For Immediate Release

 

October 1, 2001

 

Rhode Island College Fall Sports Update #4

Men’s Soccer
(2-6-2 Overall, 1-0-1 in the Little East)

Providence, RI—Head Coach Len Mercurio’s team is 2-6-2 overall and is 1-0-1 in the Little East Conference. In their only game of the week, the Anchormen earned their first LEC victory this season, defeating UMASS-Boston 4-0 at home on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Junior forward Scott Main (Exeter, RI) has played in ten games, starting all of them. He has six goals and two assists for 14 points on the season. He leads the LEC in points. Main has one game-winning goal to his credit.

Freshman defender Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) has played in nine games, starting eight of them. Maciel has two goals for four points.

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

Sophomore midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in ten games, starting seven of them. He has one goal and two assists for four points. Schimmel scored his first goal of the season, the eventual game-winner, in RIC’s win over UMASS-Boston on Sept. 29.

Senior goalkeeper Carlos Pinhancos (Cumberland, RI) has played in ten games, starting all of them. He owns a 1.36 goals-against average, a .797 save percentage and has made 55 saves on the season. Pinhancos has logged 925 minutes and has two shutouts.

Freshman midfielder Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in three games. As a goalkeeper, Nelson 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 in ten games, starting all of them. He has two goals and one assist for five points on the season.

Sophomore stopper Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in ten games, starting all of them. He has one assist for one point on the season.

Sophomore forward Craig Bannon (Harrisville, RI) has played in ten games, starting eight of them.

Freshman midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) has played in eight games, starting seven of them. He has one goal for two points. Senior midfielder Alex Gracia (West Warwick, RI) has played in five games. Senior midfielder Ivo Luis (East Providence, RI) has played in ten games, starting all of them. He has one goal and one assist, both in the UMASS-Boston game on Sept. 29, for three points. Sophomore midfielder Johan Calderon (Pawtucket, RI) has played in nine games, starting seven of them. He has two assists for two points. Freshman midfielder Radivoje Nedeljkovic (Belgrade, YUGOSLAVIA), a late addition to the team, has played in two games.

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

In upcoming action, RIC will host Connecticut College on Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. and LEC foe UMASS-Dartmouth Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

 

Women’s Soccer
(5-1-2 Overall, 3-0-1 in the Little East)

Head Coach Nicole Barber’s team is 5-1-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the Little East Conference. In their only game of the week, the Anchorwomen shut out LEC opponent UMASS-Boston 10-0 on Sept. 29. RIC is unbeaten in its last five games and has won three consecutive contests.

Senior forward Kerri Ferreira (Bristol, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She has six goals and five assists for 17 points. She has two game-winning goals to her credit. Ferreira scored a career-high nine points, with three goals and three assists, in the win over UMASS-Boston.

Freshman midfielder Alexis Bouchard (Warren, RI) has played in eight games, starting all of them. She has four goals and two assists for ten points. She has one game-winning goal to her credit.

Senior forward Rena Rossi (Cranston, RI) made her season debut against UMASS-Boston on Sept. 29. She scored her first collegiate goal in the game to earn two points on the season.

Senior forward/midfielder Caitlin Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in eight games, starting all of them.  She has two goals and three assists for seven points on the season. Both goals were scored in the Sept. 29 game against UMASS-Boston.

Freshman defender Melissa Skodras (Warwick, RI) has played in eight games, starting seven of them. She has two goals, one of which was a game-winner, for four points

Freshman forward/midfielder Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) has played in eight games, starting all of them. She has one goal, a game-winner, for two points. 

Freshman goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She owns a 0.61 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and has made 69 saves on the season. Carpentier has earned four shutouts and has played 735 minutes.

Freshman goalkeeper/midfielder Jamie Hinman (Burlington, CT) has played in eight games, one of which was in net. She owns a 0.00 goals-against average, a 1.000 save percentage and has made four saves in 45 minutes of action. In the field, she has two goals and one assist for five points on the season.

Sophomore forward/midfielder Ololade Falola (Coventry, RI) has played in seven games, starting two of them. She has one goal for two points on the season. Sophomore Audrey Hinman (Burlington, CT) has played in two games.

