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May 14, 2012

 

 

 

2012 Rhode Island College
Women’s Lacrosse Season Summary
(4-11 Overall; 1-5 Little East Conference)

 

Providence, RI—Head Coach Mike Koperda’s (Career record: 13-44, .228) team finished the 2012 season with a 4-11 overall record and a 1-5 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen won their first Little East Conference contest since 2008 with a victory over UMass Dartmouth on February 25. As a result, RIC secured a spot in the 2012 Little East Women’s Lacrosse Tournament as the No. 6 seed, its first postseason appearance since 2008 as well.

 

 

 

Senior defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) closed out her four-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 54 games, starting all of them. She finished her career with 22 goals and eight assists for 30 points. Childs recorded 208 ground balls, 73 draw controls and 80 caused turnovers. Childs ranks second all-time in ground balls and caused turnovers, while ranking third all-time in draw controls.

 

As a senior in 2012, Childs was named First Team All-Little East and team MVP. She played in 14 games, starting all of them. Childs netted three goals and four assists for seven points. She finished with a season-high two points against Simmons on April 21 as she recorded a goal and an assist. Childs led the team in ground balls with 61, while ranking second on the squad in both draw controls (38) and caused turnovers (22). She corralled a season-high eight ground balls against Western Connecticut on April 7, while registering a program-record seven caused turnovers against Keene State on April 14. Childs posted a season-high of six draw controls on two occasions.

 

As a junior in 2011, Childs was named the team’s MVP. Childs played in 13 games, starting all of them. She finished the season with five goals and three assists for eight points, while tallying 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. She led the team in ground balls and was tied for second in caused turnovers.

 

As a sophomore in 2010, Childs was named First Team All-Little East. She played in 12 games, starting all of them. Childs had four goals and one assist for five points to go along with 43 ground balls, three draw controls and 18 caused turnovers. She was second on the team in ground balls. Childs had two goals, one assist, five ground balls and two caused turnovers in the Anchorwomen’s, 20-2, win over Sage on March 27.

 

As a freshman in 2009, Childs played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had 10 goals for 10 points to go along with 57 ground balls, 22 draw controls and 27 caused turnovers. Childs led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers.

 

Childs is a nursing major. Her efforts for the women's lacrosse team supplemented her successful four-year women's soccer career at Rhode Island College from 2008-2012. She is a 2008 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Senior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) wrapped her four-year career as an Anchorwoman having played in 53 games, starting 48 of them. She finished with 156 goals and 30 assists for 186 career points, while also tallying 53 ground balls, 67 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers. Drolet ranks second all-time in goals, shots (342) and points, while ranking fourth in both assists and free-position shots (42) and sixth in draw controls.

 

As a senior in 2012, Drolet was named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 13 games, starting all of them. Drolet led the team with 55 goals to go along with 13 assists, which ranked second the squad, for a team-leading 68 points. Her 55 goals and 68 points both ranked third all-time for a single season in program history. She also tallied 13 ground balls, 20 draw controls and two caused turnovers. Drolet tallied season-highs of eight goals, 10 points and five ground balls in a 19-11 win over UMass Dartmouth on April 25, while her season-high of five assists came against Salve Regina on March 29. She also recorded a season-high six draw controls against Simmons on April 21.

 

As a junior in 2011, Drolet played in 14 games for the Anchorwomen, starting 12 of them. She scored 42 goals and posted nine assists for 51 points. She also tallied 10 ground balls, 24 draw controls and four caused turnovers. Drolet was the primary offensive weapon for the Anchorwomen, leading the team in goals, points, shots and shots on goal (75). She scored a season-high six goals against Eastern Connecticut on April 23. That game's point total matched a three-goal, three-assist effort on Opening Day, March 19, at Emmanuel for Drolet's season-high of six points. She also scooped up a season-best seven draw controls and forced two turnovers at Southern Maine on April 19.

 

As a sophomore in 2010, Drolet was named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 13 games, starting all of them. Drolet had 43 goals and seven assists for 50 points to go along with 24 ground balls, 18 draw controls and four caused turnovers. She led the team in goals, assists, and points. Drolet netted the game-winning goals in the Anchorwomen’s wins over Lasell on March 18 and SUNY Maritime on April 8. She had five goals, two assists and six ground balls in the season-opening win over the Lasers. She was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once.

 

As a freshman in 2009, Drolet played in 13 games, starting 10 of them. She had 16 goals and one assist for 17 points to go along with six ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers.

 

Drolet is a nursing major and a 2008 graduate of Somersworth High School.

 

Senior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) closed out her four-year career at RIC having played in 57 games, starting all of them. She totaled 105 goals and 31 assists for 136 points, while finishing with 78 ground balls, 71 draw controls and 27 caused turnovers. Voyer ranks second all-time in free-position shots (55), is third in goals, shots (260) and points, fourth in assists and fifth in draw controls.

 

As a senior in 2012, Voyer played in 15 games, starting all of them. She finished with 16 goals and a team-high 15 assists for 31 points, while recording 15 ground balls, 14 draw controls and three caused turnovers. Her 15 assists ranked third all-time in single-season program history. Voyer posted a season-high two goals on two occasions, while dishing out a program-record seven assists against Emmanuel on March 22. She also corralled a season-high three ground balls against Lasell on March 15, while registering season-highs of four draw controls and two caused turnovers against UMass Dartmouth on April 25.

