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CCRI student-athletes deliver gifts to elementary school students in Woonsocket!

Warwick, R.I. – Dec. 29, 2010: A group of student-athletes and administrators from the Community College of Rhode Island visited students at Woonsocket’s Bernon Heights Elementary School to bring presents and holiday cheer on Dec. 22.

CCRI’s student-athletes, who are members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), raised the money to purchase toys and games for students in three special education classes at Bernon Heights. During their visit to the school, the student-athletes delivered the gifts and played board games with the children. Student-athletes in attendance were: Brendan Dohoney of Warwick, Jackie Hurteau of North Kingstown and Therese Kerin of East Greenwich from the cross country and track teams; Karla Santizo of Warwick from the volleyball team; Chris Mann of West Warwick, captain of the baseball team; Melody Lawrence of Foster, captain, and Lauren Saritelli of Coventry from the women’s soccer team; and Delvis Colon of Providence from the men’s basketball team. They were joined by CCRI Associate Director of Athletics Kevin Salisbury and CCRI Athletics Compliance Officer Beverly Wiley.


 

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Knights beaten by Broward College 93-65

Warwick, R.I. – December 30, 2010: The CCRI Knights men's basketball team began their four-game Florida road trip by playing Division I power Seahawks of Broward College at their home gym in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Knights lost to the Seahawks 93-65. With the loss the Knights fall to 7-6 on the season.

The Knights knew they would be up against a very tough Division I team and that is exactly what happened. The Knights played very hard and had the game relatively close 29-42 at the half. In the second half Broward took control pressing the Knights and forcing the issue on offense which gave them a sizable free throw shooting edge. The Seahawks were 30-34 from the charity stripe while the Knights were 4-11 which was the difference of the game. Both teams had 20 2-point field goals and seven 3-pointers.

Leading the way for the Knights was Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) with seven points and a game-high 11 assists and a steal followed by Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 12 points, including three 3-pointers, three rebounds and an assist and Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) added 13 points also with three 3-pointers. Also playing well for the Knights was Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) with eight points, six rebounds and three assists and Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) added eight points and seven rebounds. Leading the way for the Seahawks was Rhode Island's own Cory Wright (St. Raphael's Academy) with 14 points.

 

 

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Second Half Surge Gives Knights 84-65 Victory over Gateway CC!

Warwick, R.I. – December 21, 2010:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted Region XXI foe Lions of Gateway Community College of New Haven, CT on Monday for their last home game of the semester.  The Knights defeated the Lions 84-65.  With the victory the Knights improve to 7-5 on the season and 4-1 in Region XXI play.

The Knights were in a battle in the first half with Gateway as the Lions sank six 3-pointers to take a 34-32 lead into halftime.  In the second half the Knights used multiple defenses switching between a full-court man-to-man press and their 1-3-1 zone to both confuse and wear out the Lions.  Their plan worked perfectly as they outscored Gateway 52-31 in the second half to pull away for the 84-65 victory.  The Knights’ second half offensive surge was led by Joe Saunders (Newport, RI) who scored all nine of his points in the second half and gave the Knights a spark and Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) who scored nine of his team-high 17 in the second half along with some clutch 3-pointers for Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) were enough to go with the stifling Knights’ defense leading them to victory.

Leading the way for CCRI was Trevor Mabry with a monster double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds adding two steals and two emphatic blocked shots that he sent into the seats followed by Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 10 points and nine rebounds and Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) with nine points and 10 rebounds. Also having a big game was Joe Saunders providing a huge second half spark both offensively and defensively with nine points, three assists and three rebounds, Nick Maglio with 11 points including three 3-pointers, Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) added 11 points while the frontcourt tandem of Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) and Chris Canino (Hartford, CT) combined for 17 rebounds and 10 points.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the win “Nice victory as we go into the Holiday Season.  Defense once again dictated the outcome.  Our conditioning also played a part as we seemed fresh and had Gateway tired down the stretch.  Those two things led to a solid team victory.”

