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October 15, 2001

 

 

 

Rhode Island College Fall Sports Update #6

 

Men’s Soccer
(2-9-2 Overall, 1-2-1 in the Little East)

 

Providence, RI—Head Coach Len Mercurio’s team is 2-9-2 overall and is 1-2-1 in the Little East Conference. This past week, the Anchormen fell to league rival Keene State 4-2 on Saturday, Oct. 13.

 

Junior forward Scott Main (Exeter, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them. He has six goals and two assists for 14 points on the season. Main has one game-winning goal to his credit.

 

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

 

Junior sweeper James Williamson (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them. He has two goals and one assist for five points on the season.

 

Senior midfielder Ivo Luis (East Providence, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them. He has one goal and two assists for four points.

 

Senior midfielder Pete Ceprano (Hope, RI) has played in 13 games, starting 12 of them. His first goal of the season was scored against Keene State on Oct. 13. He has one goal and two assists for four points.

 

Sophomore midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in 11 games, starting eight of them. He has one game-winning goal and two assists for four points.

 

Sophomore midfielder Johan Calderon (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 12 games, starting ten of them. His first goal of the season was scored against Keene State on Oct. 13. He has one goal and two assists for four points.

 

Senior goalkeeper Carlos Pinhancos (Cumberland, RI) has played in 12 games, starting all of them. He owns a 1.38 goals-against average, a .788 save percentage and has made 67 saves on the season. Pinhancos has logged 1,105 minutes and has two shutouts.

 

Freshman midfielder Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in five games. As a goalkeeper, Nelson has logged 105 minutes with a 3.43 goals-against average, a .714 save percentage and has made ten saves on the season. He made his first collegiate start in the loss to Keene State on Oct. 13.

 

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.

 

Sophomore stopper Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them. He has one assist for one point on the season.

 

Sophomore forward Craig Bannon (Harrisville, RI) has played in 11 games, starting eight of them.

 

Freshman midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) has played in nine games, starting five of them. He has one goal for two points. Senior midfielder Alex Gracia (West Warwick, RI) has played in eight games. Freshman midfielder Radivoje Nedeljkovic (Belgrade, YUGOSLAVIA) has played in four games.

 

Junior defender Rob Williamson (Greenville, RI) returned to the team against Keene State after missing much of the season with a broken hand. He has played in four games, starting all of them. Junior defender Christopher Enright (Barrington, RI) has played in eight games. Freshman defender Matthew Lambert (Woonsocket, RI) has played in seven games, starting five of them. Freshman back Nathaniel Gaye (Accra, GHANA) has played in twelve games, starting five of them.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host LEC rival Western Connecticut on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and non-conference opponent Bridgewater State on Thursday, Oct. 18. The Anchormen will travel to Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

 

 

Women’s Soccer
(8-4-2 Overall, 3-1-1 in the Little East)

 

Head Coach Nicole Barber’s team is 8-4-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Little East Conference. RIC picked up a pair of losses and a pair of wins this week, splitting two games at home and two on the road.  Both wins were shutouts. The Anchorwomen defeated Roger Williams in a 4-0 game at home on Monday, Oct. 8, lost 3-1 at Bridgewater State on Wednesday, Oct. 10, defeated Rivier 4-0 at home on Thursday, Oct. 11, and fell to Keene State on the road 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 13. The team needs one more win to tie the program’s record for most wins in a season (nine, set in 1999).

 

Senior forward Kerri Ferreira (Bristol, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them. She has nine goals and eight assists for 26 points. She has three game-winning goals to her credit.

 

Freshman midfielder Alexis Bouchard (Warren, RI) has played in fourteen games, starting all of them. She has nine goals and three assists for 21 points. She has three game-winning goals to her credit.

 

Senior forward/midfielder Caitlin Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them.  She has three goals and six assists for twelve points on the season.

 

Freshman goalkeeper/midfielder Jamie Hinman (Burlington, CT) has played in 14 games, starting one.  She owns a 1.36 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and has made 11 saves in 66 minutes of action. In the field, she has five goals and one assist for 11 points on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder/forward Sadie Beaudet (Chepachet, RI) has played in 14 games, starting nine of them. She has four goals for eight points.

 

Freshman defender Melissa Skodras (Warwick, RI) has played in fourteen games, starting twelve of them. She has two goals, one of which was a game-winner, and an assist for five points

 

Freshman midfielder/forward Laura Steere (Pascoag, RI) has played in 13 games, starting one. She has two goals and one assist for five points on the season.

 

Junior midfielder Allison Vales (Bristol, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them.  She has one goal and two assists for four points on the season.

