For Immediate Release
 
September 10, 2001
 

Rhode Island College Fall Sports Update #1

Men’s Soccer
(1-2 Overall, 0-0 in the Little East)

Providence, RI—Head Coach Len Mercurio’s team is 1-2 overall and has yet to see action in the Little East Conference. RIC opened the 2001 campaign at the Howard Johnson’s Invitational on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The Anchormen dropped the opening contest to William Paterson 2-0 and fell to Montclair State 3-2 in the second game. RIC rebounded to defeat Johnson & Wales University 4-0 on Sept. 5.

Junior forward Scott Main (Exeter, RI), who is in his first season of playing collegiate soccer, has been the squad’s offensive catalyst. Main scored his first collegiate goal in the loss to Montclair State. He followed up that game with a hat trick in the win over Johnson & Wales. For his efforts, he was named the Little East Conference’s Player of the Week. He has played in three games, starting all of them. He has four goals for eight points on the season. Main has one game-winning goal to his credit. Main played basketball last year for the Anchormen and the two previous seasons at the Community College of Rhode Island.

Freshman defender Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) scored his first collegiate goal in the loss to Montclair. He has played in three games, starting two of them. Maciel has one goal for two points.

Freshman midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) scored his first collegiate goal in the win over Johnson & Wales. He has played in three games, starting two of them. He has one goal for two points.

Senior midfielder Pete Ceprano (Hope, RI) has played in three games, starting two of them. He has one assist for one point.

Sophomore midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in three games, starting one of them. He has one assist for one point.

Senior goalkeeper Carlos Pinhancos (Cumberland, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. He owns a 1.78 goals-against average, a .705 save percentage and has made 12 saves on the season. Pinhancos has logged 255 minutes.

Freshman Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) played the final 15 minutes, preserving RIC’s first team shutout of the season, against Johnson & Wales University. He has logged 15 minutes with a 0.00 goals-against average, a 1.000 save percentage and has made two saves on the season.

Sophomore Joe Burns (Ashaway, RI) and freshman Christopher Furey (Cabot, VT) are reserve goalkeepers on the team. Furey is still recovering from a broken hand he suffered over the summer.

Junior sweeper James Williamson (North Kingstown, RI) has played three games, starting all of them. Sophomore stopper Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them.

Junior forward Abdou Sidibe (Providence, RI) has played in two games, starting both of them. Sophomore forward Craig Bannon (Harrisville, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them.

Senior midfielder Alex Gracia (West Warwick, RI) has not played this season due to a leg injury. Senior midfielder Ivo Luis (East Providence, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. Sophomore midfielder Johan Calderon (Pawtucket, RI) has played in three games, starting two of them.

Junior defender Rob Williamson (Greenville, RI) has played in two games, starting both of them. Junior defender Christopher Enright (Barrington, RI) has played in two games. Freshman defender Matthew Lambert (Woonsocket, RI) has played in one game. Freshman back Nathaniel Gaye (Accra, GHANA) has played in three games, starting one.

In upcoming action, RIC will travel to Rivier College on Sept. 11, Worcester State College on Sept. 13 and MIT on Sept. 15.

 

Women’s Soccer
(1-1-1 Overall, 0-0 in the Little East)

Head Coach Nicole Barber’s team is 1-1-1 overall and has yet to play a game in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen opened the ’01 season with a 4-0 shutout over Salve Regina University on Sept. 1. RIC played in the Muhlenberg College Tournament on Sept. 7 and 8. The Anchorwomen battled Oswego State to a 0-0 overtime tie in the opening game and lost to host Muhlenberg 1-0 in the second game.

Senior forward Kerri Ferreira (Bristol, RI) has played in two games, starting both of them. She has one goal for two points.

Freshman defender Melissa Skodras (Warwick, RI) scored her first collegiate goal, the game-winner, against Salve Regina. Skodras has played in three games, starting all of them. She has one goal for two points.

Freshman midfielder Alexis Bouchard (Warren, RI) scored her first collegiate goal against Salve Regina. Bouchard has played in three games, starting all of them. She has one goal for two points.

