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2010 RHODE ISLAND BASEBALL 2010 BASEBALL SCHEDULE FEBRUARY

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at Mississippi State at Mississippi State at Mississippi State at Virginia at Virginia at Virginia

Starkville, Miss. Starkville, Miss. Starkville, Miss. Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville, Va.

5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

vs. Maine vs. Bowling Green vs. Sacred Heart vs. Yale vs. Fairfield vs. Miami (Ohio) at UNC-Wilmington at UNC-Wilmington at UNC-Wilmington at William & Mary at William & Mary at Temple * at Temple * at Temple * vs. Central Connecticut vs. Boston College

Winter Haven, Fla. 1:30 p.m. Winter Haven, Fla. 1:30 p.m. Winter Haven, Fla. 5:00 p.m. Winter Haven, Fla. 4:30 p.m. Winter Haven, Fla. 11:00 a.m. Winter Haven, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Wilmington, N.C. 6:00 p.m. Wilmington, N.C. 4:00 p.m. Wilmington, N.C. 2:00 p.m. Williamsburg, Va. 7:00 p.m. Williamsburg, Va. 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia, Pa. 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:30 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:30 p.m.

at Fordham * at Fordham * at Fordham * at Northeastern Charlotte * Charlotte * Charlotte * at Quinnipiac vs. Bryant University vs. Massachusetts * vs. Massachusetts * vs. Massachusetts * at Sacred Heart at Connecticut vs. Xavier * vs. Xavier * vs. Xavier * vs. Brown vs. Siena at Duquesne *

Bronx, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. Bronx, N.Y. 11:00 a.m. Bronx, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. Boston, Mass. 3:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 1:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 12:00 p.m. Hamden, Conn. 3:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:30 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 1:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 12:00 p.m. Bridgeport, Conn. 3:30 p.m. Storrs, Conn. 3:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 1:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 12:00 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:30 p.m. Kingston, R.I. 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3:00 p.m.

at Duquesne * at Duquesne * at St. Bonaventure * at St. Bonaventure * at St. Bonaventure * vs. Richmond * vs. Richmond * vs. Richmond * vs. Hartford vs. Northeastern vs. George Washington vs. George Washington vs. George Washington Atlantic 10 Tournament

Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Olean, N.Y. Olean, N.Y. Olean, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Camden, N.J.

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Home games in bold | All times are Eastern and subject to change | * Atlantic 10 Game

2009 Season review

Table of Contents.............................................................1 Bill Beck Field...................................................................2 Athletic Facilities..............................................................3 The University of Rhode Island......................................4-5 The Ocean State............................................................6-7 Individual Excellence....................................................8-9 Team Successes..............................................................10 Rams in the Community................................................11 Athletic Training.............................................................12 Medical Support Staff....................................................13 Strength & Conditioning................................................14 Academic Support..........................................................15

2009 Individual Honors/Awards.....................................48 Atlantic 10 Final Standings/Tournament/Awards...........48 The Atlantic 10 Conference.............................................49

2009 Statistics...........................................................46-47

URI BASEBALL RECORDS

MEET THE RAMS

Head Coach Jim Foster..............................................16-17

Assistant Coaches Steve Breitbach.................................18 Assistant Coaches Eric Cirella..........................................19 Volunteer Assistant Coaches Idris Liasu..........................20 Support Staff.................................................................21 2010 Roster...............................................................22-23 Player Bio Pages........................................................24-45

Individual Batting Records........................................50-53 Individual Fielding Records............................................53 Individual Pitching Records.......................................53-55 Team Records.................................................................55 All-Time Series Records..................................................56 Individual Honors/Awards.............................................57 Rams in the Pros............................................................58 Rick Ligi MVP Award Recipients.....................................58 Joe Abarr Unsung Hero Award Recipients......................58

Athletics Administration

NCAA Compliance - Rules & Regulations........................59 Dr. David M. Dooley, University President.......................60 Thorr Bjorn, Director of Athletics....................................61 Athletics Administration...........................................62-64 Head Coaches.................................................................64