 

Freshman forward/midfielder Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. She has one goal, a game-winner, and an assist for three points. 

 

Freshman goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. She owns a 1.15 goals-against average, a .870 save percentage and has made 116 saves on the season. Carpentier has earned six shutouts and has played 1254 minutes.

 

Senior forward Rena Rossi (Cranston, RI) has played in two games. She has one goal for two points on the season.

 

Sophomore forward/midfielder Ololade Falola (Coventry, RI) has played in 13 games, starting five of them. She has one goal for two points on the season. Sophomore Audrey Hinman (Burlington, CT) has played in four games.

 

Sophomore midfielder/defender Kim Wood (Little Compton, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. She has one assist for one point on the season.

 

Sophomore defender Malissa Holden (Warwick, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. She has one assist for one point. Sophomore defender/midfielder Kristen Pellerin (Cumberland, RI) has played in 13 games, starting seven of them. Freshman defender Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) has played in 14 games, starting nine of them. Freshman defender Kristine Boyko (Blackstone, MA) has played in five games.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will face two of the LEC’s toughest teams this week. The Anchorwomen will play at Western Connecticut on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and host Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 20 (Senior Day).

 

 

 

Women’s Tennis
(11-3 Overall, 4-1 in the Little East)

 

The Rhode Island College women’s tennis team captured the 2001 Little East Conference Tennis Championship, hosted by the University of Southern Maine, on Oct. 12-13. RIC placed first with 20 points, UMASS-Boston placed second with 18 points, USM was third with 10.0 points, UMASS-Dartmouth placed fourth with 6.5 points, Plymouth State placed fifth with 6.0 points and Western Connecticut placed sixth with 2.0 points.

It is the second LEC crown in the past three years for the Anchorwomen. It is the fourth LEC women’s title for RIC Head Coach Dick Ernst, who won previously in 1994, 1995 and 1999.

 

Junior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) was the LEC Champion at number two singles. Rocha has been an LEC Champion in each of her three seasons at RIC, taking the LEC crown at number four singles in 1999 and 2000. So far this fall, Rocha is undefeated in singles. She is 15-0 (1.000) at number two singles and 13-2 (.867) at number one doubles for a team high 21.5 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Samantha Hedden (Rumford, RI) was the LEC Champion at number four singles. Hedden won three matches at the ’01 LEC Championships. She is 9-8 (.529) at number four singles and 8-8 (.500) at number three doubles for 13.0 points on the season.

 

Freshman Meghan Mooney (North Scituate, RI) was the LEC Champion at number five singles and number two doubles. Mooney is 12-1 (.923) at number five singles and 10-2 (.833) at number two doubles for 17.0 points on the season.

 

Junior Donna Vongratsavay (North Providence, RI) was the LEC Champion, with Mooney, at number two doubles. Vongratsavay is 12-4 (.750) at number three singles and 12-3 (.800) at number two doubles for 18.0 points on the season.

 

Senior co-captain Cynthia Murray (Brooklyn, CT), RIC’s all-time leader in career points, singles wins and doubles wins, lost in the championship match of both the number one singles and doubles flights. Murray is 12-4 (.750) at number one singles and 13-3 (.813) at number one doubles for 18.5 points on the season.

Senior co-captain Courtney Chauvette (West Warwick, RI) is 8-6 (.571) at number six singles and 8-7 (.571) at number three doubles for 12.0 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Kristin Mandsager (Portsmouth, RI) is 3-1 (.750) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 3.5 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Amy Lancellotta (West Warwick, RI) is 0-1 (.000) in singles and 1-1 (.500) in doubles for 0.5 points on the season.

 

Junior Beth Lardaro (Peace Dale, RI) has yet to see action this season.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Clark University on Oct. 17 and take part in the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) on Oct. 20-21.

 

 

Women’s Volleyball
(8-18 Overall, 1-4 in the Little East)

 

Head Coach Kristen Norberg’s team is 8-18 overall and 1-4 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen picked up three wins and two losses this past week, all on the road. RIC defeated Suffolk 3-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 10. On Oct. 13, RIC competed in the Tom Hay Invitational, hosted by Springfield College, where they lost to Eastern Connecticut and host Springfield, both 3-0, before picking up two wins, a 3-1 victory over Emmanuel and a 3-2 win against Western New England.

 

Senior middle hitter Brandee Trainer (North Kingstown, RI) was named to the Tom Hay Invitational’s All-Tournament Team. Trainer has played in 86 games in 25 matches. She has 222 kills (2.581/game), a .245 hitting percentage, seven assists (0.081/game), 38 service aces (0.442/game), 122 digs (1.419/game) and 77 blocks (0.895/game).