The Knights next game will be Monday December 27th when they will travel to Valhalla, NY to play Westchester Community College at 6:00pm.  After that they will be down south on their Florida road trip.  They will play Broward College December 30th, Palm Beach College December 31, Miami-Dade College January 1st and rounding out the trip by playing Pasco Hernando Community College on January 2n

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CCRI student-athletes spread holiday cheer at Cranston YMCA

Warwick, R.I. – Dec. 16, 2010: The Cranston YMCA welcomed a group of CCRI student-athletes to speak to daycare children about the benefits of participating in athletics on Dec. 15.

Led by baseball captain Cody Ortega of Kissimmee, Fla. and women’s soccer captain Melody Lawrence of Foster, the student-athletes worked with groups of teens and kindergarteners. The teens enjoyed games of basketball, soccer and football while the kindergarteners colored pictures of Santa, decorated homemade wreaths and snowflakes and played basketball with CCRI’s student-athletes. 

“We had an incredible time and it is a great feeling to reach out to the young kids and be role models,” said Ortega, a former camp counselor at the Cranston YMCA. “We are already planning our visit for next semester and want to do some mini-clinics for various sports.”

Additional CCRI student-athletes in attendance were: baseball tri-captains Lyle Williams (St. Augustine, Fla.) and Chris Mann (West Warwick); baseball player Joel Perez (Miami, Fla.); women’s basketball captain Alysa O’Neill (Johnston); and volleyball team member and softball captain Jasmyn McCone (Taunton, Mass.). A group of CCRI student-athletes will visit Bernon Heights Elementary School in Woonsocket at 1 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 22. 

 

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Lady Knights nipped by NAPS 57-54

Warwick, R.I. – December 17, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Newport to play the Rams of the Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS) on Thursday.  The Lady Knights lost 57-54.  With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 7-5 on the season. 

CCRI led for most of the game but couldn’t close it out down the stretch. The Lady Knights jumped out to a 19-7 lead eight minutes into the game and held the lead into the second half.  Navy Prep took the lead with about a minute left to play.  NAPS clawed their way back into the game late and a combination made free throws and the Lady Knights missing free throws allowed them to win by the final score of 57-54.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) scoring a team-high 21 points with seven rebounds and one assist shooting 5-7 inside the 3-point arc while adding three 3-pointers.  Fry was the spark for the Lady Knights playing an outstanding game both defensively and offensively hitting many clutch 3-pointers and put backs. Tri-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) had seven points and four steals and Tri-Captain Alysa O'Neill (Johnston, RI) had five points and five rebounds.  Rounding out the Lady Knights’ attack was Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) with six points and seven rebounds and Nefi Kinsler (Canterbury, CT) played 10 minutes and recorded six rebounds.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game "With keys players out and others sick, we exposed some of our weaknesses that we will focus more on in the next couple weeks before going to Florida."

The Lady Knights next games will be on their Florida road trip when they will play Palm Beach College December 31st, Broward College January 2nd and Miami-Dade College January 3rd.  

 

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CCRI student-athletes to perform community service

When:              4:00-6:00p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15
Where:             Cranston YMCA Day Care Program, 1225 Park Ave, Cranston
What:              A group of student-athletes led by baseball captain Cody Ortega of Kissimmee, Fla.  and women’s soccer captain Melody Lawrence of Foster will talk to the children at the daycare about the benefits of participating in athletics.

When:              1:00-2:30p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15
Where
:             Bernon Heights Elementary School, 657 Logee Street, Woonsocket
What
: The CCRI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), consisting of team captains from all 12 CCRI varsity teams, will pass out gifts to spread holiday cheer to elementary school students. The SAAC has been collecting money and gifts over the last month to purchase toys and games for the students.

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Hurteau and Phok Lead CCRI at Harvard Open!