 

As a junior in 2011, Voyer played in 14 games, starting all of them. She totaled 36 goals and 10 assists for 46 points, while compiling nine ground balls, 26 draw controls and four caused turnovers. Voyer was second on the team in most significant offensive categories, including goals, assists, shots and shots on goal (69). Her 26 draw controls were most on the squad. Voyer posted a season-high seven goals in blizzard conditions during an abbreviated game against Salve Regina on March 31. She handed out a season-best six helpers to go along with four goals for a career-high 10 points in an 18-10 win at Wheelock on April 20.

 

As a sophomore in 2010, Voyer played in 13 games, starting all of them. She had 30 goals and four assists for 34 points to go along with 27 ground balls, nine draw controls and 11 caused turnovers. Voyer was second on the team in goals, assists, points and shots. She netted six goals and picked up nine ground balls in the season-opening win over Lasell on March 18.

 

As a freshman in 2009, Voyer played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had 23 goals and two assists for 25 points, to go along with 27 ground balls, 22 draw controls and nine caused turnovers. Voyer led the team in both goals and points and was named team MVP.

 

Voyer is a nursing major and a 2007 graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

Junior midfielder Courtney McKiernan (Hope, RI) played in 15 games, starting nine of them. She posted two goals and seven assists for nine points, while totaling 42 ground balls, seven draw controls and 26 caused turnovers. McKiernan led the Anchorwomen in caused turnovers, while ranking second in ground balls. Her 26 caused turnovers ranks fifth all-time in single-season program history. She scored goals against Lasell on March 15 and against Simmons on April 21, while tallying a season-high three assists against Keene State on April 14. McKiernan recorded a season-high five ground balls on four occasions, a season-high two draw controls on three occasions, and a season-high five caused turnovers on two occasions.

 

Sophomore defender Cassy Arines (Warwick, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She totaled 23 ground balls, nine draw controls and nine caused turnovers. Arines registered a season-high six ground balls against Eastern Connecticut on March 31, a season-high two draw controls against Western Connecticut on April 7 and a season-high three caused turnovers against UMass Dartmouth on April 25.

 

Sophomore defender Stephanie Bourgeois (North Smithfield, RI) played in six games, starting one of them.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She logged the entire 910:03 of the season in goal for Rhode Island College, posting a 4-11 record with a 13.38 goals against average. For the season, Carbone racked up 153 saves and had a .430 save percentage against 471 shots faced. Her 153 saves ranked fourth all-time in single-season program history. She posted a season-high 18 saves against Framingham State on March 27. Carbone also corralled 31 ground balls, while recording eight caused turnovers.

 

Sophomore midfielder Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She tallied one goal and one assist for two points on the year. Her goal came against Emmanuel on March 22, while the assist was recorded against Roger Williams on March 20. Kanno finished with 18 ground balls, seven draw controls and 11 caused turnovers. She posted a season-high three ground balls against Western Connecticut on April 7 and a season-high two draw controls at Framingham State on March 27. Kanno recorded a season-high two caused turnovers on two occasions.

 

Sophomore defender Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She totaled 16 caused turnovers for the season, while notching 39 ground balls, which ranked third on the team. Nolte corralled a season-high six ground balls on two occasions, while recording a season-high three caused turnovers on three occasions.

 

Sophomore midfielder Jessalyn O’Neill (North Providence, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She finished the season with 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points, while tallying 31 ground balls, 30 draw controls and three caused turnovers. O’Neill ranked third on the team in draw controls. She posted a season-high three goals against Eastern Connecticut on March 31, while totaling a season-high two assists on two occasions. O’Neill notched a season-high five ground balls on two occasions, while posting six draw controls against Western Connecticut on April 7.

 

Sophomore attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She finished with 33 goals and 11 assists for 44 points on the season, while notching 18 ground balls, 42 draw controls and three caused turnovers. Signoriello led the team in draw controls, while ranking third in goals, assists and points. Her 42 draw controls ranked fifth all-time in single-season program history. She posted a season-high six goals, including the game-winner, in a 15-3 win over Emmanuel on March 22. Signoriello recorded a season-high two assists against Keene State on April 14 and a season-high four ground balls against Western Connecticut on April 7, while tallying a season-high six draw controls on two occasions. 

 

Freshman attacker Taylor Kells (North Scituate, RI) played in seven games, starting one of them. She corralled one ground ball on the year.

 

Freshman defender Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She recorded 30 ground balls, two draw controls and 21 caused turnovers, which ranked third on the team. Landon registered a season-high six ground balls against Worcester State on April 21, while tallying a season-high four caused turnovers on two occasions.

 

Freshman attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She finished the season with 45 goals and 10 assists for 55 points, while recording 17 ground balls, nine draw controls and five caused turnovers. Ricci ranked second on the team in both goals and points. She notched a season-high five goals on five different occasions, while registering a season-high two assists against Salve Regina on March 29. Ricci also posted five ground balls against Framingham State on March 27, while finishing with a season-high two draw controls on two occasions. Ricci tallied the game-winning goal in RIC’s, 16-15, double-overtime victory over Simmons on April 21. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the year.

 

Freshman defender Jessica Sexton (Westerly, RI) played in five games, starting one of them. She corralled one ground ball on the year.

 

Freshman midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) played in 14 games, starting 11 of them. She recorded one goal and one assist for two points on the year, both of which came against Roger Williams on March 20. Tillison also tallied 15 ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers. She collected a season-high three ground balls against Keene State on April 14.