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May 11, 2009

 

RIC ANNOUNCES SPRING MVPs

North Kingstown, RI- Rhode Island College held its annual spring banquet at the Quonset Point Officerís Club on Monday evening. Each sport handed out its Most Valuable Player Awards.

 

 

 

BASEBALL

Sophomore Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) was named the baseball teamís MVP. He played first base, designated hitter and was a pitcher for the Anchormen this spring. Levesque played in 30 games, starting all of them. He batted .465 (59-for-127) with 44 runs scored, 14 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 36 RBI and two stolen bases. He owned a .882 slugging percentage, a .514 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, he appeared in 11 games, starting nine of them. Levesque was 3-4 with a 5.46 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 56.0 innings pitched.

 

MENíS GOLF

Sophomore Derek Jensen (Cumberland, RI) was named the menís golf teamís MVP. Over the course of 18 rounds at 14 competitions in 2008-09, he averaged a score of 81.3. He shot a season-low score of 75 during day two of the Johnson & Wales Spring Invitational on April 19.

 

WOMENíS LACROSSE

Freshman attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís MVP. She played in 15 games, starting all of them. Voyer had 23 goals and two assists for 25 points to go along with 54 shots, 27 ground balls, 22 draw controls and nine cause turnovers.

 

SOFTBALL

Sophomore shortstop Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) was named the softball teamís MVP. She played in 47 games, starting 46 of them. Mattoon batted .452 (57-for-126) with 43 runs scored, six doubles, eight triples, six home runs, 29 RBI and three stolen bases. She owned a .770 slugging percentage, a .486 on-base percentage and a .915 fielding percentage.

 

MEN'S TENNIS

Junior Garrett Smith (Exeter, RI) was named the men's tennis team's MVP. He was 5-8 (.385) in singles and 1-12 (.077) in doubles for 5.5 points on the season. Smith was tied for the team lead in singles wins and points.

 

MENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Senior Dante Lopardo (Johnston, RI) was named the menís outdoor track and field teamís MVP. He earned All-NEICAAA honors in the high jump with an eighth place (1.95m) finish at the NEICAAA Championships on May 9. He captured the New England Div. III Championship in the high jump with a first place (2.02m) effort at the New England Championships on May 2. Lopardo was the New England Alliance Champion, establishing a new program record in the high jump (2.02m) at the Allliance Championships on April 25. He also earned New England Alliance honors in the long jump (6.41m) with a fifth place finish. Lopardo has provisionally qualified for the NCAA Div. III Menís Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump.

 

WOMENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Senior Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) was named the womenís outdoor track and field teamís MVP. She earned All-NEICAAA honors in the high jump with a seventh place (1.59m) effort, while also contributing to a new program record in the 4x400m relay (4:05.22), at the NEICAAA Championships on May 9. Fleming earned All-New England honors in the high jump with a fifth place finish (1.58m) at the New England Div. III Championships on May 2. She was the New England Alliance Champion in the high jump (1.70m-new program record), the 800m (2:22.21) and as part of the 4x400m relay (4:12.03) at the Alliance Championships on April 25. Fleming also earned New England Alliance honors in the long jump, placing sixth (4.82m). She has already qualified for the NCAA Div. III Womenís Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump.

 

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