Warwick, R.I. – July 16, 2009: The CCRI men’s and women’s indoor track teams traveled to Boston, MA to compete in the Harvard University Open.   Anytime CCRI can place athletes in the top 50% in any given event at the Harvard open it’s saying something about the level of ability and commitment of that athlete. The field of athletes at the Harvard open is made up of NCAA division I, II, and III competitors from New England.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights’ squad was Jacqueline Hurteau (North Kingstown, RI) who placed ninth in the 3,000m out of 41 runners in a season best time of 11 minutes 02.48 seconds to break her school record of 11:06.63 set last week at Smith College. Sprinter Michelle Krol (Smithfield, RI) placed 54th in the 200m out of 112 sprinters in a season-best time of 28.09 seconds. Krol then came back to placed 32nd in the 60m dash out of 60 runners in a time of 8.43 just 1/100 of a second off the school record.

Leading the way for the Knights was thrower Tim Phok (Providence, RI) who placed 14th out of 44 throwers in the 35lb weight throw with a season-best toss of 14.17m. Also competing well was middle distance runner Cole Maguire (Foster, RI) competing in his first mile of the season placed 52nd out of a field of 110 runners in a time of 4 minutes 41.02 seconds.

Head Coach Gregg Cornell added “This was a great day for these athletes to compete so well against top Division I, II, and III competition so early in the year.”   

The Next meet for CCRI will be next semester January 22nd when they will travel to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan Invitational.

 

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Lady Knights tripped-up by Lady Tribunes 78-63

Warwick, R.I. – December 12, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic on Sunday by playing Division I powerhouse Lady Tribunes of Monroe Community College (MCC) from Rochester, NY.  The Lady Knights lost 78-63.  With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 7-4 on the season. Lady Knights’ Sophomore Tri-Captains Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) and Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) garnered All-Tournament team honors for their efforts at the Cougar Classic.

The Lady Knights battled the Lady Tribunes hard the entire 40 minutes. CCRI started off hot from the field canning three of four shots. The game was within five or six points for most of the contest. The Lady Tribunes had a 37-33 advantage going into the locker room. The Lady Knights weathered MCC's runs and went on some of their own. Two big 3-pointers at the end of the game pushed Monroe's lead to 15 points with the final score 78-63.  The Lady Knights shot only 27.8 percent from the floor in the second half and just 30.9 percent for the game. 

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney who scored 22 points with four rebounds and five assists followed by Tri-Captain Cassie Novicky who finished with 13 points, including three 3-pointers becoming the first Lady Knights’ basketball player to score 100 3-pointers her career. For their efforts both Novicky and Clare-Kearney earned All-Tournament honors for the Cougar Classic.  Also playing well for CCRI was sophomore Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) who charted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, Freshman Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) finished with seven points and five rebounds while running the point. Rounding out the Lady Knights attack was Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) with four points and five rebounds and Tri-Captain Alysa O'Neill (Johnston, RI) added four points and three rebounds.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the tournament: "We battled and played tough. We knew it was going to be difficult playing a high caliber Monroe team. We had contributions from everyone; we did not shoot well in the second half."

The Lady Knights’ next game will be Thursday December 16th when they will travel to Newport, RI to play the Naval Academy Prep School at5:00pm.

 

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Knights’ Effort not Enough versus Globe Institute 80-66

Warwick, R.I. – December 12, 2010:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team continued their play in the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic in the Consolation game on Sunday in Batavia, NY.  The Knights lost to Division I power Globe Institute 80-66.  With the loss the Knights fall to 6-5 on the season.

The Knights came out shooting hot versus Globe Institute led by 20 first half points from Sophomore Co-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) on 7-8 shooting and 3-4 from 3-point arc in the first half to give the Knights a 40-34 lead at the half.  Globe countered with a box and one defense on Rivera in the second half that neutralized the Knights’ offense as they were unable to find another go-to scorer.  With seven minutes left the Knights had a chance to tie the score at 60-60 but missed an open lay-up opportunity.  From there Globe went on a 20-6 run to finish the game by the final score of 80-66.

