FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

May 8, 2006

 

 

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2006 Spring Sports MVPs

 

 

 

 

left to right: Nicole Riley, Caitlin Gavin, Dana Skorupa, Lionel Noel, Tim Henault, Chris Furey.

 

Providence, RI-- The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Spring Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Mar. 8 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity spring athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

 

 

Baseball

Junior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) was named the baseball teamís MVP. Henault has played in 34 games, starting all of them. He is batting .377 (49-for-130) with 30 runs scored, ten doubles, two triples, one home run, 31 RBI and three stolen bases. He owns a .508 slugging percentage, a .418 on-base percentage and a .995 fielding percentage. Henault broke his hand after being hit by a pitch vs. Eastern Connecticut on Apr. 29 and is out indefinitely.

He is a psychology major with a minor in criminal justice and a 2003 graduate of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

 

Menís Golf

Freshman Lionel Noel (West Warwick, RI) was named the menís golf teamís MVP. He averaged a score of 77.8 through five matches this spring. Noel was the medallist in two of the clubís contests this year, firing a 77 vs. Wesleyan and MCLA on Apr. 13, as well as a 76 vs. Newbury on Apr. 19. He tied with teammate Shawn Rebocho for medallist honors with a score of 80 vs. Worcester State, Becker and Brandeis on Apr. 10. He tied for fourth place with a score of 75 to wrap up the season at the Blazers Invitational, hosted by Elms, on Apr. 28.

He is a 2005 graduate of West Warwick High School.

 

Womenís Lacrosse

Junior center Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís MVP. Gavin played in 16 games, starting all of them. She had 97 goals and ten assists for 107 points. Her marks in both goals and points are new school records for a single season. Gavin also totaled 101 ground balls and 65 draw controls. She is currently second in the nation (Div. III) in goals-per-game average (6.06) and third in points-per-game average (6.689).

Gavin is a physical education/health major and a 2003 graduate of Portsmouth High School.

 

Softball

Junior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) was named the softball teamís MVP. Riley has appeared in 32 games, starting 25 of them. She is currently 24-2, a new school record for wins in a season, and has not lost a game since Mar. 17. Riley owns an ERA of 1.36 with 21 complete games, five shutouts, two saves and has struck out 154 batters in 175.1 innings pitched. Riley has been named the Little East Conferenceís Pitcher of the Week three times on the season. The Anchorwomen were the 2006 Little East Conference Softball Regular Season and Tournament Champions and are set to compete in the NCAA Div. III Softball Championships, beginning on May 11.

She is a secondary education major with a concentration in history and a 2003 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

Menís Tennis

Senior Chris Furey (Cabot, VT) was named the menís tennis teamís MVP. He was 11-5 (.688) at number six singles and 10-6 (.625) at number three doubles for 16.0 points on the season. He led the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for the team lead in doubles victories.

He is a biology major with a minor in chemistry and a 2000 graduate of Cabot High School.

 

Menís Outdoor Track & Field

Junior Justin Dalton (Warwick, RI) was named the menís outdoor track & field teamís MVP. Dalton earned All-New England honors in the 400 meter hurdles, placing fourth with a time of 56.44 at the New England Div. III Championships on May 6. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 400 meter hurdles, placing first with a time of 56.41, as well as the 4x400 meter relay with a first place finish time of 3:24.95, at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Dalton placed first in the 400 meter hurdles, fifth as part of the 4x100 meter relay team and second as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with times of 57.07, 44.48 and 3:23.72, respectively, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 22. He placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles and fourth as part of the 4x100 meter relay team with times of 57.18 and 45.65, respectively, at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. Dalton placed second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 58.56 at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. He placed first in the 400 meters hurdles with a time of 58.70, as well as second as part of the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams with times of 45.80 and 3:26.40, respectively, at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 1.

He is a physical education/health major and a 2002 graduate of Veterans High School.

 

Womenís Outdoor Track & Field

Senior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) was named the womenís outdoor track & field teamís MVP. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump with first place marks of 12.93, 26.27 and 5.37 meters, respectively, at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 29. Skorupa placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 5.01 meters at the Solomon Husky Invitational on Apr. 15. She placed first in both the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.83 and 27.03, respectively, and fifth in the long jump with a distance of 4.84 meters, at the Bryant Invitational on Apr. 8. Skorupa placed second in the 100 meters, second in the 200 meters and first in the long jump with times of 12.30 and 26.30, respectively, and a distance of 4.96 meters, at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 1. She placed 13th in the 200 meters with a time of 1:03.38 at the Snowflake Classic on Mar. 25.

Skorupa is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

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