October 30, 2001

Four Earn All-Little East Conference Honors in Women’s Soccer

Providence, RI—Four Rhode Island College women’s soccer student-athletes were named All-Little East Conference. Senior Kerri Ferreira (Bristol, RI) was named First Team All-LEC. Senior Caitlin Schimmel (Cumberland, RI), junior Allison Vales (Bristol, RI) and sophomore Malissa Holden (Warwick, RI) were named Second Team All-LEC.

Ferreira played in 16 games, starting all of them. The forward had ten goals and nine assists for 29 points. She had three game-winning goals to her credit. She was a 1999 Second Team All-LEC selection.

Schimmel, a forward/midfielder, played in 16 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and seven assists for 13 points on the season.

Vales, a midfielder, played in 16 games, starting all of them. She had one goal and two assists for four points on the season.

Holden, a defender, played in 17 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point.

Head Coach Nicole Barber’s team finished its 2001 campaign 8-7-2 overall and 3-3-1 in the Little East Conference. This season was one of Rhode Island College women’s soccer team’s most successful in the program’s seven-year history. The Anchorwomen were eliminated from the 2001 LEC Tournament with a 6-1 loss to Plymouth State College on Oct. 23.

RIC qualified for the Little East Conference Tournament for only the second time and hosted a first round game for the first time ever in the program’s history. The ’01 campaign was also the team’s second winning season ever [1999].



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