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May 10, 2011

 

RIC ANNOUNCES SPRING MVPS

Providence, R.I.óRhode Island College held its annual spring banquet at the Quonset Point Officerís Club on Tuesday evening. Each sport handed out its Most Valuable Player Awards.

 

 

 

BASEBALL

Junior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) was named the baseball teamís MVP. He has played in 35 games, starting 34 of them. Allaire is batting .412 (61-for-148) with 36 runs scored, 61 hits, six doubles, one home run, 26 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He owns a .473 slugging percentage, a .470 on-base percentage and a .934 fielding percentage. Allaire has 17 multiple hit games on the season, which includes a season-best five at Western Connecticut on April 30. The Anchormen are currently 17-18 overall and finished the regular season with a 6-8 (fifth place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC is the sixth seed and will face top-seeded and tournament host Eastern Connecticut in the first game of the 2011 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament on Wednesday, May 11 (noon).

 

 

 

MENíS GOLF

Sophomore Kyle Harper (Rehoboth, MA) was named the menís golf teamís MVP. He saw action in each of RICís 13 competitions this fall and spring, averaging a score of 80.5. Harper shot a season-low score of 75 to finish second at the Rhode Island College Invitational on Oct. 8. He earned All-Alliance honors with a third place finish as Rhode Island College placed third overall at the 2010 Little East Conference/GNAC Alliance Menís Golf Championships on Oct. 30-31. Harper was named a Scholar-Athlete by the honorable, Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception held in the House Chamber at the Rhode Island State House on Monday, May 2.

 

 

 

WOMENíS LACROSSE

Junior defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís Most Valuable Player. She played in 13 games, starting all of them. Childs had five goals and three assists for eight points to go along with 47 ground balls, 10 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers. She had an assist and a season-high seven ground balls in a 10-9 win over Nichols on April 14. Childs was named a Scholar-Athlete by the honorable, Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception held in the House Chamber at the Rhode Island State House on Monday, May 2.

 

 

 

SOFTBALL

Senior catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) was named the softball teamís MVP. She was named First Team All-Little East Conference. For the season, she has played in 44 games, starting all of them. Jandreau is batting .375 (54-for-144) with 39 runs scored, 54 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, two homers, 23 RBI and 19 stolen bases. She owns a .500 slugging percentage, a .432 on-base percentage and a .993 fielding percentage. Jandreau was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season. She was named a Scholar-Athlete by the honorable, Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception held in the House Chamber at the Rhode Island State House on Monday, May 2. Rhode Island College is 33-11 overall and finished the regular season with a 9-5 (second place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Worcester State in game two of the 2011 NCAA Div. III Softball Championship played at the Providence (RI) Regional on Thursday, May 12 (noon). It is the Anchorwomenís fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in six years.

 

 

 

MENíS TENNIS

Senior Nate Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) was named the men's tennis team's MVP. He was 10-4 (.714) at No. 1 singles and 10-6 (.625) at No. 1 doubles for 15.0 points on the season. Rebello was tied for second on the team in singles wins, while ranking second in doubles victories. He went on an impressive streak, winning nine of 10 in singles action between March 29 and April 25. Rebello helped the Anchormen improve upon last season's 6-9 record to a 10-6 mark, which marked the first time in 18 seasons that the Anchormen reached double digit totals in wins.

 

 

 

MENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Freshman Craig Amado (Providence, RI) was named the menís outdoor track & field teams MVP. Amado claimed a pair of All-New England honors by placing second in the triple jump (14.25m) and fifth in the 400m (49.42) at the New England Div. III Championships at MIT on May 7. He earned N.E. All-Alliance honors in four events by winning the triple jump (13.82m), finishing third in the 400m (49.50), fourth in the long jump (6.42m), and sixth in the 800m (1:58.98) at the New England Alliance Championships at Fitchburg State on April 30. Amado finished second in both the 400m (50.09) and the triple jump (13.14m), while placing fourth in the long jump (6.06m) and seventh in the 200m (23.96), at the Silfen Invitational on April 23. He won the 400m (49.42), placed third in the triple jump (13.16m) and finished sixth in the long jump (5.92m) at the Swanson Invitational on April 9. Amado finished third in the triple jump (13.23m), fourth in the long jump (6.23m) and eighth in the 200m (23.66) at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational on April 2. He won the 800m (2:01.18) and placed sixth in the long jump (5.98m) at the Jerry Gravel Classic hosted on March 26. Amado has been named the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week three times this spring.

 

 

 

WOMENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Senior Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) was named the womenís outdoor track & field teamís MVP. DiBlasi placed 23rd in the 400m hurdles (1:09.25) at the New England Div. III Championships at MIT on May 7. She earned two N.E. All-Alliance honors by winning the 400m hurdles (1:04.49) and by placing fourth in the 100m hurdles (16.13) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on April 30. DiBlasi won both the 100m hurdles (16.90) and the 400m hurdles (1:07.36) at the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College on April 23. She won the 400m hurdles (1:06.38) and placed second in the 100m hurdles (16.56) at the Swanson Invitational on April 9. DiBlasi won the 400m hurdles (1:06.79) and placed eighth in the 100m (13.75) at the Coast Guard Invitational on April 2. She won the 400m hurdles (1:06.37) and placed 12th in the 100m (13.90) at the Jerry Gravel Classic on March 26. DiBlasi was named a Scholar-Athlete by the honorable, Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception held in the House Chamber at the Rhode Island State House on Monday, May 2.

 

 

 

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