Warwick, R.I. – November 27, 2010: the CCRI Lady Knights basketball team continued their play in the Mercer County Thanksgiving Invitational on Sunday by playing the Roadrunners of Gloucester County College. The Lady Knights easily defeated the roadrunners 78-39. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 5-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights came out slowly in this contest but still led by 17 points at the half 41-24. CCRI held Gloucester CC to just six total baskets in the first half, allowing them only to score half their points from the free throw line.
In the second half, the Lady Knights came out with more energy and focus. We were being very unselfish with the basketball finding open teammates and making the extra pass. Everyone was involved in this game and everyone contributed in a positive way.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) scoring a game-high 26 points with eight assists, two steals and a blocked shot followed by Co-Captain Alysa O’Neill (Johnston, RI) with a career high 11 points adding nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Also playing well for CCRI was Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) with career-highs in points with 14 and 3-pointers with four and Ashley Fry (West Kingstown, RI) with nine points, four rebounds and two steals. Rounding out the Lady Knights’ attack was Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) who added seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals while adding another 3-pointer to push her CCRI career 3-point record to 77 3-pointers and Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) added a game-high 16 rebounds to go with four points and three assists.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the win: "Our main goal for today's game was to focus on ourselves; on our execution on offense, winning the boards, and stringing together a full 40 minutes of basketball which has eluded us so far. We did a better job of boxing out and executing our offensive sets today."
The Lady Knights’ next game will be this Thursday December 2nd when they will host Massasoit Community College at 6:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick.
Warwick, R.I. – July 16, 2009: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Middletown, NY to play the Colts of Orange County Community College. The Knights fell to the Colts 68-66. With the loss the Knights fall to 4-3 on the season.
The Knights fell behind early to the hosting Colts going into halftime down 42-37. However, trailing by nine with 15 minutes left they outscored the Colts 21-14 down the stretch. The Knights had a chance to tie the game with 22 second left but a driving lay-up by Joseph Saunders (Newport, RI) rimmed out, forcing the Knights to foul and go down by points. Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) hit a shot as time expired but it was not enough to pull out the victory as the Knights fell to the Colts 68-66.
Leading the way for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) charting a double-double scoring team-highs with 15 points and 10 rebounds followed by Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) with 13 points and eight rebounds. Also having a big game was Jeff Schmeltz with 12 points and six rebounds, Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) added nine points and three assists and Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) added seven points and team-high four assists.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Tough loss for our team, especially since we won many of the categories that we believe help ensure victory. Two areas that we lost were giving up too many offensive rebounds and too many fouls. Orange County shot 33 foul shots that number is way too many to give up on the road. We will just have to go back to practice and improve on those areas. This game will give us even more incentive to improve as a team and prepare for our division match-up with Massasoit CC next Thursday.”
Warwick, R.I. – November 29, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights’ basketball team traveled to East Windsor, NJ to play in the Mercer County CC Thanksgiving Invitational. The Lady Knights faced host Vikings of Mercer County CC on Saturday and lost 71-60. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 4-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights came out strong while Sophomore Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) contained the Vikings’ best player Alexis Sweet for most of the first half denying her the ball though she is a tough, strong competitor averaging nearly 20 points and nine rebounds last year. Both teams made runs in the first half. The Lady Knights led by as many as six in the first half but Mercer made a run with three minutes to go to lead at the half 30-25.
CCRI made some defensive adjustments at halftime that worked. The Lady Knights went up 46-41 with ten minutes to play. However, despite having open looks, went cold from the floor. Sophomore Co-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) made some big plays down the stretch to keep them in it. But mental errors at the end cost the Lady Knights including a 4-point play from Natasha Nichols that they could not recover from losing by the final of 71-60.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Teighlor Clare Kearney with a game-high 23 points including two 3-pointers, five steals, four assists and four rebounds. Also having a big game for CCRI was Co-Captain Cassie Novicky scoring 14 points, including two 3-pointers, three steals and three rebounds to become the CCRI Career 3-point leader with 76 career 3-pointers in her career to break Lauren Harrington’s record of 75 set in the 2007-09 seasons. Also helping the Lady Knights was Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) with eight points and four assists and Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) led CCRI with 13 rebounds.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game:"We had trouble containing their runs. We got flustered and made some mental mistakes and were unable to bounce back. We had the open looks at the end but just couldn't knock them down."