Junior midfielder Allison Vales (Bristol, RI) has played in eight games, starting all of them.  She has one assist for one point on the season. Sophomore midfielder/defender Kim Wood (Little Compton, RI) has played in eight games, starting all of them. She has one assist for one point on the season. Freshman midfielder/forward Laura Steere (Pascoag, RI) has played in eight games. She scored two goals, including her first collegiate tally, against UMASS-Boston on Sept. 29. She has four points on the season. Freshman midfielder/forward Sadie Beaudet (Chepachet, RI) has played in eight games, starting six of them. She has three goals for six points.

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

In upcoming action, RIC will travel to Framingham State on Oct. 2 and Bay Path College on Oct. 4.

 

Women’s Tennis
(9-1 Overall, 4-0 in the Little East)

Head Coach Dick Ernst’s team is 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Little East Conference. RIC picked up two wins on the road as well as two wins at home this past week. Three of the four were LEC victories.  The Anchorwomen shut out Bridgewater State 9-0 at home on Sept. 24, defeated LEC foe Western Connecticut 6-2 on the road on Sept. 26, beat Southern Maine 7-2 at home on Sept. 28 and defeated UMASS-Dartmouth 7-2 for another league win on Sept. 29.

Senior co-captain Cynthia Murray (Brooklyn, CT) was named the Little East Conference’s Player of the Week. Murray was undefeated last week at both number one singles and number one doubles. She posted 4-0 marks at both positions, going 3-0 against LEC competition. She became RIC’s all-time leader in career singles victories in the win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 24. Murray is also RIC’s all-time leader in career points and doubles wins. She is 8-2 (.800) at number one singles and 10-0 (1.000) at number one doubles for 13.0 points on the season.

Junior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) is undefeated in both singles and doubles so far this season. She is 10-0 (1.000) at number two singles and 10-0 (1.000) at number one doubles for a team high 15.0 points on the season.

Junior Donna Vongratsavay (North Providence, RI) is 8-2 (.800) at number three singles and 6-3 (.663) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season.

Sophomore Samantha Hedden (Rumford, RI) is 4-6 (.400) at number four singles and 4-6 (.400) at number three doubles for 6.0 points on the season.

Freshman Meghan Mooney (North Scituate, RI) is 8-1 (.889) at number five singles and 6-2 (.750) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season.

Senior co-captain Courtney Chauvette (West Warwick, RI) is 6-4 (.600) at number six singles and 5-5 (.500) at number three doubles for 8.5 points on the season.

Sophomore Kristin Mandsager (Portsmouth, RI) won a pivotal singles match to help the Anchorwomen defeat UMASS-Dartmouth. It was her first collegiate match. She also won in doubles action. Mandsager is 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

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

In upcoming action, RIC will host Suffolk on Oct. 2 and Roger Williams on Oct. 4. The Anchorwomen’s next LEC matchup will be at UMASS-Boston on Oct. 6.

 

Women’s Volleyball
(5-13 Overall, 1-3 in the Little East)

Head Coach Kristen Norberg’s team is 5-13 overall and 1-3 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen fell to Western Connecticut 3-0 on Sept. 26 before picking up three wins and placing second in the 2001 RIC Invitational on Sept. 28-29. In tournament play, RIC defeated Regis College 3-0, Framingham State 3-0 and Anna Maria College 3-0. The team fell to UMASS-Dartmouth 3-2.

Senior middle hitter Brandee Trainer (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 58 games in 17 matches. She has 126 kills (2.172/game), a .204 hitting percentage, four assists (0.069/game), 27 service aces (0.466/game), 90 digs (1.552/game) and 57 blocks (0.983/game).

Senior middle hitter Erica Waltonen (West Greenwich, RI) has played in 64 games in 18 matches. She has 116 kills (1.812/game), a .164 hitting percentage, 11 assists (0.172/game), 27 service aces (0.422/game), 135 digs (2.109/game) and 34 blocks (0.531/game).

Senior setter Kim Lebrun (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 64 games in 18 matches. She has 47 kills (.734/game), a .150 hitting percentage, 206 assists (3.219/game), 15 service aces (0.234/game), 89 digs (1.391/game) and 14 blocks (0.219/game).

