For Immediate Release


October 16, 2006


Erin Miga Named Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week


Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) was named the Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week.


Miga recorded 54 kills, a .382 hitting percentage (54-15-102) to go along with 24 blocks in a 3-2 week for the Anchorwomen. She missed the clubís, 3-2, win at Lasell on Oct. 10 with a right hand injury, which is her main hitting hand. Miga returned with a heavily taped hand to help the team to a 2-2 mark the remainder of the week. She posted nine blocks in RICís, 3-1, loss to Endicott on Oct. 12. Miga totaled 16 kills and six blocks in the Anchorwomenís, 3-1, win over Roger Williams on Oct. 14. She totaled 11 kills and six blocks in RICís, 3-1, win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 14.


Head Coach Craig Letourneauís team is 15-10 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference.


In upcoming action, RIC will host Suffolk University on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. It will be Senior Night as Rhode Island College will honor Miga, along with senior defensive specialist Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, NH), senior right side hitter Julie Seitsinger (North Kingstown, RI) and senior libero Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI), prior to the match.