The Lady Knights will face Gloucester County College Sunday at noon in East Windsor, NJ.
CCRI Athletics Alumni Fall sports re-cap
Warwick, R.I. – November 24, 2010: Five former CCRI women’s soccer alumnae have had great seasons at their current four-year institutions. Three former Lady Knights are playing for Bryant University: Stephanie Morse (Warwick, RI), Jessica MacAndrew (Coventry, RI) and Katy MacAndrew (Coventry, RI). Two more play for Rhode Island College: Ashley Choiniere (Hope, RI) and Alexis Smith (South Kingstown, RI).
Ashley Choiniere was named MVP of the RIC women’s soccer team after starting all 17 games for the Anchorwomen with 14 goals and 14 assists for 42 total points, second among the Anchorwomen. The Anchorwomen went 9-3-1 on the season when she contributed a point and went 9-7-1 overall. Ashley set the single-season assist mark with 14 in her first season as an Anchorwoman and was name Little East Player of the week for the week of October 26th and was just named First Team All-Little East conference this week. While at CCRI Choiniere was a two-time All-Region XXI player and had 20 Goals and 15 assists for 55 total points.
Alexis Smith also played a key role for the Anchorwomen and started all 17 of their games leading the in scoring with 17 goals and 10 assists for 44 total points. More importantly, four of her 17 goals were game-winning goals. While at CCRI Smith was a four-time All-Region player and had 34 goals and 16 assists for 84 total points.
Both Choiniere and Smith have one more year of eligibility and will look to take Rhode Island College women’s soccer team to new heights in their senior campaigns.
Stephanie Morse started 19 of 20 games played for the Bulldogs as a fixture on the Bryant defense. Morse helped The Bulldogs started conference play with an impressive 4-0 conference record going on a spectacular 424 minute scoreless streak. Stephanie was also instrumental in helping their defense chart their best Goals Against Average since they have played in NCAA Division I with an impressive 1.25 mark well better than the 1.90 mark form the year before she was there.
Katy MacAndrew appeared in 17 games for the Bulldogs registering five shots and one assist in their victory versus New Jersey Institute of Technology. Only a sophomore Katy will look to contribute even more over her next two years.
Jessica MacAndrew started in two of 14 games played for the Bulldogs. She did not register any statistics but was a solid contributor for Bryant University.Jessica along with sophomore twin sister Katy MacAndrew and Junior Stephanie Morse will look to helping the Bulldogs improve even more next year.
Warwick, R.I. – November 24, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to New York, NY to play the Division I Avengers of ASA Community College. The Lady Knights lost to the Avengers 55-44. With the loss the Lady Knights drop to 4-1 on the season.
The Lady Knights were with the tough Division I Avengers the entire game. It was a very low scoring game for both teams ASA usually averages 73 points a game and the Lady Knights usually average 77. Defensive pressure made it a battle where they traded baskets for most of the game. ASA really beat CCRI on the offensive boards and on the free throw line. The game was tied 24-24 with a few seconds left in the first half but the avengers stole the ball and got an easy lay up to go into their locker up 26-24 at half.
The Lady Knights stuck with ASA most of the second half, again trading baskets. CCRI was down 36-31 with four minutes left to play when CCRI Tri-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to pull us within two points 36-34. However, ASA went on a run with two minutes to go to pull away and win by the final of 55-44 handing the Lady Knights their first loss.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Cassie Novicky who scored a game-high 19 points including three 3-pointers to tie the CCRI Career 3-point record of 75 set by Lauren Harrington over the 2007-09 seasons. Also playing well for CCRI was Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) with 12 points including two 3-pointers with three rebounds and two steals, Tri-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) had seven points, three rebounds and a steal, Tri-Captain Alysa O’Neill (Johnston, RI) added four points and two rebounds and Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) had a game-high 10 rebounds
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game "It is tough to go on the road and play at ASA. We knew it was going to be a battle the entire game and it proved to be just that. We did not do a good enough job on the boards tonight. It was a main focus the last two days in practice, but we just did not get it done tonight."
