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2009 RHODE ISLAND BASEBALL General Information 2009 Schedule............................................................................................................................................ 1 Table of Contents....................................................................................................................................... 1 This is Rhode Island............................................................................................................................... 2-3 The Ocean State..................................................................................................................................... 4-5 Team Successes...................................................................................................................................... 6-7 Individual Excellence............................................................................................................................ 8-9 Support Services......................................................................................................................................10 Bill Beck Field.............................................................................................................................................11

MEET THE RAMS

Head Coach Jim Foster..........................................................................................................................12 Assistant Coaches....................................................................................................................................13 2009 Roster................................................................................................................................................14 Seniors.........................................................................................................................................................15 Juniors................................................................................................................................................... 16-19 Sophomores....................................................................................................................................... 20-24 Newcomers......................................................................................................................................... 24-25

2008 Season review

Bill Beck Field - Home of the Rams

2008 Statistics.................................................................................................................................... 26-27 2008 Individual Honors/Awards.........................................................................................................28 Atlantic 10 Final Standings/Tournament/Awards........................................................................28 The Atlantic 10 Conference..................................................................................................................29

URI BASEBALL RECORDS Batting Records................................................................................................................................. 30-32 Fielding Records.......................................................................................................................................32 Pitching Records............................................................................................................................... 32-34 All-Time Series Records.........................................................................................................................35 Individual Honors/Awards....................................................................................................................36 Rams in the Pros.......................................................................................................................................37 Rick Ligi MVP Award Recipients.........................................................................................................37

Athletics Administration Dr. Robert Carothers, University President......................................................................................38 Thorr Bjorn, Director of Athletics........................................................................................................39 Athletics Administration................................................................................................................ 40-41 The 2009 University of Rhode Island baseball media guide was written, edited and designed by Jodi Pontbriand. Editorial assistance: Nick Greenwood, Mike Laprey, Tom Symonds. Cover Design: Jodi Pontbriand. Photography: Joe Giblin, Renee Lavoie, Doug Learned, Nora Lewis, Lisa Mastors, Jodi Pontbriand, Mike Scott, Dave Silverman. CD duplication: DiscMasters - Maple Park, Ill.

2009 RHODE ISLAND BASEBALL SCHEDULE FEBRUARY

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vs. Duquesne vs. Fairfield at Miami vs. Fairfield vs. Ohio State vs. Cal State Fullerton at Oklahoma State vs. Cal State Fullerton at Oklahoma State at William & Mary at William & Mary at George Washington * at George Washington * at George Washington * at Northeastern Bryant at Xavier * at Xavier * at Xavier * Central Connecticut

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3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. TBA TBA TBA 6:00 p.m. TBA TBA 4:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

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Dayton * 12:00 p.m. at Bryant 3:30 p.m. at Boston College 3:00 p.m. La Salle * 3:00 p.m. La Salle * 12:00 p.m. La Salle * 3:00 p.m. Quinnipiac 3:30 p.m. at Hartford 3:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure * 3:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure * 1:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure * 12:00 p.m. Northeastern 3:30 p.m. Sacred Heart 3:30 p.m. Connecticut 3:30 p.m. at Temple * 3:00 p.m. at Temple * 1:00 p.m. at Temple * 12:00 p.m. at Holy Cross 3:00 p.m. at Siena 4:00 p.m.

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Fordham * 3:00 p.m. Fordham * 1:00 p.m. Fordham * 12:00 p.m. at Massachusetts * 3:00 p.m. at Massachusetts * 12:00 p.m. at Massachusetts * 12:00 p.m. at Saint Louis * 8:00 p.m. at Saint Louis * 4:00 p.m. at Saint Louis * 12:00 p.m. Atlantic 10 Tournament TBA

HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS | All times are Eastern and subject to change | * Atlantic 10 Game

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The University of Rhode Island

is a medium-sized state university, with its primary campus in the southern part of Rhode Island in the village of Kingston. In part because of its unique location - near the ocean and six miles from Narragansett Bay - the University has developed strong marine programs and has been designated a national Sea Grant institution. The University enrolls more than 12,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students and has a full-time tenuretrack teaching faculty of approximately 600.

History

ACADEMICS

The University was chartered as the state’s agricultural school in 1888. The Oliver Watson farm was purchased as a site for the school, and the old farmhouse, now restored, still stands on the campus. The school became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892, and the first class of 17 members was graduated two years later. The Morrill Act of 1862 provided for the sale of public lands. Income from these sales was to be used to create at least one college in each state with the principal purpose of teaching agriculture and mechanic arts. From this grant of land comes the term “land grant,” which applied to the national system of state colleges. In a later adaptation of the concept, federal funds given to colleges for marine research and extension are called “sea grants.” In 1909 the name of the college was changed to Rhode Island State College, and the program of study was revised and expanded. In 1951 the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly. The Board of Governors for Higher Education, appointed by the governor, became the governing body of the University in 1981.

The University conferred a total of 2,734 degrees at its 2007 Commencement, including 2,008 bachelor’s degrees, 556 master’s degrees, 85 doctoral and 85 doctor of pharmacy degrees (six-year pharmacy program).

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The Faculty The University’s 600 faculty members are drawn from across the country and throughout the world. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 18-to-1, Rhode Island offers personal attention, as well as the resources of a large research university. While class size varies, two-thirds of all undergraduate courses are taught in classes of 29 students or fewer.

The STUDENTS The University’s 12,516 undergraduate and 3,134 graduate/professional students come from all over the world. More than 270 international students represent 37 different countries.

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DIVERSITY

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

The Multicultural Student Services staff is part of the Division of Student Affairs and sponsors programs and seminars for multicultural students. Some examples of multicultural events are Asian Awareness Month; Black History Month; Cape Verdean Awareness Week; Career Day; Diversity Week; Latino Student Leadership Conference; Martin Luther King Week; Unity Weekend; and Women of Color Conference.

In the Spring of 2007, University officials unveiled projects totaling more than $120 million to improve the student experience. The projects included a new dining hall, new suite-and apartment-style undergraduate housing, renovations to existing residence halls, and 1,400 new parking spaces for students.

Housing Rhode Island students live in the 22 residence halls on campus, which include rooms with provisions for physically challenged students. Residence hall housing is guaranteed to freshmen who enter in the fall term. About 1,500 students participate in the fraternity-sorority system - over 600 of which reside in fraternity and sorority houses. Others choose to live in rented rooms or houses near the ocean, just a short drive from campus.

The URI Campus & Beyond The University of Rhode Island is located in the historic village of Kingston within a suburban area of approximately 55,000 people, close to the ocean and major beaches. The 1,200-acre rural campus is a handsome mix of ivy-covered buildings and contemporary architecture. Just 30 miles south of Providence, the campus is within easy reach of Newport, Boston, and New York City by car or convenient public transportation.

The new 800-bed, $68 million housing project is the largest construction effort in University history and is the first new undergraduate housing construction since 1970. Work has begun on the existing residence halls, while construction on those called the Little Four - Hutchinson, Peck, Merrow and Tucker - as well as Heathman, Gorham and Fayerweather, was completed during the 2007-2008 academic year at an estimated cost of $27 million. Hope Commons, the new, $22 million, 42,229-square-foot dining hall, opened in August of 2007 and features the latest in the college dining experience. Each food station has its own theme and culinary offerings. Hope is 10,600 square feet, while Roger Williams is 17,500 square feet. The dining and residence hall projects are part of a much larger capital improvement program totaling $290 million in active projects.

ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT There are more than 100,000 active URI alumni. The top five states are: Rhode Island, 41,584; Massachusetts, 11,996, Connecticut, 6,853; New York, 5,082 and New Jersey, 4,650.

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Rhode Island is centrally located between three major cities - all easily accessible by car or train.

Boston is about an hour away, while New York City is just under three hours away, and Hartford, Conn. is less than two hours away. Many of the adjoining states and sights in New England are just a short trip away by car, train or ferry. The smallest of the 50 states, “Little Rhody” was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and also has the longest official state name - “the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” URI Cornerstones The University of Rhode Island is a principled community guided by values. As members of this community, we subscribe to the following principles, which form the foundation of our endeavors: • We pursue knowledge with honesty, integrity, and courage. • We promote independent choice, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness and free expression. • We respect the rights and dignity of each individual and group. • We reject prejudice and intolerance, and we work to understand differences. • We accept personal responsibility for our actions and their consequences. • We actively cooperate to improve the University, the state of Rhode Island, and the global community beyond our borders. • We strive to be a community where the environment and property are treated respectfully. • We seek to create and maintain an environment conducive to personal health and wellness. • We work to develop skills which promote lifelong learning, leadership and service.

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The University is located in Kingston - in the heart of historic and picturesque South County.

With over 400 miles of shoreline and 100 beaches, Rhode Island is well-known as the “Ocean State.” But Rhode Island has much more than sandy beaches. Many top companies have corporate offices and headquarters nearby and in the capital city of Providence, providing numerous opportunities for URI students and graduates. A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY The University offers the only academic programs in the world that merge the disciplines of oceanography, ocean engineering, archeology and maritime history to study sunken ships of antiquity. Led by worldrenowned oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who found the Titanic, the program is focusing its research on Phoenician and Bronze Age ships in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean.

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE The University of Rhode Island is the state’s largest university, with an enrollment of about 12,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students on its four campuses. There are 101 undergraduate, 53 masters and 33 doctoral degree programs offered. With nationally and internationally-known faculty members engaged in a broad range of teaching, research and outreach activities, URI is renowned in many areas, including biotechnology, oceanography, environmental sciences, engineering, and public health promotion.

Applications Applications to the University increased by 65%, from 8,730 in 1997 to 14,365 in 2007.

Enrollment Overall freshman enrollment increased from 2,862 in 1997 to 3,005 in 2007. Total undergraduate enrollment grew by more than 2,000 - from 10,229 students in 1997 to 12,268 in 2007.

Selectivity Admission was granted to 79% of those applicants in 2007, compared to 77% in 1997.

SERVICE LEARNING URI was recently cited by the Princeton Review as a “College with a Conscience” because of the many unique service-learning opportunities. First-year students complete a service project through a URI 101 freshman seminar, in which students serve the community in ways related to your major.

MISSION The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island’s heritage of independent thought, we value:

• Creativity and Scholarship • Diversity, Fairness, and Respect • Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement • Intellectual and Ethical Leadership

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2007-08 AtLANtic 10 championship PARTICIPANTS Men’s Soccer – Semifinals

Women’s Swimming & Diving – Eighth Place

Men’s Cross Country – 13th Place

Baseball – Third Place

Women’s Cross Country – 12th Place

Rowing – Champions

Men’s Basketball – First Round

Men’s Tennis – Seventh Place

Women’s Basketball – Quarterfinals

Women’s Tennis – Tied, Seventh Place

Men’s Indoor Track & Field – Second Place

Golf – Third Place

Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Third Place

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – Champions

Men’s Swimming & Diving – Seventh Place

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – Second Place

The 2007-08 ACADEMIC YEAR

saw many of Rhode Island’s teams continue to build on their previous season’s successes. Fresh off an Atlantic 10 Championship and a top-25 final ranking, the men’s soccer team was nationally ranked again in 2007 and advanced to the A-10 semifinals, while the football team brought home the Governor’s Cup for the secondconsecutive season. The URI women’s tennis program also experienced a successful fall season as it posted a perfect 6-0 mark and won its second-consecutive New England Championship. The men’s basketball team was nationally-ranked for the first time since 1998 and earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) while the men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams finished second and third, respectively, at both the Atlantic 10 and New England Championships. The spring brought a pair of A-10 titles to Kingston as rowing captured its first-ever conference crown while the men’s track & field team won the league title – for the seventh time in the last eight seasons – and also brought home its second-straight New England Championship. The URI baseball team collected more wins than any other Division I team in New England and qualified for its sixth-consecutive Atlantic 10 tournament – the longest active streak among any current A-10 team. There, the Rams advanced through the winner’s bracket before falling to eventual champion Charlotte and No. 1 Xavier to finish third overall. The URI golf team also had a strong showing at the A-10 Championship, finishing third among the 12-team field.

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SELECTED 2007-08 INDIVIDUAL HONORS AND AWARDS Tyler Adams – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor) Jill Anderson – Softball RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year Rhode Island-Atlantic 10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Jessica Babice – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie Team Jimmy Baron – Men’s Basketball NABC All-District 1 Second Team Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

Callum Bissett – Men’s Soccer NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Second Team; All-Championship Team Atlantic 10 Sporting Award Parfait Bitee – Men’s Basketball Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant Michael Bland – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 Second Team (Outdoor) Danleigh Borman – Men’s Soccer MLS Draftee (New York Red Bulls) All-Atlantic 10 Second Team Tim Boyce – Baseball NEIBA All-New England Second Team ABCA All-Northeast Second Team Tamara Burman – Rowing All-Atlantic 10 Second Team

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Stephanie Gregory – Women’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 Second Team, All-Academic Team (Indoor)

Joe Casey – Football All-CAA Football First Team The Sports Network All-America Third Team The Sports Network Preseason All-America Second Team

Damien Gresko – Football CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I Team CAA Football All-Academic Team

Rebecca Cotreau – Rowing CRCA All-New England Second Team

Michael Bernardo – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant (Outdoor) All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor) All-Atlantic 10 First Team; All-Academic Team (Outdoor)

TyLynn Graham – Women’s Track & Field USTFCCCA All-East Region Team (Outdoor) All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor & Outdoor)

Geoff Cameron – Men’s Soccer MLS Draftee (Houston Dynamo) adidas/MLS Player Combine Participant NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year All-Atlantic 10 First Team, All-Championship Team

Will Daniels – Men’s Basketball Naismith Trophy Semifinalist Lowe’s Senior CLASS Semifinalist NABC All-Star Game Participant All-Atlantic 10 First Team Rhode Island D-I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Jamie Degidio – Baseball Roger Clemens Award National Watch List Fran Dempsey – Football CAA Football All-Academic Team Michael Elliott – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor & Outdoor) Karin Faulkerson – Rowing CRCA Scholar Athlete Award Yudehwheh Gbaa – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Field Performer (Indoor) All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor & Outdoor) Bryan Giannecchini – Football CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I Team FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team New England Football Writers FCS All-Star Team All-CAA Football First Team; All-Academic Team

Shaun Hagey – Baseball All-Atlantic 10 First Team Grace Hedstrom – Women’s Tennis Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team NCAA Leadership Development Conference Participant Kathleen Hinkel – Rowing All-Atlantic 10 First Team Adam Howarth – Men’s Soccer NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team All-Atlantic 10 First Team; All-Championship Team Jasmine Jennings – Women’s Track & Field NCAA Championship Participant (Outdoor) NCAA East Regional Outdoor Champion (Hammer) USTFCCCA All-East Region Team (Outdoor) All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Outdoor) Ki’Ameer Johnson – Football All-CAA Football Second Team Thorunn Jonsdottir – Women’s Soccer All-Atlantic 10 Second Team David Kennedy – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor) All-Atlantic 10 Second Team (Outdoor)

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Shunzaburo Kida – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 Second Team (Outdoor)

Kayla Newberg – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team

Lucy Sumners – Rowing CRCA Scholar Athlete Award

Nicole Klaiber – Rowing CRCA Scholar Athlete Award

Jessica Pagano – Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 Second Team

Dora Larusdottir – Women’s Soccer Icelandic National Team NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team All-Atlantic 10 First Team

Brett Palanski – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team

Sarah Thornton – Women’s Track & Field NCAA Championship Participant (Outdoor) AT&T USA Indoor Championship Participant (Indoor) USTFCCCA All-East Region Team (Outdoor) New England Outdoor Champion (Discus) All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor & Outdoor) A-10 Most Outstanding Field Performer (Indoor & Outdoor)

Shawn Leonard – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor) All-Atlantic 10 Second Team (Outdoor) Ryan McCarthy – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant (Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Field Performer (Outdoor) All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Outdoor) Kolleen McCauley – Women’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 Second Team (Outdoor) Bill McDonald – Golf Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team Safi Mojidi – Women’s Basketball Nigerian National Team Rhode Island D-I Women’s Basketball Player of the Year Cox Sports Rhode Island Female Athlete of the Year

Nyssa Peele – Women’s Tennis All-Atlantic 10 Second Team Derek Peterson – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor) Whitney Phaup – Rowing All-Atlantic 10 First Team

Lukasz Tumicz – Men’s Soccer MLS Draftee (Columbus Crew) adidas/MLS Player Combine Participant NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team All-Atlantic 10 First Team Brad Valois – Golf PING All-New England Region

Linnea Rowse – Rowing CRCA Scholar-Athlete Award D.J. Stefkovich – Football CAA Football All-Academic Team

James Whalen – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 Second Team (Outdoor) Greg Wicks – Football CAA Football All-Academic Team

Mark Stevens – Golf PING All-New England Region Team Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team Mark Stolte – Football CAA Football All-Academic Team

Steve Moll – Football CAA Football All-Academic Team

Sean Strizzi – Men’s Track & Field All-Atlantic 10 First Team (Indoor & Outdoor)

Deb Nelson – Women’s Soccer NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team All-Atlantic 10 First Team

Mark Stolte – Football All-CAA Football Second Team

Meghan Wolfe – Rowing All-Atlantic 10 First Team Zach Zaneski – Baseball Signed with Texas Rangers (MLB) Johnny Bench Award National Watch List All-Atlantic 10 Second Team

AT URI, PERSONAL GROWTH IS ENHANCED BY the strength and quality of our student-athletes and coaches. Last year, the University of Rhode Island placed a total of 174 student-athletes on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (82 fall, 92 spring). Rhody golf coach Tom Drennan was inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame while rowing head coach Shelagh Donohoe led the Rams to their first-ever Atlantic 10 title and earned her second-consecutive A-10 Coach of the Year award. Second-year assistant rowing coach Jessica Lizzi, meanwhile, was tabbed CRCA Assistant Coach of the Year for the New England Region. Men’s track & field head coach John Copeland received his second-consecutive A-10 Coach of the Year award after leading his squad to back-to-back league titles while baseball head coach Jim Foster was selected to coach at the NEIBA All-Star Game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT CENTER

URI is in the process of raising funds needed to construct its Student-Athlete Development Center. The SADC will promote the physical and academic well-being of all University of Rhode Island Division I student-athletes. Specifically, it will provide needed strength and conditioning facilities, rehabilitation facilities that will help in the prevention and treatment of injuries, and academic tutoring and study spaces. The Student-Athlete Development Center will feature: state-of-the-art strength and conditioning, weight training, and aerobic fitness areas, sports medicine training and rehabilitation areas, modern hydrotherapy stations, offices for training staff and coaches, physician’s examination rooms and counseling areas and student-athlete study spaces, tutorial rooms, and meeting rooms. Located on the west side of the existing athletics complex, the Student-Athlete Development Center will serve as a gateway to URI's practice fields. The facility will include 10,830 square feet of new space and 17,389 square feet of renovated area. The brick, steel, and glass construction will complement the surrounding buildings. A new sports gallery will display team images and memorabilia celebrating the Ram spirit and recognizing outstanding URI athletes. ACADEMIC ADVISING URI is proud to offer its student-athletes an academic support system designed to foster responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. Individuals in need of additional academic support are assigned to a Learning Specialist. These advisors are experts in dealing with academically challenged students and offer close academic monitoring as well as ongoing needs assessments. During weekly meetings, student-athletes have the opportunity to discuss academic problems and work on time management/study skills. Because of their professional relationship with many of the faculty, our advisors are able to help students communicate effectively with their professors. They also assist with scheduling classes, selecting majors and researching internship opportunities.

with campus and community resources, the Rhody Life Skills Program offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and activities designed to prepare URI's studentathletes for life’s challenges beyond the playing arena.

SPORTS MEDICINE/ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM URI's sports medicine staff is devoted to the education of health and injury care as well as the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. The staff covers every practice/competition and is dedicated to returning studentathletes to their sport in the safest and quickest manner possible.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

The strength & conditioning department trains URI’s student-athletes using movements that are varied, complex and require a great deal of force development. RHODY LIFE SKILLS The Rhody Life Skills Program is committed to the “total development” of the Emphasis is placed on movements that are ground based and employ a closedstudent-athlete. The program focuses on five commitment areas designed to chain kinetic multi-joint action with the ultimate goal of increasing rate of force promote personal growth: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development and having explosive strength. Functional exercises done to enhance development, career development and community outreach. In collaboration performance and to help the student-athlete improve resistance to injury.

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BILL BECK FIELD, which was built in memory of former Rhode Island baseball and football coach Bill Beck, originally opened in 1966 and has since served as the home of the Rams. In November of 2007, an anonymous donor pledged $1-million to the Rhody baseball program, initiating facility renovations designed to equip the Rams with one of the finest ballparks in all of New England. Seventeen months and $1.4-million dollars later, the 2009 Rhode Island baseball team has a completely resurfaced field consisting of the same artificial FieldTurf used by the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. Also included in the renovation project were a new backstop, scoreboard, fencing and bullpens. Aside from providing URI with an outstanding competitive advantage, the improved facility also requires significantly less maintenance which, in turn, allows the team to spend more time on the field throughout the year. After additional fundraising goals are met, the Rams plan to construct a hitting barn as well as improve the grandstand/bleacher/pressbox setup.