 

Senior middle hitter Erica Waltonen (West Greenwich, RI) has played in 93 games in 26 matches. She has 185 kills (1.989/game), a .198 hitting percentage, 13 assists (0.140/game), 38 service aces (0.409/game), 191 digs (2.054/game) and 48 blocks (0.516/game).

 

Senior setter Kim Lebrun (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 90 games in 25 matches. She has 60 kills (.667/game), a .142 hitting percentage, 320 assists (3.556/game), 25 service aces (0.278/game), 127 digs (1.411/game) and 19 blocks (0.211/game).

 

Junior outside hitter Stephanie Callaghan (Warwick, RI) has played in 89 games in 25 matches. She has 130 kills (1.461/game), a .202 hitting percentage, 16 assists (0.180/game), 18 service aces (0.202/game), 179 digs (2.011/game) and 11 blocks (0.124/game).

 

Sophomore outside hitter Vicky Bilalyan (Cranston, RI) has played in 77 games in 25 matches. She has 64 kills (0.831/game), a .080 hitting percentage, three assists (0.039/game), two service aces (0.026/game), 53 digs (.688/game) and 11 blocks (0.143/game).

 

Junior setter Susan Chiu (Belmont, NH) has played in 72 games in 26 matches. She has two kills (0.028/game), a .000 hitting percentage, 90 assists (1.250/game), 12 service aces (0.167/game), 131 digs (1.819/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

 

Sophomore outside hitter Erica Poirier (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 61 games in 20 matches. She has 50 kills (0.820/game), a .085 hitting percentage, 14 assists (0.230/game), 11 service aces (0.180/game), 12 digs (0.197/game) and 20 blocks (0.328/game).

 

Freshman hitter Kristen Bibeault (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 63 games in 23 matches. She has 38 kills (0.603/game), a .075 hitting percentage, three assists (0.048/game), two service aces (0.032/game), 41 digs (0.651/game) and eight blocks (0.127/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 22 games in 14 matches. She has one kill (0.045/game), a 1.000 hitting percentage, no assists (0.000/game), seven service aces (0.318/game), 16 digs (0.727/game) and no blocks (0.000/game).

 

Freshman setter Tracy Lopes (Warren, RI) has played in 68 games in 24 matches. She has 18 kills (0.265/game), a .194 hitting percentage, 128 assists (1.882/game), 13 service aces (0.191/game), 80 digs (1.176/game) and six blocks (0.088/game).

 

Freshman setter Corinne-Marie Gervais (Woonsocket, RI) has played in three 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), no digs (0.000/game) and one block (0.333/game).

 

Freshman defender Julia Longo (Somersworth, NH) is a reserve on the team. 

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Pine Manor on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and travel to Endicott on Thursday, Oct. 18.  The Anchorwomen will compete in The Little East Conference Round Robin Tournament at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

 

 

Men’s Cross Country

 

Head Coach Dick Hoppman’s team competed at the James Early Invitational at Westfield State College on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Anchormen placed 10th, out of 29 teams, with a score of 300. Vassar won the meet with 49 points.

 

Junior Tim Rudd (Warwick, RI) placed 14th (220 competitors) with a time of 27:42.

 

Freshman Joe Parenteau (Smithfield, RI) placed 23rd with a time of 28:10.

 

Freshman Ruben Feliz (Providence, RI) placed 81st with a time of 30:03.

 

Senior co-captain Nick Alfred (Wakefield, RI) placed 107th with a time of 31:00.

 

Junior Rob Geremia (Kingston, RI) placed 144th with a time of 32:35.

 

Junior co-captain Chris Puleo (Barrington, RI) placed 151st with a time of 32:57.

 

Sophomore Joe Giardina (West Warwick, RI) placed 169th with a time of 34:36.

 

Junior Brian Carney (Barrington, RI) placed 206th with a time of 40:01.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will run at the Eastern Nazarene Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

 

 

Women’s Cross Country

 

Head Coach Matt Hird’s team competed at the James Early Invitational at Westfield State College on Saturday, Oct. 13. RIC did not enter a full scoring squad. Trinity won the meet with 40 points.

 

Sophomore Michelle Boudreau (Lincoln, RI) placed 76th (263 competitors) with a time of 21:27.

 

Sophomore Rebecca Horton (Seekonk, MA) placed 164th with a time of 23:09.

 

Sophomore Leslie Eastwood (East Providence, RI) placed 185th with a time of 23:52.

 

Sophomore captain Michele Dunphy (Cranston, RI) placed 194th with a time of 24:05.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will run at the Eastern Nazarene Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

 

 

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