The Lady Knights next games will be this weekend when they travel to Trenton, NJ to play in the Mercer County Community College Thanksgiving Tournament. Their first game will be Saturday the 27th versus Mercer CCC at 2:00pm.
Warwick, R.I. – November 24, 2010: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted the Pointers from UConn-Avery Point in a Region XXI contest on Tuesday night. The Knights defeated the Pointers 93-53. With the victory the Knights improve to 4-2 on the season and 1-1 in Region XXI play.
Eleven Knights hit the scoring column in this impressive CCRI victory. The Knights’ defensive intensity set the tone for the game as the Knights allowed just five first half points from UCAP taking a 41-5 lead into halftime. With the game well in hand the Knights outscored the Pointers 52-48 in the second half to win comfortably 93-53.
Leading the way for the Knights was Co-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) shooting 8-10 from the field to pace the Knights with 20 points adding four rebounds and four assists followed by Co-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with 15 points and seven assists. Also having a great game was Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) with a career high 12 points with three rebounds and three blocked shots and Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) also had a career-high 12 points including three 3-pointers, three assists and two steals.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the victory “We did what we had to do tonight to get the job done. The young men did a great job sharing the ball as our 34 assist would suggest. We also did a nice job of taking good high percentage shots (57% FG). We will once again need to put everything together when we take on a good Orange County (CC) team this coming Saturday. It will be a challenge for us.”
The Knights travel to Middletown, NY on Saturday to play the Colts of Orange County Community College Saturday at 2:00pm.
Warwick, R.I. – November 22, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights’ basketball team hosted the Lady Mustangs of Central Maine Community College on Saturday. The Lady Knights defeated the Lady Mustangs 92-53. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 4-0 on the season.
The Lady Knights dominated the game from the opening tip and were able to build their lead to 45-23 by halftime. In the second half the onslaught continued as the Lady Knights utilized pressure defense, unselfish play and team rebounding to extend their lead and win buy the final score of 92-53
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) with a game-high 21 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals followed by Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) who had 21 points, including two 3-pointers with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Also playing well for the Lady Knights was Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) with a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds. Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) added nine points, Megan Malloy (Cranston, RI) had seven points and Nefi Kinsler (Canterbury, CT) had a game-high 11 rebounds for the Lady Knights.
Lady Knights’ Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory "We had a very balanced effort this afternoon. We executed very well on the offensive end. Everyone who went in contributed in a positive way."
Warwick, R.I. – November 22, 2010: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted the Mustangs of Central Maine Community College on Saturday. The Knights defeated the Mustangs 69-64. With the victory the Knights improve to 3-2 on the season.
The Knights and Mustangs battled back and forth in the first half with the Knights taking a 33-26 lead into halftime. The Knights came out in the second half playing with tremendous defensive intensity and were able to extend their lead to 19 points but the Mustangs used 13-36 shooting from the 3-point arc to stay in the game and make a late second half run. Fortunately, the Knights held on to win 69-64.
Leading the way for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) who had game-high’s with his 17 point 10 assist double-double followed by Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) who charted his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Also having a big game for the Knights was Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) scoring 13 points including a game-high three 3-pointers, Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) with nine points, four rebounds and three steals, and Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) added seven points and seven rebounds.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “At times Saturday I thought I was watching the Phoenix Suns, the way the CMCC was shooting 3-pointers. It is nice to get a win, good for the team’s confidence: Also helps them to see firsthand that if they focus on the things we talk about in practice each day, good things will happen.
Warwick, R.I. – November 19, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Franklin, MA to play Region XXI rival Bulldogs of Dean College in their first in-conference game. The Lady Knights defeated the Bulldogs 67-57. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights had trouble matching the Bulldogs intensity ion the first half allowing them to make runs and get ahead 30-27 going into halftime. In the second half the Lady Knights regrouped and got on the same page and were able to outscore the Bulldogs 40-27 and pull away with the 67-57 victory. The Lady Knights second half run was spurred by Co-Captain Teighlor Clare Kearney (Manchester, CT) who had 16 of her game-high 24 points in the second half and Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) who scored 11 of her 18 points in the second half.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Teighlor Clare Kearney with a game-high 24 points including two 3-pointers with three assists, two steals and three rebounds followed by Jenicia Duggins with 18 points, nine rebounds, three assist, two steals and a blocked shot. Also playing well for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) with 11 points including three 3-pointers and Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) added nine points and game-highs with 10 rebounds and five steals.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory “We had a tough shooting night. We could not hit from the outside. Dean made some runs in the first half that put us on our heels. When they made those same runs in the second half we were much more poised. We knew it was going to be tough playing at Dean but we pulled it out in the end.”