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Coaching Staff

JIM FOSTER Head Coach Fourth Season Alma Mater • Providence '93

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Jim Foster enters his fourth season as head coach of the Rhode Island baseball program in 2008-09. In his first year at the helm of the program, Foster led the team to a 34-16 record, including a 19-6 finish in the Atlantic 10. The Rams claimed their fourth-consecutive regular-season title and had six different individuals named to the All-Conference teams, including 2006 Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year Steve Holmes, who led the nation with a 1.30 ERA. In his third season heading the URI baseball program, Foster led the team to an overall record of 31-27-1, tallying more victories than any other Division I team in New England. Rhody finished with a 15-11-1 record in league play, earning the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. There, the Rams took down No. 4 Temple (7-1) and top-seeded Xavier (11-4) before being eliminated in the semifinals.

A native of Warwick, R.I. Foster served as Rhode Island's pitching coach and also worked with the team's catchers prior to his appointment as head coach. The Rams' earned run average ranked them in the top-35 nationally in both 2005 and 2006 as three of Foster's pitchers went on to sign professional contracts in the two-year span (Zack Zuercher/St. Louis Cardinals/2005, Mick Lefort/Chicago Cubs/2005 and Steve Holmes/New York Mets/2006). For his efforts, Foster was nominated for the 2005 NCAA Pitching Coach of the Year award. Also in 2005, Foster helped lead Rhode Island to the Atlantic 10 Championship title as well as the program's first trip to the NCAA Regionals, finishing the season with a 34-21 record (18-6 in the A-10).

Foster was an All-Big East and two-time All-New England selection at Providence. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and spent seven For his career, Foster owns an 88-73-1 (.546) record and is 50-28-1 (.634) years with the organization. He also played in the Arizona Diamondbacks, in the Atlantic 10. Most recently, he was selected to coach the D-I squad Anaheim Angels and Chicago White Sox farm systems. He was named (alongside Bob Whalen of Dartmouth) at 2008 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Weekly's Minor League Catcher of the Year in 1997 and was Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game at Fenway Park. named to the Topps All-Rookie Team in 1993. Most recently, Foster was selected as the A-10's Coach on the Rise in Rivals. com's 2009 Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll and was tabbed the conference's best game coach in CollegeBaseballInsider's preseason preview.

Foster retired after spending 10 years in the minor leagues. He then spent two years as an assistant coach at Brown where he served as hitting coach and worked with the team's catchers.

Coach Foster is known for his excellence in player development as he helped mold Steve Holmes into one of the top pitchers in the nation in 2006. Holmes finised the year wth 10 wins and led country with a 1.30 earned run average.

Coach Foster stresses the importance of community involvement and often times the entire Rhody baseball team will participate in events such as the Southern New England Walk Now for Autism event.

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Coaching Staff STEVE BREITBACH

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Assistant Coach

Steve Breitbach enters his sixth season as an assistant coach at Rhode Island in 2008-09. Breitbach helped the Rams to a schoolrecord 35 wins in 2004, including a school-best 20 conference wins on their way to the 2004 Atlantic 10 regular season crown and the A10 East Division title. The 20-4 conference record marked just the second time an Atlantic 10 team won 20 league games in a season. Breitbach played two years at Berry College and two years at Oglethorpe University. While at Oglethorpe, Breitbach was a team captain both years and was selected to the 2000 SCAC All Tournament team. After completing his career at Oglethorpe, Breitbach became an assistant coach at his alma mater. Breitbach was the infield, hitting, and conditioning coach during his three year stint at Oglethorpe. In Breitbach's first year of coaching he helped guide the Stormy Petrels to the 2002 SCAC Eastern Division title. During his years at Oglethorpe, Breitbach worked many baseball camps for children with Greg Maddux, Andruw Jones, and Kevin Millwood. Breitbach has several duties with the Rams, including hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.

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Eric Cirella, a Rhode Island native, enters his third season with the Rams in 2008-09. Cirella was a four-year stand-out baseball player at Salve Regina, settings records for career hits (220) and highest batting average (.446). He was an All-Conference and Academic All-Conference member all four years. He was awarded the Brother Michael Reynolds Award in 2004 for outstanding accomplishment in academics and athletics and was SRU's Male Athlete of the Year in 2004-2005. Cirella was a three-time Academic All-American (2003-2005) and was named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American of the Year in 2005. He also was an All-New England First Team pick and was earned Rawlings ABCA All-American recognition in both 2004 (SS) and 2005 (OF). As the national leader in batting average (.504) and bases on balls (49) his senior year, Cirella originally signed a contract with the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League while eventually landing with the New Haven County Cutters of the Can Am League in the summer of 2006. Cirella graduated Magna cum Laude from Salve Regina University with a B.S. in Financial Management in May of 2005. He was a member of the Dean's List all eight semesters and graduated with an impressive 3.87 GPA. Cirella brings an incredible athletic background and an extensive knowledge of the game to the University of Rhode Island. He is currently a graduate student at URI in Communication Studies and has spent the past summer coaching the Green Bay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League.

KRISTEN ABBOTT Athletic Trainer

Kristen Abbott enters her first season at Rhode Island in the spring of 2008. Abbott will work with the Rams' baseball and women's soccer programs. A graduate of Slippery Rock University, Abbott earned her B.S. in Athletic Training in 2007. While at SRU, she earned valuable experience working as a student athletic trainer in the high school, collegiate and clinical settings. Abbott went on to obtain her M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania in December of 2008. While pursuing her graduate degree, she earned her NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization and worked at Clarion University as a graduate assistant with women's soccer, men's baseball and the basketball teams.

MIKE O'MALLEY

Director of Baseball Operations

Mike O'Malley begins his first year as the director of operations for the University of Rhode Island baseball program in 2009. He joins the URI staff after anchoring the Rams' infield for the past three seasons. O'Malley, who transferred to Rhode Island after spending his freshman year at St. John's University, ended his three-year stint in Kingston with a .314 batting average, 142 hits, 70 RBI, 41 extra base hits and 22 stolen bases. A member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, he landed a spot on the All-Conference Second Team in 2006, after helping lead the Rams to their fourth consecutive regular-season title. In his current role with the Rams, O'Malley assists in the Rhody baseball office and organizes various community service and fundraising events.

LIZ PROCTOR

Strength & Conditioning

Liz Proctor is in her fifth season in the University of Rhode Island Strength & Conditioning department and her third as Director. She is responsible for creating and overseeing the URI strength and conditioning program with the primary goal of developing strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility and injury prevention for the University’s 18 programs. Prior to her time at URI, Proctor spent four years at The College of the Holy Cross as Assistant Strength Coach. While in Worcester, she worked primarily football, hockey, men’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, baseball, and softball. Proctor also spent time as an assistant strength coach with the Worcester Icecats of the American Hockey League (AHL) as well as their National Hockey League (NHL) affiliate, St. Louis Blues. Prior to Holy Cross, she worked at Mike Boyle’s strength and conditioning program in Burlington, Mass. During the 2000-01 season, Proctor served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Along with designing and incorporating flexibility and endurance exercise for individual players, she implemented the in-season strength and conditioning program. Proctor also assisted the athletic trainer with treatment, rehabilitation exercises and equipment management. Proctor graduated from Southern Connecticut in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and minor in nutrition while also competing on the field hockey and softball teams. She earned her master’s degree in applied exercise science at Springfield in 2000 while also serving as the assistant strength coach for the football and all Olympic sports.

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Idris Liasu enters his first season with the Rhode Island baseball program in 2008-09. Liasu comes to URI from Siena College, where he spent the 2008 season as an assistant on the Sanits' staff. There, he assisted with daily practice plans and was in charge of defensive alignment strategies. He also organized recruiting efforts in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York and developed conditioning programs for all position players. Prior to his stint at Siena, Liasu spend the 2006-07 academic year as an assistant at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) where he served as the in-game first base coach and worked with infielders and catchers. He also assisted with team fundraising, oversaw the Knights' strength program and controlled recruiting for the northern part of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A 2006 graduate of Bethany College, Liasu earned his bachelor's degree in physical education while competing for the Bison from 2003-05. He was awarded the Performance Baseball Award Scholarship, Dean's scholarship and was a two-time KCAC Academic AllConference selection. Before arriving at Bethany College, Liasu played at CCRI where he captained his 2001 team and began his coaching career as a camp instructor. After completing his playing his career at CCRI, he became an assistant coach for the Knights in the fall of 2002. In that role, he worked with the outfielders, served as first base coach, ran the conditioning program and assisted with scouting. In 2003, Liasu served as head coach of the Rhode Island Tides AAU program and led the team to a silver medal finish at the Northeast Championship. He also took on head coaching duties for the Upper Deck Senior Legion in Cumberland R.I.

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NO. NAME 1 Kenny Burns 2 Pete Mastors 3 Jeff Cammans 4 Zoey Angulo 7 Mike LeBel 8 Oliver Palmer 9 Sam VandenHeuvel 10 Dan Rhault 11 Dan Rossignol 12 Milan Adams 13 Anthony Pisani 14 Ken Graveline 15 Mark Fraser 17 Dan Haverstick 18 Nick Greenwood 19 Mike Eschmann 21 Rob DeVeney 22 Tim Boyce 23 Eric Smith 24 Gardner Leaver 25 Chris Pickering 26 Ross Davis 27 Evan Laude 28 Taylor Stuart 29 Tom Coulombe 31 Adam Derner 33 Cam Fox 35 Luke Demko

YR. POS. SO OF SO OF SO OF JR OF FR INF JR INF FR INF/RHP SR INF JR RHP FR C FR LHP SO RHP JR LHP r-FR INF JR LHP FR C JR OF r-JR RHP JR RHP SO RHP SO LHP r-FR RHP SO 1B/OF FR OF SO OF r-FR 1B SO RHP SR RHP

HT. WT. 5-11 170 5-11 160 6-0 182 5-10 167 5-11 165 5-11 201 6-0 155 6-2 190 5-8 162 6-3 209 6-0 194 6-2 185 5-11 191 6-1 189 6-1 177 5-10 216 6-0 195 6-2 183 6-3 213 6-1 182 6-2 212 6-2 207 6-3 215 6-0 175 6-4 206 6-2 259 6-2 213 6-6 289

B/T R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R L/L R/R L/L R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/L R/R L/R R/R R/R

pronunciations HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Shelton, Conn./Mercersberg Academy Narragansett, R.I./ Worcester Academy Jamestown, R.I./North Kingstown Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep Quincy, Mass./Quincy North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Exeter, R.I./Bishop Hendricken Revere, Mass./Bishop Fenwick Prospect, Conn./Woodland Regional Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Marlton, N.J./Cherokee Southington, Conn./Xavier HS Flanders, N.J./Delbarton Marlton, N.J./Western Carolina Swansea, Mass./Joseph Case Milford, Conn./Joseph A. Foran Montauk, N.Y./East Hampton Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln Bennington, N.H./Conval Regional Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach HS Westport, Conn./Staples Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln River Edge, N.J./River Dell Braintree, Mass./Braintree Gilford, N.H./Gilford

NO. NAME PRONUNCIATION 1 Kenny Burns 2 Pete Mastors MASTERS 3 Jeff Cammans CAM-mins 4 Zoey Angulo an-GOO-lo 7 Mike LeBel la-BELL 8 Oliver Palmer 9 Sam VandenHeuvel VAN-din-HOO-vul 10 Dan Rhault ROW 11 Dan Rossignol raw-ZIG-nawl 12 Milan Adams MY-lin 13 Anthony Pisani 14 Ken Graveline GRAVE-line 15 Mark Fraser FRAY-zhur 17 Dan Haverstick 18 Nick Greenwood 19 Mike Eschmann ESH-min 21 Rob DeVeney da-VAIN-ee 22 Tim Boyce 23 Eric Smith 24 Gardner Leaver 25 Chris Pickering 26 Ross Davis 27 Evan Laude LAW-dee 28 Taylor Stuart 29 Tom Coulombe ka-LOME 31 Adam Derner 33 Cam Fox 35 Luke Demko

Head Coach: #34 Jim Foster ( Providence '93) f ourth season Assistant Coaches: Steve Breitbach (Oglethorpe '03) sixth season, Eric Cirella (Salve Regina '04) third season, Idris Liasu (Bethany College '06) first season Director of Soccer Operations: Mike O'Malley (Rhode Island '08), first season Athletic Trainer: Kristen Abbott (Slippery Rock, '07), first season Strength & Conditioning: Liz Proctor (Southern Connecticut State ’96), 5th season

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Senior • RHP • R/R 6-6 • 289 Gilford, N.H. 2009 Team Co-Captain

Senior • INF • L/R 6-2 • 190 Lincoln, R.I.

LUKE DEMKO

2008

DAN RHAULT

2008

HIGH SCHOOL

2007

UMASS-LOWELL

Turned in a 21-4 record with a 1.21 earned run average over his career at Gilford High School... Was a two-time Class M First Team All-State selection... Threw a perfect game as a senior against rival Winnisquam Regional High School... Set Gilford's all time strikeout record (282)... Was named team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior... Also was a two-time All-State basketball and soccer player... Helped lead basketball team to the state title his senior year.

PERSONAL Born June 26, 1986... Son of Cory and Allan Demko... Has two older brothers, Matt and Andy - who played four years of baseball at Davidson... Interests include playing tennis and basketball, fishing and reading... Favorite teams are the Red Sox, Patriots and Notre Dame football... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER SO BB *2006 3.18 2-1 6 3 0 0 0 17.0 17 11 6 10 7 2007 did not compete - sat out the season after transferring from UMass-Lowell 2008 2.30 2-2 26 0 0 0 2 43.0 29 13 11 55 7 CAREER 2.55 4-3 32 3 0 0 2 60.0 46 24 17 65 14 * At UMass-Lowell (2006)

Started 48 games for the Rams and finished the season with 18 RBI and 46 total bases... Also had a .945 fielding percentage... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Florida International on Feb. 24... Was 2-for-3 with a walk against California on March 17... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Marist on March 28... Had two hits, two RBI, a walk and a run scored against Massachusetts on April 8... Recorded two RBI and a triple against St. Bonaventure on April 22... Went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a double against Sacred Heart on April 24... Had a double and an RBI in a 5-4 win over Xavier on April 29... Had a hit and an RBI against Siena on April 30... Went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI against George Washington on May 5... Recorded a triple, two RBI and a run in a 6-2 win over George Washington on May 6... Went 4-for-4 with a run and a double against Fordham on May 11... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a double and a walk against Hartford on May 15... Collected a hit, a run and an RBI in a 10-8 win at Saint Joseph's on May 19.

2006

Played in 12 games for the Rams and started six... Compiled three hits and four RBI on the season... Scored two runs and recorded an RBI against Brown on April 27... Had two RBI a hit and one run scored against Northeastern on March 29.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year infielder at Lincoln High School... Posted a .463 batting average as a senior and was .401 as a junior... Captained his team, received All-State honors and was named a 1A North Outstanding Player his senior season.

PERSONAL

Born September 19, 1986... Son of Kathleen and Mike Rhault... Majoring in Environmental Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.

CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS AVG AB R 2006 12-6 .125 24 6 2007 52-48 .222 158 16 2008 43-42 .316 155 25 CAREER 107-96 .258 337 47

H 2B 3 1 35 7 49 9 87 17

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3B HR RBI 0 0 4 2 0 18 3 6 35 5 6 57

BB 6 21 13 40

SO 7 41 30 78

SB-SBA 0-0 1-2 6-8 7-10

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Appeared in six games (three starts) in 2006... Gave up 17 hits over 17 innings of work with six earned runs... Posted a 2-1 record and a 3.18 ERA.

Led the team with a .316 batting average and six home runs... Also finished with a team-high .529 slugging percentage... Recorded a hit, a run and three RBI at Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 2... Was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI at Navy on March 8... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in an 8-2 win at Brown on April 2... Had a hit, a run and an RBI against Duquesne on April 5... Had three RBI, two hits and a run scored against Boston College on April 8... Recorded a pair of hits and a pair of runs against Saint Louis on April 11... Went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in a 6-3 win over Saint Louis on April 13... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored at Richmond on April 18... Had three hits, three RBI, and a stolen base in a 16-12 victory over Richmond on April 19... Scored two runs at Sacred Heart on April 22... Had two hits, an RBI and a run scored against Connecticut on April 23... Went 3-for-4 with a double at La Salle on April 25... Had a 15-game hit streak from April 5-26... Went 2-for-5 with two runs in a 9-8 win against Saint Joseph's on May 2... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Massachusetts on May 10... Went 4-for-8 with a home run, a grand slam and seven RBI in a doubleheader at Northeastern on May 13... Went 4-for-8 and hit for the cycle in a doubleheader against Charlotte on May 16... Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a triple against top-seeded Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 22... Hit his sixth home run of the season against Charlotte in the third round of the A-10 tourney on May 23.

Ended the season with a 2.30 ERA and led the bullpen with 43.0 innings pitched... Also finished with two saves on the season... Allowed zero runs on three hits over four appearances from March 2-18... Struck out four batters in two innings against Northeastern on March 25... Struck out four batters in two innings against Duquesne on April 5... Pitched two scoreless innings while striking out four against Boston College on April 8... Pitched 1.2 hitless innings with four strikeouts in a 7-6 win over Saint Louis on April 11... Earned his first career win, pitching three shutout innings against Saint Louis on April 13... Pitched 13 consecutive innings with zero earned runs, 19 strikeouts and just four hits (March 29-April 13)... Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings while striking out three in a 9-4 victory over Connecticut on April 23... Pitched one scoreless inning against La Salle on April 27... Struck out six batters in 1.2 innings to earn his second win of the season against Saint Joseph's on May 2... Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, earning the save against UMass on May 10.

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Junior • OF • R/R 5-10 • 167 Miami, Fla.

Redshirt Junior • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 183 Swansea, Mass.

ZOEY ANGULO

TIM BOYCE

2008

2008

Appeared in 40 of the team's 59 games... Finished the season with 33 hits, 17 runs and 13 RBI... Went 2-for-4 with a double in URI's season opener against Troy... Was 4-for-5 with three RBI in a 6-4 win over Pittsburgh on March 1... Had a hit, a run and an RBI in an 8-0 win over CCSU on March 7... Recorded two hits and two runs in a March 9 victory over Iona... Recorded two hits in a 4-1 win over Dayton on March 28... Hit a double and scored a run in an 8-2 win at Brown on April 2... Was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI against Duquesne on April 5... Hit the game-winning double against Siena on April 10... Recorded his first career home run against Richmond on April 22... Was 2-for-5 with two RBI against Sacred Heart on April 22... Had two his and a run against Connecticut on April 23.

Made 18 appearances and turned in a 4-1 record for the Rams... Ended the season with a team-best 0.89 ERA and five saves... Struck out 36 batters and had just three earned runs and six walks over 30.1 innings pitched... Was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region Second Team... Also earned a spot on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Second Team and was selected to participate in the 2008 NEIBA All-Star game... Closed out the season with 15.2 consecutive scoreless innings from April 11-May22... Earned his first win of the season after pitching 1.1 scoreless innings with no hits against Pittsburgh on March 1... Closed out the game with two strikeouts and a scoreless ninth inning in URI's win over Iona on March 9... Pitched 2.2 innings with four strikeouts to earn his first save of the season against Radford on March 17... Recorded three strike outs with zero hits in 1.1 innings on March 23... Earned his second save in URI's 1-0 win over Marist on March 26... Pitched 2.2 innings with a pair of K's against Connecticut on April 9... Earned his second win of the season against Saint Louis on April 11... Pitched 4.1 shutout innings with five strikeouts to earn the win at Richmond on April 19... Recorded his third save of the year pitching two shutout innings in a 9-8 win over Saint Joseph's on May 2... Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against Northeastern on May 13... Earned his fourth save pitching two scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with two strikeouts against Charlotte on May 16... Pitched two scoreless innings with no hits to get the save against top-seeded Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.

2007 Appeared in 17 games for the Rams starting in eight... Finished the season with four doubles and three RBI... Went 2-for-4 with two runs against Florida International on Feb. 25... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against West Virginia on March 3... Recorded two hits and an RBI against New Mexico on March 9... Went 2-for-4 with a double against Richmond on March 23... Went 2-for-4 with a walk in a 5-4 victory over Siena on April 30.

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HIGH SCHOOL Was a member of the baseball and football teams at Gulliver Prep... Captained his baseball team as a senior... Posted a .400 career batting average and helped lead team to two district titles, one regional title and one state title... Started in left field as a sophomore and posted a .408 batting average (13th in nation) while team went 27-6 en route to capturing the Class 3A State Championship title... Was a Miami Dade Honorable Mention as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL Born October 10, 1987... Son of Cyndee Levy-Angulo and Victor Angulo... Has an older brother, Avian... Majoring in Civil Engineering.

CAREER STATS YEAR 2007 2008 CAREER

GP-GS AVG AB R 17-8 .244 45 5 40-34 .229 144 17 57-42 .233 189 22

H 11 33 44

2B 3B HR RBI 4 0 0 3 5 1 1 13 9 1 1 16

BB 2 5 7

SO 8 26 34

SB-SBA 1-3 3-4 4-7

2007 Finished with a record of 1-0 for the Rams while leading the team in saves with six... Also had a team high 22 relief appearances... Was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie team... Made his season debut against Florida International on Feb. 24, recording six strikeouts and allowing just one hit while closing out the game for the Rams' first win of the season... Gave up just one hit over two innings against Marist on March 4... Earned his second save of the season, pitching 1.1 innings and striking out three against Duquesne on March 31... Pitched 2.1 innings and struck out two batters to earn his first career win against Massachusetts on April 7... Picked up his third save of the season, pitching three innings and allowing just two hits while striking out four batters, in a 5-4 victory over St. Bonaventure on April 21... Earned his fourth save of the season in a 3-1 win over Xavier on April 28... Struck out two batters in as many innings in a 5-4 victory over Xavier on April 29... Recorded his fifth save of the season, pitching three innings and allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out three batters, in a 6-5 win over Saint Joseph's on May 15... Earned his sixth save of the season in URI's 4-3 win over Xavier in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 23...Closed out the game with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in Rhody's 3-0 loss to Xavier in an elimination-round game on May 24.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year member of the baseball and golf teams at Joseph Case High School... Also played two years of varsity basketball... Was a pitcher/shortstop and a three-time league All-Star... Earned Team MVP and South Coast Conference MVP honors as a senior... Pitched a perfect game against Apponequet HS and earned SCC All-Star honors as a junior... Helped lead baseball and basketball teams to the SCC title his junior year.