Leading the way for the Knights was Co-Captain Mike Rivera who scored a team-high 23 points, including four of five shooting on 3-pointers which earned him All-Tournament honors.  Also playing well for the Knights was Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) who had his second game in double-figures with 14 points and five rebounds, Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) scored 10 points, Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) had four points and 11 rebounds and Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) added 10 rebounds and five assists.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the tournament: “Though we came up empty win wise it was a solid weekend for us.  We faced some stiff competition and our team will see the benefits of that later in the season.

 

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Lawrence and Estacio Earn NSCAA All-American honors for 2010!

Warwick, R.I. – December 13, 2010:  Once again the Lady Knights soccer team is making an impact with post season honors. This time goalkeeper Melody Lawrence (Foster, RI) and defender Stephanie Estacio (Cranston, RI) were both named Second Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Lawrence, a 2010 Tri-Captain, is a returning two-time First Team All-American from both the National Junior College Athletic Association and National Soccer Coaches Association of America has had another banner year in the net for the Lady Knights.  Recently Lawrence was named Honorable Mention All-American by the NJCAA, the third All-American honor of her career. Now she has been named Second Team All-American by the NSCAA for her fourth All-American honor in two years.  She was also named First Team All-Region XXI and First Team NSCAA All-Northeast Region in 2010.  In Melody’s freshman campaign she began her assault on the CCRI goalkeeping record book with eight consecutive shutouts besting Courtney Mercer’s mark of seven from 2001, sixteen total shutouts besting her mentor and goalkeeping coach Kathy Bannan (1996) and Alex Rothemich (2002) and the best single-season goals against average at .40 besting the mark of .49 by Anne Kineke in 2004.  In addition, as a freshman, Lawrence earned NJCAA National Player of the Week for the week ending October 7th.  In her sophomore year her excellence continued as she added to her single season records with two more career records: career goals against average with .58 just beating Anne Kineke again who had a .61 career mark and 23 career shutouts which was two better that Alex Rothemich’s 21 over the 2002-03 seasons.  While she did not garner National Player of the Week honors as a sophomore she was selected as the Eyewitness News Cardi’s Hometown Hero by local TV channels 12 and 64 for the week of September 27th.     Lawrence is also a Presidential Scholar with a stellar 3.16 GPA truly putting the word “student” in student-athlete.      

Estacio a returning NSCAA Second Team All-American and 2009 All-Region XXI and NSCAA All-Northeast Region was the Lady Knights’ last line of defense as the team’s sweeper.  Estacio earned two All-Region selections NJCAA Region XXI and NSCAA All-Northeast Region 2010 to earn her fourth All-Region selection of her career. With her 2010 selection this is the second All-American selection for Estacio.   Stephanie was always there to stop breakaways and closing out runs by forwards.  She was also took goal kicks for the Lady Knights using her powerful leg to clear the ball out of the CCRI defensive zone.  Estacio also utilized her offensive skills from when she used to play all over in high school to sneak up and offer offensive help which is evident in her point totals in her freshman year she had four assists and in the sophomore season she added two goals and one assist which is pretty good seeing as her primary responsibility was as a defensive sweeper.    

Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented about his two sophomores: “Mel is one of the hardest workers that we’ve ever had.  Many times after practice we would see her go running or going to the weight room.  Her work ethic is second to none! She is always focused both on and off the field and represents the true definition of a student-athlete.  She and Stephanie Estacio were a big part of one of the stingiest defenses in the country for the last two years.  It will be difficult to replace two All-American’s who led a nationally respected defense.”

Associate Head Coach Kathy Bannan who is a goalkeeping specialist in her own right and worked on a daily individual basis with Lawrence and Estacio on the defense commented about her two sophomores: “Mel is a tireless worker who is always looking to improve and challenge herself.  As a leader and a captain she did not ask anything of her teammates that she was not willing to do and then some.  She, along with Steph Estacio, has been the backbone of our defense for the last two years.  Replacing two 2-year All-Americans in the backfield will be no easy task.”