The Lady Knights’ next game will be this Saturday the 20th when they will face Central Maine Community College at 1:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
Warwick, R.I. – November 19, 2010: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Franklin, MA to play Region XXI rival Bulldogs of Dean College for their Region XXI opener. The Knights lost to the Bulldogs 87-60. With the loss the Knights fall to 2-2 on the season and 0-1 in Region XXI play.
The Knights trailed from the opening tip and were never really able to get into a rhythm. Dean had a 41-26 lead at halftime and never looked back. The Bulldogs were helped by 9-21 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc and had three players score in double-figures.
The Knights were led by Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) who scored a team-high 10 points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots followed by Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with nine points and two steals. Also helping the Knights was Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) with a team-high eight rebounds with three assists and five points and a blocked shot and Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) added eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Rough start to conference play. We have a lot of work to do and all we can do go back to practice and work hard. We will regroup and hope to turn things around this Saturday versus Central Maine here at the Cullen Fieldhouse.”
The Knights next game is Saturday at 3:00pm versus Central Maine Community College at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
Warwick, R.I. – November 15, 2010: The CCRI men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY to compete in the NJCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships on Saturday. Jackie Hurteau (North Kingstown, RI) earned First Team All-American honors with her fifth place finish while leading the Lady Knights to a seventh place finish at the National Championships.
Hurteau ran the very challenging and hilly 5k course in a time of 20 minutes 37 seconds, the fastest ever time for a CCRI female cross country runner at the Cross Country National Championships. Jackie’s time was also the second best place finish behind the second place finish of Erin Bailey in 2003. Also running well for the Lady Knights was Jovanissa Perez (Warwick, RI) finishing in a time of 23:35 placing her 47th followed by Therese Kerin (East Greenwich, RI) who placed 50th in a time of 23:54. Rounding out the Lady Knight’s runners was Alyson Bejma (Pawtucket, RI) placed 66th in a time of 25:15 and Michelle Krol (Smithfield, RI) placed 100th in a time of 28:55. The individual champion was Mary Jo Jakubek of Westmoreland County Community College who ran the course in a time of 19:07. The Lady Knights placed seventh out of 15 schools with 216 points the Women’s Champion was Mohawk Valley Community College with 22 points the lowest winning score in the history of the Division III Championship.
On the men’s side Brenden Dohoney (Warwick, RI) led the Knights placing 51st running a time of 30 minutes 14 seconds on the challenging five mile course. Dohoney was followed by Stefan Cox (West Kingston, RI) who finished 91st in a time of 32:37. Also running well for the Knights was Raymond Dormer (Warwick, RI) placed 96th in a time of 33:00 and Robert Brothers rounded out the Knights’ runners finishing 104th in a time of 33:50. The Knights’ did not place as a team because Cole Maguire (Foster, RI) failed to traverse the complete course. The individual men’s Champion was Ozzie Huerta of Gloucester County College who ran the course in 27:00 with the winning school being SUNY-Delhi with 40 points.
Warwick, R.I. – November 12, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights’ basketball team traveled to Middletown, NY to play the Colts of Orange County Community College on Veteran’s Day. The Lady Knights defeated the Colts 69-60. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Colts were led point guard Jameisha Parker, their catalyst. Fortunately for CCRI she had three fouls in the first half allowing the Lady Knights to go up by many as 20 with her out of the game. In the second half, she did a great job getting OCCC back in the game distributing the ball. In addition, the Colts only returner Ceara Williams was a tough matchup in the post but CCRI Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) did a great job denying her the ball with excellent defensive pressure.