PERSONAL Born February 6, 1987... Son of Sharon and Michael Boyce... Majoring in Environmental Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP *2006 13.50 0-0 2 2007 5.35 1-0 22 2008 0.89 4-1 18 CAREER 3.49 5-1 42 * Redshirt season

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Junior • LHP • L/L 5-11 • 191 Nashua, N.H.

ROB DEVENEY

MARK FRASER

2008

2008

Appeared and started in 58 of the team's 59 games... Finished the season with 54 hits and 21 runs... Was second on the team with 16 doubles... Recorded two doubles and an RBI in a 3-2 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 1... Recorded a hit and a run at Navy on March 8... Hit his first home run of the season at Radford on March 17... Homered again and collected three RBI against Northeastern on March 25... Was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in an 8-2 win at Brown on April 2... Went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against Duquesne on April 5... Had two hits including a double against Duquesne on April 6... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in a 6-5 victory over Siena... Recoded three hits and three RBI against Saint Louis on April 11... Had two hits with an RBI and a run scored against Richmond on April 19... Had a pair of hits in a 9-3 victory over Sacred Heart... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against La Salle on April 27... Recorded a hit, an RBI and a run against Charlotte on May 16... Went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against top-seeded Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 22.

Made 21 appearances (15.2 innings) and turned in a 0-3 record with one save... Recorded three strikeouts in 2.1 innings against Troy on Feb. 23... Struck out three batters in 1.1 innings against Dayton on March 29... Earned his first save of the season pitching two scoreless innings in a 5-3 win over Hartford on April 16... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout against Northeastern on May 13... Pitched an inning of scoreless relief allowing no hits against Charlotte on May 16.

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Was a Dean's List student and member of the baseball team at Western Carolina before transferring to Rhode Island... Appeared in two games for the Catamounts, going 1-for-1 at the plate with one run scored.

Was a member of the baseball, basketball and football teams at Holy Cross High School... Captained his baseball and football teams as a senior... Helped lead baseball team to four-straight Division and South Jersey titles... Earned one All-County and four All-Conference awards... Also earned All-State recognition as well as three Division titles with football team.

PERSONAL Born December 8, 1987... Son of Gina and Bob DeVeney... Has two older sisters, Bianca and Lacy... Hobbies include sports and fishing... Favorite teams are the Seattle Mariners and Pittsburgh Steelers... Majoring in Kinesiology.

CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS AVG AB R *2007 2-0 1.000 1 1 2008 58-58 .255 212 21 CAREER 60-58 .258 213 22 * At Western Carolina (2007)

H 2B 1 0 54 16 55 16

3B 0 0 0

HR RBI BB 0 0 0 2 31 14 2 31 14

SO 0 47 47

SB-SBA 0-0 5-8 5-8

Led the team with an opposing batting average of .176... Made his collegiate debut at California on March 18... Pitched 1.1 innings with no hits and no runs against Central Connecticut on April 3... Pitched one inning, allowing zero runs and recorded two strikeouts, in a 4-0 victory over Connecticut on April 25... Recorded his first career save in a 10-8 win at Saint Joseph's on May 19... Saw action as a reliever in URI's games against Xavier and Charlotte at the Atlantic 10 Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a member of the cross country and baseball teams at Nashua High School South... Helped lead team to the State Championship title and was named to the All-State First Team as a junior... Captained his team and earned a spot on the All-State Second Team as a senior... Was a member of DECA and a four-year honor roll student.

PERSONAL Born April 4, 1988... Son of Deborah and Mark Fraser... Has two older brothers, John and James... Majoring in Marketing.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP 2007 4.50 0-1 17 2008 5.17 0-3 21 CAREER 4.91 0-4 38

GS 0 0 0

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

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Junior • LHP • R/L 6-1 • 177 Southington, Conn.

Junior • INF • R/R 5-11 • 201 North Kingstown, R.I. 2009 Team Co-Captain

NICK GREENWOOD

OLIVER PALMER

2008

2008

Turned in a 6-6 record with a 3.73 ERA over a team-high 92 innings pitched... Led the Atlantic 10 Conference with 95 strikeouts... Began his sophomore season with 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings at Troy on Feb. 24... Struck out six with no walks to earn his first win of the season at Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 2... Earned the win in his next outing, striking out nine batters in an 11-4 victory over Iona on March 9... Struck out eight in six innings of work against Temple on March 23... Tallied eight K's with just one walk and three hits to pick up his third win of the season at Dayton on March 29... Stuck out six batters in as many innings against Duquesne on April 6... Pitched six innings while striking out five in a 6-3 victory over Saint Louis on April 13... Had 10 strikeouts while walking just one in 7.1 innings of work against La Salle on April 26... Threw a complete game shutout and struck out a career-high 13 batters to earn his fourth win of the year against Saint Joseph's on May 3... Earned A-10 Pitcher of the Week honors, was named CollegeBaseballHub.com's Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Week and landed a spot on the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup following his dominant performance against Saint Joseph's... Recorded his first career hit in an at-bat against Northeastern on May 13... Earned his fifth victory of the season, pitching six innings while striking out seven, against Charlotte on May 16... Earned his sixth win against top-seeded Xavier, tossing 6.1 innings in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.

Was one of just two Rams to start and appear in each of URI's 59 games... Ended the season ranked second on the team in hits (64) and third in runs (37)... Went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI at Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 1... Recorded three hits, four runs and two RBI against UMES the following day... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run at Navy on March 8... Nailed a triple and scored three runs against Iona on March 9... Was 4-for-10 in three games at East Carolina... Recorded a pair of hits in six-straight games against Temple (two games), Northeastern, Marist and Dayton (two games) to extend his hitting streak to ten games... Recorded his first career home run as part of a 3-for-5 performance at Brown on April 2... Had a double and two runs scored against Duquesne on April 6... Went 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk against Connecticut on April 9... Went 2-for-4 in a 6-3 win over Saint Louis on April 11... Recoded two hits and a run against Hartford on April 16... Went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a 8-3 win at Richmond on April 18... Had two hits and a run scored against Connecticut on April 23... Recorded a hit, a run and an RBI against La Salle on April 27... Recorded a hit and a run against Saint Joseph's on May 2... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Northeastern on May 13... Went 4-for-5 recording three RBI and a run scored in an 11-4 victory over top-seeded Xavier in the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 22.

2007 Finished 2-3 with 34 strikeouts over 39.2 innings pitched... Made his Rhody debut in the season-opener against Florida International, pitching 1.2 innings and recording two strikeouts on Feb. 23... Pitched five innings, allowing no earned runs, while recorded three strikeouts against West Virginia on March 3... Earned his first win of the season, pitching 5.2 innings allowing just three earned runs on seven hits while striking out two batters, in a 9-3 victory over Sacred Heart on April 24... Picked up his second win of the season, pitching five innings and allowing just one run on four hits while striking out five batters, in a 5-4 victory over Siena on April 30... Pitched 5.1 innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits while striking out six batters, against Hartford on May 15... Came on as a reliever against top-seeded Charlotte at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 24.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year member of the baseball, soccer and basketball teams at Xavier High School... Was a three-time team MVP and All-State honoree in soccer and was named to the 2006 All-New-England team... Also earned the baseball team's MVP award as a junior... Compiled a 16-2 career pitching record... Captained his team as a senior... Recorded 18 strikeouts in an American Legion game.

PERSONAL Born September 28, 1987... Son of Carol Guzzard and Ray Greenwood... Has two older sisters, Meghan and Ally... Majoring in Communications.

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GS CG SHO 4 0 0 14 1 1 28 1 1

SV IP H R ER SO 0 39.1 51 34 27 34 0 92.0 97 47 38 95 0 131.2 148 81 65 129

Started 31 games for the Rams as a freshman... Finished his rookie season with a .262 batting average... Compiled 32 hits and 14 RBI on the season... Went 4-for-13 with two RBI, two runs and a stolen base in three games against Florida International (Feb. 23-25)... Recorded a stolen base in a 6-2 loss to No. 22 Coastal Carolina on March 2... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against California on March 17... Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Northeastern on March 27... Hit a double and a scored a run against Marist on March 28... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in a 9-6 win over Duquesne on March 30... Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk in a 9-0 victory over Duquesne on March 31... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and walk in a victory over Central Connecticut on April 3... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a 5-4 vicotry over Massachusetts on April 7... Went 3-for-4 with one RBI in a 16-3 victory over UMass on April 8... Went 2-for-3 against Connecticut on April 11... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Charlotte on April 13... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in a 9-3 victory over Sacred Heart on April 24... Had an RBI in a 4-0 victory over Connecticut on April 25... Had two RBI and a stolen base in a 7-4 victory over Xavier on April 28... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a 7-4 victory over Xavier on April 28... Had a double and a run scored in a 5-4 win over Xavier on April 29... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Hartford on May 15.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year letterwinner and honor roll student at North Kingstown High School... Captained his team as a senior... Helped lead team to consecutive appearances in the state finals (2005, 2006)... Also received team co-MVP, Division MVP and All-State honors as a senior.

PERSONAL Born January 13, 1988... Son of Judy and Richard Palmer... Has a younger brother, Andrew, and a younger sister, Abby... Majoring in Communications.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP 2007 6.18 2-3 13 2008 3.72 6-6 15 CAREER 4.45 8-9 28

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BB 10 24 34

CAREER STATS YEAR 2007 2008 CAREER

GP-GS AVG AB R 35-31 .262 122 15 59-59 .270 237 37 94-90 .267 359 52

H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA 32 4 0 0 14 4 24 7-7 64 9 1 1 21 13 36 9-17 96 13 1 1 35 17 60 16-24

2009 University of Rhode Island Baseball

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Junior • RHP • R/R 5-8 • 162 Nashua, N.H.

Junior • RHP 6-3 • 213 Milford, Conn.

DAN ROSSIGNOL

ERIC SMITH

2008

2008

Was 3-2 on the season with 14 appearances... Struck out 38 batters in 38.2 innings of work... Picked up his first win of the season at Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 1... Recorded eight strikeouts in five innings against Northeastern on March 25... Struck out five batters in four innings of work against Boston College on April 8... Earned his second win of the season pitching 6.1 shut out innings against Quinnipiac on April 15... Pitched five innings with four strikeouts to earn his third victory of the season against Connecticut on April 23.

Finished the season second on the team with 63 strikeouts... Turned in a 1-5 record in 14 starts... Posted a 4.98 ERA over 72.1 innings pitched... Recorded six strikeouts in 6.2 innings while allowing just two hits against Pittsburgh on March 1... Struck out four batters in 4.1 innings at Navy on March 8... Tallied four K's against Temple on March 22 and Dayton on March 29... Struck out five batters in five innings of work against Duquesne on April 5... Pitched 5.1 innings striking out seven batters in a 7-6 victory over Saint Louis on April 11... Earned his first career win, pitching seven shutout innings while giving up just two hits against La Salle on April 27... Struck out a career-high 11 batters and allowed just one run in 7.1 innings against Saint Joseph's on May 3... Recorded five strikeouts in six innings against Charlotte on May 17.

2007

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year honor roll student and two-year member of the baseball team at Nashua South High School... Compiled a 16-2 career pitching record and recorded 143 strikeouts in his junior and senior years... Pitched a complete game and led his team to a win in the 2005 State Championship game... Was the starting pitcher in the 2006 New Hampshire vs. Maine All-Star Game... Was an All-Area and All-State First Team selection in in 2005 and 2006... Also was named MVP of his Nashua Legion Post 3 team in 2005.

2007 Started three games for the Rams and had 11 relief appearances in 2007... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Florida International, allowing just one hit on Feb. 23... Threw 4.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs on two hits while striking out three batters against Sacred Heart on April 24... Recorded his first save of the season, pitching two innings and allowing no hits and no runs while striking out 5-of-7 batters faced in a 5-4 victory over Siena on April 30.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a member of the baseball and basketball teams at Joseph A. Foran High School... Compiled a 14-5 career record... Was an All-Area, All-Conference and All-State Class L selection.

PERSONAL Born October 15, 1988... Son of Angela and Alex Smith... Has a younger brother, Zach, and a younger sister, Leah... Majoring in Textile Marketing.

PERSONAL Born October 18, 1987... Son of Sharon and Jeff Rossignol... Has a younger brother, Travis... Majoring in Environmental Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP GS 2007 6.08 1-0 13 3 2008 6.75 3-2 14 7 CAREER 6.47 4-2 27 10

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

SV IP 0 26.2 0 38.2 0 65.1

H R ER 34 20 18 57 35 29 91 55 47

SO 20 38 58

BB 11 14 25

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP GS 2007 8.59 0-0 14 3 2008 4.98 1-5 14 14 CAREER 5.82 1-5 28 17

CG 0 0 0

SHO SV 0 1 0 0 0 1

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IP 22.0 72.1 94.1

H R ER 29 24 21 64 50 40 93 74 61

SO BB 15 20 63 43 78 63

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Finished with a 1-0 record while appearing in 13 games as a freshman....Pitched 16.2-consecutive innings without allowing an eared run (March 27-April 25)... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Florida International, pitching 2.2 innings and recording two strikeouts on Feb. 23... Recorded three strikeouts in five innings with just one hit in a win over Central Connecticut on April 3... Struck out six batters and allowed just two hits and one earned run in 3.1 innings against Harvard on April 10... Recorded his first career win in his first career start, pitching seven shutout innings and allowing just four hits while striking out five batters in a 4-0 win over Connecticut on April 25... Threw two innings and struck out one batter in a 5-4 win over Siena on April 30... Pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game in a loss to top-seeded Charlotte at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 24.

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Sophomore • OF • R/R 5-11 • 170 Shelton, Conn.

Sophomore • OF • R/R 6-0 • 182 Jamestown, R.I.

KENNY BURNS

JEFF CAMMANS

2008 Appeared in 26 games and made 25 starts... Finished his rookie campaign with 21 hits, 11 runs, 12 RBI and eight stolen bases... Recorded his first collegiate hit - a double - at Troy on Feb. 23... Tallied two hits, two runs and two RBI in an 18-2 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on March 2... Went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in URI's 8-0 blanking of Central Connecticut on March 7... Had two hits and an RBI at Navy on March 8... Hit a double and recorded two RBI at East Carolina on March 14... Had a hit, a run and two RBI at Radford on March 17... Hit his first home run of the season and picked up two RBI against William and Mary on March 18... Went 2-for-4 with a double and knocked in three RBI in a win over Temple in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 21.

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Was a member of the baseball and football teams at Notre Dame Catholic High School and Mercersburg Academy... Also competed in track... Captained his baseball and football teams... Received the baseball MVP Award his senior season at Notre Dame and was a two-time All-Conference and All-Area selection... Also earned All-Conference and All-Area honors at Mercersburg while helping lead his team to the 2007 Pennsylvania Independent Schools State Championship... Was a two-time All-Conference, All-Area and All-State selection in football at Notre Dame and earned All-Conference and All-Area football honors at Mercersburg.

PERSONAL

2008 Appeared in 27 games for the Rams and made 15 starts... Finished the season with 15 hits, seven RBI, six runs and two stolen bases... Made his collegiate debut at Troy on Feb. 23... Reached base on a walk and scored a run in URI's 6-4 win over Pittsburgh on March 1... Went 1-for-2 and scored two runs against Temple on March 21... Recorded a hit and a run at Brown on April 2... Hit his first collegiate home run in a pinch-hit at-bat to tie the game in the ninth inning against Richmond on April 19... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI at Sacred Heart on April 22... Went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Saint Joseph's on May 3... Was 2-for-3 against Massachusetts on May 10... Recorded a hit and a run against Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 22.

HIGH SCHOOL Was an honor roll student and four-year member of the baseball team at North Kingstown High School... Helped lead team to two Division titles and two appearances in the State Championship... Was a three-time All-Division and All-State selection... Also was a three-year starter in the Rhode Island All-Star game.

PERSONAL Born November 15, 1988... Son of Kathy and Jeff Cammans... Interests include football, basketball, snowboarding and golf... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and Philadelphia Eagles... Majoring in Finance.

Born August 8, 1988... Son of Donna and Ken Burns... Has a brother, Joey, and three sisters, Rachel, Bella and Monica... Favorite teams are the New York Mets, Giants, Knicks and Rangers... Majoring in Communications.

CAREER STATS YEAR 2008 CAREER

GP-GS AVG AB R 26-25 .231 91 11 26-25 .231 91 11

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2B 3 3

3B HR RBI 0 1 12 0 1 12

CAREER STATS YEAR 2008 CAREER

BB SO 7 15 7 15

GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 27-15 .231 65 6 15 1 27-15 .231 65 6 15 1

SB-SBA 8-10 8-10

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3B HR RBI 0 1 7 0 1 7

BB SO 4 13 4 13

SB-SBA 2-3 2-3

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Sophomore • INF • R/R 6-4 • 206 Lincoln, R.I.

Sophomore • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 213 Braintree, Mass.

TOM COULOMBE

CAM FOX

2008

2008

Appeared in 43 games and made 37 starts... Finished the season with 43 hits, 21 runs, 14 RBI and five stolen bases... Recorded a hit in his collegiate debut at Troy on Feb. 23... Was 1-for-2 with a run, an RBI and 10 putouts at first base in URI's 8-0 win over Central Connecticut on March 7... Had a hit and two runs against Iona on March 9... Was 2-for-2 with an RBI against Temple on March 22... Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Northeastern on March 25... Was 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 4-1 victory over Dayton on March 28... Recorded two hits and an RBI in URI's 2-0 win over Dayton on March 29... Had a hit, a run scored and an RBI against Boston College on April 8... Went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in an 8-3 victory at Richmond on April 18... Went 1-for-3 with three RBI against Richmond on April 19... Had two hits, an RBI and a run scored against La Salle on April 27... Scored two runs and had a stolen base in a 9-8 victory over Saint Joseph's on May 2... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Northeastern on May 13... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Temple in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 21.

Made two relief appearances his freshman season... Earned his first career win, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 6-5 victory over Siena on April 10.

HIGH SCHOOL Played baseball and basketball alongside teammate Chris Pickering at Lincoln High School... Also was a member of the football team... Captained the baseball team his junior and senior seasons and was basketball team captain as a senior... Also was an All-Division and All-State basketball selection his junior year.

Born August 18, 1988... Son of Kathy and Roy Coulombe... Has an older sister Caitlin, who was a member of the swim team at Keene State College... Interests include basketball, video games and music... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots... Majoring in Communications.

Was an honor roll student and member of the baseball, basketball and football teams at Braintree High School... Also was a member of the South Shore Spartans AAU team which captured the State Championship in 2004 as well as the DII National Championship in 2005.

PERSONAL Born March 22, 1989... Son of Ellen and Timothy Fox... Has an older sister, Jennifer, who plays lacrosse at Merrimack College, and a younger brother Christian... Interests include sports, video games and dancing... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots... Majoring in Communications.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP 2008 4.50 1-0 2 CAREER 4.50 1-0 2

GS 0 0

CG 0 0

SHO 0 0

SV 0 0

IP 2.0 2.0

H R ER SO 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1

BB 2 2

CAREER STATS YEAR 2008 CAREER

GP-GS AVG AB R 43-37 .264 129 21 43-37 .264 129 21

H 43 43

2B 4 4

3B 0 0

HR RBI BB 0 14 10 0 14 10

SO 30 30

SB-SBA 5-8 5-8

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Sophomore • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 185 Prospect, Conn.

Sophomore • 1B/OF • R/R 6-3 • 215 Long Beach, N.Y.

KEN GRAVELINE

EVAN LAUDE

2008

2008

Made 12 relief appearances and one start as a freshman... Struck out 25 batters over 26.0 innings... Struck out three batters in 2.0 innings in his collegiate debut at Troy on Feb. 23... Recorded three K's at East Carolina on March 16... Struck out three batters in as many innings at Brown on April 2... Pitched 1.2 innings and struck out two batters against Boston College on April 8... Struck out five in five innings of work against Siena on April 10... Fanned six batters in three innings against Northeastern on May 13.

Appeared in 28 games and made 24 starts... Finished the season with 23 hits, 10 runs and 10 RBI... Ended the season with a perfect fielding percentage on 103 chances... Made his collegiate debut at Troy on Feb. 24... Recorded a double at his only at-bat at East Carolina on March 14... Had a hit and two runs against Temple on March 21... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI against Northeastern on March 25... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Saint Louis on April 11...Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a 8-3 victory over Richmond on April 18... Had two RBI, a hit and a run at Richmond on April 19... Had two hits at La Salle on April 26... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Saint Joseph's on May 2... Had two hits - including a double - in a 11-4 victory over top-seeded Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 22.

