May 2, 2012


Kyle Allaire Receives Rhode Island College’s
John E. Hetherman Award

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) received Rhode Island College’s John E. Hetherman Award at the College’s annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 2. The award is based not only on athletic prowess, but also values community and campus involvement. The student who receives the Hetherman Award must be a male student-athlete who participates in intercollegiate athletics, a good student and has demonstrated interest and participation in campus activities.




Allaire is putting the final touches on an outstanding career for the Rhode Island College baseball team this spring. He became the college’s all-time leader in career hits vs. Eastern Connecticut on April 21 and became the first player in program history with 200 career hits vs. Western Connecticut on April 28.


So far this spring, he has played in 36 games, starting all of them. Allaire is batting .392 (58-for-148) with 40 runs scored, 58 hits, five doubles, 15 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He owns a .426 slugging percentage, a .477 on-base percentage and a .935 fielding percentage.


As a junior in 2011, Allaire was named Third Team All-New England, First Team All-Little East Conference and team MVP as the Anchormen won the Little East Conference Tournament and competed in the NCAA Div. III Baseball Tournament.




He is a secondary education major with a concentration in math and a 2008 graduate of Uxbridge High School.



The Hetherman Award was established in 1958 and sponsored by the RIC class of 1940 to honor its classmate, Jay Hetherman. Mr. Hetherman, while a student, played varsity basketball and baseball for two years. He was also active in the drama club and took part in all “stunt night” activities and major productions. During World War II, Hetherman became a naval aviator, receiving his wings in Jacksonville, Florida in 1942. Approximately one year later, while returning from flying a rescue mission in the South Pacific, Lt. John E. Hetherman crashed and lost his life, leaving an enviable college and service career behind him.