 

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Knights Go Cold versus Genesee CC 70-55

Warwick, R.I. –December 11, 2010:  The CCRI Knights’ men’s basketball team traveled to Batavia, NY to compete in the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic.  The Knights lost to the host Cougars of Genesee CC 70-55.  With the loss the Knights fall to 6-4 on the season.

The Knights came out shooting cold from the floor going into halftime trailing 44-26.  The Knights regrouped to outscore the Cougars 29-26 in the second half but shooting 19-62 from the field on the road was enough to overcome Genesee.

Sophomore Co-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) led the Knights with 12 points, four assists and a steal and Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) added 10 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots. 

The Knights will face Globe Institute from New York, NY on Sunday at 1:00pm.           

 

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Sophomores Lead Lady Knights over Genesee CC 78-69! 

Warwick: December 10, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Batavia, NY to play in the Genesee Community College Cougar Holiday Classic. The Lady Knights defeated the host Cougars of Genesee Community College 78-69. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-3 on the season.  

The Lady Knights had a 20 point lead for most of the game with their lead never dipping below nine points. CCRI led at halftime 47-38. In the second half the Lady Knights led by 14 points with two minutes to left but Genesee was able to chip the lead down to nine by the final buzzer for the 78-69 Lady Knight victory.  

Sophomore Tri-Captains Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) and Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) combined for 51 out of CCRI's 78 points. Novicky led all scorers with 26 points including eight 3-pointers, to tie her CCRI single-game record, on 8-12 shooting beyond the 3-point arc adding eight rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a blocked shot. Clare-Kearney amassed 25 points to go along with six boards, four assists, and two steals. Sophomore Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) had a monster game with six points while ripping down 13 rebounds. Jarvis also held Cougars' leading scorer Krystie Laurey to one field goal in the second half adding several clutch rebounds that changed momentum for the Lady Knights. Tri-Captain Alysa O'Neill (Johnston, RI) scored five points and grabbed nine rebounds to go along with three assists. Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) added seven points including two 3-pointers and four assists and Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) chipped in with five points. The Lady Knights as a team shot 35.5% from 3-point arc and 42.2% overall from the floor. Genesee was led by Krystie Laurey who scored had 21 points. 

Lady Knights' Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory: "It was a total team effort today. We came out with a lot of intensity and we maintained it throughout the entire game. We rebounded the basketball very well and stayed poised throughout Genesee's runs."

The Lady Knights will play Division I powerhouse Tribunes of Monroe Community College Sunday at 3:00pm in the championship game of the Genesee Cougar Holiday Classic.

 

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CCRI featured in NJCAA Review

Warwick, R.I. – Dec. 9, 2010: The Community College of Rhode Island has been selected as the feature school in the December issue of the NJCAA Review. The NJCAA Review is the official publication of the National Junior College Athletic Association and is published monthly from September through May, along with a special academic issue in the summer.

Coverage of CCRI athletics begins on Page 14 in the centerfold. To view the publication, go to the NJCAA website, http://www.njcaa.org, and click on the magazine icon.

 

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Four Lady Knights Earn NSCAA All-Northeast Region Honors for Soccer!

Warwick, R.I. – December 9, 2010:  The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team got some more great news this week with four players earning National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All- Northeast Region honors. The Lady Knights honored were: goalkeeper Melody Lawrence (Foster, RI), defender Stephanie Estacio (Cranston, RI), midfielder Vanessa DeMelo (Fall River, MA), and forward/midfielder Lauren Saritelli (Coventry, RI).

