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February 19, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Winter Sports Update #9

Men’s Basketball
(1-24 Overall, 0-14 in the Little East)

Providence, RI—Head Coach Mike Kelly’s Anchormen finished the 2001-02 season with a 1-24 overall record and a 0-14 record in the Little East Conference. RIC went 0-2 this week, losing a tough ballgame to UMASS-Dartmouth 79-75 on Feb. 12 and falling to Plymouth State 88-64 on Feb. 16 in the season finale

Freshman forward Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) played in 25 games, starting 19 of them. He averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game on the season.

Freshman forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) played in 25 games, starting 20 of them. He averaged 9.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game on the season.

Junior guard Eric Britto (Riverside, RI) played in 25 games, starting 16 of them. He averaged 8.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals per game on the season.

Sophomore center Kurt Gorter (North Kingstown, RI) played in 16 games, starting 13 of them. He averaged 7.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game on the season.

Junior guard James Heady (Bridgeport, CT) played in 24 games, starting eight of them. He averaged 5.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game on the season.

Sophomore forward Mike Costigan (Pawtucket, RI) played in 25 games, starting 21 of them. He averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game on the season.

Freshman guard Greg Bushey (Hudson, NH) played in 20 games. He averaged 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game on the season.

Freshman forward Ian Robertson (Naugatuck, CT) played in 25 games, starting 15 of them. He averaged 3.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game on the season.

Senior guard Mike Monahan (Johnston, RI) played in 20 games, starting in two of them. He averaged 2.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game on the season.

Freshman forward Raleigh Brennan (Middletown, RI) played in 21 games, starting one of them. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game on the season.

Sophomore forward Matt Records (East Greenwich, RI) played in 19 games. He averaged 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game on the season.

Sophomore guard Bobby Carroll (Fairfield, CT) played in 11 games. He averaged 7.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game on the season.

 

Women’s Basketball

(5-20 Overall, 2-12 in the Little East)

Head Coach Mike Kelley’s team finished the 2001-02 season with a 5-20 overall record and a 2-12 mark in the Little East Conference. RIC went 1-1 last week, defeating UMASS-Dartmouth 60-46 on Feb. 12 and falling to Plymouth State 79-59 in the season finale on Feb. 16.

Sophomore guard Angela Sarette (Putnam, CT) played in 25 games, starting 15 of them. She averaged 10.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game on the season.

Sophomore forward Elizabeth Shields (Warwick, RI) played in 25 games, starting all of them. She averaged 8.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.6 steals per game on the season.

Sophomore guard Monyca Vickers (Mattapoisett, MA) played in 19 games, starting seven of them. She averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game on the season.

Sophomore guard Katie Hansen (Narragansett, RI) played in 25 games, starting 24 of them. She averaged 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game on the season.

Senior forward Melanie Wolf (Gorham, NH) played in 25 games, starting all of them. The co-captain averaged 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game on the season.

Sophomore guard Tara Mekuto (Providence, RI) played in 23 games, starting three of them. She averaged 2.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game on the season.

Freshman guard Becca Bissonnette (Danielson, CT) played in 23 games, starting all of them. She averaged 6.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game on the season.

Sophomore guard Abby Ferri (Greene, RI) played in 25 games, starting one of them. She averaged 3.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game on the season.

Junior guard Pamela Kelly (West Hartford, CT) played in 24 games, starting two of them. The co-captain averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds per game on the season.

Junior guard Alicia Hersperger (Providence, RI) played in 18 games. She averaged 0.8 rebounds per game on the season.

Freshman forward Elizabeth Valeika (Woonsocket, RI) played in 14 games on the season.

 

Wrestling

(10-13 overall; 8-7 in the NECCWA; 2-3 in the Pilgrim League)

Head Coach Jay Jones’ Anchormen closed out the 2001-02 season at the NECCWA Championships on Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. The Anchormen finished 12th out of 15 teams with 29.5 points.

Junior Mike Riley (Lowell, MA) earned All-New England honors, placing third at the NECCWA Championships at 133 pounds. Riley had a 28-match winning streak stopped at the championships. The co-captain was 37-6 with 163 points, 128 takedowns, ten reversals, 48 escapes, 21 near-falls and four wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) earned All-New England honors, placing second at NECCWA Championships at 197 pounds. He was 31-15 at 197 pounds with 135 points, 33 takedowns, 15 reversals, 37 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight wins by fall on the year.

Sophomore Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) was 25-16 at 141 pounds with 113 points, 40 takedowns, 21 reversals, 33 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Amos Traystman (Montville, CT) was 10-13 at 125 pounds with 48 points, 11 takedowns, three reversals and 13 escapes on the year.

Sophomore Walter Borden (East Providence, RI) was 12-18 at 165 and 174 pounds with 64 points, 30 takedowns, ten reversals, 37 escapes, seven near-falls and six wins by fall on the year.

Sophomore Gerard D’Arezzo (Cranston, RI) was 6-21 at 184 and 285 pounds with 31 points, 11 takedowns, three reversals, 48 escapes, one near-fall and two wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Eddy German (Providence, RI) was 3-4 at 125 pounds with 12 points, five takedowns and nine escapes on the year.

