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May 27, 2014

 

2014 Rhode Island College Womenís Lacrosse
Season Summary

(7-8 Overall; 1-5 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Crystal Labossiereís team finished the 2014 season with a 7-8 overall record and a 1-5 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The seven wins were the most for the program since 2005. Sixth-seeded Rhode Island College fell to third-seeded Plymouth State, 17-5, in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament on April 29. The Anchorwomen set the single-season record for most assists as a team (71) and the most caused turnovers as a team (180).

 

 

 

Senior attacker Ashley Appel (Foxboro, MA) closed out her four-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 44 games, starting 16 of them. She finished her career with 19 goals and four assists for 23 points to go along with 13 draw controls, 19 ground balls and six caused turnovers.

 

As a senior in 2014, Appel played in 14 games, starting four of them. She posted nine goals and one assist for 10 points on the season to go along with six ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers. Appel tallied a season-high three goals against Wheelock on April 19 and recorded a season-high three ground balls against Elms on March 23.

 

As a junior in 2013, Appel played in 11 games, starting five of them. She finished the season with two goals and two assists for four points to go along with 10 ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers. Appel posted both her scores to go along with an assist in a win over Wheelock on April 2. She also corralled a season-high four ground balls in a win over Elms on March 23.

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Appel played in eight games. She totaled two goals for two points, while posting three shots and two draw controls. Appel scored both of her goals in a season-opening, 15-4, victory at Emmanuel on March 19.

 

As a freshman in 2010, Appel played in 11 games, starting seven of them. She totaled six goals and one assist for seven points to go along with 24 shots, three ground balls and three draw controls.

 

Appel is a health care administration major with a minor in psychology and a 2009 graduate of Foxboro High School.

 

Senior defender Cassy Arines (Warwick, RI) wrapped up her four-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 52 games, starting 45 of them. She finished her career with two goals and two assists for four points to go along with 76 ground balls, 29 caused turnovers and 21 draw controls.

 

As a senior in 2014, Arines was one of five Anchorwomen to start all 15 games on the season. She dished out one assist for one point and chipped in with 26 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and one draw control. Arines gathered a season-high four ground balls against Wheelock on April 19 and recorded a season-high two caused turnovers on two occasions.

 

As a junior in 2013, Arines played in 13 games, starting all of them. She totaled 21 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and five draw controls on the year. Arines tallied a season-high six ground balls in a win over UMass Dartmouth on April 24, a season-high two draw controls against Wheelock on April 2 and a season-high four caused turnovers against Southern Maine on April 16.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Arines played in 15 games, starting all of them. She totaled 23 ground balls, nine draw controls and nine caused turnovers. Arines registered a season-high six ground balls against Eastern Connecticut on March 31, a season-high two draw controls against Western Connecticut on April 7 and a season-high three caused turnovers against UMass Dartmouth on April 25.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Arines played in nine games, starting two of them. She totaled two goals and an assist for three points, while also collecting three shots, six ground balls, six draw controls and one caused turnover. Her best game of the season came in an 18-10 win at Wheelock on April 20, in which she registered both a goal and an assist to go along with a season-high four ground balls and a caused turnover.

 

Arines is a psychology/sociology major and a 2010 graduate of Veterans High School. She also competed for RICís womenís soccer team.

 

Senior goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) closed out her four-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 58 games, starting all of them. She logged 3,404:18 minutes in net throughout her career and posted a 20-37 record with a 13.25 goals against average. Carbone made 627 career saves and corralled 114 career ground balls to go along with 27 caused turnovers. She is the programís all-time leader in career saves and minutes played, stands third all-time in career GAA and is sixth all-time in career save percentage.

 

As a senior in 2014, Carbone was one of five Anchorwomen to start all 15 games on the season. She logged 813:21 of the season in net, posting a 6-8 record with a 12.61 goals against average. Carbone chalked up 158 saves and posted a .480 save percentage to go along with 28 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. Her .480 save percentage and 12.61 GAA rank fourth all-time in single-season program history, while her 158 saves rank fifth. Carbone made a season-high 19 saves and corralled a season-high six ground balls against Colby-Sawyer on April 17. She notched a season-high two caused turnovers on four occasions.

