four kills (0.50/set) and three digs (0.38/set) for the season. Borden posted a season-high two kills in a win over Maine-Presque Isle on Oct. 26.

 

Freshman defensive specialist Lindsay Boyle (Medway, MA) played eight sets in six matches. She totaled two kills (0.25/set) and one assist (0.38/set) for the year. Boyle tallied season-highs of two kills and two assists against Johnson & Wales on Oct. 18.

 

Freshman setter Sarah Iaccarino (Auburn, MA) played in five sets in four matches. She totaled one kill (0.20/set), one dig (0.20/set) and one assist (0.20/set) for the season.

 

Freshman middle hitter Dara Johnson (Boston, MA) played in 80 sets in 26 matches. She totaled 34 kills (0.43/set), three assists (0.04/set), two service aces (0.03/set), 16 digs (0.20/set) and 40 blocks (0.50/set). Johnson led the Anchorwomen in blocks on the season. She recorded a season-high seven kills against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 8, corralled a season-high four digs against Lasell on Sept. 17 and compiled a season-high six blocks against St. John Fisher on Aug. 31.

 

Freshman defensive specialist Melissa Johnson (Boylston, MA) played in 31 sets in 14 matches. She totaled three assists (0.10/set), one service ace (0.03/set) and 47 digs (1.52/set). Johnson ranked fifth on the team in digs per set and posted a season-high 17 digs against Plymouth State on Sept. 21.

 

Freshman libero Melissa Ring (Salem, NH) played in 37 sets in 17 matches. She totaled one kill (0.03/set), two assists (0.05/set), two service aces (0.05/set) and 29 digs (0.78/set). Ring registered a season-high of six digs against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 8.

 

Freshman libero Nicole Thibodeau (Loxahatchee, FL) played in 58 sets in 20 matches. She totaled five kills (0.09/set), five assists (0.09/set), three service aces (0.05) and 111 digs (1.91/set). Thibodeau ranked third on the squad in digs per set ranked fourth on the team in total digs for the year. She tallied double-digit digs twice for the season and posted a season-high of 12 digs against Western Connecticut on Oct. 29, while also finishing with a season-high of two kills in that same match.

 

Freshman outside hitter Alexandria Wall (Pawtucket, RI) played in 12 sets in eight matches. She totaled five kills (0.42/set), one dig (0.08/set) and three blocks (0.25/set). Wall finished with a season-high of two kills against Johnson & Wales on Oct. 18, while registering a season-high of two blocks against UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 8.