The Lady Knights were led by Freshman Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) who scored a game-high 27 points on 11-13 shooting from the floor and 5-6 from the free-throw line with three assists, three steals and three rebounds followed by Co-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) who scored 19 points shooting 8-12 from the field including a 3-pointers, six assists, four steals and five rebounds. Also playing well for CCRI was Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) scoring 13 points including three 3-pointers with five rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots and Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) added seven points and an assist to the Lady Knights’ attack.
Lady Knights Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory: "Orange is a tough team. They have a few different players that can really make some things happen. They are a good team so we knew they were going to make some runs, but we were able to keep our composure and remain poised."
The Lady Knights next game will be next Thursday the 18th when they travel to Franklin, MA to play Region XXI rival Dean College at 6:00pm.
Warwick, R.I. – November 9, 2010: Though the CCRI Lady Knights soccer team’s season ended unceremoniously with a 1-0 loss to Monroe Community College in the district championship. There was still some great news for the Lady Knights this week with seven of them earning All-Region XXI honors. They were: goalkeeper Melody Lawrence (Foster, RI), defender Kelsey Pomerleau (Brockton, MA), defender Stephanie Estacio (Cranston, RI), defender Rebecca D’Andrea (Cumberland, RI), midfielder Vanessa DeMelo (Fall River, MA), forward/midfielder Lauren Saritelli (Coventry, RI), and forward Courtney Pellon (Douglas, MA).
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. Also 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.
Pomerleau, a 2010 Tri-Captain, was a stalwart on the Lady Knights defense for the last two seasons. Kelsey never let an opposing player through the middle without letter her know that she was there. Often charged with stopping the other team’s playmakers Pomerleau was a disruptive defensive force that aided in the overall team strength which was the Lady Knights’ defense. Kelsey also added a goal and two assist during her two years along with her stellar defensive play.
DeMelo was also a Tri-Captain for the Lady Knights who commanded the midfield orchestrating the offense and taking corners and free kicks. 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 All-Region XXI and NSCAA All Northeast Region was the Lady Knights’ last line of defense as the team’s sweeper. 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.
Pellon was the Lady Knights most skilled sophomore forward and was tied for the Lady Knights lead in scoring in 2010 with six goals and seven assist for 19 total points. Courtney was there to finish many of DeMelo’s set-ups along with providing many assist of her own to other forwards and midfielders. Pellon was one of the CCRI’s primary scoring threats but above and beyond that she could affect a game without a point as she often would stretch the field and utilize the corners to create space and deliver to her teammates, which was the difference in many Lady Knights’ contests. Courtney had two goals as a freshman bringing her career scoring total to eight goals and seven assists 23 total points
Saritelli was one of the bright new faces on the Lady Knights. 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.
D’Andrea was another bright new face on the Lady Knights squad. Often one of the smallest in stature on the field D’Andrea made up for any lack of size with tremendous speed, quickness and heart. As a defender there were many times she was outsized on the field but that never stopped her from challenging and often winning individual battles with opposing players. Becca was also another player who possessed offensive skills from a defensive position as she was able to overlap with midfielders and carry the ball into the scoring area. With that skill she added three goals and three assist for nine total points an impressive feat for a freshman defender. D’Andrea will be another key piece to the 2011 Lady Knights’ soccer squad.
Warwick, R.I. – July 16, 2009: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team continued their pay in the Mercer County Tip-off Classic in Trenton, NJ by playing Burlington County College from Pemberton, NJ on Sunday. The Knights lost to the Barons 66-46. With the loss the Knights fall to 1-1 on the season.
Once again, the Knights found themselves in a 9-0 hole early in the contest. Unfortunately, poor shooting including 15-47 from the floor and 5-22 from 3-point line prevented them from pulling-off their second comeback in two days.
The Knights were led by Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) who was the only Knight to score in double-figures with 10 points including two 3-pointers followed by Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) who added eight points also with two 3-pointers.
Head coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Every practice and game is a learning process for us. We just need to get better in all facets of the game. I am confident we will put forth a better game Wednesday night.”