Lawrence, a 2010 Tri-Captain, is a returning two-time First Team All-American from both the National Junior College Athletic Association and National Soccer Coaches Association of America has had another banner year in the net for the Lady Knights.  Recently Lawrence was named Honorable Mention All-American by the NJCAA, the third All-American honor of her career. She was also named First Team All-Region XXI in 2010.  In Melody’s freshman campaign she began her assault on the CCRI goalkeeping record book with eight consecutive shutouts besting Courtney Mercer’s mark of seven from 2001, sixteen total shutouts besting her mentor and goalkeeping coach Kathy Bannan (1996) and Alex Rothemich (2002) and the best single-season goals against average at .40 besting the mark of .49 by Anne Kineke in 2004.  In addition, as a freshman, Lawrence earned NJCAA National Player of the Week for the week ending October 7th.  In her sophomore year her excellence continued as she added to her single season records with two more career records: career goals against average with .58 just beating Anne Kineke again who had a .61 career mark and 23 career shutouts which was two better that Alex Rothemich’s 21 over the 2002-03 seasons.  While she did not garner National Player of the Week honors as a sophomore she was selected as the Eyewitness News Cardi’s Hometown Hero by local TV channels 12 and 64 for the week of September 27th.    

DeMelo was also a Tri-Captain for the Lady Knights who commanded the midfield orchestrating the offense and taking corners and free kicks. This was DeMelo’s second All-Region Selection after being named All-Region XXI in November. Vanessa has an amazing feel for the game which was evident as she was the clear leader for the Lady Knights in assists with 13 while being tied for the lead in scoring adding three goals for 19 total points. Chances are if a goal was scored by the Lady Knights DeMelo had something to do with it whether it be an assist or setting up an assist. Vanessa had two goals and one assist in her freshman year to bring her career point total to five goals and 14 assists for 24 total points.  

Estacio a returning NSCAA Second Team All-American and 2009 All-Region XXI and NSCAA All-Northeast Region was the Lady Knights’ last line of defense as the team’s sweeper.  Again this is Estacio’s second All-Region selection of 2010 and the fourth All-Region selection of her career.  Stephanie was always there to stop breakaways and closing out runs by forwards.  She was also took goal kicks for the Lady Knights using her powerful leg to clear the ball out of the CCRI defensive zone.  Estacio also utilized her offensive skills from when she used to play all over in high school to sneak up and offer offensive help which is evident in her point totals in her freshman year she had four assists and in the sophomore season she added two goals and one assist which is pretty good seeing as her primary responsibility was as a defensive sweeper.    

Saritelli was one of the bright new faces on the Lady Knights.  Lauren is another Lady Knight who has earned two All-Region selections in 2010 both NSCAA All-Northeast Region and NJCAA.  As a freshman Saritelli wasted no time making her presence felt on the offensive side of the ball.  Lauren has superb ball handling skills which combined with speed and aggressiveness to the ball made her a force to be reckoned with.  Saritelli was tied for second for CCRI in scoring with six goals and six assists for eighteen total points.  Lauren will be one of the main keys to the Lady Knights’ success in the 2011 season.         

 

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Hurteau Breaks CCRI 3,000m Record and Qualifies for Nationals at Smith Winter Classic!

Warwick, R.I. – December 6, 2010: The CCRI Men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Northampton, MA to compete in the Smith College Winter Classic Indoor Track Meet on Sunday.

The Lady Knights’ team was led by Jackie Hurteau (North Kingstown, RI) who qualified for the NJCAA Indoor Nationals in her first race of the season by winning the 3,000m race in a school record and national qualifying time of 11 minutes 6.63 seconds. Also running well for the Lady Knights was Michelle Krol (Smithfield, RI) placed sixth in the 200m in a time of 28.86 and placed ninth in the 55m dash in a time of 8.03. Middle distance runners Brittany Rieger (Swansea, MA) placed 13th in the 600m run in a time of 1:52.92 and Therese Kerin (East Greenwich, RI) placed ninth in the 800m run in a time of 2:55.48.