Junior outside hitter Stephanie Callaghan (Warwick, RI) was named to the RIC Invitational’s All-Tournament Team. She has played in 60 games in 17 matches. She has 86 kills (1.433/game), a .224 hitting percentage, 11 assists (0.183/game), 14 service aces (0.233/game), 118 digs (1.967/game) and seven blocks (0.117/game).

Sophomore outside hitter Vicky Bilalyan (Cranston, RI) has played in 54 games in 18 matches. She has 45 kills (0.833/game), a .108 hitting percentage, one assist (0.019/game), two service aces (0.037/game), 44 digs (.815/game) and nine blocks (0.167/game).

Junior setter Susan Chiu (Belmont, NH) has played in 47 games in 18 matches. She has two kills (0.043/game), a .043 hitting percentage, 56 assists (1.191/game), eight service aces (0.170/game), 85 digs (1.939/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Sophomore outside hitter Erica Poirier (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 39 games in 13 matches. She has 30 kills (0.769/game), a .051 hitting percentage, eight assists (0.205/game), no service aces (0.000/game), six digs (0.154/game) and twelve blocks (0.308/game).

Freshman hitter Kristen Bibeault (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 44 games in 15 matches. She has 26 kills (0.591/game), a .052 hitting percentage, two assists (0.045/game), two service aces (0.045/game), 41 digs (0.932/game) and four blocks (0.091/game).

Sophomore defender Jennifer Cyr (Bristol, RI) has played in 20 games in ten matches. She has no kills (0.000/game), a .000 hitting percentage, one assist (0.050/game), no service aces (0.000/game), 12 digs (.600/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman defender/setter Katherine Darash (Port Chester, NY) has played in ten games in seven matches. She has 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 defender/hitter Danielle Beaudry (West Greenwich, RI) has played in nine games in seven matches. She has one kill (0.111/game), a 1.000 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), seven service aces (0.778/game), five digs (0.556/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

Freshman setter Tracy Lopes (Warren, RI) has played in 47 games in 16 matches. She has 16 kills (0.340/game), a .226 hitting percentage, 88 assists (1.872/game), 11 service aces (0.234/game), 59 digs (1.255/game) and six blocks (0.128/game).

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

In upcoming action, RIC will host LEC opponent Keene State on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. and Clark on Thurs. Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The Anchorwomen will travel to Eastern Nazarene on Sat. Oct. 6.

 

Men’s Cross Country

Head Coach Dick Hoppman’s team competed at the Tri-State Championships, hosted by CCRI, on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Anchormen placed fifth, out of ten teams, with a score of 134. WPI won the meet with a near-perfect 17 points.

Freshman Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed 14th  (102 competitors) with a time of 28:31.

Junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) placed 16th with a time of 28:40.

Freshman Ruben Feliz (Providence, RI) placed 36th with a time of 29:59.

Junior Mike Daniels (Warwick, RI) placed 40th with a time of 30:14.

Junior Rob Geremia (Kingston, RI) placed 49th with a time of 31:21.

Senior co-captain Nick Alfred (Wakefield, RI) placed 54th with a time of 31:36.

Sophomore Joe Giardina (West Warwick, RI) placed 87th with a time of 34:36.

Junior co-captain Chris Puleo (Barrington, RI) placed 90th with a time of 35:13.

Junior Brian Carney (Barrington, RI) placed 100th with a time of 39:49.

In upcoming action, RIC will run at the Bryant College Invitational on Oct. 6.

 

Women’s Cross Country

Head Coach Matt Hird’s team competed at the Tri-State Championships hosted by CCRI in on Saturday, Sept. 29. RIC did not enter a full scoring squad. Roger Williams University won the meet with 25 points.

Sophomore Michelle Boudreau (Lincoln, RI) placed 16th with a time of 21:45.

Sophomore Rebecca Horton (Seekonk, MA) placed 41st with a time of 22:54.

Sophomore Leslie Eastwood (East Providence, RI) placed 59th with a time of 24:21.

Sophomore captain Michele Dunphy (Cranston, RI) placed 64th with a time of 24:33.

In upcoming action, RIC will run at the Bryant College Invitational on Oct. 6.

 

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