 

As a junior in 2013, Carbone played in 14 games, starting all of them. She logged the entire 846:00 of the season in goal, posting a 5-9 record with a 13.26 goals against average. Carbone racked up 185 saves and had a .497 save percentage, to go along with 27 ground balls and six caused turnovers. Her 185 saves rank second all-time in single-season program history, while her .497 save percentage ranks third and her 13.26 goals against average ranks fourth. Carbone made a career-high 21 saves against Eastern Connecticut on March 30.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Carbone played in 15 games, starting all of them. She logged the entire 910:03 of the season in goal for Rhode Island College, posting a 4-11 record with a 13.38 goals against average. Carbone racked up 153 saves and had a .430 save percentage against 471 shots faced. Her 153 saves ranked fourth all-time in single-season program history. Carbone posted a season-high 18 saves against Framingham State on March 27. She also corralled 31 ground balls, while recording eight caused turnovers.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Carbone played in 14 games, starting all of them. She logged the entire 834:54 of the season in goal for Rhode Island College, posting a record of 5-9 with a 13.73 goals against average. For the season, Carbone racked up 131 saves and had a .407 save percentage against 428 shots faced. She posted a season-best 16 saves twice on the season: against Westfield State on April 12 and against Eastern Connecticut on April 23. Her stingiest performance came in a 15-4 victory in the season opener at Emmanuel on March 19.

 

Carbone is a nursing major and a 2010 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Senior midfielder Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) wrapped up her four-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 57 games, starting 54 of them. She finished her career with 10 goals and six assists for 16 points to go along with 82 ground balls, 50 draw controls and 35 caused turnovers.  Kanno is tied for 10th all-time at RIC in career caused turnovers.

 

As a senior in 2014, Kanno played in 14 games, starting all of them. She collected one goal and three assists for four points to go along with 23 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and 10 caused turnovers. Kanno dished out a season-high two assists against Worcester State on April 10 and gathered a season-high five ground balls against Keene State on April 12. She notched a season-high two draw controls on two occasions and tallied a season-high two caused turnovers on four occasions.

 

As a junior in 2013, Kanno played in 14 games, starting all of them. She compiled six goals and two assists for eight points to go along with 27 ground balls, 26 draw controls and six caused turnovers. Kanno ranked third on the team in draw controls, corralling a season-high seven against Elms on March 23 to go along with a season-high three goals and a season-high six ground balls. She also totaled a season-high two caused turnovers against Eastern Connecticut on March 30. Kanno was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Kanno played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She tallied one goal and one assist for two points on the year. Her goal came against Emmanuel on March 22, while the assist was recorded against Roger Williams on March 20. Kanno finished with 18 ground balls, seven draw controls and 11 caused turnovers. She posted a season-high three ground balls against Western Connecticut on April 7 and a season-high two draw controls at Framingham State on March 27. Kanno recorded a season-high two caused turnovers on two occasions.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Kanno played in all 14 games for the Anchorwomen, starting 13 of them. She totaled two goals for two points, while also recording 12 shots, 14 ground balls, seven draw controls and eight caused turnovers. Kanno scored a goal in each of her team's first two games, wins over Emmanuel (15-4) and Worcester State (15-11) on March 19 and 22, respectively. She posted season highs of three ground balls and four caused turnovers in a 13-7 loss against Southern Maine on April 19.

 

Kanno is an international business major and a 2010 graduate of Cranston High School East. She also competed for RICís womenís swimming team.

 

Junior midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) finished her three-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 40 games, starting 39 of them. She totaled 89 career ground balls, 37 caused turnovers and 22 draw controls. Maisano is ninth all-time at RIC in career caused turnovers. Although she has a season of eligibility remaining, Maisano is graduating.

 

As a junior in 2014, Maisano played in 13 games, starting 12 of them. She recorded nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points to go along with 44 ground balls, 28 caused turnovers and 13 draw controls. Maisano ranked second on the team in both ground balls and caused turnovers, while ranking third in assists. She tallied a season-high three goals against UMass Dartmouth on April 23. Maisano dished out a season-high four assists, gathered a season-high nine ground balls and tallied a season-high seven caused turnovers against Becker on April 8. She snagged a season-high four draw controls against Plymouth State on April 29. Maisanoís seven caused turnovers against Becker are tied for the most in the programís single-game history, while her 28 caused turnovers on the year rank fifth all-time in single-season history.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Maisano was named the teamís MVP. She played in 14 games, starting all of them. Maisano posted seven goals and nine assists for 16 points, while chipping in with 28 ground balls, six draw controls and three caused turnovers. She finished the season tied for third on the team in ground balls and also ranked third in assists, while ranking fifth in goals and points. Maisano tallied a season-high three goals against UMass Dartmouth on April 24 to go along with a season-high two draw controls. She also corralled a season-high seven ground balls against Elms on March 23 and dished out a season-high two assists on three occasions.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Maisano played 13 games, starting all of them. She totaled 17 ground balls, three draw controls and six caused turnovers. Maisano collected season highs of three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 21-10 loss to Eastern Connecticut on April 23.

