March 22, 2012


Marcus Reilly Named Coach of the Year

Providence, RIóThe New England Womenís Basketball Association (NEWBA) named Rhode Island College seniors Cynthia Gaudet (Coventry, RI) and Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) Second Team All-Region and tabbed Head Coach Marcus Reilly as the Coach of the Year.


Gaudet, a guard, was also named Second Team All-Region by She was the 2012 Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, named First Team All-Little East Conference and was selected to the leagueís All-Defensive Team. Gaudet played in 29 games, starting all of them. She averaged 15.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.3 steals per game. Gaudet was named the Little Eastís Player of the Week once on the season.



 Senior guard Cynthia Gaudet


Riley, a forward, has also been named an Honorable Mention All-American by both the Womenís Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Womenís DIII News, Third Team All-Region by and First Team All-Little East Conference. She is one of only three players in program history with over 1,000 career points and rebounds, totaling 1,263 points and 1,043 boards over the past four seasons. She played in 29 games, starting all of them. Riley averaged 13.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per game. Riley was named the Little Eastís Player of the Week once on the season and was tabbed the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Little East Conference Womenís Basketball Tournament. She was also named team MVP.



 Senior forward Rachel Riley


Both players have been selected to play in the New England Womenís Basketball Associationís (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic, which will be played at Western New England University on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m.



 Head Coach Marcus Reilly


Reillyís team finished the season with a 25-4 overall record and a 13-1 (first place) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC closes out the programís most successful campaign, having established new school records for wins (25), winning percentage (.862) and Little East wins (13). The Anchorwomen captured the programís first-ever Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships, while also advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 27 years. He was also named the Little East Conference Womenís Basketball Coach of the Year.