Freshman forward/midfielder Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) scored her first collegiate goal against Salve Regina. Sanborn has played in three games, starting all of them. She has one goal for two points.

Freshman goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. She owns a 0.35 goals-against average, a .974 save percentage and has made 37 saves on the season. Carpentier earned the shutout against Oswego State and has played 255 minutes.

Freshman goalkeeper/midfielder Jamie Hinman (Burlington, CT) has played in three games, two of which were in the field. She played the second half in goal vs. Salve Regina to preserve the shutout for the Anchorwomen. She owns a 0.00 goals-against average, a 1.000 save percentage and has made four saves in 45 minutes of action.

Senior forward/midfielder Caitlin Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. Sophomore forward/midfielder Ololade Falola (Coventry, RI) has played in three games, starting one of them. Senior forward Rena Rossi (Cranston, RI) and sophomore Audrey Hinman (Burlington, CT) are reserves.

Junior midfielder Allison Vales (Bristol, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. Sophomore midfielder/defender Kim Wood (Little Compton, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. Freshman midfielder/forward Laura Steere (Pascoag, RI) has played in three games. Freshman midfielder/forward Sadie Beaudet (Chepachet, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them.

Sophomore defender Malissa Holden (Warwick, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. Sophomore defender/midfielder Kristen Pellerin (Cumberland, RI) has played in three games, starting all of them. Freshman defender Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) has played three games. Freshman defender Kristine Boyko (Blackstone, MA) has played in one game.

In upcoming action, RIC will host Johnson and Wales on Sept. 11, Worcester State on Sept. 13 and Eastern Connecticut on Sept. 15.

 

Women’s Tennis

(1-0 Overall, 0-0 in the Little East)

Head Coach Dick Ernst’s team is 1-0 overall and has yet to see action in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen opened the 2001 season with a 5-4 victory over Salve Regina on Sept. 4. It was the Anchorwomen’s first win over the Seahawks since the 1992 season.

Senior co-captain Cynthia Murray (Brooklyn, CT) is 0-1 (.000) at number one singles and 1-0 (1.000) at number two doubles for 0.5 points on the season. With her doubles victory, Murray moved into first place all-time in career points at RIC. She needs five singles wins to takeover first in that category as well. Murray is also RIC’s all-time leader in career doubles victories.

Junior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) is 1-0 (1.000) at number two singles and 1-0 (1.000) at number one doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

Junior Donna Vongratsavay (North Providence, RI) is 0-1 (.000) at number three singles and 0-1 (.000) at number two doubles for 0.0 points on the season.

Sophomore Samantha Hedden (Rumford, RI) is 0-1 (.000) at number four singles and 0-1 (.000) at number two doubles for 0.0 points on the season.

Freshman Meghan Mooney (North Scituate, RI) was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week after winning both of her matches against Salve Regina. Mooney is 1-0 (1.000) at number five singles and 1-0 (1.000) at number three doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

Senior co-captain Courtney Chauvette (West Warwick, RI) is 1-0 (1.000) at number six singles and 1-0 (1.000) at number three doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

Junior Sara Hebert (Cumberland, RI), junior Beth Lardaro (Peace Dale, RI), sophomore Amy Lancellotta (West Warwick, RI) and sophomore Kristin Mandsager (Portsmouth, RI) have yet to see action this fall.

In upcoming action, RIC will host Johnson and Wales on Sept. 10, Newbury on Sept. 12 and Plymouth State on Sept. 15.

 

Women’s Volleyball
(0-4 Overall, 0-0 in the Little East)

Head Coach Kristen Norberg’s team is 0-4 overall and has yet to see action in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen dropped the 2001 season opener to Johnson and Wales 3-2 on Sept. 5. RIC fell to Coast Guard 3-1, Westfield State 3-1 and Tufts 3-1 at the Coast Guard Invitational on Sept. 8.

Senior middle hitter Brandee Trainer (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 11 games in three matches. She has 28 kills (2.545/game), a .267 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), three service aces (0.273/game), 31 digs (2.818/game) and seven blocks (0.636/game).

Senior middle hitter Erica Waltonen (West Greenwich, RI) has played in 17 games in four matches. She has 31 kills (1.824/game), a .184 hitting percentage, three assists (0.176/game), two service aces (0.118/game), 44 digs (2.588/game) and 13 blocks (0.765/game).

Senior setter Kim Lebrun (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 17 games in four matches. She has 18 kills (1.059/game), a .203 hitting percentage, 35 assists (2.059/game), three service aces (0.176/game), 28 digs (1.647 /game) and five blocks (0.294/game).

Junior outside hitter Stephanie Callaghan (Warwick, RI) has played in 17 games in four matches. She has 12 kills (0.706/game), a .136 hitting percentage, four assists (0.235/game), three service aces (0.176/game), 41 digs (2.412/game) and one block (0.059/game).

Sophomore outside hitter Vicky Bilalyan (Cranston, RI) has played in 14 games in four matches. She has 11 kills (0.786/game), a .122 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), one service ace (0.071/game), 16 digs (1.143 /game) and four blocks (0.286/game).

Junior setter Susan Chiu (Belmont, NH) has played in 14 games in four matches. She has one kill (0.071/game), a .000 hitting percentage, 20 assists (1.429/game), one service ace (0.071/game), 25 digs (1.786/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman hitter Kristen Bibeault (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 16 games in four matches. She has 12 kills (0.750/game), a .130 hitting percentage, one assist (0.062/game), one service ace (0.062/game), 31 digs (1.938/game) and two blocks (0.125/game).

Sophomore defender Jennifer Cyr (Bristol, RI) has played in nine 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), ten digs (1.111 /game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman defender/setter Katherine Darash (Port Chester, NY) has played in two games in one match. 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 no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman defender/hitter Danielle Beaudry (West Greenwich, RI) has played in one game in one match. 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 no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman setter Tracy Lopes (Warren, RI) has played in 12 games in three matches. She has seven kills (0.583/game), a .250 hitting percentage, 25 assists (2.083/game), four service aces (0.333/game), 12 digs (1.000 /game) and three blocks (0.250/game).

Junior defender Stephanie Salvatore (Cranston, RI), freshman defender Julia Longo (Somersworth, NH) and freshman setter Corinne-Marie Gervais (Woonsocket, RI) are reserves on the team.

In upcoming action, RIC will play at WPI on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and host the first Little East Conference Round Robin on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15.

 

Men’s Cross Country

Head Coach Dick Hoppman’s team opened the 2001 season at the Community College of Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. RIC placed third, out of four teams, with a score of 74.

Junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) placed eighth (42 competitors) with a time of 28:56.

Freshman Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed 11th with a time of 29:45.

Freshman Ruben Feliz (Providence, RI) placed 16th with a time of 32:04.

Senior co-captain Nick Alfred (Wakefield, RI) placed 20th with a time of 32:38.

Junior co-captain Chris Puleo (Barrington, RI) placed 31st with a time of 35:47.

Sophomore John Charest (North Smithfield, RI) placed 32nd with a time of 35:55.

Sophomore Joe Giardina (West Warwick, RI) placed 35th with a time of 37:21.

Junior Todd Bayha (Warwick, RI) placed 37th with a time of 40:16.

Junior Brian Carney (Barrington, RI) placed 40th with a time of 46:37.

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the UMASS-Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15.

 

Women’s Cross Country

Head Coach Matt Hird’s team opened the 2001 season at the Community College of Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. RIC placed fourth, out of four teams, with a score of 83.

Sophomore Michelle Boudreau (Lincoln, RI) placed 11th (33 competitors) with a time of 22:58.

Sophomore captain Michele Dunphy (Cranston, RI) placed 19th with a time of 25:07.

Sophomore Rebecca Horton (Seekonk, MA) placed 20th with a time of 25:36.

Sophomore Leslie Eastwood (East Providence, RI) placed 24th with a time of 26:26.

Sophomore Dapheney Jean-Baptiste (Stamford, CT) placed 26th with a time of 27:15.

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the UMASS-Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15.

 

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