HIGH SCHOOL Was an honor roll student and four-year member of the baseball and soccer teams at Woodland Regional High School... Also played basketball at WRHS... Captained the baseball and soccer teams his junior and senior seasons... Helped lead baseball team to the league championship in 2007... Pitched two perfect games - one in high school and one in Legion ball... Posted a .455 career batting average to go along with a 25-10 pitching record and a 1.55 ERA over 240 innings with just 35 walks... Was a three-time team MVP and All-Conference player... Earned All-State, All-Hartford Courant and All-New Haven Register honors as a junior and senior... Also earned the league's top senior award in 2007.

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PERSONAL Born February 11, 1989... Son of Theresa and Mark Graveline... Mother was a four-year member of the softball team at Salve Regina University... Has two older sisters, Evynne and Meghan - who was a member of the rowing team at UConn, and younger brother, Zackary... Interests include skiing, snowmobiling and jetskiing... Favorite team is the New York Yankees... Majoring in Textile Fashion & Merchandising Design.

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP GS 2008 6.23 0-0 12 1 CAREER 6.23 0-0 12 1

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CG 0 0

SHO 0 0

SV 0 0

IP 26.0 26.0

H R ER 29 21 18 29 21 18

SO 25 25

BB 7 7

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year high honor roll student and member of the baseball and basketball teams at Long Beach High School... Graduated 14th in a class of 280 with a 98.9 weighted average... Captained his baseball and basketball teams as a senior... Was a World Scholar Athlete in 2006 and received the 2007 U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award... Received All-Conference honors in 2005 and 2006 and was an All-County selection on 2007... Also received his team's MVP Award and the Jay Lake Memorial Award his senior year... Was a member of the Foreign Language and National Honors Societies as well as NYSSMA, Young Life, Athletes helping Athletes and the jazz band.

PERSONAL Born April 17, 1989... Son of Wendy and Paul Laude... Has an older sister, Laura... Interest include listening to music and playing basketball, beach volleyball and football... Favorite teams are the Yankees, Jets and Wizards... Majoring in Journalism with aspirations of becoming a sports journalist.

CAREER STATS YEAR 2008 CAREER

GP-GS AVG AB R 28-22 .271 85 10 28-22 .271 85 10

H 23 23

2B 3B 4 1 4 1

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HR RBI 0 10 0 10

BB SO 5 16 5 16

SB-SBA 0-1 0-1

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Sophomore • RHP • R/R 6-1 • 182 Montauk, N.Y.

Sophomore • OF • R/R 5-11 • 160 Narragansett, R.I.

GARDNER LEAVER

PETE MASTORS

2008

2008

Made 13 relief appearances as a freshman... Struck out 13 batters over 18.2 innings... Recorded a strikeout in his collegiate debut at Troy on Feb. 22... Tallied three K's in 2.1 innings against Temple on March 22... Stuck out three in 1.1 innings against Duquesne on April 6... Pitched two scoreless innings of relief against Northeastern on May 13.

Appeared in 30 games and made 25 starts... Finished the season with 26 hits, 15 runs, 14 RBI and five stolen bases... Ended the season with a perfect fielding percentage on 38 chances... Recorded a triple and an RBI in his collegiate debut against Brown on April 2... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against Duquesne on April 5... Had two hits and two RBI against Duquesne on April 6... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI at Connecticut on April 9... Went 3-for-4 with a game-winning double against Saint Louis on April 11... Went 3-for-5, recording his first career home run, against Hartford on April 16... Had two hits, two RBI and three runs against Richmond on April 19... Hit a game-winning pinch-hit single against Saint Joseph's on May 2... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Charlotte on May 16... Recorded a hit, a run and two RBI against Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 22.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a three-year member of the baseball team at East Hampton High School... Captained his team and earned All-League honors as a senior.

PERSONAL Born January 19, 1989... Son of Diane and Rusty Leaver... Has an older sister, Retta... Interests include fishing and snowboarding... Favorite teams are the New York Yankees and New York Giants... Majoring in Business.

CAREER STATS CG 0 0

SHO 0 0

SV 0 0

IP 26.0 26.0

Graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School before spending a year as an honor roll student at Worcester Academy... Played three years of varsity baseball... Helped lead team to 2005 State Championship... Also earned All-Division and All-Central Mass Prep League First Team honors in track.

PERSONAL H R ER 29 21 18 29 21 18

SO 25 25

BB 7 7

Born August 8, 1988... Son of Lisa and Greg Mastors... Has two younger sisters, Alexandra and Nicole... Interests include working out and spending time with friends... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots... Majoring in History.

CAREER STATS YEAR 2008 CAREER

GP-GS AVG AB R 30-25 .250 104 15 30-25 .250 104 15

H 26 26

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2B 4 4

3B HR RBI BB 2 1 14 13 2 1 14 13

SO 20 20

SB-SBA 5-10 5-10

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YEAR ERA W-L APP GS 2008 6.23 0-0 12 1 CAREER 6.23 0-0 12 1

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Freshman • C • R/R 6-3 • 209 Exeter, R.I.

Sophomore • LHP • L/L 6-2 • 212 Lincoln, R.I.

MILAN ADAMS

CHRIS PICKERING

HIGH SCHOOL

2008 Made 15 appearances and eight starts as a freshman... Finished with a 5-2 record and a 4.07 ERA... Struck out 41 batters over 55.1 innings and recorded a team-best four pickoffs... Earned the start and struck out three in five innings in his collegiate debut at Troy on Feb 23... Notched his first career win at Radford on March 17... Pitched eight innings of no-hit ball while striking out nine batters - before giving up a leadoff single in the top of the ninth inning - to earn his second win of the season against Marist on March 26... Received the Atlantic 10 Pitcher and Rookie of the Week awards on March 31... Picked up his third win of the season, striking out four batters in as many innings at Brown on April 2... Struck out four batters in four innings to earn his third victory against Brown on April 2... Struck out six batters over seven innings to pick up his fourth win of the season against Hartford on April 16... Pitched five innings while giving up one just one hit to earn his fifth victory against Sacred Heart on April 22... Struck out five batters in seven innings against Xavier in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on May 23.

Was an honor roll student and member of the baseball team at Bishop Hendricken... Helped lead team to the state championship his senior year... Also earned First-Team All-State and All-Division honors in 2008... Was a member of National Honor Society as well as the Rhode Island Honor Society.

PERSONAL Born September 4, 1990... Son of Susan and Earl Adams... Has an older sister, Nichole... Interests include four wheeling, hunting, camping and fishing... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Majoring in Business.

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Played baseball and basketball alongside teammate Tom Coulombe at Lincoln High School... Captained the baseball team his senior year... Was an All-State selection in 2006 and 2007... Was the Northern Division MVP as a junior and earned Most Outstanding Player honors his session season.

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Redshirt Freshman • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 207 Bennington, N.H.

Born February 21, 1989... Son of Gail and David Pickering... Has an older brother Matt, who pitched for the Rams in 2006, and two younger brothers, Ben and Jon... Interests include fishing, basketball, football and video games... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots... Majoring in Secondary Education and Physics

CAREER STATS YEAR ERA W-L APP 2008 4.07 5-2 15 CAREER 4.07 5-2 15

GS 8 8

CG 0 0

SHO 0 0

SV 0 0

IP 55.1 55.1

H R ER 59 32 25 59 32 25

SO 41 41

ROSS DAVIS

BB 23 23

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year honor roll student and member of the football and baseball teams at ConVal Regional High School... Captained the football and baseball teams his senior year... Helped his team win the 2006 baseball state championship... Was named MVP of his baseball team his junior and senior seasons... Named Class 1 Player of the Year with a 1.84 ERA and .512 batting average... Earned All-State honors his junior and seniors baseball seasons.

PERSONAL Born January 30, 1989... Son of Sara and Jeremy Brown... Has three older siblings Seth, Simon, and Paige... Interests include fishing and biking... Favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots... Majoring in Environmental Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.

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Redshirt Freshman • 1B • L/R 6-2 • 259 River Edge, N.J.

ADAM DERNER

HIGH SCHOOL Was a member of the football and baseball teams at River Dell High School... Earned three letters for baseball and football... Captained the baseball team his senior season... Won the triple crown for the first time ever with a .614 batting average, 13 home runs, and 48 RBI... Set school records in batting average, RBI, and slugging percentage his senior season... Earned First Team All-State and All-Group honors in 2007.

PERSONAL Born March 24, 1989... Son of Adrienne and Jules Derner... Has three siblings Harris, Alex, and Kimmy... Interests include playing video games, hanging out with friends, and lifting... Favorite sports teams are the Yankees, Giants, and New Jersey Devils... Majoring in Human Development & Family Studies.

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Freshman • LHP • L/L 6-0 • 194 Revere, Mass.

Freshman • C • R/R 5-10 • 216 Flanders, N.J.

ANTHONY PISANI

MIKE ESCHMANN HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year honor roll student and member of the baseball and football teams at Roxbury High School/The Delbarton School... Helped lead baseball team to the 2008 County Championship as well as the conference titles in 2006 and 2007... Captained his team and batted .425 with 39 hits and 40 RBI as a senior... Was a two-time All-Conference and All-County selection... Also earned All-Non Public A, All-Area and All-State honors.

PERSONAL Born January 25, 1990... Son of Pam and John Eschmann... Has an older sister, Megan... Interests include music, movies and traveling... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Majoring in International Business with a double minor in Chinese and Leadership.

Played baseball and football at Bishop Fenwick High School... Captained the baseball team his senior year and was named Team MVP... Also was a Catholic Central League All-Star... Was an honor roll student and volunteer at the St. Charles House, a home for orphans.

PERSONAL Born May 21, 1990... Son of Rosemary and Paul Pisani... Has two older brothers, Damian and Paul... Father played hockey at Salem State... Brother Paul played football at Merrimack... Interests include music, movies, running and weight lifting... Favorite teams are the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox... Majoring in Communications.

TAYLOR STUART

DAN HAVERSTICK MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY Transferred to Rhode Island after sitting out his freshman year at Monmouth.

HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball and two-year member of the varsity football team at Cherokee High School... Helped lead baseball team to back-to-back conference titles in 2006 and 2007... Earned First-Team All-Conference and Second-Team All-Group IV honors as a senior... Played in the Carpenter Cup in 2007... Helped lead football team to a 10-2 record in 2006 en route to winning the state title... Finished as state runner-up in 2007... Was a First-Team All-Conference linebacker as a senior while also earning Second-Team All-Group IV and Second-Team All-County honors as a senior... Also was named Super Chief Scholar-Athlete and was a four-year honor roll student.

HIGH SCHOOL Was an honor roll student and member of the the baseball, soccer, skiing, hockey and indoor track teams at Staples High School... Helped lead his soccer team to the FCIAC Championship title and was an All-FCIAC selection... Also received All-State recognition in indoor track... Received the team's Most Improved Player award his senior year.

PERSONAL Born November 12, 1989... Son of Kathleen and Robert Stuart... Has two older brothers, Ernie and Josh, and an older sister, Mercedes... Interests include skiing and snowboarding... Favorite teams are the New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays... Majoring in Kinesiology.

PERSONAL Born October 6, 1988... Son of Kathy and Dave Haverstick... Has three younger sisters, Kately, Kayce, and Kylie and two younger brothers, Tim and Matt... Favorite teams are the Philadelphia Phillies, Sixers and Eagles... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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Freshman • INF • R/R 5-11 • 165 Quincy, Mass.

Freshman • INF/RHP • R/R 6-0 • 155 Chandler, Ariz.

MIKE LEBEL

SAM VANDENHEUVEL HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL Was a member of the baseball, hockey and golf teams at Quincy High School... Captained the baseball and golf teams his senior year... Was a two-time All-Star selection and earned All-Scholastic honors as a senior... Also was a member of the National Honor Society from 2006-08 and served as NHS secretary.

PERSONAL Born December 12, 1990... Son of Lorraine and Richard LeBel... Has an older sister Kim, who plays softball at Quinnipiac... Interests include boating, wakeboarding and piano... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins... Majoring in Business.

Was an honor roll student as well as a member of the baseball and tennis teams at Hamilton High School... Graduated #10 in his 800-student class... Captained the baseball team as a senior, helping lead the squad to the State Championship title... Finished the season with a 1.98 ERA, a .428 batting average and 15 doubles en route to earning All-East Valley and All-Region honors... Also was named Student-Athlete of the Year and Math Student of the Year in 2008.

PERSONAL Born April 29, 1990... Son of Vicki and Dean VandenHeuvel... Has an older sister, Katie, and an older brother, Matt, who plays baseball at North Alabama... Favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs... Majoring in Chemistry.

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Freshman • OF • L/L 6-0 • 175 Westport, Conn.

Redshirt Freshman • INF • R/R 6-1 • 189 Marlton, N.J.

2008 STATISTICAL REVIEW 2008 RHODE ISLAND BASEBALL FINAL STATISTICS Overall Record: 30-27-1 Atlantic 10: 15-11-1 Home: 13-8 Away: 13-17-1 Neut: 5-2 Batting Statistics - Sorted by Batting Average Player AVG Zach Zaneski .355 Shaun Hagey .339 Dan Rhault .316 Mike O'Malley .291 Evan Laude .271 Oliver Palmer .270 Tom Coulombe .264 Rob DeVeney .255 Pete Mastors .250 Kenny Burns .231 Jeff Cammans .231 Zoey Angulo .229 Robert Noe .229 Nick Greenwood 1.000 Chris Parkinson .250 John Rusin .237 Casey Ide .214 Ron Bracchi .000 Totals .279 Opponents .259

GP 59 52 43 58 28 59 43 58 30 26 27 40 25 1 12 11 12 2 59 59

GS AB R 59 217 49 49 168 35 42 155 25 57 213 38 22 85 10 59 237 37 37 129 21 58 212 21 25 104 15 25 91 11 15 65 6 34 144 17 20 70 8 0 1 0 9 36 4 11 38 3 9 28 3 0 1 1 59 1994 304 59 1991 295

H 77 57 49 62 23 64 34 54 26 21 15 33 16 1 9 9 6 0 556 516

2B 17 8 9 15 4 9 4 16 4 3 1 5 0 0 3 6 0 0 104 96

3B 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 18

HR RBI TB 4 46 108 2 15 73 6 35 82 4 33 95 0 10 29 1 21 78 0 14 38 2 31 76 1 14 37 1 12 27 1 7 19 1 13 43 0 5 16 0 0 1 1 2 15 0 6 15 0 5 6 0 0 0 24 269 758 40 260 768

SLG% .498 .435 .529 .446 .341 .329 .295 .358 .356 .297 .292 .299 .229 1.000 .417 .395 .214 .000 .380 .386

BB 29 27 13 18 5 13 10 14 13 7 4 5 10 0 0 3 2 1 174 196

HBP 9 6 1 15 0 4 4 5 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 5 1 58 46

SO 26 28 30 28 16 36 30 47 20 15 13 26 7 0 5 6 13 0 346 465

GDP OB% 3 .449 0 .441 5 .371 2 .383 2 .311 6 .315 2 .329 2 .311 0 .336 1 .283 5 .286 6 .270 5 .349 0 1.000 1 .250 1 .286 0 .371 0 .667 41 .351 27 .337

SF SH SB ATT 1 0 10 15 3 4 14 19 1 2 6 8 2 5 10 13 0 2 0 1 3 3 9 17 3 3 5 8 4 6 5 8 1 1 5 10 1 1 8 10 0 0 2 3 0 2 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 20 33 81 124 13 26 66 99

PO A E FLD% 434 63 5 .990 114 69 19 .906 70 110 11 .942 240 117 20 .947 97 6 0 1.000 63 134 19 .912 88 5 8 .921 121 4 3 .977 37 1 0 1.000 47 3 2 .962 18 2 0 1.000 34 0 2 .944 121 16 1 .993 9 18 2 .931 3 4 0 1.000 2 0 1 .612 6 20 3 .897 2 0 1 .667 1531 644 110 .952 1537 667 102 .956

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LOB - Team (438), Opp (447). DPs turned - Team (38), Opp (58). IBB - Team (6), O'Malley 1, Noe 1, DeVeney 1, Hagey 1, Zaneski 1, Cammans 1, Opp (3). Picked off - O'Malley 3, Hagey 1, Mastors 1, Angulo 1, DeVeney 1, Rusin 1, Burns 1, Cammans 1, Noe 1.

Pitching Statistics - Sorted by Earned Run Average Player ERA W L APP Tim Boyce 0.89 4 1 18 Luke Demko 2.30 2 2 26 Nick Greenwood 3.72 6 6 15 Jamie Degidio 3.86 2 2 19 Chris Pickering 4.07 5 2 15 Brett Palanski 4.41 7 4 14 Cam Fox 4.50 1 0 2 Eric Smith 4.98 1 5 14 Mark Fraser 5.17 0 3 21 Ken Graveline 6.23 0 0 13 Gardner Leaver 6.27 0 0 13 Dan Rossignol 6.75 3 2 14 Totals 4.27 31 27 59 Opponents 4.20 27 31 59

GS 0 0 14 1 8 14 0 14 0 1 0 7 59 59

CG 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

SHO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3

CBO 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 3

SV 5 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 13

IP 30.1 43.0 92.0 32.2 55.1 83.2 2.0 72.1 15.2 26.0 18.2 38.2 510.1 512.1

H R ER 19 5 3 29 13 11 97 47 38 26 17 14 59 32 25 86 46 41 0 1 1 64 50 40 22 9 9 29 21 18 28 19 13 57 35 29 516 295 242 556 304 239

BB 6 7 24 17 23 33 2 43 4 7 16 14 196 174

SO 36 55 95 35 41 46 1 63 17 25 13 38 465 346

2B 6 5 17 3 10 16 0 7 5 9 8 10 96 104

3B 2 1 2 0 1 5 0 1 3 2 0 1 18 13

HR AB 1 106 3 160 7 365 1 118 4 212 5 316 0 6 7 281 2 67 3 107 3 82 4 171 40 1991 24 1994

B/Avg WP .179 0 .181 1 .266 3 .220 2 .278 4 .272 5 .000 0 .228 6 .328 0 .271 2 .341 4 .333 3 .259 30 .279 39

HBP 2 3 8 2 5 5 0 9 3 3 1 5 46 58

BK 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 4

SFA SHA 0 1 0 2 0 6 0 6 4 4 3 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 26 20 33

PB - Team (15), Zaneski 10, Noe 5, Opp (11). Pickoffs - Team (10), Pickering 4, Zaneski 3, Smith 2, Greenwood 1, Opp (11). SBA/ATT - Zaneski (48-75), Palanski (11-25), Noe (18-22), Greenwood (13-15), Smith (11-15), Pickering (5-11), Degidio (8-9), Rossignol (5-8), Leaver (4-5), Boyce (4-4), Demko (1-3), Fox (2-2), Fraser (2-2).