2010 BASEBALL QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Location........................................................................................................................................Kingston, Rhode Island 02881 Founded . ............................................................................................................................................................................ 1892 Enrollment........................................................................................................................................................................ 15,591 President....................................................................................................................................................... Dr. David M. Dooley Athletic Director......................................................................................................................................................... Thorr Bjorn Nickname ........................................................................................................................................................................... Rams Colors .................................................................................................................................... Keaney Blue, Dark Blue and White Home Field (capacity)................................................................................................................................Bill Beck Field (1,000) Conference..................................................................................................................................................................Atlantic 10

COACHING INFORMATION

Head Coach..................................................................................................................... Jim Foster (Providence ‘93) 5th Season Record at Rhode Island......................................................................................................................... 125-93-2 (Four Seasons) Career Record...................................................................................................................................................................... Same Assistant Coaches .................................................................................................. Steve Breitbach (Oglethorpe ‘03) 7th Season .................................................................................................................................... Eric Cirella (Salve Regina ‘05) 4th Season Volunteer Assistant Coach................................................................................................... Idris Liasu (Bethany ‘06) 2nd Season Director of Baseball Operations.............................................................................. Matt Finlayson (Salve Regina ‘08) 1st Season

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General Information

2010 Schedule.................................................................1

TEAM INFORMATION

Office Phone........................................................................................................................................................ (401) 874-4888 2009 Record.................................................................................................................................................................... 37-20-1 2009 Atlantic 10 Record/Finish............................................................................................................................19-6/2nd Place Players Returning/Lost..........................................................................................................................................................19/7 Pitchers Returning/Lost..........................................................................................................................................................7/4 Position Starters Returning/Lost.............................................................................................................................................7/1

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

Baseball Contact................................................................................................................................................. Jodi Pontbriand E-mail......................................................................................................................................................... jpontbriand@uri.edu Office Phone........................................................................................................................................................ (401) 874-5356 Fax...................................................................................................................................................................... (401) 854-5354 Cell...................................................................................................................................................................... (401) 481-6648 Website.................................................................................................................................................................. GoRhody.com The 2010 University of Rhode Island baseball media guide was written, edited and designed by Jodi Pontbriand. Editorial assistance: Dan Higgins, Jaclyn Muns, Cam Fox. Photography: Joe Giblin, Renee Lavoie, Doug Learned, Nora Lewis, Lisa Mastors, Ed Pepin, Jodi Pontbriand, Mike Scott. CD duplication: DiscMasters - Maple Park, Ill.

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BILL BECK FIELD, which was built in memory of former Rhode Island baseball and football coach Bill Beck, originally opened

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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 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.



IN THEIR FIRST SEASON ON THE NEW BECK...

The Rams posted a 14-2 record and won each of their Atlantic 10 home series, including sweeps of both Dayton and St. Bonaventure.

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THE RHODY RAMS HAVE SOME OF THE BEST FACILITIES IN THE ATLANTIC 10. The URI Athletic Complex - which is

made up of the Mackal Field House, Keaney Gymnasium, Tootell Athletic Center and the Thomas M. Ryan Center - is the home of the Rhode Island baseball indoor practice and training facilities. URI is planning to begin construction on a new 10,000 square-foot weight room as part of the Student-Athlete Development Center - a major component of the University's Making a Difference Campaign.

STATE-OF-THE-ART WEIGHT ROOM

With over $2 million pledged, URI's new 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art strength & conditioning center (pictured right) is entering the design phase. The new facility will help propel Rhode Island to the top of the Atlantic 10 Conference in terms of strength & conditioning space.

PRACTICE AND TRAINING FACILITIES

The Rams have access to several training facilities throughout the year, including the indoor batting cages and pool in the Tootell Athletic Center (pictured below).

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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is the largest university in the nation’s smallest state, but with 12,793 undergraduates

and 3,111 graduate/professional students, URI is small enough to be friendly, intimate, safe and student-centered. In part because of its of its unique location - six miles from Rhode Island’s coastal beaches and the Narragansett Bay - the University has developed strong marine programs and has been designated a national Sea Grant institution.

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HISTORY

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.

ACADEMICS

The University conferred a total of 2,837 degrees at its 2008 Commencement, including 2,201 bachelor’s degrees, 481 master’s degrees, 68 doctoral and 87 doctor of pharmacy degrees (six-year pharmacy program).

