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November 5, 2001

 

Rhode Island College Fall Sports Update #9

Men’s Soccer
(4-11-5 Overall, 2-3-2 in the Little East)

Providence, RI—Head Coach Len Mercurio’s team finished the 2001 season with a 4-11-5 overall record and a 2-3-2 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference. Despite battling fifth-seeded Western Connecticut State University to a 0-0 tie through regulation and four 15 minute overtime periods, RIC was eliminated from the Little East Conference Tournament on penalty kicks (3-1) by the Colonials on Oct. 30

Senior co-captain Pete Ceprano (Hope, RI) leaves RIC having played in 75 career games, starting 72 of them. He has nine career goals and 16 career assists for 34 career points. Ceprano is eighth all-time in career assists for the Anchormen. As a senior in 2001, the midfielder played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. He had one goal and five assists for seven points. Ceprano led the team in assists and was tied for second on the club in points.

Senior forward Alex Gracia (West Warwick, RI) leaves RIC having played in 42 career games, starting two of them. He has one goal for two career points. As a senior in 2001, Gracia played in 14 games, starting two of them. He scored his first collegiate goal, in his first collegiate start, an overtime game-winner to lift the Anchormen past Bridgewater State 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 18.

Senior midfielder Ivo Luis (East Providence, RI) leaves RIC having played in 59 career games, starting 48 of them. He has two goals and three assists for seven career points as an Anchorman. As a senior in 2001, Luis played in 16 games, starting all of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points.

Senior goalkeeper Carlos Pinhancos (Cumberland, RI) leaves RIC having played in 45 career games, starting 44 of them. He logged 4,157 career minutes between the posts for the Anchormen. He posted a 1.19 career goals against average and a .821 career save percentage. Pinhancos made 253 saves in his career. He ranks fourth with 11 career shutouts all-time at RIC. He is third all-time in career GAA.

As a senior in 2001, he played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. He posted a 1.18 goals-against average, a .830 save percentage and made 112 saves on the season. Pinhancos logged 1,752 minutes with four shutouts.

Junior defender Christopher Enright (Barrington, RI) played in eleven games, starting one of them.

Junior forward Scott Main (Exeter, RI) played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. He had eight goals and three assists for 19 points on the season. Main had two game-winning goals to his credit. He led the team in goals, points and game-winning goals and was second in assists.

Junior sweeper James Williamson (North Kingstown, RI) played in 17 games, starting all of them. He had three goals and one assist for seven points on the season. He was tied for second on the team in points and was second in goals.

Junior defender Rob Williamson (Greenville, RI) played in 11 games, starting all of them. Williamson missed much of the season while recovering from a broken hand. After playing in RIC’s first three games, he returned to play in the club’s final eight contests.

Sophomore forward Craig Bannon (Harrisville, RI) played in 18 games, starting 12 of them. He had one goal for two points on the season.

Sophomore Joe Burns (Ashaway, RI) was a reserve goalkeeper on the team.

Sophomore midfielder Johan Calderon (Pawtucket, RI) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them. He had one goal and two assists for four points. He was tied for fifth on the team in scoring.

Sophomore stopper Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) played in 20 games, starting all of them. He had one assist for one point on the season.

Sophomore midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) played in 11 games, starting eight of them. He had one goal, a game-winner, and two assists for four points. He was tied for fifth on the team in scoring.

Sophomore midfielder Paul Sousa (East Providence, RI) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He had two goals and one assist for five points on the season. He ranked fourth on the team in points and was tied for third on the squad in goals.

Freshman midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) played in 12 games, starting seven of them. He had one goal for two points.

Freshman Christopher Furey (Cabot, VT) was a reserve goalkeeper on the team. He missed the entire season while recovering from a broken hand he suffered over the summer.

Freshman defender Matthew Lambert (Woonsocket, RI) played in 14 games, starting 12 of them.

Freshman defender Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. Maciel had two goals for four points. He was tied for fifth on the team in points and tied for third in goals.

Freshman midfielder/goalkeeper Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) played in nine games, starting three of them. As a goalkeeper, Nelson logged 219 minutes with a 3.29 goals-against average, a .703 save percentage and made 19 saves on the season.

 

Women’s Volleyball
(11-21 Overall, 2-5 in the Little East)

Head Coach Kristen Norberg’s team finished the 2001 season with an 11-21 overall record and a 2-5 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC was eliminated from the 2001 Little East Conference Tournament with a 3-0 loss at UMASS-Dartmouth on Oct. 31.

Senior defender Kristina Ferreira (Bristol, RI) leaves RIC having played 183 games in 65 career matches. She totaled 24 attempts, 23 kills, a .048 hitting percentage, 217 digs, five assists and one block. As a senior in 2001, Ferreira played in 89 games in 26 matches. She had 22 kills (0.247/game), a .072 hitting percentage, four assists (0.045/game), 26 service aces (0.292/game), 126 digs (1.416/game) and one block (0.011/game).

Senior setter Kim Lebrun (Woonsocket, RI) leaves RIC having played 434 games in 121 career matches. She totaled 1,125 attempts, 300 kills, a .156 hitting percentage, 546 digs, 1,591 assists and 99 blocks. She is RIC’s all-time leader in career assists and games played. She has 958 more assists than the student-athlete in second place all-time. As a senior in 2001, Lebrun played in 113 games in 31 matches. She had 71 kills (.628/game), a .116 hitting percentage, 426 assists (3.770 /game), 33 service aces (0.292/game), 155 digs (1.372/game) and 23 blocks (0.204/game). She led the team in assists, and was third in both service aces and digs.