The Knights next game will be Wednesday night when they will host the Sacred Heart Club team at 7:00pm at the Vincent. A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
Warwick, R.I. – November 8, 2010: The No. 23 ranked (NJCAA pre-season poll) CCRI Knights men’s basketball team kicked-off their season on the road in Trenton, NJ to compete in the Mercer County Tip-off Classic. The Knights defeated the No. 17 ranked Vikings of Mercer County 71-67. With the victory the Knights begin the season 1-0.
The Knights found themselves down in a quick 9-0 hole to begin the game. However, they were able to battle back to tie the game 33-33 by halftime. The Knights outscored the Vikings 38-34 in the second half to secure the 71-67 victory in their season opener. The Knights second half charge was led by their second unit led by Joe Saunders (Newport, RI) and Christian Canino (Hartford, CT) who gave the Knights their first lead with the starters bringing home the victory down the stretch.
The Knights were led by Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with a game-high 21 points including 5-5 from 3-point land followed by Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) who had 10 points and seven rebounds. Also having a big game for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) had 10 points and six rebounds while Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) added five points and a team-high eight assists.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Great win in the season opener, especially considering we had to do it on the home court of an NJCAA national tournament team. All 14 players contributed to the victory and we needed everyone to beat the always tough Vikings of Mercer County.”
The Knights play Sunday in the Tip-off Classic versus Burlington County College.
Warwick R.I. – July 16, 2009: The CCRI men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Holyoke, MA to compete in the NJCAA Northeast District Meet on Saturday. The Lady Knights finished in second place behind Suffolk County CC with 31 points CCRI had 61 points, followed by Gloucester County College with 70 points, Cumberland County with 77 points and Queensborough CC with 92 points. On the men’s side Gloucester County won with 26 points followed by Suffolk with 58points CCRI with 84, Middlesex CC with 109 points Queensborough CC with 120 points and Dutchess CC with 121 points. Both the Knights and Lady Knights advance to the NJCAA National Championship Meets Saturday the 13th at Sunken Meadow State Park hosted by Suffolk County CC.
The ladies were led by second place finisher Jackie Hurteau (North Kingstown, RI) who covered the 5k course in a career-best time of 19 minutes 47 seconds. Hurteau was followed by Therese Kerin (East Greenwich, RI) who placed ninth in a time of 22:06. Jovanissa Perez (Warwick, RI) also ran well placing 12th in a career-best time of 22:50 which was over a minute faster than any other race this season followed Alyson Bejma (Pawtucket, RI) placed 14th in her season-best time of 23:03. Also running her best time of the season was Michelle Krol (Smithfield, RI) who placed 33rd in a time of 26:51. The women’s team placed 2nd out of the five team field with 61 points. The race was won by Ashley Armand of Bronx CC in 19:39 with the team title going to Suffolk CC with 31 points. The Lady Knights second place finish earned them a berth in the NJCAA National Championship Meet.
The Knights also put two men in the top ten spearheaded by freshmen Cole Maguire (Foster, RI) who placed sixth with a time of 28 minutes 45 seconds over the five mile course. Maguire was followed by Brendan Dohoney (Warwick, RI) who placed 10th in a career-best time of 28:51. Stefan Cox (West Kingstown, RI) placed 20th in a career-best performance of 30:03 followed by Robert Brothers (Cranston, RI) who placed 28th in a career-best time of 31:20 followed by Raymond Dormer (Warwick, RI) who crossed the line in his second best effort of the season in 31:49. Rounding out the Knights great day was a 38th place finish by Josh Valladolid (Warwick, RI) finishing in 33:20, Also his best race of the year. The men’s race was won by Ryan Huff of Gloucester County College in a time of 27:32. Gloucester also took the team title with 26 points with the Knights placing a strong third with 84 points and with six full teams in the mix they were in the top 50% of the field qualifying them for The National Championship.
Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the District Meet “Both teams put together their best performances of the season to propel them to the National Championship next week in Long Island. With so many personal bests, I am very proud of their efforts";;;;.
Warwick, R.I. – November 8, 2010: The No. 14 ranked (NSCAA poll) CCRI Lady Knights’ women’s soccer team hosted Monroe Community College for the District G Championship game in Lincoln on Sunday at noon. The Lady Knights were defeated by Monroe Community College 1-0. With the loss the Lady Knights end the season 11-4-2 on the season. Monroe earns a berth to the NJCAA National Tournament to be held in Topeka, Kansas November 18th-21st.