THE FACULTY

The University’s 589 faculty members are drawn from across the country and throughout the world. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16.5-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 12,793 undergraduate and 3,111 graduate/professional students come from all over the world. The 323 international students represent 64 different countries and regions.

DIVERSITY

The Multicultural Student Services staff is part of the Division of Student Affairs and sponsors programs and seminars for all 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.

HOUSING

University students live in the 22 residence halls on campus, which include rooms with provisions for students with disabilities. Residence hall housing is guaranteed to freshmen who enter in the fall term. There are four graduate and undergraduate apartment complexes, as well as the Rainbow Diversity House. More than 1,600 students participate in the fraternity-sorority system - more than 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

There are more than 100,900 active URI alumni. The states with the most active alumni are: Rhode Island, 43,107; Massachusetts, 12,518, Connecticut, 7,061; New York, 5,326 and New Jersey, 4,910.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

In 2009, the University opened several new buildings and research centers. Among them were the $54 million, 140,000 square-foot Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences on the Kingston campus, as well as the $15 million, 41,000 square-foot Ocean Science and Exploration Center and the Pell Marine Science Library at the Narragansett Bay Campus. In addition, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for a $2.2 million, 5,000 square-foot Hillel Center (opening this winter) and a $5 million, 22,000 square-foot Hellenic Studies Center Paideia, which will include an open air amphitheater. In the spring of 2007, University officials unveiled projects totaling more than $120 million to improve the student experience, including a new dining hall, new suite- and apartment-style undergraduate housing, renovations to existing residence halls, and 1,400 new parking spaces for students. The 800-bed, $68 million housing project is the largest construction effort in University history. The new $22 million, 42,229-square-foot Hope Commons opened in August, 2007 and features the latest in the college dining experience with food stations. Each station has its own theme and culinary offerings.

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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.

ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT

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:

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• 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

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 world-renowned 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.

The University is located in Kingston - in the heart of historic and picturesque South County with more than 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. EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

The University of Rhode Island is the state’s largest university, with an enrollment of 12,793 undergraduate and 3,111 graduate/professional student on its four campuses. 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 57 percent, from 9,111 in 1998 to 15,887 in 2008.

SELECTIVITY

VALUE LEARNING

In 2009, URI was ranked 15th nationally – and No. 1 in New England – by The Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine in a study of public and

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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Admission was granted to 80 percent of those applicants in 2008, compared to 78.8% in 1998.

private colleges, examining the relationship between tuition costs and graduates’ earning power. The University was lauded for delivering a strong return on investment for its students.

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 151 student-athletes on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (82 fall, 69 spring). Rhody men’s basketball head coach Jim Baron was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame for his contributions as a player and as a coach. Baron also was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his head coaching career. Baseball head coach Jim Foster led Rhody to a trio of wins over nationally-ranked opponents and was an Honorable Mention for CollegeBaseballInsider.com’s National Coach of the Year award. In addition, Foster was named the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Rams to a school-record 37 victories. Women’s tennis head coach Sandy Wood also received postseason honors as he was named Atlantic 10 Co-Coach of the Year. Milan Adams – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Tyler Adams – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Brian Alexander – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor)

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Jimmy Baron – Men’s Basketball Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-America Team Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant NABC All-District 4 Team First Team All-Atlantic 10 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Cox Sports Rhode Island Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year Rhode Island D-I Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Year Set new URI and Atlantic 10 records for career 3-pointers John Carstensen – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Tom Coulombe – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Kedan Crosby – Men’s Soccer NEISL Senior All-Star Game Participant Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Shayna Daugherty – Women’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference (Indoor) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Field Performer of the Year (Outdoor) CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-DistrictTeam (Outdoor) Luke Demko – Baseball MLB Draftee (29th round, San Francisco Giants) Stopper of the Year Award Watch List Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Fran Dempsey – Football CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team Michael Elliott – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor/Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor/Outdoor) Taylor Fontaine – Men’s Golf Ping Division I All-Northeast Region Team Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Year

