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May 7, 2012

 

RIC ANNOUNCES SPRING MVPS

Providence, RIóRhode 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

Senior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) was named the baseball teamís MVP for the second straight season. Allaire became the programís all-time career hits leader against Eastern Connecticut on April 21 (he currently owns 212 career hits and counting). He has played in 40 games, starting all of them. Allaire is batting .406 (67-for-165) with 42 runs scored, six doubles 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases. He owns a .442 slugging percentage, a .487 on-base percentage and a .940 fielding percentage. With 67 hits so far in 2012, Allaire is just five away from tying the program record that he established in 2011 for the single season record (72). Allaire was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season. He 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, April 23. Allaire also received Rhode Island Collegeís John E. Hetherman Award at the Collegeís annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 2.

 

SOFTBALL

Sophomore outfielder Stacy Pokora (Wilton, CT) was named the softball teamís MVP. She played in 37 games, starting all of them. Pokora hit .424 (50-for-118) with 36 runs scored, 50 hits, nine doubles, eight homers, 30 RBI and 12 stolen bases. She led the team in each of those respective categories, while also owning a .703 slugging percentage, .461 on-base percentage and a .963 fielding percentage. She posted season-highs of four hits and four RBI twice on the year, while scoring a season-high of three runs four times this spring.

 

MENíS GOLF

Freshman Ryan Butler (Windham, NH) was named the menís golf teamís MVP. He has seen action in each of RICís 13 competitions this fall and spring, averaging a score of 78.7. Butler was the GNAC Champion and earned All-GNAC honors by capturing the individual title with a score of 142 (68, 74) among a field of 40 competitors at the 2011 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship on October 8 and 9 in Gorham, Maine. For his efforts, he was named the GNAC Player and Rookie of the Year. Thanks to Butlerís performance, the Anchormen to secured a berth in the upcoming 2012 NCAA Div. III Championships beginning May 15.

 

WOMENíS LACROSSE

Senior defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) was named the womenís lacrosse teamís MVP for the second consecutive season. She played in 14 games, starting all of them. Childs posted three goals and four assists for seven points to go along with 38 draw controls, 22 caused turnovers and a team-high 61 ground balls. She tallied a goal and an assist for a season-high two points against Simmons on April 21, while corralling a season-high eight ground balls against Western Connecticut on April 7. She also notched a season-high seven caused turnovers against Keene State on April 14, while recording a season-high six draw controls twice on the season. 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, April 23.

 

MENíS TENNIS

Sophomore Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) was named the men's tennis team's MVP.  Werchadlo went 6-7 (.462) at No. 1 singles, which included a 4-2 mark in the Little East Conference. He led RIC down the stretch with wins in six of his final 10 singles bouts. Werchadlo also posted a 5-8 (.385) record at No. 2 doubles for a total of 5.5 points on the season. He led the Anchormen in both singles and doubles victories.

 

MENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Freshman Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) was named the menís outdoor track and field teamís MVP. Forbes earned All-New England honors in two events, finishing first in the 400m hurdles with a record-breaking time of 53.79 and third in the 110m hurdles (15.17) at the 2012 N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. He earned three N.E. Alliance honors, placing first in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.32 and first in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.92 at the 2012 Alliance Championships on April 28. Forbes, who also placed 13th in the high jump (1.80m), was a member of the 4x400m relay squad that earned N.E. Alliance honors with a first place finish and a time of 3:19.21. Forbes was also part of the 4x100m relay team that broke the program record with a fifth place finish and a time of 43.35. Forbes took home the top spot in the 400m hurdles (55.89) and also placed second in the 110m hurdles (15.70), third in the 400m (50.56) and fourth in the high jump (1.88m) at the Silfen Invitational on April 28. He took first place in the 400m hurdles (53.97), 16th place in the 100m (11.87) and was also a member of the 4x400m relay team that finished first with a time of 3:20.88 at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on April 14. Forbes finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.41 and was also a member of the 1,600m sprint medley relay squad that earned a first place finish and established a new program record with a time of 3:36.75 at the Corsair Classic on April 7. He was named the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

WOMENíS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Freshman Daria Braboy (Providence, RI) was named the womenís outdoor track and field teamís MVP. Braboy earned All-New England honors in two events at the 2012 N.E. Div. III Championships on May 5. She was the New England champion in the 400m, placing first with a new program-record time of 56.45, and also placed seventh in the triple jump (10.76). She picked up four N.E. Alliance honors, placing first in the 400m (57.69), third in the 200m (25.93), fourth in the triple jump (10.73m) and sixth in the 800m (2:24.35), while also placing 11th in the long jump (4.85m), at the 2012 Alliance Championships on April 28. Braboy placed first in both the 400m (57.76) and the triple jump (10.88m), while notching second place finishes in both the 200m (26.33) and the long jump (4.70m), at the Silfen Invitational on April 28. She placed first in the 400m (57.02) and second in the triple jump (10.85m) at the Bernard Solomon Husky Invitational on April 14. Braboy placed first in the long jump with a distance of 5.02m, first in the 200m with a time of 26.57 and was also a member of the 1,600m sprint medley relay squad that earned a first place finish and established a new program record with a time of 4:21.80 at the Corsair Classic on April 7. She placed first in the long jump (4.88m) and fourth in the 800m (2:24.74) at the Coast Guard Bear Invitational on March 31. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week once on the season.

 

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