The Lady Knights clearly dominated the entire first half of play beating the Tribunes to just about every ball all over the field. “We really had them (Monroe) on the run for the entire first half of play. We hit the top crossbar twice. We just couldn’t catch a break. Scoring goals has been a problem for our team all season long and today was no different”, said Head Coach Dennis Grassini. “In the second half we at least played them even but they got a goal and we didn’t”, he said. “Coach Bannan and I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the effort they put in today against a very good opponent”, added Grassini.
In the second half of play the Lady Knights were called for a foul deep in their own end. Monroe’s Annie Terilli took the free kick and passed to an open Bailey Maxwell who deflected a bending shot to the far corner along the ground beating a screened Melody Lawrence (Foster, RI), CCRI’s All-American goalkeeper, to put the Tribunes up 1-0. CCRI fought back hard but could not get anything past Monroe’s goalkeeper, Angela Williamson. “This was a tough loss for our team today. They really left everything they had out on the field. They really deserved a better fate. It’s always a battle between us and Monroe. Last season we beat them at their home field and this year they beat us at home. It always seems to come down to us and Monroe every year and it’s always a hard fought game”, said Grassini “Our team has absolutely nothing to be a shamed of, they simply played their hearts out and unfortunately they came up short today”.
On a positive note for the Lady Knights, All-American goalkeeper Melody Lawrence finishes her CCRI career with the best career goals against average (GAA) in school history with an impressive .58 GAA just ahead of the .61 of Anne Kineke in the 2004-05 seasons. Lawrence’s CCRI record line is unbelievable with the top single-season GAA at .40 in 2010, career GAA at .58 over 2009-10, consecutive shutouts with eight in 2010, single- season shutouts with 16 in 2010 and career shutouts with 23 over 2009-10.
Warwick, R.I. – November 5, 2010: The NJCAA women’s soccer District G Championship will be held at the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, RI Sunday November 7th at noon. The Final will feature the No. 10 ranked (NSCAA poll) Tribunes of Monroe Community College (15-4-1) versus The No. 14 ranked (NSCAA poll) Community college of Rhode Island Lady Knights (11-3-2). The Tribunes of Monroe CC narrowly escaped the previously undefeated Barons of Burlington County College (13-1) 1-0 on Friday in the Semi-final game. The Tribunes and Lady Knights met earlier this season on September 11th in Lincoln and the Tribunes were victorious 2-1. However, last year in 2009, the Tribunes defeated the Lady Knights during the season 2-0 but the Lady Knights won in the District Championship Game 2-0. The Lady Knights will look to duplicate that feat Sunday at noon in Lincoln. The winner of the District G Tournament will earn a berth in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament in Topeka, KS November 18th-21st.
Here is the District G Tournament format:
DATE: November 7, 2010 (Sunday)
THREE (3) TEAM FORMAT
2. Sunday, November 7, 12:00 pm CCRI vs. Monroe CC
Host Region receives a bye, with the other Regions playing off. *All Lady Knights Soccer Games are played on the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln
Warwick, R.I. – November 4, 2010: The CCRI Knights men’s soccer ended their season with a 6-9-1 overall record just missing making the Region XXI Tournament. Though they did not make the post season the Knights did have some good post-season news recently with four of them making the all-region team they were: making First Team Region XXI was midfielder Steven Ortiz (Pawtucket, RI), midfielder Pitter Rolland (Providence, RI), midfielder Jefferson Rojas (Central Falls, RI) and making Honorable Mention was midfielder Olavo Monteiro (Central Falls, RI).
Sophomore midfielder Pitter Rolland was named First Team Region XXI and was one of the Knights Co-Captains and served many roles for the Knights playing defender, forward and midfielder at different times of the year utilizing his wide range of soccer skills to help the Knights wherever they needed it. In addition, to his jack of all trades position playing Rolland was the physical and vocal leader of the 2010 Knights squad. Pitter finished 2010 with three goals and one assist for seven total points. In 2009 Rolland had four goals giving him career totals of seven goals and one assist for 15 total points.