For the Knights Garrett Grenier (North Kingstown, RI) placed third in the 55m hurdles in a career best time of 9.52 seconds. Thrower Tim Phok (Providence, RI) placed ninth in the weight throw with a toss of 12.11m. Nick Santilli (Coventry, RI) placed 21st in the 200m dash in a time of 25.86 he later ran the 400m placing ninth in a time of 57.21. Ray Dormer (Warwick, RI) placed eighth in the 800m run in a time of 2:20.76. Teammate Josh Valladolid (Warwick, RI) placed 11th in a time of 2:23.12 in the 5,000m  Brenden Dohoney (Warwick, RI) placed fifth in a time of 18:04.52 and Stefan Cox (West Kingston, RI) placed sixth in a time of 18:49.50.

Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “A good first meet for the men and Ladies with some nice first races and throws.”

The next meet will be this Saturday when they will travel to Boston, MA for a 10:00am start to compete in the Harvard Invitational.

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Lady Knights Goalkeeper Melody Lawrence Earns another All-American honor!

Warwick, R.I. – December 6, 2010: The National Junior College Athletic Association just announced their All-Americans for division I Women’s Soccer.  CCRI Lady Knights Goalkeeper Melody Lawrence (Foster, RI) was named NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.  This was Lawrence’s Third All-American honor in two years.

Lawrence, a 2010 Tri-Captain, is a returning two-time First Team All-American from both the National Junior College Athletic Association and National Soccer Coaches Association of America has had another banner year in the net for the Lady Knights.  In Melody’s freshman campaign she began her assault on the CCRI goalkeeping record book with eight consecutive shutouts besting Courtney Mercer’s mark of seven from 2001, sixteen total shutouts besting her mentor and goalkeeping coach Kathy Bannan (1996) and Alex Rothemich (2002) and the best single-season goals against average at .40 besting the mark of .49 by Anne Kineke in 2004.  In addition, as a freshman, Lawrence earned NJCAA National Player of the Week for the week ending October 7th.  In her sophomore year her excellence continued as she added to her single season records with two more career records: career goals against average with .58 just beating Anne Kineke again who had a .61 career mark and 23 career shutouts which was two better that Alex Rothemich’s 21 over the 2002-03 seasons.  While she did not garner National Player of the Week honors as a sophomore she was selected as the Eyewitness News Cardi’s Hometown Hero by local TV channels 12 and 64 for the week of September 27th.   Lawrence is also a Presidential Scholar with a stellar 3.16 GPA truly putting the word “student” in student-athlete.


 

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Sophomores Lead Knights over Springfield Tech 81-48!

Warwick, R.I. – December 6, 2010:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted the Rams of Springfield Technical Community College on Saturday for a Region XXI match-up.  The Knights defeated the Rams 81-48.  With the victory the Knights improve to 6-3 on the season and 3-1 in Region XXI play.

The Knights controlled the game from the opening tip and were able to build their lead to 48-20 by halftime. In the second half the Knights continued their dominance to pull away and win by the final score of 81-48.

Leading the way for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with a double-double consisting of 12 points 11 rebounds followed by Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with a team-high 14 points and Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) added 12 points, six assists and four steals.  Also having a big game was Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) who is developing into a legitimate post player with seven points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots and Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) added 10 rebounds and six points to the Knights front court attack.

The Knights next games will be a scrimmage Wednesday versus Notre Dame Prep and then they will travel to Batavia, NY to play in the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic over the weekend, they will play Gloucester County College Saturday at 8:00pm.                      

 

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Missed Free Throws Cost Lady Knights against Army Prep 63-57  

Warwick, R.I. – December 6, 2010:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the United States Military Academy Prep School from Fort Monmouth, NJ.  The Lady Knights lost 57-63.  With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 6-3 on the season.

