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Community College of Rhode Island

Contact Information

Dennis Grassini
Head Coach

Kathy Bannan
Associate Head Coach

Joe Pavone
Athletic Director

Kevin Salisbury
Team Administrator

Steve Rooney
Head Athletic Trainer

Main Office:
Flanagan Campus
Field House
Fax: 401-333-7339

About the Program - Women's Soccer

A History of Winning

  • 2009 District Champions
  • 2008 Region XXI Champions
  • 2007 Region XXI Champions
  • 2006 Region XXI Champions
  • 2005 Region XXI Champions
  • 2004 Region XXI Champions
  • 2003 NJCAA National Runner-Up
  • 2003 District Champions
  • 2003 Region XXI Champions
  • 2002 NJCAA National Champions

Mission Statement

The Community College of Rhode Island Soccer program is committed to creating the opportunity for it's student-athletes to attain outstanding academic and athletic performance.

The CCRI Tradition Continues

The success of last year's team, 2002 NJCAA National Champions, was due, in part, to the success of the individual players who dedicated themselves to being the best they could be. The time spent off-season in the weight room, and on the indoor circuit pushing themselves to the limit, paid off with the team competing for the Region XXI Championship for the eighth consecutive year.

The long practices in the setting sun have started again, the soccer team is pushing themselves to the limit and beyond, knowing that the hard work will pay off on game days with victories. The 2003 Community College Women's Soccer Team has worked hard, and has already seem the fruits of their labor, by being ranked 1st in the country in preseason polls.

But for the 2003 soccer team, and the eight preceding soccer teams at CCRI, the hard work on the field is only a part of the story. CCRI has always been proud of the academic exploits of its athletes, and the 2002 soccer team is no exception. It is a combination of the strength of CCRI and an understanding on the part of the coaching staff that allows players room to grow academically. The way the athletic program is structured, we just don't hinder anyone from succeeding academically. The coaching staff is just as proud of an Academic All-American as we are of soccer All-American.

CCRI, which competes in the New England Region XXI of the National Junior College Athletic Association is pretty unique, in that, it is steadfast that academics come first. The player that has two loves--success academically and the opportunity to play college soccer has found a place at CCRI.

We have proven we can do both.

Conduct Statement

As members of the varsity women's soccer program here at the Community College of Rhode Island, you are all outstanding student-athletes. It is important to note that the opportunity you have to represent your institution and this program should not be taken lightly.

You are to recognize that as student-athletes you are the most visible members of the student body, that you are role models in the local communities, and that your actions are reflective of the entire program and athletic department.

All student behavior, as you are aware, is subject to review by the college according to its Code of Conduct. The Community College of Rhode Island, the athletic department, and its staff do not condone the use of any drug or alcohol. Such actions may include suspension from practice, competitions, and/or removal from the program.

The mission of the athletic program is to provide an environment where the athlete can reach his or her potential, academically, athletically, and personally. Through it's many support services, the department gives the opportunity for the athlete to excel.


The purpose of this information is to provide some basis for making decisions regarding behavior and level of commitment associated with being a member of the CCRI Women's Soccer Program.

Last Updated: 10/22/15