 

Maisano is a nursing major and a 2010 graduate of Mt. Hope High School. She also competes for RICís womenís soccer team.

 

Senior defender Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) closed out her four-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 58 games, starting 56 of them. She finished her career with one goal and two assists for three points to go along with 182 ground balls, 74 caused turnovers and 19 draw controls. Nolte ranks third all-time at RIC in both career ground balls and career caused turnovers.

 

As a senior in 2014, Nolte was named Second Team All-Little East. She was one of five Anchorwomen to start all 15 games on the season. Nolte finished the season with one goal and one assist for two points to go along with 57 ground balls, 33 caused turnovers and 18 draw controls. She led the Anchorwomen in ground balls and caused turnovers. Nolte scored her first career goal against Elms on March 23. She totaled a season-high 10 ground balls against Keene State on April 12, registered a season-high eight caused turnovers against Western Connecticut on April 5, and tallied a season-high four draw controls against UMass Dartmouth on April 23. Nolteís 33 caused turnovers rank third all-time in single-season history, while her 57 ground balls are tied for ninth.

 

As a junior in 2013, Nolte was named First Team All-Little East. She played in 14 games, starting all of them. Nolte led the team with 44 ground balls on the year. She also finished the season tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with 17. Nolte registered season-highs of seven ground balls and three caused turnovers twice on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Nolte played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She totaled 16 caused turnovers for the season, while notching 39 ground balls, which ranked third on the team. Nolte corralled a season-high six ground balls on two occasions, while recording a season-high three caused turnovers on three occasions.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Nolte played in all 14 games, starting 13 of them. She registered one assist for one point to go along with 42 ground balls, one draw control and eight caused turnovers. Her 42 ground balls were tied for second on the team, which were keyed by back-to-back games with seven ground ball-efforts to close the season against Eastern Connecticut and UMass Dartmouth on April 23 and 27, respectively.

 

Nolte is a nursing major and a 2010 graduate of Cranston High School West. She also competed for RICís womenís soccer team.

 

Senior midfielder Jessalyn OíNeill (North Providence, RI) wrapped up her four-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 58 games, starting all of them. She compiled 67 goals and 34 assists for 101 points to go along with 114 ground balls, 87 draw controls, and 45 caused turnovers. OíNeill left her fingerprints all over the Rhode Island College record books, as she ranks fourth all-time in career assists, fifth in both caused turnovers and draw controls, sixth in points, and seventh in both goals and shots (187).

 

As a senior in 2014, OíNeill was one of five Anchorwomen to start all 15 games on the season. She finished the season with 25 goals and 15 assists for 40 points to go along with 33 ground balls, 26 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers. OíNeill ranked second on the team in assists and draw controls, while ranking third in goals and points. She netted a season-high four goals on two occasions and handed out a season-high three assists against Worcester State on April 10. OíNeill corralled a season-high seven draw controls against Western Connecticut on April 5. She collected a season-high four ground balls on five occasions and posted a season-high three caused turnovers on two occasions. OíNeillís 15 assists on the year are tied for fifth all-time in single-season program history.

 

As a junior in 2013, OíNeill played in 14 games, starting all of them. She recorded 18 goals and seven assists for 25 points. OíNeill chipped in with 25 ground balls, 17 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers. She finished the season tied for the team lead in caused turnovers, while ranking third in goals, and fourth in assists, points and draw controls. OíNeill posted season-highs of five goals and three assists to go along with four caused turnovers against Framingham State on March 26. She also racked up a season-high five ground balls against Becker on April 9 and corralled a season-high three draw controls on three occasions.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, OíNeill played in 15 games, starting all of them. She finished the season with 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points, while tallying 31 ground balls, 30 draw controls and three caused turnovers. OíNeill ranked third on the team in draw controls. She posted a season-high three goals against Eastern Connecticut on March 31, while totaling a season-high two assists on two occasions. OíNeill notched a season-high five ground balls on two occasions, while posting six draw controls against Western Connecticut on April 7.