Fielding Statistics - Sorted by Fielding Percentage Player Evan Laude Pete Mastors Jeff Cammans Chris Parkinson Dan Rossignol Cam Fox Robert Noe Zach Zaneski Rob DeVeney Kenny Burns Mike O'Malley Zoey Angulo Eric Smith Dan Rhault Nick Greenwood Jamie Degidio Tom Coulombe Oliver Palmer Brett Palanski Shaun Hagey Casey Ide Ken Graveline Chris Pickering Tim Boyce Luke Demko Mark Fraser John Rusin Ron Bracchi Gardner Leaver Totals Opponents

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C 103 38 20 7 3 1 138 502 128 52 377 36 18 191 29 14 101 216 22 202 29 8 26 6 8 4 3 3 0 2285 2306

PO A E FLD% 97 6 0 1.000 37 1 0 1.000 18 2 0 1.000 3 4 0 1.000 1 2 0 1.000 0 1 0 1.000 121 16 1 .993 434 63 5 .990 121 4 3 .977 47 3 2 .962 240 117 20 .947 34 0 2 .944 4 13 1 .944 70 110 11 .942 9 18 2 .931 1 12 1 .929 88 5 8 .921 63 134 19 .912 8 12 2 .909 114 69 19 .906 6 20 3 .897 3 4 1 .875 3 19 4 .846 2 3 1 .833 1 5 2 .750 2 1 1 .750 2 0 1 .667 2 0 1 .667 0 0 0 .000 1531 644 110 .952 1537 667 102 .956

DPs 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 31 0 0 19 2 1 2 19 1 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 58

SBA 0 0 0 0 5 2 18 48 0 0 0 0 11 0 13 8 0 0 11 0 0 0 5 4 1 2 0 0 4 66 81

CSB 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 27 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 33 43

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SBA% - - - - .625 1.000 .818 .640 - - - - .733 - .867 .889 - - .440 - - - .455 1.000 .333 1.000 - - .800 .667 .653

PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 11

CI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2008 STATISTICAL REVIEW 2008 Scores/Results Game date Opposing team

r-h-e

r-h-e

Feb 22, 2008

at Troy

Score 2-9

L

2-4-4

9-11-1

Inns Overall Atlantic 10 9

0-1-0

0-0-0

Pitcher of record Degidio (L 0-1)

Feb 23, 2008

at Troy

0-9

L

0-6-3

9-10-1

9

0-2-0

0-0-0

Pickering (L 0-1)

Feb 23, 2008

at Troy

1-6

L

1-4-1

6-9-1

9

0-3-0

0-0-0

Smith (L 0-1)

Feb 24, 2008

at Troy

1-3

L

1-2-1

3-5-1

9

0-4-0

0-0-0

Greenwood (L 0-1)

Mar 01, 2008

at Maryland Eastern Shore

W

3-2

3-9-0

2-6-3

(10)

1-4-0

0-0-0

Rossignol (W 1-0)

Mar 01, 2008

vsPittsburgh

W

6-4

6-9-4

4-3-5

9

2-4-0

0-0-0

Boyce (W 1-0)

Mar 02, 2008

at Maryland Eastern Shore

W

18-2

18-21-1

2-9-7

9

3-4-0

0-0-0

Greenwood (W 1-1)

Mar 07, 2008

vs Central Connecticut

W

8-0

8-11-0

0-4-1

9

4-4-0

0-0-0

Palanski (W 1-0)

Mar 08, 2008

at Navy

4-6

L

4-11-2

6-9-0

9

4-5-0

0-0-0

Degidio (L 0-2)

Mar 09, 2008

vs Iona

W

11-4

11-17-0

4-12-6

9

5-5-0

0-0-0

Greenwood (W 2-1) Palanski (L 1-1)

Mar 14, 2008

at East Carolina

2-13

L

2-7-2

13-15-0

9

5-6-0

0-0-0

Mar 15, 2008

at East Carolina

2-7

L

2-4-2

7-11-2

9

5-7-0

0-0-0

Smith (L 0-2)

Mar 16, 2008

at East Carolina

4-9

L

4-5-1

9-13-2

9

5-8-0

0-0-0

Greenwood (L 2-2) Pickering (W 1-1)

at Radford

W

11-6

11-16-3

6-15-2

9

6-8-0

0-0-0

at William and Mary

7-9

L

7-14-1

9-13-1

9

6-9-0

0-0-0

Fraser (L 0-1)

Mar 21, 2008

TEMPLE

6-10

L

6-8-9

10-8-3

9

6-10-0

0-1-0

Palanski (L 1-2)

Mar 22, 2008

TEMPLE

6-9

L

6-15-2

9-10-3

9

6-11-0

0-2-0

Smith (L 0-3)

Mar 23, 2008

TEMPLE

2-8

L

2-7-5

8-11-1

9

6-12-0

0-3-0

Greenwood (L 2-3)

Mar 25, 2008

NORTHEASTERN

6-8

L

6-11-1

8-13-1

9

6-13-0

0-3-0

Demko (L 0-1)

Mar 26, 2008

MARIST

W

1-0

1-5-2

0-1-0

9

7-13-0

0-3-0

Pickering (W 2-1)

Mar 28, 2008

at Dayton

W

4-1

4-11-1

1-8-2

9

8-13-0

1-3-0

Palanski (W 2-2)

Mar 29, 2008

at Dayton

1-2

L

1-5-3

2-3-1

9

8-14-0

1-4-0

Boyce (L 1-1)

Mar 29, 2008

at Dayton

W

2-0

2-7-2

0-4-4

9

9-14-0

2-4-0

Greenwood (W 3-3)

Apr 02, 2008

at Brown

3-11

L

3-4-1

11-16-2

7

9-15-0

2-4-0

Rossignol (L 1-1)

Apr 02, 2008

at Brown

W

8-2

8-13-1

2-4-2

7

10-15-0

2-4-0

Pickering (W 3-1)

Apr 05, 2008

DUQUESNE

W

7-5

7-12-0

5-9-1

9

11-15-0

3-4-0

Palanski (W 3-2)

Apr 05, 2008

DUQUESNE

1-4

L

1-7-3

4-5-2

9

11-16-0

3-5-0

Smith (L 0-4)

Apr 06, 2008

DUQUESNE

6-7

L

6-13-5

7-9-3

9

11-17-0

3-6-0

Greenwood (L 3-4)

Apr 08, 2008

BOSTON COLLEGE

6-7

L

6-10-2

7-10-2

9

11-18-0

3-6-0

Fraser (L 0-2)

Apr 09, 2008

at Connecticut

7-11

L

7-7-4

11-16-0

9

11-19-0

3-6-0

Fraser (L 0-3)

Apr 10, 2008

SIENA

W

6-5

6-9-3

5-7-0

9

12-19-0

3-6-0

Fox (W 1-0)

Apr 11, 2008

SAINT LOUIS

W

3-1

3-10-0

1-7-3

9

13-19-0

4-6-0

Palanski (W 4-2)

Apr 11, 2008

SAINT LOUIS

W

7-6

7-16-3

6-9-2

9

14-19-0

5-6-0

Boyce (W 2-1)

Apr 13, 2008

SAINT LOUIS

W

6-3

6-10-1

3-7-0

9

15-19-0

6-6-0

Demko (W 1-1)

Apr 15, 2008

at Quinnipiac

W

6-1

6-9-0

1-8-2

9

16-19-0

6-6-0

Rossignol (W 2-1)

Apr 16, 2008

HARTFORD

W

5-3

5-9-1

3-6-1

9

17-19-0

6-6-0

Pickering (W 4-1)

Apr 18, 2008

at Richmond

W

8-3

8-16-1

3-8-3

9

18-19-0

7-6-0

Palanski (W 5-2)

Apr 19, 2008

at Richmond

W

16-12

16-16-4

12-10-2

(12)

19-19-0

8-6-0

Boyce (W 3-1)

Apr 19, 2008

at Richmond

8-8

T

8-11-1

8-11-1

9

19-19-1

8-6-1

None

Apr 22, 2008

at Sacred Heart

W

9-3

9-15-0

3-7-4

9

20-19-1

8-6-1

Pickering (W 5-1)

Apr 23, 2008

CONNECTICUT

W

9-4

9-11-3

4-10-4

9

21-19-1

8-6-1

Rossignol (W 3-1)

Apr 25, 2008

at La Salle

4-7

L

4-14-1

7-10-1

9

21-20-1

8-7-1

Palanski (L 5-3)

Apr 26, 2008

at La Salle

0-1

L

0-6-0

1-9-0

9

21-21-1

8-8-1

Greenwood (L 3-5)

Apr 27, 2008

at La Salle

W

6-0

6-11-1

0-3-3

9

22-21-1

9-8-1

Smith (W 1-4)

May 02, 2008

SAINT JOSEPH'S

W

9-8

9-11-3

8-11-2

9

23-21-1

10-8-1

Demko (W 2-1)

May 03, 2008

SAINT JOSEPH'S

W

2-0

2-9-0

0-3-1

9

24-21-1

11-8-1

Greenwood (W 4-5)

May 03, 2008

SAINT JOSEPH'S

W

3-1

3-7-1

1-7-1

9

25-21-1

12-8-1

Degidio (W 1-2)

May 10, 2008

MASSACHUSETTS

W

3-1

3-6-1

1-4-2

9

26-21-1

13-8-1

Palanski (W 6-3)

May 10, 2008

MASSACHUSETTS

3-7

L

3-10-5

7-9-1

9

26-22-1

13-9-1

Greenwood (L 4-6)

May 11, 2008

MASSACHUSETTS

W

3-2

3-5-1

2-8-1

9

27-22-1

14-9-1

Degidio (W 3-1)

May 13, 2008

at Northeastern

W

10-2

10-9-0

2-11-1

7

28-22-1

14-9-1

Boyce (W 4-1)

May 13, 2008

at Northeastern

3-8

L

3-5-2

8-10-0

7

28-23-1

14-9-1

Rossignol (L 3-2)

May 16, 2008

at Charlotte

2-8

L

2-10-0

8-14-0

9

28-24-1

14-10-1

Palanski (L 6-4)

May 16, 2008

at Charlotte

W

7-6

7-8-1

6-13-2

9

29-24-1

15-10-1

Greenwood (W 5-6)

May 17, 2008

at Charlotte

1-2

L

1-2-0

2-9-1

(10)

29-25-1

15-11-1

Demko (L 2-2)

May 21, 2008

vsTemple

W

7-1

7-9-1

1-7-1

9

30-25-1

15-11-1

Palanski (W 6-3)

May 22, 2008

vs Xavier

W

11-4

11-17-4

4-8-2

9

31-25-1

15-11-1

Greenwood (W 6-6)

May 23, 2008

vs Charlotte

1-11

L

1-2-3

11-14-1

9

31-26-1

15-11-1

Smith (L 1-5)

May 23, 2008

vs Xavier

0-3

L

0-8-3

3-4-0

9

31-27-1

15-11-1

Pickering (L 5-2)

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Mar 17, 2008 Mar 18, 2008

2008 STANDINGS/POSTSEASON/HONORS & AWARDS 2008 ATLANTIC 10 FINAL STANDINGS A-10 1. Xavier 19-8 Charlotte 19-8 3. Duquesne 16-10 4. Temple 16-11 5. Rhode Island 15-11 6. St. Bonaventure 15-12 7. Dayton 13-14 Fordham 13-14 9. George Washington 11-16 La Salle 11-16 Massachusetts 11-16 12. Richmond 10-16 13. Saint Louis 9-17 14. Saint Joseph's 9-18

Pct. Overall .704 27-31 .704 43-16 .615 26-29-1 .593 27-29 .574 31-27-1 .556 29-24 .481 31-25 .481 29-24-1 407 26-29 .407 16-36 .407 18-27 .389 20-31-2 .346 24-29 .333 18-34

Pct. .466 .729 .473 .482 .534 .547 .554 .546 .473 .308 .400 .396 .453 .346

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2008 ATLANTIC 10 AWARDS Players of the Year....................................................................... Chris Taylor (Charlotte) .................................................................................................... Derek Machling (Duquesne) Pitcher of the Year...........................................................................Tom Davis (Fordham) Rookie of the Year................................................................... Corey Shaylor (Charlotte) Coach of the Year........................................................................... Scott Googins (Xavier) Student Athlete of the Year..................................... Randy Moley (St. Bonaventure) ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM P - Tom Davis (FOR), Michael Lucas (XU); RP - Kelly McLlain (CHA); C - Derek Mechling (DUQ), Chris Taylor (CHA); 1B - Aaron Janusey (DUQ); 2B - John Rickards (LAS); 3B - Shaun Hagey (URI); SS - Rich Goulian (FOR); OF - Charlie Kruer (GW), Brad McElroy (CHA), Randy Moley (SBU); DH - Rob Lyerly (CHA) ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM P - Cody Vincent (SBU), Joe Yermal (CHA); RP - Jordan Conley (XU); C - Zach Zaneski (URI); 1B - Zac Richard (XU); 2B - Corey Shaylor (CHA); 3B - Aaron Bray (CHA); SS - Shayne Moody (CHA); OF - Mike Carroll (DUQ), Hank Coogan (UR), O’Brien Taylor (CHA); DH - Byron McKoy (TU) ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Billy Barber, 1B/P (UR); Eric Cantrell, P (GW); Mike Coleman, OF (SJU); Kevin Fuqua, P (LAS); Byron McKoy, DH (TU); Mike Mergenthaler, 1B/P (UR); Burny Mitchem, RP (UD); Corey Shaylor, 2B (CHA); Joe Yermal, P (CHA) ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Alex Burt (CHA), Mitchell Eilenberg (UM), Quinn Haselhorst (UD), Aaron Janusey (DUQ), Michael Lucas (XU), Derek Mechling(DUQ), Kevin Miller (UD), Randy Moley (SBU), Casey Moore (SLU), Eric Reese (FOR)

2008 ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT May 21-24, Campbell's Field - Camden, N.J. DAY 1 - MAY 21 GAME 1 - Rhode Island 7, Temple 1 GAME 2 - Duquesne 16, St. Bonaventure 6 GAME 3 - Temple 5, St. Bonaventure 2 DAY 2 - MAY 22 GAME 4 - Rhode Island 11, Xavier 4 GAME 5 - Charlotte 13, Duquesne 7 GAME 6 - Duquesne 10, Temple 7 DAY 3 - MAY 23 GAME 7 - Charlotte 11, Rhode Island 1 GAME 8 - Xavier 9, Duquesne 5 GAME 9 - Xavier 2, Rhode Island 0 DAY 4 - MAY 24 GAME 10 - Charlotte 4, Xavier 3 (11 inn.) 2008 CHAMPION: Charlotte 2008 MOST OUTSTADING PLAYER: Rob Lyerly (CHA) 2008 All-Championship Team INF - Alex Burt (CHA), Jordan Conley (XU), Rob Lyerly (CHA), Bill Torre (DUQ) OF - Stan Orzechowski (TU), O’Brien Taylor (CHA) P - Mike Creevy (XU), Mike Mongiardini (TU), Brett Palanski (URI), Danny Rosenbaum (XU), Luke Stahl (CHA) C - Derek Mechling (DUQ)

2008 HONORS AND AWARDS JOE ABARR Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall & Spring) TIM BOYCE New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England Division I Second Team NEIBA All-Star Game Selection JEFF CAMMANS Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring) JAMIE DEGIDIO Roger Clemens Award Watch List (presented to the top NCAA Division I pitcher) NICK GREENWOOD College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup (May 5) CollegeBaseballHub.com Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Week (May 5) Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (May 5) SHAUN HAGEY Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring) EVAN LAUDE Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall) PETE MASTORS Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (April 14) MIKE O'MALLEY Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall) BRETT PALANSKI Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (March 10) Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall & Spring) CHRIS PICKERING Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (March 31) Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (March 31) OLIVER PALMER Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall & Spring) ZACH ZANESKI Signed with Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB) Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award Watch List (presented to the top NCAA Division I catcher) Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (May 12)

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2009 University of Rhode Island Baseball

THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE...

On March 2, 1975, the idea of what is now the Atlantic 10 Conference was conceived. What started as an eight-school, men’s basketball-only affiliation has grown into a 14-university, 21-sport league that is universally hailed as one of the best conferences in the country. That growth and prominence is a direct result of the ideals and commitments of the member institutions of the Atlantic 10 - the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University. The presidents and chancellors of Atlantic 10 institutions have made a strong commitment to making the academic and athletics equation work. Over the years, the league membership has strived to better recognize the academic accomplishments of its studentathletes. In doing so, the Atlantic 10 instituted the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which cites every Atlantic 10 student-athlete with a 3.5 or better semester grade point average. Nearly 1,250 student-athletes were named to the Fall 2007 Honor Roll and over 1,100 were named to the Spring 2008 Honor Roll. The league sponsors Academic All-Conference teams in each of its sports and honors one student-athlete per sport as the A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year. In 2007-08, over 170 student-athletes earned Academic All-Conference recognition. In addition, the league names a male and female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each A-10 sport. The Atlantic 10 also provides postgraduate scholarship grants to qualified student-athletes.

A-10 STAFF DIRECTORY

Commissioner...............................................................................Bernadette V. McGlade Associate Commissioner......................................................................................Ray Cella Associate Commissioner..................................................................Debbie Richardson Assistant Commissioner......................................................................Celene McGowan Assistant Commissioner............................................................................... Megan Kahn Director/Communications.......................................................................Stephen Haug Associate Director/Communications............................................. AnnMarie Person Assistant Director/Championships..............................................................Brad Jones Assistant Director/Compliance.................................................................... Kelly Webb

ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE 230 South Broad Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 Office: (215) 545-6678 Fax: (215) 545-3342 www.atlantic10.cstv.com

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The Atlantic 10 Conference, with a total population of nearly 73 million people within its geographic footprint of eight states and the District of Columbia, will crown champions in 21 sports this season: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS BATTING RECORDS GAMES PLAYED 1. 3. 5. 7. 8.

GP 59 59 58 58 56 56 55 54 54 54

NAME Oliver Palmer Zach Zaneski Rob DeVeney Mike O’Malley Dan Batz Mike Rainville Matt Sullivan Scott Brown Mike Rainville Wayne Russo

GAMES PLAYED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GP 208 205 204 197 193 192 192 189 181 179

NAME Dan Batz Scott Brown Matt Sullivan Wayne Russo Dave Savard Mike Rainville Justin Lamboy Mike LaBarbera Ryan Cunningham Jon Scullin

BATTING AVERAGE

SEASON SEASON 2008 2008 2008 2008 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005

CAREER YEARS 2001-04 2004-07 2002-05 2002-06 2004-07 2002-05 2000-03 1998-2001 2004-07 1998-2001

SEASON

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minimum 100 at-bats 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

AVG .422 .409 .406 .404 .395 .393 .390 .384 .377 .376

NAME Steve Cote Rob Farrell Dan Batz Mike LaBarbera Josh Nestor Dan Batz Steve Birkett Kevin Lanzilli Hiram Barber Raphael Cerrato

BATTING AVERAGE

SEASON 1996 1997 2004 2001 2004 2003 1990 1998 1993 1991

CAREER

minimum 220 at-bats 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

AVG .387 .368 .366 .353 .348 .344

NAME Dan Batz Tony Hill Mike LaBarbera Jim Sauro Hiram Barber Tom Healy

YEARS 2001-04 1984-86 1998-2001 1992-93 1990-93 1978-81

7. 8. 9.

.339 .336 .335

Dave Haring Rob Farrell Jon Scullin

AT BATS 1.

AB 8 8 8 8

AB 237 217 213 212 208 205 204 204 202 202

NAME Oliver Palmer Zach Zaneski Mike O’Malley Rob DeVeney Matt Sullivan Mike Rainville Scott Brown Dave Savard Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham

AT BATS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

AB 786 724 716 707 675 670 654 627 611 567

NAME Scott Brown Dan Batz Matt Sullivan Mike LaBarbera Dave Savard Ryan Cunningham Jon Scullin Wayne Russo Mike Rainville Justin Lambo

RUNS SCORED 1.

R 5 5 5 5

NAME Mike Chadwick John Scullin Matt Sullivan Zach Zaneski

RUNS SCORED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

R 58 53 53 51 50 49 46 44 43 43

NAME Dan Batz Matt Sullivan Jon Scullin Rob Farrell Jon Scullin Zach Zaneski Scott Brown Daryl Holcomb Adam Kessner Mike LaBarbera

RUNS SCORED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

R 155 152 152 145 142 128 127 122 109 108

NAME Dan Batz Mike LaBarbera Jon Scullin Scott Brown Wayne Russo Dave Savard Matt Sullivan Ryan Cunningham Zach Zaneski Josh Nestor

HITS 1.

H 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Dan Batz holds the URI career records in batting average (.387), runs scored (155), hits (280), doubles (62), home runs (23), RBI (159), total bases (425) and extra base hits (92).

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H 80 77 76

SEASON SEASON 2008 2008 2008 2008 2005 2004 2005 2007 2006 2006

CAREER YEARS 2004-07 2001-04 2002-05 1998-2001 2004-07 2004-07 1998-2001 2002-06 2002-05 2000-03

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Longwood (3/19/78) Monmouth (3/10/01) Fordham (4/28/03) Richmond (4/19/08)

SEASON SEASON 2004 2005 2001 1997 1999 2008 2005 2005 1997 1999

CAREER YEARS 2001-04 1998-2001 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-06 2004-07 2002-05 2004-07 2005-08 2003-06

GAME

NAME OPPONENT (DATE) Tony Hill Connecticut (4/16/86) Morgan Wortherspoon Long Island (3/14/95) Matt Clarke St. Bonaventure (3/18/99) Mike LaBarbera St. Bonaventure (3/18/99) Adam Kessner Wagner (3/7/98) Justin Lamboy Monmouth (3/10/01) Jon Scullin Monmouth (3/10/01) Ryan Cunningham Richmond (4/9/05) Daryl Holcomb Old Dominion (3/3/06)

HITS 1. 2. 3.

GAME

NAME OPPONENT (DATE) Mike Chadwick Longwood (3/19/79) Tom Imondi Longwood (3/19/79) Scott Brown George Washington (5/26/06) Wayne Russo George Washington (5/26/06)

AT BATS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

1982-85 1996-98 1998-2001

NAME Mike LaBarbera Zach Zaneski Dan Batz

SEASON SEASON 2001 2008 2004

4. 5.

75 73

Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham

HITS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

H 280 259 230 229 223 219 192 180 168 161

NAME Dan Batz Mike LaBarbera Scott Brown Matt Sullivan Ryan Cunningham Jon Scullin Dave Savard Zach Zaneski Hiram Barber Shaun Hagey

DOUBLES 1.

2B 3 3

NAME Richard Carroll Dan Batz

DOUBLES 1. 2. 4. 6.

2B 24 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 15 15

NAME Dan Batz Rob Farrell Zach Zaneski Ryan Cunningham Rob DeVeney Jason Chamsarian Dan Batz Scott Brown Gregg Allen Mike O’Malley

DOUBLES 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 10.

2B 62 48 41 41 39 34 32 32 32 31 31

NAME Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham Mike LaBarbera Scott Brown Matt Sullivan Zach Zaneski Jon Scullin Rob Farrell Josh Nestor Mike Rainville Wayne Russo

TRIPLES 1.

3B 2 2 2 2 2 2

NAME Ralph Garber Bob Messier Steve Foster Adam Kessner Mike LaBarbera Dave Savard

TRIPLES 1. 2. 4. 6.

3B 7 6 6 5 5 4 4

NAME Jon Scullin Rich Crocker Mike LaBarbera Steve Foster Steve Cote Shaun Hagey Eric Larson

TRIPLES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

3B 16 10 8 7 7 7 6 6 6

NAME Jon Scullin Mike LaBarbera Steve Cote Adam Kessner Dan Batz Dave Savard Mike Rainville Rich Crocker Shaun Hagey

HOME RUNS 1. 2.

HR 4 3

NAME Tony Hill Jason Chamsarian

HOME RUNS 1.

