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May 20, 2004

 

2004 Rhode Island College
Womenís Lacrosse Season Summary

(7-8 Overall; 0-6 in the Little East)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angelís (Career record: 10-18, .357) team concluded the 2004 season with a 7-8 overall record and was 0-6 in the Little East Conference. RICís seven wins were one more than what the program had accumulated over its first three seasons (six, 2001-2003). The program continued to improve as the club broke 10 team records and tied another this spring.

 

The Anchorwomen established new single-season records for wins (seven), goals (147), assists (42), points (189), ground balls (560), shots (375), draw controls (176), caused turnovers (88), saves (146) and lowest goals-against average (9.70). RICís 145 goals allowed tied the previous low set in 2002.

 

Senior defender Cara Collins (Johnston, RI) closed out her collegiate career, having played three seasons for the Anchorwomen. She played in 29 games, starting 22 of them. Collins had one goal for one career point with 18 ground balls, three caused turnovers and three draw controls.

 

As a senior in 2004, Collins played ten games, starting three of them. She had one ground ball and one caused turnover.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, she played in 11 games, starting all of them. Collins one goal for one point, five ground balls, two caused turnovers and three draw controls.

 

As a freshman in 2001, she played eight games, starting all of them. She had 12 ground balls on the season.

 

Collins is a studio art major and a 1999 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Senior attack Kim Wells (Granby, CT) leaves RIC as the Anchorwomenís first-ever four-year letterwinner in womenís lacrosse. She played in 46 games, starting 45 of them. Wells had seven goals and one assist for eight career points with 42 ground balls, 11 draw controls and one caused turnover.

 

As a senior in 2004, Wells played 15 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and one assist for four points with 19 ground balls and three draw controls.

 

As a junior in 2003, Wells played in 12 games, starting 11 of them. The captain had two goals for two points, seven ground balls and four draw controls.

 

As a sophomore in 2002, she played in ten games, starting all of them. Wells had two goals for two points, 11 ground balls, one caused turnover and one draw control.

 

As a freshman in 2001, she played in nine games, starting all of them. She had five ground balls and three draw controls.

 

She is a political science major with a minor in communications and a 2000 graduate of Granby High School.

 

Junior defender Erika Babat (North Kingstown, RI) played 15 games, starting all of them. She compiled 60 ground balls, 11 draw controls and nine caused turnovers. Babat is RICís all-time leader with 121 career ground balls.

 

Junior attack Danielle Beaudry (West Greenwich, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. She played 15 games, starting 14 of them. She had 23 goals and a team-high 15 assists for 38 points. Beaudry compiled 50 ground balls, 11 draw controls and seven caused turnovers. Beaudryís 15 assists were a school record for a single season and she is the programís all-time leader with 25 career helpers and 68 career points. She is also tied for the all-time lead in career goals (43).

 

Junior attack Vicki Bilalyan (Cranston, RI) played 14 games, starting seven of them. She five goals and one assist for six points. Bilalyan compiled 10 ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover.

 

Junior defender Erin Grant (Coventry, RI) played seven games, starting five of them before an illness prematurely ended her season. She had three goals for three points. Grant compiled 13 ground balls, one draw control and two caused turnovers.

 

Junior attack Rachael Pecoraro (Smithfield, RI) played 15 games, starting 14 of them. She had 16 goals and five assists for 21 points. Pecoraro compiled 30 ground balls, seven draw controls and one caused turnover.

 

Sophomore defense Ashley Cardin (Cumberland, RI) played 12 games, starting ten of them. She had four goals for four points. Cardin compiled 46 ground balls, seven draw controls and eight caused turnovers.

 

Sophomore defense Crystal Colagiovanni (Johnston, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. Colagiovanni played 15 games, starting all of them. She had 32 goals and two assists for 34 points. Colagiovanni compiled 59 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers.

 

Sophomore attacker Danielle Egan (North Falmouth, MA) played ten games, starting nine of them. She had five goals for five points. Egan compiled 18 ground balls, 14 draw controls and one caused turnover.

 

Sophomore attack Jessica Maher (Warwick, RI) played 11 games, starting five of them. She had two goals and two assists for four points. Maher compiled 17 ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.

 

Sophomore defense Megahn McKervey (Mansfield, MA) played 15 games, starting 14 of them. She had one assist for one point. McKervey compiled 33 ground balls, one draw control and seven caused turnovers.

 

Freshman center Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) was named First Team All-Little East and the squadís MVP. Gavin played 15 games, starting all of them. She had a team-high 53 points on a team-best 43 goals and ten assists. Gavin also compiled a team-high 82 ground balls, 74 draw controls and 21 caused turnovers. She was named the Little East Conferenceís Rookie of the Week three times this season.

 

Gavin set new RIC single-season records for shots (98), goals (43), points (53), ground balls (82), draw controls (74) and caused turnovers (21). In only one season of action, she is already tied for RICís all-time lead in career goals and holds the all-time marks in draw controls and caused turnovers.

 

Freshman attack Shana Griffin (Barre, VT) played 15 games, starting four of them. She had five goals and two assists for seven points. Griffin compiled 18 ground balls and three draw controls.

 

Freshman attack Kerri Higgins (Harrisville, RI) played 11 games, starting two of them. She had one goal for one point and five ground balls.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Micaela Morris (Barrington, RI) played 15 games, starting all of them. She compiled a record of 7-8, a 9.70 goals against average, a .502 save percentage with 146 saves and 36 ground balls. Morris now holds the top career marks at RIC in wins, saves, goals against average and save percentage.

 

Freshman defense Brittany Rosen (Derry, NH) played 14 games, starting 13 of them. She had five goals and three assists for eight points. Rosen compiled 63 ground balls, 26 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers.

 

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