The Lady Knights came out flat and to make matters more difficult they were not hitting their free throws either.  This put them in a 36-25 hole at halftime.  The Lady Knights tried to regroup in the second d half and were able to cut the lead to two points multiple times and had a chance to tie the game in the last minute but were cursed by missed free throws and their comeback bid came up short losing eventually 63-57.   

The Leading scorer for the Lady Knights was Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) scoring 19 points with three steals followed by Tri-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) with 12 points, five rebounds and two assists.  Also scoring in double figures was Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) with 10 points, five rebounds, two assist and two steals and Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) added seven points while playing a very good game at the point guard position.      

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the loss: "We did not play as a whole today and we did not hit our free throws. If we hit our free throws early on, the game does not have to come down the line."

The Lady Knights next game will be this weekend when they travel to Batavia, NY to play in the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic, they will play Genesee CC on Saturday at 2:00pm.

 

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Knights Mount Valiant Comeback to Nip Massasoit CC 76-72!

Warwick, R.I. – December 3, 2010: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted Region XXI divisional foe Warriors of Massasoit Community College from Brockton, MA Thursday night at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse.  The Knights defeated the Warriors 76-72.  With the victory the Knights improve to 5-3 on the season, 2-1 in Region XXI and 1-1 in their division.

Massasoit came out ready for “war” in the first half and overwhelmed the Knights with stifling full court pressure defense which led the Knights trailing 38-27 at the half.  The Knights started the second half with some stifling defense of their own in the form of a half court 1-3-1 press anchored inside by 6’11” freshman Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) that totally confused the Warriors. The great team defense was complemented by the offensive play of freshman Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) who scored all 16 of his points including shooting 4-6 from the 3-point arc in the second half to help the Knights gain their first lead 41-40 with 15:25.  They led by as many as seven in the second half and were able to play solid defense and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to secure their first Region XXI divisional victory of the season76-72

Leading the way for the Knights was Nick Maglio with 16 points with four second half 3-pointers, two assists, three rebounds and key free throws down the stretch followed by frontcourt mates Delvis Colon and Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT): Colon with a career-high double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds and Mabry with a 10 point 10 rebound double-double while both added four blocked shots a piece.  Also helping lead the Knights to victory was Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with 14 points, four assists and two steals and Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 12 points and three assists.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Very proud of our young me as we were confused and dejected at the half.  The young men regrouped and played the 1-3-1 to perfection out of the gate.  It was a defense that was very beneficial to my teams at Cranston East during our championship runs in the early 2000’s.  The win was a character win for us and hopefully one that brings upon bigger and better things.”  

 

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Novicky’s Record eight 3-pointers Lead Lady Knights over Massasoit CC 105-38!

Warwick, R.I. – December 3rd, 2010:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Warriors of Massasoit Community College from Brockton, MA in a Region XXI match-up. The Lady Knights defeated the Warriors 105-38.  With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 6-2 and a perfect 3-0 in Region XXI play.

The Lady Knights controlled the game from the opening tip and amassed a 48-16 lead at halftime.  In the second half the Lady Knights continued their onslaught to pull away and win 105-38.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) who set the CCRI single-game 3-point record with eight 3-pointers breaking the record of seven she co-held with CCRI legend Claudia DeFaria.  In addition, she had a career high 29 points adding eight assists, three steals and a blocked shot. Over the past week Novicky has broken the CCRI career 3-point record which now stands at 86 career 3-pointers and the single game 3-point record with her eight versus Massasoit tonight. Head Coach Kate Lynch commented about Novicky “"I am very happy for Cassie. She works hard day in and day out. She is the consummate team player. She has been asked to step into a big role this season and she has not disappointed us. We are all very excited for her and her accomplishments."  Also playing well for the Lady Knights was Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) with 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two blocked shots, Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) with 13 points and Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) with 12 points and six rebounds.

After the game coach Lynch added "We were able to work on our execution tonight. We tried out some new sets that we have not used yet and were able to see how what we needed to work on. Everyone who went in tonight contributed."

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Last Updated: 10/24/12