Freshman midfielder Steven Ortiz was named First Team Region XXI and had a very good year for the Knights with two goals and four assists for eight total points more so than his point total he helped orchestrate plays in the middle and making sure CCRI scorers got the ball in the right place.
Freshman midfielder Jefferson Rojas was named First Team Region XXI and added one goal and three assists for five total points while serving a very similar role to Ortiz distributing the ball through the middle and getting the attacking midfielders and forwards the ball in the right spots.
Freshman midfielder Olavo Monteiro was named Honorable Mention Region XXI and was one of the Knights big scoring threats. Monteiro’s excellent ball handling skills coupled with his speed and elusiveness made him a threat every time he touched the ball. Olavo finished 2010 with four goals and two assists for 10 total points ranking him second in points on the CCRI squad.
With three returning All-Region XXI players next year the Knights soccer team has a very bright outlook and will look to compete for the 2011 Region XXI title.
Warwick, R.I. – November 4, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted No. 15 ranked (NJCAA DIII pre-season poll) UConn-Avery Point (UCAP) from Groton, CT for a Region XXI showdown for their home opener on Wednesday night. The Lady Knights defeated the Pointers of UCAP 76-47. With the victory the Lady Knights begin the season 1-0 overall and 1-0 in Region XXI play. It was also the first career victory for first year Lady Knights’ Head Coach Kate Lynch (Rumford, RI)
The Lady Knights were out to avenge last year’s two losses to the Pointers and set the tone early jumping ahead in the first half by as many as 15 points. CCRI was led by freshman Jenicia Duggins (Lynn, MA) with 10 first half points and sophomore Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) with nine first half points giving them a 36-25 halftime lead.
The Lady Knights turned the pressure up a notch in the second half led by sophomore Co-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney (Manchester, CT) who scored 11 second half points and Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) with 10 second half points stretching their lead to as many as 30 points and eventually winning by the score of 76-47.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights were sophomore Co-Captain Teighlor Clare-Kearney with 17 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals followed by sophomore Co-Captain Cassie Novicky with 15 points, including two 3-pointers, four assists and a steal and Jenicia Duggins scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Also having a great game for the Lady Knights was Rajvi Jarvis charting a double-double with 10 points while ripping down 12 rebounds and adding four assists, Ashley Fry with 11 points including a 3-pointer and a steal while Nefi Kinsler (Canterbury, CT) added four points and six rebounds and Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) added two points, four assists and three rebounds. Brittany Brandt led all UCAP scorers with 17 points including a game-high five 3-pointers.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game: ";;;;;;;We started off slow in the first half; we lacked a lot of energy. We were not pushing the basketball up the floor; we were stagnant on the offensive end. We made some adjustments in the second half and we came out with a lot more energy. I am happy with our effort tonight; we were unselfish with the basketball; we had balanced scoring and Fry provided a nice spark off the bench for us tonight.
The Lady Knights next game will be Thursday November 11th when they will travel to Middletown, NY to face the Colts of Orange County Community College at 6pm.
NJCAA Women’s Soccer District G Tournament field set!
Warwick, R.I. – November 1, 2010: The NJCAA women’s soccer district tournament will be held at the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, RI Friday November 5th and Sunday November 7th. The Tournament field has been set featuring the champions of Region III, Region XIX and Region XXI. On Friday at 2pm the Region III champion and No. 10 ranked (NSCAA poll) Tribunes of Monroe Community College (14-4-1) will be home team versus Region XIX champion Burlington County College (13-0) in the District G semi-final. The winner of the semi-final will be the visitor and face No. 14 ranked (NSCAA poll) CCRI Lady Knights (11-3-2) Sunday at 12noon. The winner of the District G Tournament will earn a berth in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament in Topeka, KS November 18th-21st.
Here is the District G Tournament format:
DATE: November 5 &;;;;;;; 7, 2010 (Friday &;;;;;;; Sunday)
THREE (3) TEAM FORMAT
HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM
Friday, November 5, 2:00 pm Monroe
vs. Burlington CC
2. Sunday, November 7, 12:00 pm CCRI vs. Winner of Game 1
Host Region receives a bye, with the other Regions playing off.
*All Lady Knights Soccer Games are played on the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln