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May 19, 2015

 

2014-15 Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball
Season Summary
(7-19 Overall; 5-9 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-First-year Head Coach Glenn Senecal’s women’s basketball team finished the 2014-2015 season with a 7-19 record overall and a 5-9 mark (seventh place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen’s season ended with a 67-49 setback to second-seeded UMass Dartmouth in the 2015 Little East Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Feb. 24.

 

 

 

Senior forward Colleen McLaughlin (Weymouth, MA) wrapped up her one season in a RIC uniform playing in 20 games, starting two of them. She averaged 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and .50 steals per game. She led the Anchorwomen in scoring and rebounding once on the season, registering nine points and five boards against Babson on Nov. 16.

 

McLaughlin is a health care administration major with a minor in gerontology. She is a 2011 graduate of Weymouth High School.

 

Junior forward Devin Hill (Danielson, CT) played in 25 games, starting all of them. She averaged 12.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals, .80 blocks and .50 assists per game. She led the team in scoring 10 times on the year, while leading the team in rebounding on 10 occasions. Hill recorded three double-doubles. She scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds against UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 29. Hill hauled down a season-high 15 rebounds against UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 17. She swiped a season-high four steals against Keene State on Jan. 10. Hill registered a season-high three blocks against Emmanuel on Nov. 20 and again against Plymouth State on Feb. 21.

 

Junior guard Michelle Lagrotteria (Niantic, CT) played in 25 games, starting all of them. She averaged 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists 1.2 steals and .40 blocks per game. Lagrotteria led the Anchorwomen in scoring three times on the season, while pacing them in rebounds on three occasions. She scored a season-high 18 points against Bridgewater State on Nov. 25 and again vs. Amherst on Dec. 10. She hauled in a season-high eight rebounds against Tufts on Feb. 3. She handed out a season-best seven assists against Western Connecticut on Jan. 20. She recorded a season-high three steals twice on the year.

 

Junior guard Katelyn McElroy (West Greenwich, RI) played in nine games. She averaged 1.7 points, 0.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists and 0.1 steals per game.  McElroy recorded a season-high five points against Keene State on Feb. 7. She notched one rebound on four different occasions. She dished out a season-best two assists against Plymouth State on Jan. 17.

 

Junior guard Danai Porter (Pawtucket, RI) played in 11 games. She averaged 0.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.1 steals per game. Porter recorded a season-high three rebounds against Western Connecticut on Feb. 10.

 

Sophomore guard Alex Moore (West Newbury, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 25 games, starting all of them. She averaged 12.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. Moore led the team in assists per game, while finishing second in points, rebounds, blocks and steals. She led the team with 41 three-pointers and in free throw percentage (.768).

 

Moore was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Div. III National Player of the Week, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) N.E. Div. III Player of the Week and Little East Player of the Week following a week which saw Moore lead the Anchorwomen to a 3-0 mark and breaking her personal high in points twice. She scored a season-high 35 points to go along with four steals and three rebounds against Connecticut College on Jan. 22. The 35 points were the second-most ever scored in program history. Moore notched a double-double with 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds against Bridgewater State on Nov. 25. She dished out a season-best eight assists against Roger Williams on Nov. 30. Moore registered a season-high seven steals, eighth best in school history, against Emmanuel on Nov. 20.

 

Sophomore forward Jill Paladino (Arlington, MA) was one of three Anchorwomen to play in all 26 games, starting four of them. She averaged 2.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.3 steals per game. Paladino scored a season-best eight points against Babson on Nov. 16. She grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Plymouth State on Jan. 17.

 

Sophomore guard Jessica Patalano (Exeter, RI) played in 25 games, starting two of them. She averaged 2.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.8 steals per game. Patalano scored a season-high 12 points and grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds against Plymouth State on Feb. 21. She dished out two assists on four different occasions. Patalano swiped a season-best three steals against Plymouth State on Jan. 17.

 

Sophomore forward Meghan Reall (Smithfield, RI) played in 19 games, starting 12 of them. She averaged 2.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.6 steals per game. Reall scored a season-high 10 points against Emmanuel on Nov. 20. She grabbed a season-best eight rebounds against Roger Williams on Nov. 30. Reall registered a season-high two steals on three different occasions.  

 

Freshman guard Amber DeCristofaro (Smithfield, RI) played in 14 games. She averaged 1.0 points, 0.7 rebounds, 0.1 assists and 0.1 steals per game. DeCristofaro registered a season-high seven points against Plymouth State on Jan. 17. She hauled in a season-best three rebounds on two different occasions.

 

Freshman forward Rybecca Gonzalez (Pawtucket, RI) was one of three Anchorwomen to play in all 26 games, starting 12 of them. She averaged 2.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.6 steals per game. Gonzalez scored a season-high eight points against Babson on Nov. 16 and again against Bridgewater State on Nov. 25. She grabbed a season-best nine rebounds against WPI on Nov. 22. She registered four assists against Bowdoin on Jan. 4. Gonzalez swiped a season-best three steals against UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 24.

 

Freshman guard Jess Korzec (West Brookfield, MA) was named to the Little East All-Rookie team and to the league’s All-Defensive team. She played in 24 games, starting 18 of them. She averaged 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game. She ranked fourth in the conference and led the team in steals, totaling 53 on the season.

 

Korzec ranked fourth in the Little East and first on the team in field goal percentage (.472). She led the team in scoring eight times on the year, scoring a season-best 26 against Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 6. Korzec led the team in rebounding three times on the season, hauling down a season-high nine against Connecticut College on Jan. 22. She dished out a season-best seven assists against Connecticut College on Jan. 22. Korzec swiped five steals in a game on three different occasions, while recording 15 multiple steal games. She was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 2, while being named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week on two occasions.

 

Freshman guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) played in 26 games, starting five of them. She averaged 2.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game. Rubera scored a season-high 11 points against UMass Boston on Dec. 13. She grabbed a season-best six rebounds against Western Connecticut on Feb. 10. Rubera handed out a season-high two assists in eight different contests. She registered a season-high three steals against Williams on Nov. 15.