FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 8, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2002 Spring Sports MVPs

 

Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Spring Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Wednesday, May 8 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity spring athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Awards.

 

BASEBALL

Junior first baseman Eric Gibree (Bristol, RI) was named the baseball teamís Most Valuable Player. Gibree played in 32 games, starting all of them. He batted .309 with 20 runs, 38 hits, three doubles, four triples, four home runs, 25 RBI, and one stolen base. He owned a .496 slugging percentage, a .380 on-base percentage and a .988 fielding percentage. Gibree led the team in putouts and triples, was second in hits and third in runs.

He is a 1999 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

MENíS GOLF

Sophomore Ken Ferrara (North Providence, RI) was named the menís golf teamís Most Valuable Player. Ferrara led the team with an average score of 85.8 in the teamís six meets. He shot a season-low score of 79 in the teamís first meet of the season against Nichols College on Mar. 29. Ferrara was the medalist for that meet as well as the Apr. 26 meet against Johnson & Wales with a score of 82.

He is a 2000 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

WOMENíS LACROSSE

Freshman goalie Lauren Gerde (West Islip, NY) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís Most Valuable Player. Gerde played in eleven games, starting all of them. She had 129 saves with a .473 save percentage, a 13.58 goals-against average, one goal for one point, 15 ground balls and two caused turnovers. Gerde played the second half in the field vs. Elms on Apr. 29, scoring her first career goal in the game.

She is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of West Islip High School.

SOFTBALL

Junior first baseman Michele Fanelli (Pembroke Pines, FL) was named the softball teamís Most Valuable Player. Fanelli was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season this spring. Fanelli has played in 35 games, starting all of them. She is batting .385 with 21 runs, 45 hits, six doubles, four triples, 25 RBI and one stolen base. RIC is currently competing in the ECAC Softball Tournament.

She is a communications major and a 1999 graduate of Cooper City High School.

 

MENíS OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Sophomore Charles Kuti (Providence, RI) was named the menís outdoor track and field teamís Most Valuable Performer. Kuti earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 100 meters, placing sixth with a time of 11.86. Kuti also placed 11th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.24 and 12th in the long jump with a distance of 17í9.75". He was named All-Alliance/Little East as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 45.51.

He is a computer information systems major and a 1999 graduate of Feinstein High School.

 

WOMENíS OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Freshman Katherine McCalligett (Warwick, RI) was named the womenís outdoor track and field teamís Most Valuable Performer. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, placing seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 27.13 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, placing first in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 27.32.

She is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

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