September 4, 2001

Lebrun, Trainer and Waltonen to Captain
Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College seniors Kim Lebrun (Woonsocket, RI), Brandee Trainer (North Kingstown, RI) and Erica Waltonen (West Greenwich, RI) will captain the women’s volleyball team for the 2001 season.

As a junior setter in 2000, Lebrun 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. Lebrun is RIC’s all-time leader with 1,165 assists.

Lebrun is a English/secondary education major and a 1997 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

As a junior middle hitter in 2000, Trainer had an outstanding season and was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 86 games in 24 matches. Trainer and Kim Lebrun were the only players on the team to play in each of the team’s 86 games last fall.

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. She is RIC’s all-time leader with 650 kills and is third with a .222 career hitting percentage and 284 blocks.

Trainer is a Spanish/French major and a 1998 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

As a junior middle hitter in 2000, Waltonen 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. Her 247 digs was a RIC record for a single season. She was second on the team in kills and blocks this fall. Waltonen is sixth all-time with 158 career blocks and tenth with 413 kills at RIC.

Waltonen is an elementary education major and a 1998 graduate of Exeter-West Greenwich High School.

The Anchorwomen open the 2001 campaign at home against Johnson & Wales University on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.



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