For Immediate Release

 

November 6, 2001

 

2001 Women’s Volleyball Season Summary

11-21 Overall; 2-5 (Sixth Place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI-- Head Coach Kristen Norberg’s (Career record: 242-306) 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 in 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).

As a junior in 2000, she played in 72 games in 23 matches. She totaled one kill (0.014/game), one assist (0.014/game), 12 service aces (0.167/game) and 82 digs (1.139/game).

As a sophomore in 1999, she played in 22 games in 16 matches. She totaled nine digs (0.41/game) on the year.

She is an elementary education major and a 1997 graduate of Fatima High School

Senior setter Kim Lebrun (Woonsocket, RI) leaves RIC having played in 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.

As a junior in 2000, she played in 86 games in 24 matches. She totaled 101 kills (1.174/game), a .204 hitting percentage, 368 assists (4.279/game), 37 service aces (0.430/game), 192 digs (2.233/game) and six blocks (0.070/game). Lebrun led the team in assists and was second in both digs and service aces. She was fourth in kills. She was named to the Rhode Island College Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

As a sophomore in 1999, Lebrun was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. She played in 117 games in 34 matches. She led the team with 435 assists, the second-most in team history for a single season. She also registered a .136 hitting percentage with 111 kills (0.95/game), 140 digs (1.20/game), 47 service aces (0.40/game) and 52 total blocks (0.44/game) on the year. Lebrun led the team in service aces, was third in digs and blocks, and was fourth in kills. She was named to the Rhode Island College Invitational’s All-Tournament Team.

As a freshman in 1998, she played in 118 games in 32 matches. She was second on the team with 362 assists (3.068/game). Lebrun registered a .255 hitting percentage in 47 attempts. Lebrun had 17 kills (.144/game), 53 service aces (.449/game), 59 digs (.500/game) and 18 total blocks (.153/game) on the year.

She is an English/secondary education major with a minor in history and a 1997 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

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.

As a junior in 2000, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 86 games in 24 matches. Trainer totaled 238 kills (2.767/game), a .234 hitting percentage, ten assists (0.116/game), 31 service aces (0.360/game), 165 digs (1.919/game) and 64 blocks (0.744/game). Trainer led the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks. She was third on the team in service aces and fourth in digs. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the Rhode Island College Invitational for the second consecutive season.

As a sophomore in 1999, she was named to both the RIC Invitational and the Tufts Invitational All-Tournament teams during the season. Trainer was also the RIC Invitational’s Most Valuable Player award-winner. Trainer played in all 117 games in the team’s 34 matches. She led the team with a .248 hitting percentage, 277 kills (2.4/game) and 135 total blocks (1.2/game). She also registered five assists (0.04/game), 26 service aces (0.22/game) and 102 digs (0.87/game). Trainer was fourth on the team in service aces and fifth in digs.

As a freshman in 1998, Trainer played in 120 games in 32 matches. She led the team with 110 digs (.917/game) and was second on the team with 85 total blocks (.708/game). She also had 135 kills (1.125/game), four assists (.033/game) and 44 service aces (.367/game) on the year. Trainer was third on the team in service aces.

She is a Spanish/secondary education major and a 1998 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

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

As a junior in 2000, she was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. She played in 85 games in 24 matches. She totaled 181 kills (2.129/game), a .185 hitting percentage, six assists (0.071/game), 45 service aces (0.529/game), 247 digs (2.906/game) and 35 blocks (0.412/game). Waltonen led the team in service aces and digs.

As a sophomore in 1999, she was named to the Little East Conference’s All-Tournament Team. She played in 103 games in 30 matches. She registered a .110 hitting percentage with 159 kills (1.5/game), three assists (0.03/game), 38 service aces (0.37/game), 131 digs (1.3/game) and 93 total blocks (0.90/game) on the year. Waltonen was second on the team in kills, service aces and blocks, and was fourth in digs.

As a freshman in 1998, she played in 105 games in 32 matches. Waltonen registered a .164 hitting percentage in 201 attempts. She had 73 kills (.695/game), 15 assists (.143/game), 19 service aces (.181/game), 28 digs (.267) and 30 total blocks (.286/game) on the year.

She is an elementary education major with a minor in special education and is a 1998 graduate of Exeter-West Greenwich High School.

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 has 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) played in three games in three matches. She had 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.

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