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August 1, 2008

 

2008 Rhode Island College Womenís Lacrosse
Season Summary

(3-12 Overall; 1-5 in the Little East)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Denis Chartierís team (Career record: 6-23, .207) finished the 2008 season with a 3-12 overall record and a 1-5 (sixth place tie) in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen saw their season come to an end in a 17-5 loss to Keene State in first round action of the 2008 Little East Tournament.

 

 

 

Senior midfielder Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) closed out her career having played in 60 games, starting all of them. She totaled 50 goals, 27 assists, 77 points, 114 shots, 173 ground balls, seven pass interceptions, 61 draw controls and 41 caused turnovers.

 

She is tied for second all-time in program history in caused turnovers, tied for third in ground balls, fourth in assists and draw controls, as well as, sixth in goals, points, shots. In only one season as a goalkeeper, Culbertson ranks second in saves (205) and fifth in save percentage (.458).

 

As a senior in 2008, Culbertson was named Second Team All-Little East and the teamís MVP.   She played in 15 games, starting all of them. Culbertson had 37 goals and 22 assists for 59 points to go along with 29 ground balls, 30 draw controls and seven caused turnovers. She led the team in goals, assists, points and shots (76), while ranking second in draw controls. Culbertson scored the game-winning goal in two of the Anchorwomenís three wins this spring.

 

As a junior in 2007, she 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, Culbertson played in 16 games, starting all of them. She logged every minute of every game between the pipes for the Anchorwomen, a span of 960 minutes. She compiled a 3-13 record, made a school-record 205 saves, to go along with a .458 save percentage and a 15.19 goals against average. Culbertson was named the Little East Conference Womenís Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2005, she played in 15 games, starting all of them. Culbertson compiled 55 ground balls, 17 caused turnovers, four draw controls and four pass interceptions.

 

She is an elementary education with a concentration in special education and a 2004 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Senior defender Erin Duffy (North Dighton, MA) closed out her career having played in 60 games, starting 56 of them. She totaled five goals, two assists, seven points, 28 shots, 143 ground balls, seven draw controls and 39 caused turnovers. Duffy ranks fourth all-time in program history in caused turnovers and seventh in ground balls.

 

As a senior in 2008, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Duffy played in 15 games, starting all of them. Duffy had one goal for one point to go along with 11 shots, 30 ground balls, two draw controls and 10 caused turnovers, ranking second on the team.

 

As a junior in 2007, Duffy 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, she played in 16 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point to go along with three shots, 42 ground balls, two draw controls and 13 caused turnovers.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Duffy played in 15 games, starting 11 of them. Duffy compiled 20 ground balls, four caused turnovers and two draw controls.

 

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

 

Senior defender Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) closed out her career having played in 56 games, starting 54 of them. She totaled 12 goals, six assists, 18 points, 36 shots, 149 ground balls, 72 draw controls and 35 caused turnovers. Kielbasinski is second in program history in draw controls, fifth in caused turnovers and sixth in ground balls.

 

As a senior in 2008, she played in 15 games, starting all 15 of them. She had five goals and one assist for six points to go along with 12 shots, 27 ground balls, 25 draw controls and five caused turnovers.

 

As a junior in 2007, Kielbasinski 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, she played in 16 games, starting all of them. She had two goals and one assist for three points to go along with 12 shots, 51 ground balls, 32 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Kielbasinski played in 13 games, starting 11 of them. Kielbasinski compiled one assist for one point to go along with 30 ground balls, three caused turnovers, two draw controls and two pass interceptions.

 

She is a biology major with a minor in chemistry and a 2004 graduate of Windsor High School.

 

Senior midfielder Kerry McDevitt (Jamestown, RI) closed out her career having played in 60 games, starting 59 of them. She totaled 56 goals, 23 assists, 79 points, 131 shots, 154 ground balls, 65 draw controls and 19 caused turnovers. McDevitt ranks third all-time in program history in draw controls, fifth in goals, assists, points and ground balls, while tying for eighth in caused turnovers.

 

As a senior in 2008, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. McDevitt played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had 23 goals and 13 assists for 36 points to go along with 70 shots, 43 ground balls, 22 draw controls and six caused turnovers. She was second on the club in goals, assists, points, shots (70) and ground balls.

 

As a junior in 2007, McDevitt 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, she played in 16 games, starting all of them. She had six goals for six points to go along with 20 shots, 47 ground balls and 27 draw controls.

 

As a freshman in 2005, McDevitt played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She had three goals and three assists for six points. McDevitt compiled 27 ground balls, three caused turnovers and one draw control.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2004 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Senior attack Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) has one year of eligibility remaining and plans on returning to the field next spring. Heard played in 14 games, starting all of them. She totaled 13 goals and two assists for 15 points to go along with 28 shots, 20 ground balls, 29 draw controls and seven caused turnovers.

 

Senior defender Jessica Shiel (Warwick, RI) also has a year of eligibility remaining and plans on returning to the field next spring. She played in 13 games, starting 10 of them. Shiel had one assist for one point, to go along with one shot, eight ground balls, two draw controls and five caused turnovers.

 

Sophomore attack Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) played in 15 games, starting all 15 of them. She had 21 goals and one assist for 22 points to go along with 53 shots, 36 ground balls, 38 draw controls, 10 caused turnovers and one game winning goal.

 

Sophomore defender Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) played in seven games starting all of them. She had two shots, 40 ground balls, three draw controls and four caused turnovers.

 

Sophomore midfield Meridith Darby (Middletown, RI) played in 13 games, starting all of them. She had 14 goals and four assists for 18 points to go along with 32 shots, 28 ground balls, 14 draw controls and six caused turnovers.

 

Freshman attack Suany Almonte (Warwick, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had 17 goals and five assists for 22 points to go along with 53 shots, 53 ground balls, 10 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers.

 

Freshman attack Melissa Carney (West Haven, CT) played in 15 games, starting seven of them. She had six goals for six points to go along with 17 ground balls, four draw controls and one caused turnover.

 

Freshman attack Katelyn Chouinard (Warwick, RI) played in 13 games, starting eight of them. She had four ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers.

 

Freshman midfielder Nichole Grimshaw (Coventry, RI) played in eight games, starting three of them. She had three ground balls and two draw controls.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She was 3-12 with 135 saves, a 16.04 goals against average and a .356 save percentage in 912:41 minutes of play.