January 31, 2007


Crystal Colagiovanni Named Assistant
Womenís Lacrosse Coach at Rhode Island College


Providence, RIóRhode Island College named Crystal Colagiovanni as an assistant womenís lacrosse coach. She will assist first-year Head Coach Denis Chartier in all facets of the womenís lacrosse program including recruiting, scouting, administering practices and game coaching.


The Johnston, Rhode Island native is no stranger to Rhode Island College womenís lacrosse fans, wrapping up a four-year career as an Anchorwoman in 2006.


During her career, she played in 56 games, starting 54 of them. She had 68 goals and 12 assists for 80 career points. Colagiovanni compiled 196 shots, 176 ground balls, 59 draw controls and 41 caused turnovers in her career. She is second all-time at RIC in shots, goals, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers. Colagiovanni is fourth in assists and points.


As a senior in 2006, she played in 13 games, starting all of them. She had 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points. She compiled 39 shots, 54 ground balls, 23 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers.


As a junior in 2005, Colagiovanni played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She had 22 goals and one assist for 23 points. Colagiovanni also compiled 40 ground balls, 20 draw controls and five caused turnovers.


As a sophomore in 2004, she was named Second Team All-Little East. Colagiovanni played 15 games, starting all of them. She had 32 goals and two assists for 34 points. Colagiovanni compiled 59 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers.


As a freshman in 2003, she played in 13 games, starting all of them. She had three goals and two assists for five points, 23 ground balls, six caused turnovers and four draw controls. As a goaltender, she played in nine games, starting eight of them. She had 89 saves, a save percentage of .500 and a 12.14 goals-against average.


She graduated from Rhode Island College in December, 2006 with a bachelorís degree in elementary education with a concentration in special education.


Colagiovanni is currently a elementary special education teacher in the Smithfield Public Schools System. She is single and resides in Johnston, Rhode Island.


The Anchorwomen open the 2007 season at Westfield State on Tuesday, Mar. 20.