August 30, 2012



Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Christina Tavana as its assistant women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse coach. She will assist Head Coach Crystal Labossiere with all phases of the RIC women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse programs, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.


“I'm excited to be back at my alma mater,” said Tavana. “Your career as an athlete goes by too fast and not many people get the opportunity to coach where they have played. I feel privileged to be one of those people and it feels great to be back and a part of the game again.”




“I am very excited to have Christina as part of the coaching staff,” said Labossiere. “Her knowledge, leadership and expertise will be a great asset to our program.”


Tavana returns to her alma mater after having played in 66 games during her four-year career with the women’s soccer team. During that time, she tallied 16 goals and four assists for 36 career points. Tavana ranks eighth all-time in program history in goals, while placing 12th in points. She was a two-time Second Team All-Little East Conference selection (2009, ’08) and was named the squad’s MVP as a junior 2008.




During her stay at Rhode Island College, the Middletown, Conn. native also participated in the 2007 and 2011 women’s lacrosse seasons. She saw action in 20 career games, starting nine of them. For her career, Tavana totaled two goals and one assist for three points to go along with six shots, six ground balls, four draw controls and one caused turnover.


Tavana earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design and art history from Rhode Island College in 2011 and resides in Bristol, R.I.