HR 13

NAME Matt Sullivan

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2003 2005

CAREER YEARS 2001-04 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-05 2004-07 1998-01 2004-07 2005-08 1990-93 2005-08

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Providence (5/14/73) Lehigh (3/10/04)

SEASON SEASON 2004 1997 2008 2007 2008 1999 2003 2005 2007 2008

CAREER YEARS 2001-04 2004-07 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-05 2005-08 1998-2001 1996-98 2003-06 2002-05 2002-06

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Upsala (4/16/73) Manhattan (4/19/76) St. Leo (3/17/94) Wagner (3/17/98) C.W. Post (3/24/01) Temple (4/15/06)

SEASON SEASON 2000 1969 2001 1994 1996 2006 2007

CAREER YEARS 1998-2001 1998-2001 1993-96 1995-98 2001-04 2004-07 2002-05 1969-71 2005-08

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Campbell (3/15/85) Fairfield (3/25/98)

SEASON SEASON 2005

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS 2. 4.

12 12 9 9 9 9 9

Rob Farrell Dan Batz Tony Hill Greg McCarthy Hiram Barber Ryan Cunningham Eric Larson

HOME RUNS 1. 2. 3. 6. 7.

HR 23 21 20 20 20 18 16 16

NAME Dan Batz Tony Hill Matt Sullivan Jason Chamsarian Ryan Cunningham Rob Farrell Greg McCarthy Tony Carlucci

RUNS BATTED IN 1. 4.

RBI 8 8 8 7 7

NAME Dan Batz Rob Farrell Dan Batz Zach Zaneski Ryan Cunningham Mike LaBarbera Scott Brown Matt Sullivan Rob Farrell Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham

RUNS BATTED IN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

RBI 159 137 135 127 116 113 106 104 102 99

NAME Dan Batz Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham Matt Sullivan Mike LaBarbera Jon Scullin Rob Farrell Mike Rainville Tony Carlucci Wayne Russo

TOTAL BASES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

TB 16 14 12 11 10 10

NAME Tony Hill Jason Chamsarian Rob Farrell Jon Scullin Adam Kessner Daryl Holcomb

TOTAL BASES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

TB 138 126 122 110 109 108 107 107 106 104

NAME Dan Batz Matt Sullivan Rob Farrell Ryan Cunningham Dan Batz Zach Zaneski Ryan Cunningham Eric Larson Mike LaBarbera Dan Batz

TOTAL BASES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TB 425 341 339 332 319 316 254 251 248 237

YEARS 2001-04 1984-86 2002-05 1998-2000 2004-07 1996-98 1983-86 1980-83

GAME

NAME Dan Batz Mike LaBarbera Ryan Cunningham Matt Sullivan Jon Scullin Scott Brown Dave Savard Wayne Russo Zach Zaneski Josh Nestor

SEASON SEASON 2004 1997 2003 2008 2005 2001 2005 2005 1998 2006 2006

CAREER YEARS 2001-04 2004-07 2004-07 2002-05 1998-2001 1998-2001 1996-98 2002-05 1980-83 2002-06

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Campbell (3/15/85) Fairfield (3/25/98) Brown (4/16/97) Monmouth (3/10/01) Wagner (3/17/98) Old Dominion (3/3/06)

SEASON SEASON 2004 2005 1997 2005 2003 2008 2006 2007 2001 2002

CAREER YEARS 2001-04 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-05 1998-2001 2004-07 2004-07 2002-06 2005-08 2003-06

Rob Farrell was the last Ram to match URI's single-game RBI record when he drove in eight runs against Brown on April 16, 1997.

EXTRA BASE HITS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

EBH 37 32 28 24 24 22 22 22 22 22

SEASON

NAME Dan Batz Rob Farrell Matt Sullivan Jason Chamsarian Eric Larson Jon Scullin Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham Mike O’Malley Zach Zaneski

SEASON 2004 1997 2005 1999 2007 2000 2003 2006 2008 2008

EXTRA BASE HITS 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8.

EBH 92 72 60 60 58 57 54 52

CAREER

NAME Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham Matt Sullivan Jon Scullin Mike LaBarbera Scott Brown Rob Farrell Jason Chamsarian

YEARS 2001-2004 2004-07 2002-2005 1998-2001 1998-2001 2004-07 1996-98 1998-2000

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE minimum 100 at-bats 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SLG% .641 .587 .579 .535 .532

NAME Tony Hill Dan Batz Rob Farrell Jason Chamsarian Steve Cote

WALKS 1.

BB 5 5

NAME Ralph Gibson Dave Savard

WALKS 1. 2. 5. 6. 7.

BB 36 32 32 32 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28

NAME Joe Zalobowski Josh Nestor Wayne Russo Tony Carlucci Dan Batz Zach Zaneski Kevin Patti Jon Scullin Josh Nestor Wayne Russo Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham

WALKS 1. 2.

BB 103 101

NAME Josh Nestor Wayne Russo

CAREER YEARS 1984-86 2001-04 1996-98 1998-2000 1993-96

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Boston College (4/27/75) Massachusetts (5/15/05)

SEASON SEASON 1984 2005 2005 1983 2004 2008 1997 2001 2004 2004 2006 2007

CAREER YEARS 2003-06 2002-06

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

84 82 80 76 75 72 72 70

Scott Brown Tony Carlucci Shaun Hagey Dave Savard Jon Scullin Steve Lemieux Dan Batz Zach Zaneski

HIT BY PITCH 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

HBP 19 17 17 15 13 12 11 11 10 10 10 10

NAME Wayne Russo DJ Burns John Maloney Mike O’Malley Wayne Russo John Maloney Wayne Russo Zach Zaneski Ryan Cooney Matt Sullivan Shaun Hagey Mike O’Malley

HIT BY PITCH 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

HBP 52 29 29 26 22 21 21 20 19 17 17

NAME Wayne Russo John Maloney Mike O’Malley Zach Zaneski Shaun Hagey Matt Sullivan Mike Schiappa Dave Savard Scott Brown DJ Burns Ryan Cooney

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE

2004-07 1980-83 2005-08 2004-07 1998-2001 1998-2001 2001-04 2005-08

SEASON SEASON 2003 2003 2001 2008 2006 2002 2005 2007 1999 2005 2006 2006

CAREER YEARS 2002-05 2001-03 2006-08 2005-08 2005-08 2002-05 1999-02 2004-07 2004-07 2003 1998-2001

SEASON

minimum 100 plate appearances 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

OB% .535 .526 .509 .508 .507 .507

NAME Steve Cote John Esainko Dave Haring Rob Farrell Tony Carlucci Dan Batz

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE

SEASON 1996 1995 1985 1997 1983 2004

CAREER

minimum 250 plate appearances 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

OB% .458 .453 .443 .423 .421 .413

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NAME Wayne Russo Dan Batz Steve Cote Josh Nestor Zach Zaneski Rob Farrell

YEARS 2002-05 2001-04 1993-96 2003-06 2005-08 1996-98

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RBI 59 56 46 46 45 44 43 43 42 42 42

CAREER

NAME OPPONENT (DATE) Dave Haring Kentucky Western (3/15/84) Tony Hill Campbell (3/15/85) Rob Farrell Brown (4/16/97) Adam Kessner Providence (4/14/98) Jason Chamsarian Fairfield (3/25/98)

RUNS BATTED IN 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 9.

1997 2004 1985 1986 1993 2006 2007

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS 4.

8 8 8

Justin Lamboy Oliver Palmer Shaun Hagey

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

A 169 158 145 134 132 131 131 131 117 117

NAME Mike O’Malley Mike LaBarbera Justin Lamboy Oliver Palmer Wayne Russo Mike LaBarbera Wayne Russo Dan Rhault Jeff Pallotta Dan Rhault

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Mike LaBarbera owns both the single-season (35) and career (92) stolen bases records at Rhode Island. 7. 9. 10.

.403 .403 .402 .401

Jon Scullin Shaun Hagey Mike O’Malley Mike LaBarbera

SACRIFICES 1. 2. 3. 5.

SAC 15 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10

NAME Wayne Russo Justin Lamboy Matt Sullivan Keith LaBelle Pete Kehoe Steve Lemieux Daryl Holcomb Joe Viscuso Rob DeVeney

SACRIFICES 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 9.

SAC 33 27 23 18 18 17 17 17 16 16 16

NAME Wayne Russo Justin Lamboy Matt Sullivan Frank Leoni Dave Savard Dave Rodrigues Mike Rainville Daryl Holcomb Mike LaBarbera Steve Lemieux Craig Koppleman

STOLEN BASES 1.

SB 4 4 4 4 4

NAME Joel Stedford Jon Scullin Matt Sullivan Dan Hayden Scott Brown

STOLEN BASES 1. 2. 3. 4.

SB 35 28 26 21 21 21

NAME Mike LaBarbera Jon Scullin Mike LaBarbera Matt Sullivan Rob Farrell Ryan Jette

STOLEN BASES 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.

SB 92 75 51 51 50 48 47

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NAME Mike LaBarbera Jon Scullin Justin Lamboy Steve Lemieux Matt Sullivan Daryl Holcomb Jeff Pallotta

1998-2001 2005-08 2006-08 1998-2001

SEASON SEASON 2003 2002 2005 2000 2000 2001 2005 2005 2008

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Longwood (3/19/78) La Salle (3/12/01) Harvard (3/31/03) Dayton (4/2/03) Holy Cross (3/7/04)

SEASON SEASON 2001 2001 2000 2003 1997 1993

CAREER YEARS 1998-2001 1998-2001 2000-03 1998-2001 2002-05 2004-06 1995-98

YEARS 2005 2005 2005 2006 2008 2008 2002 2004 2006 2005 1999

FIELDING RECORDS

CAREER YEARS 2002-06 2000-03 2002-05 1988-91 2004-07 2000-02 2002-05 2004-06 1998-2001 1998-2001 1996-99

NAME Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham Matt Sullivan Scott Brown Shaun Hagey Dan Rhault Mike Schiappa Dan Batz Dave Savard Dave Savard Mike LaBarbera

PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4.

PO 20 19 17 16 16 16

NAME Paul Evans Ryan Cunningham Josh Nestor Dave Haring Joah Peck Scott Brown

PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PO 471 452 434 374 371 332 329 311 309 295

NAME Ryan Cunningham Ryan Cunningham Zach Zaneski Dan Batz Josh Nestor Hiram Barber Josh Nestor Scott Brown Zach Zaneski Dan Batz

PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

PO 1,159 1,049 1,027 746 643 637 614 600

NAME Josh Nestor Ryan Cunningham Zach Zaneski Tom Healy Mike Schiappa Hiram Barber Brendan McKeever Tony Carlucci

ASSISTS 1. 2.

A 10 9 9

NAME Jeff Pallotta Steve Galuska Mike LaBarbera

SEASON SEASON 2006 2000 2002 2008 2005 1999 2006 2007 1998 2008

CAREER YEARS 1998-2001 2002-06 2000-03 1995-98 1988-91 2006-08 2002-05 2005-08 1995-98 1977-80

SEASON

minimum 100 chances

since 1992 GAMES 18 18 17 16 15 15 14 14 14 13 13

NAME Mike LaBarbera Wayne Russo Justin Lamboy Jeff Pallotta Frank Leoni Mike O’Malley Mike Rainville Shaun Hagey Kevin Patti Steve Galuska

FIELDING PERCENTAGE

LONGSET HITTING STREAK 1. 3. 4. 5. 7. 10.

A 495 478 451 344 339 321 304 265 260 260

Rollins (3/12/02) California (3/16/07) Xavier (5/24/07)

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Connecticut (4/12/76) Iona (3/4/06) Duquesne (3/28/04) Massachusetts (4/20/84) Northeastern (4/26/01) Long Island (5/22/05)

SEASON SEASON 2007 2006 2008 2004 2004 1991 2005 2005 2007 2003

CAREER YEARS 2003-06 2004-07 2005-08 1978-81 1999-2002 1990-93 1995-98 1980-83

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Pittsburgh (3/6/98) Trinity (4/11/79) Holy Cross (3/30/00)

1. 6. 7.

PCT 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .997 .996 .996

NAME Paul Evans Tom Healy Jon Scullin Scott Brown Evan Laude Scott Brown Tom Healy Brendan McKeever

FIELDING PERCENTAGE

SEASON 1976 1979 2000 2007 2008 2005 1980 1998

CAREER

minimum 100 chances 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

PCT 1.000 .993 .992 .991 .985 .984 .983 .983 .982 .981

NAME Evan Laude Robert Noe Scott Brown Tom Healy Ryan Cunningham Jon Scullin Dave Savard Dan Tucker Ryan Cunningham Dave Rodrigues

YEARS 2008-pres. 2008-pres. 2004-07 1978-81 2004-07 1998-2001 2004-07 2003-2004 2004-07 2000-02

PITCHING RECORDS EARNED RUN AVERAGE minimum 35 innings pitched 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

ERA 1.30 1.72 1.86 1.87 2.18 2.19 2.22 2.30 2.35 2.49

NAME Steve Holmes Jay Krystofolski Jamie Degidio Jeff Folkins Ron Barber Jack Bannon Tom Messier Luke Demko Jeff Folkins Jeff Folkins

EARNED RUN AVERAGE

SEASON SEASON 2006 1998 2006 1980 1981 1977 1982 2008 1978 1979

CAREER

minimum 100 innings pitched 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

ERA 2.61 2.73 2.73 2.83 2.95 3.27 3.70 3.81 4.01 4.08

NAME Jeff Folkins Jack Bannon Jamie Degidio Steve Holmes Zack Zuercher Jay Krystofolski Mike Tirella James Norcott Dan Pearce Ron Barber

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YEARS 1977-80 1974-77 2005-08 2004-06 2004-05 1995-98 1977-80 2004-07 1999-2002 1980-83

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS WINS 1. 2. 3. 4.

W 10 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

NAME Steve Holmes Adam Perkins Pete Kehoe Zack Zuercher Joe Ward Dan Frederick Steve Holmes Jamie Degidio Brett Palanski

WINS 1. 2. 5. 6. 7. 9.

W 23 22 22 22 18 17 16 16 14 14

NAME Adam Perkins Joe Ward Dan Fredrick Steve Holmes Jon Scullin Dan Pearce Pete Kehoe Brett Palanski Zack Zuercher James Norcott

WINNING PERCENTAGE

SEASON SEASON 2006 2005 2001 2004 1986 2004 2005 2006 2008

CAREER YEARS 2004-07 1983-86 2002-05 2004-06 1998-2001 1999-2002 2000-02 2005-08 2004-05 2004-07

SEASON

minimum 5 decisions PCT .875 .857 .833 .833 .833 .833 .800 .800 .800

NAME Steve Holmes Jon Scullin Brian Sheeky Ron Barber Steve Holmes Steve Holmes Chris Pickett Pete Kehoe Tim Boyce

WINNING PERCENTAGE

SEASON 2005 1998 1970 1983 2004 2006 1996 2001 2008

CAREER

minimum 12 decisions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

PCT .846 .700 .647 .632 .619 .619 .611 .600 .600

NAME Steve Holmes Zack Zuercher Dan Fredrick Jamie Degidio Adam Perkins Ron Barber Joe Ward Jared Trout Jon Scullin

APPEARANCES 1. 2. 3. 8.

APP 26 24 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21

NAME Luke Demko Mick Lefort Adam Perkins Tom Venedam Tom Venedam Tim Boyce Jamie Degidio Chris Pickett Brett Palanski Mark Fraser

APPEARANCES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 10.

APP 79 68 65 60 56 55 55 55 51 49

NAME Tom Venedam Chris Pickett Adam Perkins Jamie Degidio Dan Fredrick Mick Lefort Pat Freeman Brett Palanski James Norcott Jon McGloin

GAMES STARTED 1. 2.

GS 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

NAME Adam Perkins Dan Frederick Dan Fredrick Zack Zuercher Brett Palanski Nick Greenwood Brett Palanski Eric Smith

CAREER 2004-06 2004-05 2002-05 2005-08 2004-07 1980-83 1983-86 2001-03 1998-2001

13 13 13 13

Dan Frederick Steve Holmes Adam Perkins James Norcott

GAMES STARTED 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.

GS 45 43 38 36 36 35 33 32 32 32

NAME Adam Perkins Dan Fredrick Sean Carroll Dan Pearce James Norcott Steve Holmes Reid Willett Pete Kehoe Jon Scullin Steve Cote

COMPLETE GAMES 1. 2. 4.

CG 9 8 8 7 7 7

NAME Zack Zuercher Jon Scullin Sean Carroll Jay Krystofolski Joe Ward Ron Barber

COMPLETE GAMES 1. 2. 3.

CG 23 15 14 14 14 14

NAME Joe Ward Jon Scullin Zack Zuercher Dan Pearce Steve Cote Ron Barber

SHUTOUTS 1. 2. 3.

SHO 4 3 2 2 2 2 2

NAME Zack Zuercher Steve Birkett Paul Murphy Dan Frederick Mike Harris Steve Holmes James Norcott

SHUTOUTS 1. 2. 3.

SHO 5 4 3

NAME Zack Zuercher Dan Frederick Steve Birkett

2003 2006 2006 2007

CAREER YEARS 2004-07 2002-05 1996-99 1999-2002 2004-07 2004-06 2001-03 2000-02 1998-2001 1993-96

SEASON SEASON 2004 2000 1999 1998 1984 1983

CAREER YEARS 1983-86 1998-2001 2004-05 1999-2002 1993-96 1980-83

SEASON SEASON 2004 1989 1989 2002 2002 2006 2007

CAREER YEARS 2004-05 2002-05 1989-90

4.

2 2 2 2 2

Paul Murphy Jon McGloin Reid Willett Mike Harris James Norcott

SAVES 1. 2. 3. 5. 8. 10.

SV 9 8 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3

NAME Mick Lefort Mick Lefort Chris Fisher Tim Boyce Keith Ross Jamie Degidio Tim Boyce Rudy Bulgar Brett Palanski Rich Schmid Rudy Bulgar Jamie Degidio

SAVES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

SV 17 11 10 8 7 6 5 5

NAME Mike Lefort Tim Boyce Jamie Degidio Keith Ross Rudy Bulgar Chris Fisher Rich Schmid Chris Pickett

INNINGS PITCHED 1. 2. 3. 4.

IP 12 11 10.1 10

NAME Bruce Clarke Ed Zabilski Da Pearce Pete Kehoe

INNINGS PITCHED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

IP 104.0 92.2 92.0 91.1 84.1 83.2 83.2 83.1 82.2 82.1

NAME Steve Holmes Zack Zuercher Nick Greenwood Zack Zuercher James Norcott Adam Perkins Brett Palanski Jon Scullin Brett Palanski Dan Pearce

1986-89 1988-91 2001-03 2002-05 2004-07

SEASON SEASON 2005 2004 2002 2007 2003 2008 2008 1999 2006 1983 2000 2007

CAREER YEARS 2002-05 2006-pres. 2005-08 2001-04 1999-2000 2001-03 1981-84 1995-98

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Boston College (5/2/72) New Hampshire (5/11/74) Navy (3/10/02) Temple (5/13/00)

SEASON SEASON 2006 2004 2008 2005 2007 2007 2008 2000 2007 2000

SEASON SEASON 2008 2004 2005 2005 2004 2007 2007 1995 2006 2008

CAREER YEARS 2003-06 1995-98 2004-07 2005-08 2002-05 2002-2005 1994-97 2005-08 2004-07 1988-91

SEASON SEASON 2007 2004 2005 2005 2007 2008 2008 2008

In 2006, Steve Holmes garnered Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year honors after leading the nation with a 1.30 ERA. He also collected a school-record 10 victories, earned All-America honors and was drafted by the New York Mets in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft.

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1. 2. 3. 7.

9.

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS INNINGS PITCHED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10.

IP 278.2 275.2 255.0 254.0 248.1 236.0 232.1 229.1 215.2 205.0

NAME Adam Perkins Dan Fredrick Joe Ward Steve Holmes Dan Pearce James Norcott Jon Scullin Sean Carroll Brett Palanski Pete Kehoe

STRIKEOUTS 1. 2. 4.

SO 16 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 13

NAME Tom Messier Robert Anderson Steve Birkett Chris Gaffney Pete Kehoe Jared Trout Zack Zeurcher Zack Zeurcher Nick Greenwood

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STRIKEOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.

SO 123 103 95 93 93 85 85 79

NAME Zack Zuercher Zack Zuercher Nick Greenwood Jared Trout Steve Holmes Tom Messier Steve Holmes Dan Frederick

STRIKEOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

SO 255 235 226 222 168 167 162 161 156 155

NAME Steve Holmes Dan Frederick Zack Zuercher Adam Perkins Dan Pearce Tom Messier Steve Holmes Reid Willett Jamie Degidio James Norcott

K's PER NINE INNIGNS minimum 25 innings pitched 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

K/9 12.90 11.51 10.77 10.68 10.55 10.47 10.26 10.14 9.98 9.88

NAME Zack Zuercher Luke Demko Tom Messier Tim Boyce Jared Trout Steve Birkett Tim Boyce Zack Zuercher Tom Messier Mike Tirella

K's PER NINE INNIGNS

YEARS 2004-07 2002-05 1983-86 2004-06 1999-2002 2004-07 1998-2001 1996-99 2005-08 2000-02

GAME OPPONENT (DATE) Massachusetts (4/20/84) Holy Cross (4/26/72) Bloomsburg (3/11/89) Massachusetts (5/2/99) C.W. Post (3/25/01) Sacred Heart (3/26/03) Duquesne (3/28/04) Temple (4/17/04) Saint Joseph's (5/3/08)

SEASON SEASON 2004 2005 2008 2003 2006 1984 2004 2004

CAREER YEARS 2004-06 2002-05 2004-05 2004-07 1999-2002 1981-84 2004-05 2001-03 2005-08 2004-07

SEASON SEASON 2004 2008 1984 2008 2003 1989 2007 2005 1982 1980

CAREER

minimum 25 innings pitched 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

K/9 11.65 11.51 10.21 9.97 9.72 9.47 9.39 9.31 9.04 8.84

NAME Zack Zuercher Luke Demko Tim Boyce Tom Venedam Steve Holmes Jamie Degidio Jared Trout Mick Lefort Steve Holmes Nick Greenwood

YEARS 2004-05 2008-pres. 2006-pres. 2003-06 2004-06 2005-08 2001-03 2002-05 2004-06 2007-pres.

CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS INNINGS since 1992 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

K/9 20.0 19.0 18.1 15.2 15.1

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SINGLE SEASON TEAM RECORDS

CAREER

SEASON 2005 2005 2002 2008 2008

GAMES PLAYED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

GP 59 56 55 53 52 52

WALKS SEASON 2008 2004 2005 2007 2003 2002

WINS 1. 2. 4. 5.

GP 35 34 34 31 27

SEASON 2004 2005 2006 2008 2001

BATTING AVERAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

AVG .313 .311 .309 .308 .307

SEASON 2005 2001 1998 1985 2004

RUNS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

R 370 343 327 326 317 317

SEASON 2005 2004 1997 2006 2001 1999

HITS 1. 2. 3. 4 5.

H 560 556 542 523 493

SEASON 2005 2008 2004 2006 2007

RUNS BATTED IN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RBI 327 302 288 276 269

SEASON 2005 2004 2006 2001 2008

DOUBLES 1. 2. 3. 4.

2B 104 103 96 94 94

SEASON 2008 2005 2004 2006 2007

TRIPLES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

3B 16 15 14 13 13 13 13

SEASON 2006 2001 1997 2005 1996 2004 2008

HOME RUNS 1. 2. 3.

HR 46 41 38 38 33

SEASON 2005 2004 1984 1985 1998

STOLEN BASES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SB 122 122 113 105 97

SEASON 2001 2000 2003 1999 1997

1. 2. 3. 4.

BB 221 208 197 191 191

SEASON 2004 2006 1997 1995 2007

TOTAL BASES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

TB 827 787 758 736 682

SEASON 2005 2004 2008 2006 2007

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SLG% .476 .462 .455 .446 .443

SEASON 1985 2005 2004 1997 1998

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

A 644 589 582 537 536

SEASON 2008 2007 2006 2002 2000

PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

PO 1531 1386 1356 1354 1323

SEASON 2008 2007 2004 2005 2006

FIELDING PERCENTAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FLD% .962 .961 .960 .959 .957

SEASON 2005 2006 2007 1985 1978

EARNED RUN AVERAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

ERA 3.03 3.04 3.68 3.73 3.75

SEASON 1970 1972 1976 2006 2005

STRIKEOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SO 465 463 420 372 364

SEASON 2008 2004 2005 2007 2006

COMPLETE GAMES 1. 3. 4.

CG 19 19 17 15 15

SEASON 1983 2000 1999 1991 2004

INNINGS PITCHED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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IP 510.1 462.0 452.2 451.1 441.0

SEASON 2008 2007 2004 2005 2006

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS School FIRST MET Won Lost TIED Last Met Maryland Eastern Shore 1997 3 0 0 2008 Massachusetts 1907 61 95 0 2008 Miami (Fla.) -- -- -- -- -Miami (Ohio) 2003 2 3 0 2005 Michigan State 2001 1 1 0 2006 Monmouth 1998 2 0 0 2001 Morehead State 1984 0 1 0 1984 Murray State 1982 4 9 0 1984 Navy 2002 0 2 0 2008 NC State 1986 0 4 0 1988 New Hampshire 1907 52 45 0 1997 New Mexico State 2003 0 8 0 2004 New Mexico 2007 0 3 0 2007 New York Tech 1982 0 1 0 1982 Norfolk State 2001 3 2 0 2002 North Carolina 1967 0 1 0 1967 Northeastern 2006 2 2 0 2008 Old Dominion 2006 1 2 0 2006 Ohio State -- -- -- -- -OKLAHOMA STATE -- -- -- -- -UNC-Wilmington 1986 3 6 0 1997 Northeastern 1921 51 36 0 2008 Northern Iowa 2005 0 1 0 2005 Pace 1991 0 2 0 1991 Pacific 1997 0 1 0 1997 Penn State 1984 1 0 0 1984 Pennsylvania 1997 1 2 0 2002 Pepperdine 2005 0 1 0 2005 Pittsburgh 1921 2 2 0 2008 Portland 1997 0 1 0 1997 Providence 1935 45 70 0 1999 Quinnipiac 1999 8 3 0 2008 Radford 2008 1 0 0 2008 Richmond 2003 8 5 1 2008 Rider 1995 0 1 0 1995 Rutgers 1982 10 39 0 1999 Sacramento State 1997 0 1 0 1997 Sacred Heart 2000 5 6 0 2008 St. Bonaventure 1993 19 23 0 2007 St. Francis (N.Y.) 1998 3 2 0 2003 St. John’s 1973 0 2 0 1976 Saint Joseph’s 1983 47 34 0 2008 Saint Louis 1982 6 2 0 2008 Saint Peter’s 1990 2 0 0 2000 Santa Clara -- -- -- -- -Seton Hall 1973 1 3 0 2006 Siena 1979 8 4 0 2008 Southeast Missouri 1984 1 0 0 1984 Stetson 1995 0 2 0 2002 Stony Brook 2000 0 1 0 2000 Temple 1983 31 55 0 2008 Tennessee 1983 0 1 0 1983 Tennessee-Martin 1982 0 1 0 1982 Troy 2008 0 4 0 2008 Valaparaiso 2004 1 0 0 2004 Vermont 1910 32 23 0 1999 Virginia 1975 0 5 0 1999 Virginia Commonwealth 1980 1 0 0 1980 Virginia Tech 1997 1 5 0 2000 Wagner 1993 5 1 0 2001 William & Mary 2008 0 1 0 2008 West Virginia 2007 0 1 0 2007 Xavier 2006 7 3 0 2008 BOLD INDICATES 2009 OPPONENT.

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School FIRST MET Won Lost TIED Last Met Appalachian State 1985 0 2 0 1985 Alabama 2003 1 2 0 2003 Albany 2000 0 0 1 2000 Army 1996 1 2 0 2005 Bethune-Cookman 1995 0 2 0 2002 Boston College 1919 21 33 1 2008 Boston University 1911 21 8 0 1972 Bowling Green 2004 0 2 0 2004 Bridgeport 2000 1 0 0 2000 Brown 1908 69 83 1 2008 Bryant -- -- -- -- -Buffalo 2000 1 0 0 2000 Bucknell 2000 1 1 0 2003 California 2007 1 2 0 2007 Cal State Fullerton -- -- -- -- -- Cal State Northridge 1997 0 1 0 1997 Campbell 1985 4 2 0 1987 Central Connecticut 1975 15 16 1 2008 Central Florida 1993 1 2 0 2002 Central Michigan 2005 0 1 0 2005 Charlotte 2007 1 7 0 2008 Chicago State 1991 1 2 0 1998 Clemson 1967 1 4 0 1968 Coastal Carolina 2007 0 1 0 2007 Columbia 1989 3 0 0 2006 Connecticut 1907 51 97 3 2008 C.W. Post 1999 4 0 0 2001 Dartmouth 1989 0 2 0 2000 Davidson 1985 0 1 0 1985 Dayton 1997 13 6 0 2008 Delaware 1975 2 1 0 1980 Delaware State 1997 3 1 0 1999 Drexel 1999 0 1 0 1999 Duquesne 1994 10 15 0 2008 East Carolina 1987 0 4 0 2008 Eastern Kentucky 2004 1 0 0 2004 Evansville 1991 0 1 0 1991 Fairfield 1973 11 10 0 2005 Florida 2005 0 2 0 2005 Florida International 2006 1 4 0 2007 Fordham 1914 17 22 0 2007 Fresno State 1997 0 1 0 1997 Furman 1968 0 0 1 1968 George Mason 1977 0 2 0 1992 Georgetown 2000 4 3 0 2002 George Washington 1993 14 17 0 2007 Hartford 1986 12 8 0 2008 Harvard 1926 13 13 0 2007 Hofstra 1998 1 0 0 1998 Holy Cross 1916 16 25 1 2006 Illinois State 2000 0 1 0 2000 Indiana 1983 2 2 0 2004 IPFW 2003 1 2 0 2005 Indiana State 1997 0 0 1 1997 Iona 1978 6 0 0 2008 Jacksonville 1993 0 1 0 1993 James Madison 1980 0 2 0 1980 Kentucky 2005 1 1 0 2005 La Salle 2001 11 5 0 2008 Lehigh 1990 1 0 1 2004 Liberty 1978 0 6 0 1996 Long Beach St. 2005 0 1 0 2005 Long Island 1937 4 2 0 2006 Maine 1912 46 54 2 2003 Manhattan 1976 5 3 0 2006 Marist 1998 1 4 0 2008

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS ALL-AMERICANS

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

2001 2001 2002 2006

1985 1986 1987 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Mike LaBarbera Dan Batz Mike Harris Steve Holmes

Third Team Freshman Team Freshman Team Third Team

ABCA ALL-REGION 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2005

Steve Cote Rob Farrell Jay Krystofolski Mike LaBarbera Mike LaBarbera Matt Sullivan Ryan Cunningham

Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team

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ALL-NEW ENGLAND 1980 1981 1983 1985 1991 1993 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Brett Benza Tom Healy Tony Carlucci, Tom Messier, Joe Ward Dave Rackie Frank Leoni Steve Cote Jay Krystofolski Steve Cote Rob Farrell Jay Krystofolski Mike LaBarbera Pete Kehoe, Mike LaBarbera Pete Kehoe, Mike LaBarbera, Jon Scullin Dan Batz Dan Batz, Matt Sullivan Dan Batz, Ryan Cunningham, Dan Frederick, Josh Nestor, Matt Sullivan, Zach Zuercher Ryan Cunningham, Matt Sullivan, Zack Zuercher Jamie Degidio, Steve Holmes Zach Zaneski Tim Boyce

Zach Zuercher earned Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year and All-New England honors in 2004.

ECAC ALL-STAR SELECTIONS 1996 1997

Steve Cote Rob Farrell

ALL-YANKEE CONFERENCE 1977

Dave Zyons (Yankee Conference)

ATLANTIC 10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2004

Dan Batz

ATLANTIC 10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR 2004 2006

Zach Zuercher Steve Holmes

ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2001

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team

Dan Batz

ATLANTIC 10 COACH OF THE YEAR 2003 2004

Dave Haring Tony Hill Tony Hill John Broduer Steve Birkett Raphael Cerrato Christian McCarthy Hiram Barber Jim Sauro Steve Cote Chris Rothemich Morgan Wotherspoon Steve Cote Rob Farrell Jay Krystofolski Jon Scullin Mike LaBarbera Mike LaBarbera Dan Batz Jared Trout Dan Batz Dan Frederick Zach Zuercher Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham Mick Lefort Josh Nestor Mike Rainville Wayne Russo Matt Sullivan Ryan Cunningham Steve Holmes Josh Nestor Mike O'Malley Zach Zaneski Eric Larson Shaun Hagey Zach Zaneski

Frank Leoni Frank Leoni

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM 2007

Tim Boyce

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 1991 1998 2003 2004 2005 2006

Frank Leoni Jay Krystofolski Justin Lamboy, Jared Trout Wayne Russo Mick Lefort, Wayne Russo Wayne Russo, Tom Venedam

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM 2004 2005 2008

Dan Batz, Josh Nestor, Mike Rainville, Steve Holmes Daryl Holcomb, Josh Nestor, Wayne Russo, Dave Savard Brett Palanski

A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP M.O.P. AWARD 2005 A two-time Academic All-Conference selection, Wayne Russo received the Most Outstanding Player award at the 2005 Atlantic 10 Championship.

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Wayne Russo

Frank Leoni, two-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.

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RHODE ISLAND RECORDS RICK LIGI MVP AWARD RECIPIENTS

Dave Stenhouse '55 Washington Senators Al Alvarez '58 New York Yankees Tony Rao '60 Pittsburgh Pirates Harold “Whitey” Fell '61 Minnesota Twins Roger Pearson '60 Baltimore Orioles John Kindall '63 Brian Sheeky '71 Detroit Tigers Brett Benza '80 Texas Rangers Mike Tirella '80 Minnesota Twins Tony Carlucci '83 Texas Rangers Joe Ward '83 Toronto Blue Jays Tom Messier '84 San Francisco Giants Tony Hill '86 Boston Red Sox Dave Lavalle '89 Texas Rangers Steve McCumiskey '90 Houston Astros Randy Phillips '91 Toronto Blue Jays Steve Cote '96 Nashua Hawks Rob Farrell '98 Springfield Capitals Jay Krystofolski '98 New York Mets Mike LaBarbera '01 Montreal Expos Jon Scullin '01 New Brunswick Cardinals Jared Trout '03 Oakland Athletics Reid Willett '03 Chicago Cubs Dan Batz '04 Los Angeles Dodgers Zach Zuercher '05 St. Louis Cardinals Mick Lefort '05 Chicago Cubs Mike Rainville '05 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Dave Lipson '05 Nashua Pride Steve Holmes '06 New York Mets After setting a new single-season home run record (13) in Brett Palanski '08 Nashua Pride 2005, Matt Sullivan received the Rick Ligi MVP Award as well as ABCA All-Region and Atlantic 10 first team honors. Zach Zaneski '08 Texas Rangers

Named after the former URI baseball player who passed away in the summer of 1995 following his freshman year with the Rams, the Rick Ligi MVP Award is been presented annually to the member of the Rhody baseball team who best embodies Ligi's desire, loyalty and on-the-field ability. 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Steve Cote Rob Farrell Jay Krystofolski Sean Carroll Matt Clarke Mike LaBarbera Jon Scullin Mike LaBarbera Mike Schiappa Dan Batz Dan Batz Dan Frederick Matt Sullivan Zach Zuercher Steve Holmes Eric Larson Zach Zaneski

Senior Junior Senior Senior Senior Junior Junior Senior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Junior Grad. Student Senior

OF/P OF P P C INF OF/P INF C 1B 1B P OF P P OF/DH C

The 2005 Rhode Island baseball team won the program's first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship, consequently sending the Rams to Long Beach, Calif. where they took on No. 12 Long Beach State and No. 18 Pepperdine in the NCAA Regionals.

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RAMS IN THE PROS

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS dr. robert carothers

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University of Rhode Island President

B.A., Edinboro, 1965 Ph.D., Kent State, 1969 J.D., McDowell School of Law, Akron, 1980

Since Robert L. Carothers moved to Rhode Island from Minnesota in 1991 to become the 10th president of the University of Rhode Island, he has initiated a series of progressive changes to the University’s structure, infrastructure, and curriculum. During his tenure, the University has increased enrollment of the best and brightest students in the state and region, improved its physical campus environment, increased the diversity among students, faculty and staff, and enhanced its levels of alumni, corporate, and state support. He has also forged links with universities and agencies around the world to foster collaborations in the academic, business and public policy arenas. For all of his achievements at URI and his career as an innovator in higher education, the president received the 2008 Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement from The New England Board of Higher Education. In April 2007, President Carothers began his three-year term as chairman of the Council of Presidents of the Global U8 Consortium, a group of eight universities from around the world formed to address emerging issues confronting the global community. Established in 2003, the Global U8 Consortium merges expertise from the eight member institutions to develop a joint education system, conduct collaborative research, and build administrative capacity on such topics as global logistics, marine affairs, advanced technologies and business administration. In addition to URI, Consortium members are Inha University (Korea), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), Xiamen University (China), Meiji University (Japan), University of Le Havre (France), University of Haifa (Israel), and University of Washington. Building the University’s endowment has also been a priority. When he arrived in Kingston, the University’s endowment was $12 million and now endowment funds total $95 million, due in great measure to the president’s commitment to a comprehensive development strategy that put in place staff and resources to raise funds from alumni, friends of the University, corporations and foundations. In 1992, the president launched the University’s first capital campaign with a goal of $50 million. When the campaign ended, it had raised $15 million more than the goal. Now, the University is in the midst of its second comprehensive campaign, which has its public kickoff in October. Already, about half of the $100 million goal has been raised during the leadership gift phase. A direct benefit of the president’s focus on building private giving capacity has been an invigorated and more actively engaged alumni. President Carothers’ determination to transform the University has led to positive national recognition for URI in the academic, student affairs, outreach, and athletic arenas. The Princeton Review named the University a “college with a conscience” in the spring of 2005. This accomplishment is a direct result of President Carothers’ efforts to establish a University that links classroom learning to community service. URI was featured in The Princeton Review’s Colleges With A Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement (Random House), which was published in June 2005. Such a designation is related to President Carothers’ new vision for student education that shifts students from being passive listeners to active learners and that develops in the students a concern for their neighbor, whether across the street or across an ocean, as a top priority of URI’s curriculum and Student Life programs. This new culture includes clearly defined expectations that echo Dr. Carothers’ “no tolerance” policy toward violence and drug and alcohol abuse. Most recently, President Carothers was selected the 2007 recipient of the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award for his efforts to reduce student alcohol abuse. Presented by Connie and Howard Clery, co-founders of Security On Campus, Inc., the award honors those who have taken extraordinary actions to make students safe. He has been a national leader in developing learning communities, small cohorts of students in specific majors who are able to collaborate on their coursework and research. This year, 100 percent of the nearly 3,200 freshmen (the largest freshman class in URI’s 115-year history) are in learning communities and 40 percent are in living-learning communities, students who share academic disciplines and live in common residence hall space. Overall, total enrollment has grown from 14,319 in 1998 to 15,395 in 2007. And thanks to President Carothers, URI is in demand. More than 14,000 students applied to URI for the 2007-2008 academic year, a 6 percent increase over last year. In concert with his vision, he initiated a Centennial Scholarship program to attract high-achieving students to URI and strengthened programs to assist them once enrolled at the University. The Centennial program rewards students strictly on academic accomplishments. The program now disburses more than $6 million annually. As a result, the average SAT score for incoming freshman has risen nearly 160 points since 1991. Dr. Carothers has been a pioneer among public universities in providing talented students with the tools to win prestigious awards, opening an Honors Scholarship Office in 1996. In March 2005, the University was Dr. Carothers was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the newlynamed a 2004 Truman Foundation Honor Institution, the first public university in New England to receive the renovated Bill Beck Field. honor and one of three selected nationally. URI, which has had 12 Truman Scholarship winners, was selected for encouraging talented students to pursue careers in public service and for helping students win Truman Scholarships, including three in the past five years. In addition to the Truman awards, URI students have won a variety of national scholarships including the Udall, Goldwater, National Security Education Fellowships, the Madison, and the Fulbright. A URI student-athlete also became the first in University history to earn an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship in early 2005. A recent alumna became the University’s first Rhodes Scholar, the first woman at a four-year public institution in New England to earn the coveted honor. While building a stronger student body, President Carothers has also been building the University’s physical plant. Over a 10-year period, he has overseen more than $200 million in new construction and renovation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Among the newest additions to campus are the $4.7 million Alumni Center, the transformed home of the business college, Ballentine Hall, $10.9 million; Green Hall, $6.25 million; the Ryan Center, $54 million and the Boss Arena, $12 million. Currently, the University has a wide-ranging capital improvement program totaling $290 million in active projects. During the spring of 2005, Dr. Carothers helped launch $120 million in projects for a new dining hall, new suite- and apartment-style undergraduate housing, residence hall renovations and 1,483 new parking spaces for students. The three new residence halls and new dining hall opened officially in August 2007 to rave reviews from students, parents and staff. All four facilities are nationally certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance “green” buildings. Certification recognizes performance in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. In addition, construction on the $60 million Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences is well under way, and design is commencing for the new $75 million home for the College of Pharmacy. The two facilities will help position the state as a leader in biomedical and biotechnical research and economic development. The tremendous growth in the strength and number of the student body, the major overhaul and expansion of academic, athletic and student-centered facilities, and a growing research enterprise have all come as state support for URI’s operating budget continues to wane. Over the past seven years, URI has received a net reduction in state support for operations. Still, with President Carothers’ leadership, the University has found innovative ways to be a national leader in critical areas of higher education. While leading the physical transformation of the campus, he has continued to pay close attention to the status of women and minorities, issues surrounding substance abuse and the development of future leaders in higher education. Dr. Carothers established the first President’s Commission on the Status of Women in December 1999, and implemented a series of steps intended to advance the progress of women at the University of Rhode island. In 2002, he completed three years of service on the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Committee on Campus Drinking, which culminated with the publication of a research agenda for the nation. He was one of only six university presidents to serve on the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Presidential Leadership Group. Dr. Carothers has also been an outspoken advocate of Rhode Island legislation that lowered the legal threshold for drunk driving to .08 percent of blood alcohol. President Carothers is also a mentor to many administrators who aspire to top jobs in higher education. In February 2005, more than 1,000 people gave Dr. Carothers a standing ovation at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education, in Washington, D.C. The applause was prompted by the presentation of the first Council of Fellows Outstanding Mentor Award to President Carothers. Since joining he has mentored nine Fellows, tying a long-held record for the most Fellows during the four decades of the program. The URI President shared the honor with University of Delaware President David Roselle. This was not the first time the two men were honored jointly. Last spring, each administrator received the President’s Leadership Group Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for establishing some of the country’s most comprehensive alcohol abuse programs on their campuses. President Carothers is active on the boards of many civic and professional organizations, including the Leadership Council of the American Council on Education, Bradley Hospital, Citizens Bank, The National Conference for Community and Justice, Grow Smart Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council.

