FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

May 7, 2007

 

 

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2007 Spring Sports MVPs

 

 

 

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, May 7 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity spring athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

 

 

BASEBALL

Senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) was named the baseball teamís MVP. Naylor has played in 33 games, starting all of them. He is batting .385 (47-for-122) with 32 runs scored, 12 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 37 RBI. He owns a .672 slugging percentage and a .476 on-base percentage. He was named the Little East Conferenceís Player of the Week once on the season. He became Rhode Island Collegeís all-time career hits leader, notching his 188th knock in a 12-6 win over Plymouth State on Saturday, May 5. Naylor also tied the RIC record for career runs (131) in the same game.

He is a general management major and a 2002 graduate of Toll Gate High School.

 

Menís Golf

Senior Shawn Rebocho (Albion, RI) was named the menís golf teamís MVP. In 18 competitions over the fall and spring seasons, Rebocho averaged a score of 80.1. He shot a career low score of 71 vs. Elms and Wentworth at Triggs Memorial Golf Course on Apr. 11. Rebocho placed third overall with a score of 77 at the first annual Little East Conference/Great Northeast Athletic Conference Alliance Championship with a score of 77 on Apr. 27.

He is an accounting major and a 2003 graduate of Lincoln, High School.

 

WOMENíS LACROSSE

Junior defender Erin Duffy (North Dighton, MA) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís MVP. She played in 14 games, starting all of them. She recorded four goals and one assist for five points to go along with 51 ground balls.

She is a nursing major and a 2004 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School.

 

SOFTBALL

Senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) was named the softball teamís MVP. She has appeared in 37 games, starting 30 of them. Riley is 26-3 with a 0.82 earned run average and two saves. She has struck out 207 batters in 186.2 innings of work and logged 11 shutouts. Riley is Rhode Island Collegeís all-time leader in career wins, games started and relief appearances. She is second in strikeouts and innings pitched, while ranking third in career ERA. Riley owns the longest consecutive winning streak in NCAA Div. III softball history (43 games).

She is a physical education major and a 2003 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

MEN'S TENNIS

Sophomore David Haggerty (Woonsocket, RI) was named the men's tennis team's MVP. Haggerty posted a 12-3 (.800) record at No. 6 singles on the season. He also went 2-2 in limited doubles action to compile 13.0 points. Haggerty advanced to the Championship Match in the No. 6 singles flight at the 2007 Little East Conference Men's Tennis Championships.

He is a finance major with a minor in computer information systems and a 2004 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

MENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Senior Eric Lonergan (North Kingstown, RI) was named the  menís outdoor track & field teamís MVP. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events. He placed first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:56.06, eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.78 and first in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:30.23. at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 28. Lonergan placed first in both the 1,500 and 3,000 meters with times of 4:00.00 and 15:54.76, respectively, at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 21. He placed first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:03.16 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Apr. 14. Lonergan placed first in the 1,500 meters and second in the 800 meters with times of 4:02.19 and 1:59.00, respectively, at the RIC Invitational on Mar. 31.

He is an elementary education major with a concentration in general science and a 2003 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

WOMENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Sophomore Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) was named the womenís outdoor track & field teamís MVP.  Fleming earned All-New England honors in the high jump, placing fourth at 1.56 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in five events, placing eighth as part of the 4x100 relay team with a time of 56.53, first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:23.83, seventh as part of the 4x400 relay team with a time of 4:37.62, second in the long jump with a distance of 5.13 meters and first in the high jump with a leap of 1.65 meters at the Little East/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Apr. 28. She was named the womenís indoor track & field teamís MVP as well this past winter.

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2005 graduate of Tolman High School.

 

 

 Left to Right: Kayla Fleming, David Haggerty, Mike Naylor, Nicole Riley,
Shawn Rebocho, Eric Lonergan, Erin Duffy.

 

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