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August 1, 2007

 

2007 Rhode Island College
Women’s Lacrosse Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Denis Chartier’s (Career record: 3-11, .214) team finished the 2007 season with a 3-11 overall record and a 1-5 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

Sixth-seeded Rhode Island College saw its season come to an end in a 12-11 triple overtime loss at third-seeded Keene State on May 1 in first round action of the 2007 Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. The Anchorwomen’s 32.1 ground balls-per-game average led the nation (NCAA Div. III).

 

Senior center Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) closed out her career as the Anchorwomen’s greatest player to date. During her four-year career, she played in 60 games, starting all of them. She is Rhode Island College’s all-time leader in career games played, started, shots (671), free position shots (135), goals (279), assists (45), points (324), ground balls (339), pass interceptions (15), draw controls (292) and caused turnovers (107). Gavin also holds virtually all game and single-season program records as well.

 

As a senior in 2007, Gavin was named Second Team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Little East Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year and earned her fourth consecutive First Team All-Little East award. She played in 16 games, starting all of them. She totaled 52 goals, 10 assists, 62 points, 172 shots, 63 ground balls, 59 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers, leading the Anchorwomen in each of those statistical categories. Gavin scored the game-winning goal in each of the club’s three wins this spring. She established a new school record with 13 points and tied a program record with five assists in the club’s, 22-4, win at Elms on Apr. 9. She also tied her own previous RIC record with 14 ground balls vs. Salve Regina on Apr. 2.

 

As a junior in 2006, she wasnamed First Team All-Little East Conference and selected as team MVP for the third time in her career. She played in 16 games, starting all of them. Gavin had 97 goals and 10 assists for 107 points to go along with 220 shots, 101 ground balls, 65 draw controls and 34 caused turnovers. She also led the nation (NCAA Div. III) with a 6.3 ground balls-per-game average. Gavin established new RIC records for the most shots, goals, points, ground balls and caused turnovers in a season. She set a new school record for goals in a game, scoring 11 on three different occasions. Gavin tallied 11 goals vs. the University of New England on Mar. 26, Nichols on Mar. 22 and against Lasell on Apr. 20. Gavin scored the game-winning goal in each of RIC’s three victories this spring. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2005, Gavin was named First Team All-Little East Conference and team MVP for the second straight season. Gavin played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had 87 goals and 15 assists for 102 points. Her 5.8 goals-per-game average led the nation (NCAA Div. III). Three of her goals were game-winners. She had 93 ground balls, 29 caused turnovers, 94 draw controls and seven pass interceptions. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2004, she was named First Team All-Little East and the squad’s MVP. Gavin played 15 games, starting all of them. She had a team-high 53 points on a team-best 43 goals and 10 assists. Gavin also compiled a team-high 82 ground balls, 74 draw controls and 21 caused turnovers. She was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week three times this season.

 

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

 

Junior defender Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) played in 14 games, starting all of them. She had 13 goals and five assists for 18 points to go along with 33 shots, 49 ground balls, 27 draw controls and nine caused turnovers.

 

Junior defender Erin Duffy (North Dighton, MA) was named First Team All-Little East Conference and team MVP. She played in 14 games, starting all of them. Duffy had four goals and one assist for five points to go along with 13 shots, 51 ground balls, one draw control and 12 caused turnovers.

 

Junior attack Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) played in 13 games, starting all of them. She totaled two goals and four assists for six points to go along with 14 shots, 30 ground balls, eight draw controls and six caused turnovers.

 

Junior attack Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) played in 12 games, starting nine of them. She had two goals and three assists for five points to go along with 13 shots, 11 ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover.

 

Junior defender Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) played in 12 games, starting all of them. She had five goals and three assists for eight points to go along with 11 shots, 41 ground balls, 13 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers.

 

Junior midfielder Kerry McDevitt (Jamestown, RI) played 14 games, starting all of them. She had 24 goals and seven assists for 31 points to go along with 35 shots, 37 ground balls, 15 draw controls and four caused turnovers.

 

Junior defender Jessica Shiel (Warwick, RI) played in 13 games, starting six of them. She had one goal for one point to go along with two shots, 12 ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.

 

Freshman attack Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) played in 14 games, starting all of them. She had 14 goals and one assist for 15 points to go along with 35 shots, 23 ground balls, 14 draw controls and three caused turnovers.

 

Freshman defender Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) played in 13 games, starting all of them. She had one shot, 23 ground balls, one draw control and eight caused turnovers.

 

Freshman midfielder Meridith Darby (Middletown, RI) played in 14 games, starting 13 of them. She had nine goals and four assists for 13 points to go along with 26 shots, 30 ground balls, 10 draw controls and eight caused turnovers.

 

Freshman defender Danielle Gelinas (Dayville, CT) played in 14 games, starting 12 of them. She had one goal and two assists for three points to go along with eight shots, 39 ground balls, four draw controls and six caused turnovers.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Katie Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) played in 14 games, starting all of them. She was 3-11 with a 13.32 goals against average and a .470 save percentage in 846:51 of action. Kielbasinski totaled 167 saves on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) played in 12 games, starting six of them. She had two goals and one assist for three points to go along with six shots, five ground balls and one draw control.