For Immediate Release


October 9, 2006


Sherri Heard Named Little East
Womenís Volleyball Player of the Week


Providence, RIóRhode Island College junior right side hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) was named the Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week.


Heard recorded 38 kills and a .556 (38-3-63) hitting percentage in a 2-1 week for the Anchorwomen. She posted ten kills, one service ace, one dig and five blocks in RICís, 3-2, win at LEC rival UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 3. At a tri-meet on Oct. 7, she registered 12 kills in RICís, 3-1, win over Clark and logged 16 kills in the Anchorwomenís, 3-1, loss to Eastern Nazarene.


She has appeared in 72 games in 20 matches this season with 153 kills (2.12/game), a .314 hitting percentage and 41 blocks (0.41/game).


Head Coach Craig Letourneauís team is 12-8 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference.


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Lasell on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and host the Rhode Island Volleyball Invitational with Johnson & Wales, Roger Williams and Salve Regina on Saturday, Oct. 14.