Senior middle hitter Brandee Trainer (North Kingstown, RI) leaves RIC having played in 432 games in 121 matches. She totaled 2,581 attempts, 941 kills, a .236 hitting percentage, 526 digs, 28 assists and 374 blocks. She is RIC’s all-time leader in career attempts, kills and blocks. Trainer is third in career hitting percentage. As a senior in 2001, Trainer played in 109 games in 31 matches. She had 291 kills (2.670/game), a .265 hitting percentage, nine assists (0.083/game), 48 service aces (0.440/game), 149 digs (1.367/game) and 90 blocks (0.826/game). She led the team in hitting percentage, kills and blocks. She was second on the team in service aces and fifth in digs.

Senior middle hitter Erica Waltonen (West Greenwich, RI) leaves RIC having played in 409 games in 118 career matches. She totaled 2,134 attempts, 659 kills, a .173 hitting percentage, 665 digs, 38 assists and 214 blocks. She is second all-time in career kills at RIC and is fifth in career blocks. As a senior in 2001, she played in 116 games in 32 matches. She had 246 kills (2.120/game), a .213 hitting percentage, 14 assists (0.121/game), 52 service aces (0.448/game), 259 digs (2.233/game) and 56 blocks (0.483/game). She led the team in digs and service aces. Waltonen was second in kills, blocks and hitting percentage.

Junior outside hitter Stephanie Callaghan (Warwick, RI) played in 112 games in 31 matches. She had 163 kills (1.455/game), a .200 hitting percentage, 20 assists (0.179/game), 25 service aces (0.223/game), 221 digs (1.973/game) and 13 blocks (0.116/game). Callaghan was second on the team in digs and third in kills. Callaghan was fourth on the team in hitting percentage and fifth in service aces.

Junior setter Susan Chiu (Belmont, NH) played in 91 games in 32 matches. She had two kills (0.022/game), a .000 hitting percentage, 98 assists (1.077/game), 12 service aces (0.132/game), 154 digs (1.692/game) and no blocks (0.000/game). Chiu was third on the team in assists.

Sophomore outside hitter Vicky Bilalyan (Cranston, RI) played in 94 games in 31 matches. She had 70 kills (0.745/game), a .079 hitting percentage, nine assists (0.096/game), two service aces (0.021/game), 57 digs (.606/game) and 12 blocks (0.128/game).

Sophomore defender Jennifer Cyr (Bristol, RI) played in 22 games in 12 matches. She had no kills (0.000/game), a .000 hitting percentage, one assist (0.045/game), no service aces (0.000/game), 12 digs (.545/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Sophomore outside hitter Erica Poirier (Woonsocket, RI) played in 75 games in 24 matches. She had 67 kills (0.893/game), a .097 hitting percentage, 15 assists (0.200/game), 17 service aces (0.227/game), 23 digs (0.307/game) and 21 blocks (0.280/game).

Freshman defender/hitter Danielle Beaudry (West Greenwich, RI) played in 31 games in 18 matches. She had one kill (0.032/game), a 1.000 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), seven service aces (0.226/game), 25 digs (0.806/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman hitter Kristen Bibeault (Woonsocket, RI) played in 74 games in 26 matches. She had 44 kills (0.595/game), a .086 hitting percentage, four assists (0.054/game), two service aces (0.027/game), 43 digs (0.581/game) and nine blocks (0.122/game).

Freshman defender/setter Katherine Darash (Port Chester, NY) played in ten games in seven matches. She had no kills (0.000/game), a .000 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), no service aces (0.000/game), one dig (0.100/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman setter Corinne-Marie Gervais (Woonsocket, RI) has played in three games in three matches. She has no kills (0.000/game), a .000 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), no service aces (0.000/game), no digs (0.000/game) and one block (0.333/game).

Freshman defender Julia Longo (Somersworth, NH) was a reserve on the team.

Freshman setter Tracy Lopes (Warren, RI) played in 87 games in 30 matches. She had 20 kills (0.230/game), a .203 hitting percentage, 160 assists (1.839/game), 20 service aces (0.230/game), 114 digs (1.310/game) and six blocks (0.069/game). She was second on the team in assists and third in hitting percentage. Lopes was sixth in service aces and seventh in digs.

 

Men’s Cross Country

Head Coach Dick Hoppman’s team competed at the ECAC Division III Championships, hosted by Williams College, on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Anchormen placed 13th (28 Teams) with a score of 437. Keene State College won the meet with a score of 72.

Junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) was the top finisher for RIC, placing 46th with a time of 28:14.

Freshman Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed 49th with a time of 28:22.

Freshman Mike Daniels  (Warwick, RI) placed 103rd with a time of 29:44.

Freshman Ruben Feliz (Providence, RI) placed 118th with a time of 30:11.

Junior Rob Geremia (Kingston, RI) placed 141st with a time of 30:52.

Senior co-captain Nick Alfred (Wakefield, RI) placed 161st with a time of 31:45.

Junior co-captain Chris Puleo (Barrington, RI) placed 193rd with a time of 33:52.

In upcoming action, RIC will run at the Div. III New England Championships on Saturday, Nov. 10.

 

Women’s Cross Country

Head Coach Matt Hird’s team competed at the ECAC Division III Championships, hosted by Williams College, on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Anchorwomen did not enter a full scoring squad. Amherst College won the meet with a score of 44.

Sophomore Michelle Boudreau (Lincoln, RI) placed 88th with a time of 21:45.

Sophomore Rebecca Horton (Seekonk, MA) placed 152nd with a time of 23:28.

Sophomore Leslie Eastwood (East Providence, RI) placed 160th with a time of 23:39.

Sophomore Michele Dunphy (Cranston, RI) placed 207th with a time of 25:58.

In upcoming action, RIC will run at the Div. III New England Championships on Saturday, Nov. 10.

 

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