 

As a freshman in 2011, OíNeill played in 14 games, starting all of them. She posted 11 goals and four assists for 15 points, while also compiling 42 shots, 25 ground balls, 14 draw controls and seven caused turnovers. Her best performance came in an April 20, 18-10, win at Wheelock, when she posted season-highs of three goals, five ground balls and four draw controls.

 

OíNeill is a physical education major with a minor in coaching and a 2010 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

Junior attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís MVP. She was one of five Anchorwomen to start all 15 games on the season. Landon finished with 41 goals and 19 assists for 60 points to go along with 67 draw controls, 18 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. She led the Anchorwomen in assists, points, draw controls and shooting percentage (.488), while ranking second in goals. Landon also finished tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (2) and chalked up a season-high six goals against Johnson & Wales on March 20. She dished out a season-high four assists on two occasions and collected a season-high four ground balls against Wheelock on April 19. Landon corralled a season-high 12 draw controls against Becker on April 8 and tallied a season-high three caused turnovers against Keene State on April 12. Her 19 assists on the year are tied for second all-time in single-season program history, while her 67 draw controls rank third and her 60 points rank sixth. She was named Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She registered 43 goals and seven assists for 50 points to go along with 19 ground balls, eight draw controls and eight caused turnovers. Ricci led the Anchorwomen in goals, ranked second in points and third in shooting percentage (.413). She finished tied for team lead in game-winning goals (2) and tallied a season-high six goals on two occasions. Ricci dished out a season-high two assists on two occasions and corralled a season-high two draw controls on two occasions. She scooped up a season-high three ground balls against Worcester State on April 10 and notched a season-high two caused turnovers on two occasions. Ricciís 43 goals are tied for seventh all-time in single-season history, while her 104 shots rank eighth all-time.

 

Junior midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) played in 14 games, starting 13 of them. She totaled 16 goals and two assists for 18 points on the year to go along with 33 ground balls, 14 draw controls and seven caused turnovers. Tillison finished tied for team lead in game-winning goals (2) and ranked second on the squad in shot percentage (.471). She tallied a season-high three goals against Wheelock on April 19 and corralled a season-high six ground balls against Southern Maine on April 27. Tillison racked up a season-high three caused turnovers against Becker on April 8 and notched a season-high two draw controls on four occasions.

 

Sophomore defender Ashley Alardi (North Providence, RI) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She finished the season with three assists for three points to go along with 32 ground balls, 20 caused turnovers and 19 draw controls. Alardi ranked third on the team in draw controls and caused turnovers. She racked up a season-high six ground balls against Worcester State on April 10, registered a season-high four draw controls against Southern Maine on April 27 and recorded a season-high three caused turnovers against Salve Regina on March 18.

 

Alardi also spent three games in net for the Anchorwomen, logging a total of 67:17 minutes between the pipes. She was 1-0 with a 15:16 goals against average, 13 saves, and a .433 save percentage. Alardi made a season-high nine saves against Becker on April 8.

 

Sophomore attacker Charissa Champagne (North Providence, RI) played in 11 games, starting one of them. She dished out one assist for one point and contributed three ground balls and two draw controls.

 

Sophomore attacker Ana Medeiros (New Bedford, MA) played 11 games, starting three of them. She netted two goals and one assist for three points on the year to go along with five ground balls, three caused turnovers, and one draw control. Medeiros dished out an assist and added a season-high three ground balls against Elms on March 23.

 

Medeiros also spent one game in net for the Anchorwomen, logging a total of 25:22 minutes between the pipes. She was 0-0 with a 21.29 goals against average, one save, and a .100 save percentage.

 

Freshman defender Gianna DíAmico (Providence, RI) played in six games, starting two of them. She totaled five ground balls and two caused turnovers for the year. DíAmico corralled a season-high three ground balls against Wheelock on April 19.

 

Freshman attacker Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She finished the year with 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points to go along with 15 ground balls, nine draw controls and two caused turnovers. Heidel posted a season-high three goals against UMass Dartmouth on April 23 and recorded a season-high two assists against Johnson & Wales on March 20. She registered a season-high three draw controls against Framingham State on March 25 and gathered a season-high three ground balls on two occasions.

 

Freshman defender Marissa Pina (New Bedford, MA) played in nine games, starting in one of them. She tallied two ground balls on the season.

 

Freshman defender Sara Stone (Wakefield, RI) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She totaled 34 ground balls, which ranked third on the team, to go along with 18 caused turnovers. Stone racked up a season-high five ground balls against Worcester State on April 10 and tallied a season-high three caused turnovers on two occasions.