Freshman Jordan Goor (Lowell, MA) was 10-22 at 285 pounds with 45 points, nine takedowns, five reversals, 22 escapes and one win by fall on the year.

Freshman Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) was 5-8 at 141 and 149 pounds with 24 points, six takedowns, two reversals, 17 escapes, six near-falls and two wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Andre LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) was 2-7 at 184, 197 and 285 pounds with nine points, three takedowns, two reversals, 12 escapes, two near-falls and one win by fall on the year.

Freshman Gerard LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) was 8-22 at 165 and 174 pounds with 34 points, 15 takedowns, 18 reversals, 47 escapes, eight near-falls and two wins by fall on the year.

Senior Chad Lampert (Georgetown, MA) was 12-17 at 141 and 149 pounds with 54 points, 38 takedowns, five reversals, 41 escapes, six near-falls and three wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Mike LoSasso (Riverside, RI) was 1-3 at 149 pounds with six points, four takedowns, two reversals, one escape, two near-falls and one win by fall on the year.

Junior Mike Penza (Cranston, RI) was 3-10 at 157 and 165 pounds with 18 points, one takedown, four reversals, 26 escapes, one near-fall and one win by fall on the year.

Freshman Tim Robblee (Wakefield, MA) was 10-16 at 157 and 174 pounds with 42 points, 22 takedowns, seven reversals, 20 escapes, 11 near-falls and two wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Mike Skaling (Greene, RI) was 3-17 at 157, 165 and 174 pounds with nine points, ten takedowns and 25 escapes on the year.

Freshman Mike Vieira (Narragansett, RI) was 4-11 at 125 and 133 pounds with 21 points, six takedowns, six reversals, nine escapes and two wins by fall on the year.

 

Women’s Gymnastics

(0-7 Overall; 0-4 in the ECAC)

Head Coach Nicole Follett Pannone’s Anchorwomen are currently 0-7 overall and 0-4 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. RIC placed fifth out of six teams at the Ithaca Invitational with a team score of 172.425 on Feb. 17.

Senior captain Kristen Oliver (Bristol, RI) broke her left foot at the Wilson Invitational on Jan. 26 and is out indefinitely. Oliver was averaging scores of 8.460 on vault, 6.913 on bars, 8.681 on beam, 8.835 on floor and 32.950 in the all-around.

Sophomore Nicki Turner (Salem, NH) is out indefinitely after tearing her left ACL over Christmas Break. Turner was averaging scores of 8.150 on vault, 6.925 on bars and 8.300 on floor.

Junior captain Shannon Hughey (Warwick, RI) is averaging scores of 8.769 on vault, 8.681 on bars, 8.441 on beam, 9.009 on floor and 34.900 in the all-around.

Sophomore Nikki Longo (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.631 on vault, 8.491 on bars, 8.997 on beam, 8.388 on floor and 34.506 in the all-around.

Sophomore Nicole Simone (Johnston, RI) is averaging scores of 8.025 on vault, 6.313 on bars, 7.916 on beam, 8.950 on floor and 31.442 in the all-around.

Freshman Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) is averaging scores of 8.928 on vault, 8.409 on bars, 9.025 on beam, 8.869 on floor and 35.231 in the all-around.

Freshman Ashley O’Blenis (Bristol, RI) is averaging scores of 8.409 on vault, 7.822 on bars, 8.403 on beam, 8.884 on floor and 33.519 in the all-around.

Sophomore Michaela Hogan (Warwick, RI) is averaging scores of 8.330 on vault, 8.000 on bars, 7.400 on beam, 8.650 on floor and 32.400 in the all-around.

Freshmen Ashley Bard (North Smithfield, RI) and Lauren Brennan (Barrington, RI) have yet to see action for the Anchorwomen this season

In upcoming action, RIC will host MIT and Bridgeport on Sun., Feb. 24 at noon.

 

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s Anchormen competed at the New England Division III Championships on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16. The team finished tied for 21st (24 teams) with three points on the weekend.

The distance medley team of senior co-captain Chris Puleo (Barrington, RI), junior Mike Daniels (Warwick, RI), sophomore co-captain Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) and freshman Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) was named All-New England, placing sixth with a time of 10:44.84.

In upcoming action, the Anchormen will compete at the ECAC Division III Championships to be held on Mar. 2 at Tufts University.

 

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Head Coach Kevin Jackson’s Anchorwomen competed at the New England Division III Championships on Saturday, Feb. 16. The team finished tied for 19th (26 teams) with seven points on the day.

Freshman Rolanda Mangum (Providence, RI) was named All-New England in the weight throw, placing fourth with a mark of 48’07.25". Mangum previously qualified for the NCAA Championships in the weight throw.

Freshman Katherine McCalligett (Warwick, RI) established a new school record in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.37. That time earned her a seventh place finish and All-New England honors. McCalligett also placed ninth in the 200 meters dash with a time of 27.40.

In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will compete at the ECAC Division III Championships to be held on Mar. 2 at Tufts University.

 

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