November 17, 2011



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





 left to right: Breanna Boyer, Doris Belanger, Chelsea Marshall,
Conor McCloskey, Jenna Childs.




Senior goalkeeper Nick Clark (East Bridgewater, MA) was named the menís soccer teamís MVP. Clark played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He finished with an 11-7 record, while registering a 1.18 goals against average, 83 saves, a .798 save percentage and three shutouts in over 1,608 minutes. Clark made a season-high 13 saves in the teamís, 4-1, win over Westfield State on Oct. 19. He was twice named the Little East Conference Menís Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week and made one of the biggest saves of the season against UMass Boston on Sept. 24. Clark stopped a penalty kick with 56 seconds remaining to preserve RICís, 2-1, league victory over the Beacons.



Senior Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) was named the womenís soccer teamís MVP. Childs played primarily midfield after beginning the season as a sweeper. She played in 17 games, starting all of them, and finished the year with one goal, coming in a 5-2 loss against Western Connecticut on Oct. 8. Childs also registered a pair of assists for four points. Childs served as the teamís speaking captain.



Junior Doris Belanger (West Warwick, RI) was named the womenís tennis teamís MVP. She was named First Team All-Little East Conference at No. 3 singles. Belanger was 10-6 (.625) at No. 3 singles and 3-13 (.188) at No. 2 doubles for 11.5 points on the season. She was dominant in LEC play as she sported a 7-1 (.875) mark at third singles. This is her second career All-LEC nod, as she was named First Team All-Little East at No. 6 singles as a freshman in 2009.



Junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) was named the womenís volleyball teamís MVP. Boyer played in 102 sets in 29 matches. She totaled 344 kills (3.37/set), a .238 hitting percentage, 24 service aces (.24/set), 239 digs (2.34/set) and 66 blocks (0.65/set). The junior captain led the Anchorwomen in kills and digs, was second on the team in hitting percentage and third in aces. She tallied her 1,000th career kill in a 3-0 win against Manhattanville on Oct. 15, while posting double-digit kills on 18 occasions. She notched a season-high 24 kills in a 3-2 win against Lasell on Sept. 20, and also reached double-digit digs nine times on the season. She registered a season-high of 16 digs in a 3-1 win over UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 4 and again in a 3-1 loss against Roger Williams on Oct. 9.



Junior Conor McCloskey (Wakefield, RI) was named the menís cross country teamís MVP. He placed 67th at the New England Division III Championships with a time of 26:11.83 on Nov. 12. McCloskey earned All-ECAC honors with a 15th place finish at the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships on Nov. 5 as he posted a time of 26:56.70. He earned N.E. All-Alliance honors by placing fifth with a time of 25:43 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 29. McCloskeyís effort was the 13th fastest time in the championshipís history. McCloskey took first place with a time of 24:03 to help guide Rhode Island College to a 21-34 victory over Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 15. He placed 11th with a time of 26:47.56 at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 8. He finished fourth with a time of 26:57 at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Oct. 1. McCloskey took first overall with a time of 27:49 at the Elms Invitational on Sept. 24. He placed 28th with a time of 25:50.22 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 17. He was named Little East Runner of the Week three times on the season.



Sophomore Chelsea Marshall (New Bedford, MA) was named the womenís cross country teamís MVP. She placed 130th with a time of 26:53.93 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 5. She placed 58th with a time of 21:05 at the Alliance Championships on Oct. 29. Marshall placed sixth in a dual meet with Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 15. She finished 88th with a time of 21:17.16 at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 8. Marshall finished 64th with a time of 21:18 at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Oct. 1. She finished 26th with a time of 21:55 at the Elms Invitational on Sept. 24. Marshall placed 147th with a time of 21:17.69 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 17.