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RHODE ISLAND RECORDS THORR BJORN University of Rhode Island Director of Athletics

B.A., Massachusetts, 1990 M.Ed., Massachusetts, 1995

URI family - July 25, 2007.

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In late July, 2007, Thorr Bjorn became the 11th Director of Athletics in University of Rhode Island history. Since that day, he has worked tirelessly to instill a new championship culture in Kingston. “We want to be champions in the three most important areas: in competition, in the classroom, and in the community,” Bjorn said.“Our athletics department is wholly committed to making the necessary changes in order to achieve a true winning attitude.” In competition, Rhode Island’s 2007-08 athletics programs made great strides toward Bjorn’s championship culture. The men’s track & field program captured its second consecutive - and seventh in the last eight years - Atlantic 10 outdoor championship team title. The rowing program won its first-ever A-10 championship, ending Massachusetts’ 12-year run. In December, 2007, Bjorn made another strong commitment to winning when he hired former URI All-American Darren Rizzi as head football coach. Rizzi, who returned to his alma mater after a successful stint at Rutgers, said at his press conference: “Thorr Bjorn’s energy, enthusiasm, vision, goals, and his passion for this University is the number one reason why I’m standing here today.” In the classroom, 204 Rhode Island student-athletes earned a 3.30 grade-point average or better and were named to the Dean’s List. An additional 157 Rhody student-athletes earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2007 Fall semester. Damian Gresko earned his second consecutive CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American honor, posting a 3.98 grade-point average as a double major in finance and accounting. “It is a true point of pride to have over 200 University of Rhode Island student-athletes earn a spot on the Dean’s List,” said Bjorn.“To have so many of our student-athletes performing on and off the field of competition is a tribute to the hard work of so many involved with Rhode Island Athletics.” Many of the Rams’ athletic programs and student-athletes have made an impact in the community. Several teams participated in a National Reading Week promotion this past April, traveling to local elementary schools to read and interact with the students. Additionally, URI athletics sponsored its second annual “Pink Out” during a nationally televised men’s basketball game, which raised close to $10,000 for a local breast cancer awareness charity. Bjorn’s championship attitude is rooted in a philosophy in which everyone in the URI athletics department is a fundraiser and marketer. “We need to be tireless in our efforts to bring in external dollars - not just to sustain, but rather to grow all of our programs,” Bjorn explained. “As we go out into the community, we have the opportunity to `sell’ URI and our mission to our current and future donors, sponsors and ticket buyers. We have to continue to move forward and become increasingly creative in how we accomplish our goals.” In just his first 10 months, Bjorn has overseen donations of close to 1.5 million dollars toward the Student-Athlete Development Center (SADC). Included in that total is a 1 million dollar gift to the baseball program - URI’s first-ever seven-digit donation to the athletics department. “To reach that dollar amount in such a short period of time shows the tremendous passion for URI athletics by our alumni and friends,” he added. “We expect that this is just the beginning, as we work to raise $3.5 million for the SADC and another $1.5 million for other important athletic facility upgrades under the umbrella of the University’s `Making a Difference’ capital campaign.” A member of the Atlantic 10 television committee, Bjorn is working to improve the local, Bjorn with his wife, Cyndy, daughters Robyn, Stephanie, and Rachael and Dr. Carothers. regional, and national coverage for URI and league teams. Bjorn came to Kingston after spending 15 years at his alma mater - the University of Massachusetts - in a variety of athletic administrative roles. At the time of his hire, Bjorn had entered his fourth year as the senior associate athletic director at UMass, serving as the day-today sport supervisor for football and ice hockey, while also overseeing the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. He directly supervised the UMass athletic marketing staff, corporate sales - including the UMass Radio Network, coaches shows and signage - and ticket operations. Bjorn also served as liaison between the athletic department and Global Spectrum - the management company for the William D. Mullins Center, home of UMass basketball and hockey. Bjorn played an integral role in UMass’ department-wide apparel deal with adidas, oversaw all aspects of the funding and installation of a multi-million dollar video scoreboard system in the Mullins Center, and helped to secure funding sources for a new artificial surface at Alumni Stadium - home of the nationally-ranked Minutemen football program. From Sept. 2003-Feb. 2004, Bjorn was the interim athletic director at UMass. In that role, he oversaw all the department, including supervising a senior administrative staff of 10 associate and assistant athletic directors, as well as the head football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey. During his tenure, he negotiated a contract extension with Don “Toot” Cahoon, head men’s ice hockey coach, and was the athletic department liaison in a viability study on elevating to Division I-A (now “BCS”) football status. After a three-year stint as the director of regional sales and marketing for Resorts Sports Network in Portland, Maine, Bjorn returned to UMass in April of 2003 as the Associate AD/External Affairs. At RSN - a company which provides cable systems with programming at ski resorts - he was personally accountable for $1 million in television and web advertising revenue. In his role as Associate AD, Bjorn was responsible for soliciting all radio and television advertising and corporate sponsorship dollars for the athletic department, Mullins Center, and UMass Magazine - a total exceeding $1 million dollars. Under his watch, annual sponsorship revenue increased by over 135 percent. Bjorn also directed the department’s retail merchandise program, coordinated advertising campaigns and directed the ticket office. He also established “MinuteFan Park,” an interactive fan experience at Alumni Stadium. After graduating from UMass and spending six months as an intern in the business office at the University of Connecticut, he returned to his alma mater as assistant athletic director for tickets and game operations in December of 1990, a position he held until being promoted in 1996. A three-year letterwinner for the Minutemen football program, he earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from UMass in 1990, following with a master’s degree in higher education from his alma mater in 1995. He met his wife Cyndy at UMass, and the couple has three daughters, twins Stephanie Men's soccer head coach John O'Connor (left) and baseball head coach Jim Foster welcome Bjorn to the and Robyn, 11 and Rachael, 8. The Bjorn family resides in North Kingstown.

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS Gregg Burke

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Deputy Director of Athletics Rhode Island native Gregg Burke begins his fifth year at the University of Rhode Island. Most recently, he served in the role of URI's acting and interim director of athletics, from May, 2006-August, 2007. Burke came to the University in September of 2004 as deputy director of athletics. In this role, he served as chief operating officer of the department with special oversight of men's and women's basketball, men's golf, and all external relations of operations. Prior to his arrival in Kingston, Burke had founded his own consulting firm, in 2001, which included client work in golf, event management, media relations, fundraising and business development. Before that, in 1999, Burke joined a group of nationally respected basketball administrators in launching the International Basketball League. As Vice-President of the league, he played an integral role in developing the business plan, marketing organization, and public relations strategy while directing the special events, public relations, corporate sales, licensing, and merchandising staffs. In 1987, Burke was hired at Providence College as assistant director of athletics. He was promoted later to associate athletic director in charge of administrative and external relations efforts where he initiated and developed the corporate partnership program, the campus-wide licensing program, and managed the tickets operations, media relations, marketing, promotions, development, advertising, and licensing staffs. He was responsible for all broadcast contracts, basketball game management, basketball scheduling, and special events. He was named sports information director at Holy Cross in 1982. He went on to engineer the Heisman Trophy campaign of Gordie Lockbaum who is still the only non-Division I player to finish in the top five in Heisman Trophy balloting and one of just a handful of athletes to ever finish in the top five twice. Prior to his work at Holy Cross, Burke was the assistant director of sports information at the University of Michigan where he worked with the men's basketball and football programs in 1981 and 1982. He began his career as a graduate assistant in the Boston College Athletics Department in 1980. Burke was the Tournament Manager for the 1989 and 1996 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in Providence and the 1995 and 2000 NCAA Hockey Championship in Providence. He also served United States Olympic Committee appointments to the 1987 and 1990 Olympic Festivals and to the 1991 Pan American Games. He has served on numerous campus, Big East, and ECAC committees He was selected and trained by the NCAA as a Peer Reviewer in its Athletic Certification program. During his nearly quarter century work with the Academic All-America Awards Program he has held a number of key positions including time as National Chairman (1989-94). He was one of the two founding fathers of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame and still serves as a voting member. He has served on the board of a number of community organizations including Rhode Island Special Olympics, Rhode Island ALS, and the Holy Cross Club of R.I. Along the way he has been honored by a number of organizations for his work in athletics and in the community. He is the recipient of the 2002 Amby Smith Award for Contribution to Sport in Rhode Island, the 2000 Scoop Hudgins Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to College Football, and the 1999 Providence College Sixth Man Award for contribution to Friar Basketball. In 1994 he was honored with the first-ever Lester Jordan Award for service to the Academic All-America Program and the Student-Athlete Ideal. He has earned 10 Best in the Nation Writing and Publication Awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America. Burke graduated from Holy Cross in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned a Master of Education from Providence College in 1998. He is married to ABC Sports and ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke. The couple resides in North Providence with their children Sarah and Matthew.

JOHN VANNER

Associate Athletics Director John Vanner enters his 3First year at the University of Rhode Island, having worked in the athletics department since 1986. Vanner serves as sport administrator for the football, baseball, and volleyball programs. He is a URI graduate and began working at the University in 1977 as a teacher in the physical education department. In 1986, he replaced URI legend Ernie Calverly as the Associate Director of Athletics, overseeing the men's program. He is credited with making several coaching hires that helped bring the University's athletics program to the national level, including his first hire - men's basketball coach Tom Penders, who led the Rams to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his second season in Kingston. He also hired former men's soccer coach Ed Bradley, former baseball coach Frank Leoni, and Hall of Fame golf coach Tom Drennan, who have each guided their programs to postseason NCAA competition. Vanner lives in Johnston with his wife Cynthia (Rhode Island, '82) and children, John, Torrey, and Jessica.

SUE BERGEN

Associate Athletics Director/SWA Sue Bergen enters her sixth year at the University of Rhode Island, joining the athletics department in April, 2002. In her role as associate AD for business and finance, Bergen is the department's chief financial officer, working with department heads, head coaches, and administrators in preparing the annual budget. She also manages the day-to-day fiscal aspects of the athletics department, including monthly reporting, budgetary forecasts and all expenditures related to the Athletic Department and the Rhode Island Ram Athletic Association (RIRAA). She also prepares several reports for the athletics department, including the NCAA audit and gender equity reports, as well as the Atlantic 10 Conference salary survey and annual report. Bergen is the department's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and serves as sport administrator for the men's and women's soccer and softball programs at URI. Prior to joining the Rhody staff, Bergen served as a Financial Analyst III, in the Strategic Planning and Analysis Department for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. She worked with the tribe from 19932002. She earned her bachelor's of science degree in accounting and computer information systems from Northern Michigan in 1986. Bergen is is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Rhode Island and is a member of AICPA. Bergen lives in Ashaway, R.I. with her husband Tom and children, John and Jessica.

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KEVIN McGINNISS

Associate Athletics Director Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss is entering his second year as the associate director of athletics for development. McGinniss owns a strong educational and professional background which includes over 25 years of experience as an educator, author, coach, athletics administrator and athlete. In his role at URI, McGinniss heads up all aspects of fundraising for the athletics department with a particular emphasis on the athletics component of URI's $100 million "Making a Difference" capital campaign; raising $5 million for the new Student-Athlete Development Center and other important athletics capital projects. Last fall under his watch, the largest outright gift to URI Athletics was procured; $1million for capital improvements to the baseball facility. McGinniss also serves as the department's liaison to the Rhode Island Rams Athletic Association, URI Foundation and URI Alumni Association. Prior to coming to Kingston, McGinniss served as director of athletics at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. In recognition of his efforts, he was nominated to receive the 2007 National Association of Collegiate Athletics Administrators (NACDA) Division II Athletics Director of the Year Award. From 2001-05, McGinniss served as the director of athletics development at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. He was responsible for coordinating all fundraising and the annual giving program for athletics - including the New Millennium Campaign - a $25 million campaign for a state-of-the-art athletics center. McGinniss' experience in higher education administration also includes serving Southern Connecticut State University as its director of athletics development and director of alumni affairs. He has also served as the director of athletics and recreation at Lehman College, The City University of New York. In addition McGinniss was the director of athletics development and executive director of the Blue & Gray Club at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. A former men's basketball coach, McGinniss' was the head coach at Lehman College and led a program with just eight wins over the previous four years to the CUNYAC North Division title. He also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, helping lead SCSU to a 20-win season and a postseason berth in 1992. Active in professional organizations both locally and on the national level, McGinniss has served as Vice-Chair for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I Board of Directors, is a member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Association of Basketball Coaches Research Committee, and serves on the ECAC Board of Directors and ECAC Marketing Committee. McGinniss earned his bachelor's degree in health, master's degree in physical education/athletics administration and a sixth year professional diploma of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership all from Southern Connecticut State University. He received his doctorate in education from the Teachers College Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Columbia University. Kevin and his wife Amy have a son, Kyle, and daughter, Kelly.

Gina Sperry

Associate Athletics Director Gina Sperry begins her first year as associate director of athletics at the University of Rhode Island. She will serve as the sport administrator to the men's and women's cross country and track, rowing, and women's swimming programs. Sperry will also oversee the NCAA/Champs Life Skills Program, serve as an academic liaison with URI Advising Programs for Student-Athlete's while monitoring the academic performance of student-athletes. Sperry will also serve on the following committee's: Student Affairs Diversity Committee, URI President's Commission of the Status of Women, Association for Professional and Academic Women (past president), URI Harassment Committee, and Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletes for Women (RIAIAW). Prior to her appointment, she was an academic advisor/learning specialist for the men's basketball and men's track & field squads. In addition to her academic work with student-athletes, Sperry is committed to assisting student-athletes overall development. She currently serves as the coordinator for the Rhody Life Skills Program. Prior to her arrival at Rhode Island, Sperry was an academic coordinator and CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinator at Arizona State. While in Tempe, she developed programming to enhance student-athlete welfare in such areas as study skills, career planning, health & wellness, and leadership & character. Her CHAMPS/Life Skills program was honored in 2000 with a Program of Excellence Award by the NCAA Division I Athletic Directors' Association. She served in a similar capacity at the University of New Hampshire prior to her stint at ASU. Sperry moved into academic advising and life skills enhancement following a successful career as a collegiate cross country and track & field coach. She was the head coach of the New Hampshire's women's track & field/cross country team from 1992-99. She was named the 1997 America East Cross Country Coach of the Year. From 1988-92, she was head women's cross country and assistant women's track & field coach at the University of Vermont, twice earning North Atlantic Conference Cross Country Coach of the Years honors while at UVM. Sperry earned her B.S. in physical education (coach specialization) from Eastern Illinois University in 1983. She also earned her M.S. in physical education (adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation) form EIU in 1984. During her own athletic career, Sperry was a national-class distance runner. She was a National Amateur Champion at 10-kilometers in 1986. Sperry also qualified for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the Marathon and finished 18th at the 1986 Boston Marathon. Sperry resides in Newport, R.I.

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RHODE ISLAND RECORDS WALTER BOYLE

Assistant Athletics Director Walter Boyle begins his 30th year at the University of Rhode Island and seventh as assistant athletics director. In his current role, Boyle handles all aspects of game operations, including its annual budget, hiring and training event staff personnel, and as a liaison between all ancillary agencies (police, fire, etc.) as well as lands & grounds crews. Boyle arrived at URI in 1978 as assistant director of athletics, tickets & promotions, where he handled all aspects of tickets for events as well as special promotions and marketing venues. In 1991, he also took charge of the University's Athletic Volunteerism Program. A 1970 graduate of Providence College, Boyle was an administrative assistant to the executive director and box office supervisor at the Providence Civic Center for six years. With a Bachelor of Arts in English, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, graduating the PC ROTC program. He rose to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Field Artillery Officer. Active in student affairs at Providence, Boyle was elected to 'Who's Who' and the 'National Student Register' as an undergraduate. As a senior, he served as Vice President of the Student Congress. He is currently a member and past officer of the Narragansett Lions Club and is a member of the Board of Canvassers for the town of Narragansett. Boyle and his wife, Janet, were married in 1983 and reside in Narragansett. The couple has two children - Peter and Karen.

MIKE LAPREY

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Vinny Turco

Assistant Athletics Director

Assistant Athletics Director Art Tuveson begins his 28th year at URI and his third year as assistant athletics director, in charge of facilities management and planning. Tuveson is responsible for facility management and planning with respect to the intercollegiate, club and recreational sports programs. He handles all facility maintenance issues while serving as the athletic department’s liaison with architectural firms. Tuveson is responsible for special operations/projects which may be on-going or short-term and which require planning, coordination and supervision. He served as assistant director for recreational services and facilities from 1990-2004. Most recently, Tuveson was instrumental in the completion of the $12 million Bradford Boss Ice Arena in 2002 while also helping with the plans for the Ryan Center. He has also helped with the planning and construction of Mackal Field House, Arrigan Sailing Pavilion, and Campanella Rowing Center. Tuveson came to Kingston in 1980 as Director of Recreational Services, a post which he held until his promotion in 1990. During that time, he was responsible for the planning, organization, and coordination of a comprehensive and diverse recreational services program that would meet the needs of the URI community. This included open recreation, club sports, fitness/wellness, aquatics, sailing, and intramurals, as well as maintaining a master schedule of all indoor and outdoor events. After serving as the coordinator of club sports and the assistant director of recreation and student activities as both an undergrad and post-graduate at UNH, Tuveson was named director of recreation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1978. While at UWs-Stout, he was responsible for the administration, organization, and development of the intramural and club sport programs. Two years later, Tuveson relocated to Kingston. A 1972 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Tuveson received his master’s degree in recreation administration from the University of Oregon in 1977.

DARYL JASPER

Director of Business Development Daryl Jasper begins his first year as the Director of Business Development for The Ryan Center and the University of Rhode Island (URI) Athletics Department. In this role, Jasper will work in a collaborative effort with the Ryan Center - the home of URI’s men’s and women’s basketball teams - and the athletics department to generate advertising, sponsorship, promotions, and corporate partnerships. Most recently, Jasper worked with Nelligan Sports Marketing as the general manager of Brown University’s property. In that role, Jasper worked closely with the Brown athletics administration in all facets of marketing. In just six months, Jasper negotiated and restructured corporate partnerships, while creating new innovative opportunities for local, regional, and national sponsors. Prior to working with Nelligan, Jasper spent 13 years in professional minor league baseball. During the 2007 season, he served as executive vice president of business operations with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats - the Eastern League (AA) affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Directly responsible for all departments in the organization, Jasper administered and managed all aspects of marketing, sales and corporate partnerships for the Fisher Cats. From 1995-2006, Jasper worked for the Pawtucket Red Sox, elevating to the role of assistant general manager. While at McCoy Stadium, he sold corporate partnerships, organized community outreach events, oversaw individual and season ticket campaigns, and supervised a game day staff of over 250 employees. During his tenure in Pawtucket, Jasper helped increase sales totals for the corporate partnership program. Jasper attended Boston College before graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Isenberg School of Management/Sport Management Program in 1993. He currently serves on the Sports Management Department’s Alumni Advisory Board. He resides in North Smithfield, R.I.

Vinny Turco begins his 12th season as assistant athletics director for operations at the University of Rhode Island. In this role, Turco oversees all game operations for men’s and women’s home athletic contests, coordinates the athletic master schedule, and manages the administrative purchasing process of athletic material and equipment for all 18 URI varsity sports. Turco is also responsible for the management and planning of daily practice and team travel equipment requirements, facility set-up and breakdown for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball home events, and administration of athletic material sports budgets. He is the department’s liaison to the Ryan Center. A former defensive back on the URI football team, Turco returned to Kingston following a two-year stint as assistant director for athletic equipment at Ohio University. While at Ohio, he helped coordinate game day operations and event management for athletic contests and also controlled the purchasing and inventory of team athletic equipment and budgets. Turco graduated from Rhode Island in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and earned his master’s degree in athletic administration from Ohio University in 1994. In addition to his duties at URI, Turco also works as a field producer and does specialty statistics for Fox Sports and works in conjunction with Dorna USA, with his primary responsibility being the operation and maintenance of rotating marketing signs at men’s and women’s basketball games. He also served as the public relations/statistical distribution crew supervisor at Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, and XXVIV. Turco and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Kingston with their two children – Rae and Joseph.

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Mike Laprey enters his third year as a member of the the Rhode Island Athletics Department. He will serve as the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Communications. Laprey comes to Kingston after spending the 2005-06 academic year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. In that role, Laprey served as the day-to-day media contact for the nationally ranked women's basketball, women's soccer, and cross country programs. Prior to that, Laprey spent seven years at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., elevating to the role of Associate AD/Athletic Communications. While at Iona, Laprey was in charge of all media relations efforts for the Gaels' 21 varsity sports, including serving as department spokesman and chief editor and publisher for all athletic publications and media releases. During the summer of 2003, he played an integral role in Iona's rebranding efforts, including helping develop a new logo and series of wordmarks, as well as a total revamping of the official athletics website. In May, 2003, he earned his master's degree in journalism from Iona. He began at Iona in the Fall of 1998, serving a dual role as as a graduate assistant in the sports information office and an assistant coach for the Gaels' nationally-ranked men's cross country team. During the 1997-98 academic year, Laprey served as a media relations assistant at the BIG EAST Conference. A 1997 graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in economics and philosophy, Laprey began his career as an undergraduate assistant in the Fairfield sports information office. He was a three-year letterman for the Stags cross country squad and was President and co-founder of the Fairfield University Track Club. He also served as head men's basketball manager for the Stags' 1995-96 NIT season and served in the same capacity for the women's team in 1996-97. A native of Providence, R.I., Laprey lives in Jamestown.

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