Karin Fulkerson – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete TyLynn Graham – Women’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Nick Greenwood – Baseball MLB Draftee (14th round, San Diego Padres) ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner ABCA All-Northeast Region Second Team NEIBA All-New England First Team Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Stephanie Gregory – Women’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team First Team All Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Matt Hansen – Football FCS All-New England Team All-CAA Football Second Team

Mallary Fossa – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Grace Hedstorm – Women’s Tennis CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All District-l First Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team

Ananda Fraser – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor)

Delroy James – Men’s Basketball Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year

Lara-Jane Que – Women’s Track & Field First Team All Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Jasmine Jennings – Women’s Track & Field USA Track & Field Championship Participant NCAA Championship Qualifier USTFCCCA Division I All-American RIAIAW Distinguished Student Athlete of the Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Penn Relays Hammer Throw Champion New England Hammer Throw Champion Atlantic 10 Hammer Throw Champion

Oliver Palmer – Baseball NEIBA All-New England First Team Second Team All-Atlantic 10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Brittany Pelsue – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Andres Perdomo – Men’s Soccer NEISL Senior All-Star Game Participant

Nick Sanborn – Men’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Stephanie Santos – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Kahiem Seawright – Men’s Basketball First Team All-Atlantic 10 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant Kalyn Sheehan – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor/Indoor) Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie (Outdoor)

Jacob Keeling – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor)

Derek Peterson – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant New England Outdoor Champion (Discus) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor)

David Kennedy – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor)

Erkko Puranen – Men’s Soccer NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region Third Team Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team

Eric Smith - Baseball MLB Draftee (2nd round, Arizona Diamondbacks) NEIBA All-New England Second Team First Team All-Atlantic 10

Jenessa Redfern – Rowing Atlantic 10 Commissioner Honor Roll All New England Region First Team NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference

D.J. Stefkovich – Football CAA Academic All-Conference Team

Shunzaburo Kida – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Lauren Killea – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Nicole Klaiber – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Brandon Johnson-Farrell – Football All-CAA Football Third Team

Kirsten Leikem – Women’s Tennis Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Dan Rhault – Baseball MLB Draftee (26th round, Tampa Bay Rays) Brooks Wallace Award Watch List All-Ping Baseball National Team Honorable Mention NEIBA All-New England Second Team ECAC All-Star First Team Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 Grace Rignanese – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Mark Stevens – Men’s Golf Ping Division I All-Northeast Region Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team James Whalen – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Field Performer of Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor) Caitlyn Welsh – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Dwayne Williams – Men’s Soccer Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Kayla Wilson – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team

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Mike Le Bel - Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team

Andrew Reigstad – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor)

Kaylen Shimoda – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention

The 2008-09 ACADEMIC YEAR saw many of Rhode Island’s teams continue to build on their previous season’s successes. The

Rhody baseball team led the way, recording a program-best 37 victories with wins over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 25 Ohio State. Making their seventh consecutive appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship - the league’s longest active streak - the Rams earned a first-round bye before defeating third-seeded Xavier (7-6) and top-seeded Dayton (9-2) to advance to the championship game. The URI women’s tennis program was equally as impressive, turning in a 15-4 record - including a perfect 6-0 mark in the fall - and winning its third consecutive New England Championship title. The Rhode Island men’s basketball team won 23 games en route to earning a spot in the postseason NIT for the second straight year while URI’s football team captured the Governor’s Cup for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in the last eight years. Appearing in A-10 tournament for the sixth year in a row in 2008, the Rhody men’s soccer program also holds the league’s best active streak for consecutive appearances at the conference championship. The URI men’s track & field squad captured the team title at the New England Outdoor Championship while placing second at the Atlantic 10 indoor and outdoor meets. The Rhody women, meanwhile, finished third at each of the conference championship meets while URI’s rowing team finished runner-up at the Atlantic 10 Championship.

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2008-09 AtLANtic 10 championship PARTICIPANTS Baseball – Second Place Men’s Basketball – Quarterfinals Women’s Basketball – Quarterfinals Men’s Cross Country – 13th Place Women’s Cross Country – 12th Place Golf – Fifth Place Men’s Indoor Track & Field – Second Place

Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Third Place Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – Second Place Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – Third Place Rowing – Second Place Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinals Women’s Swimming & Diving – 10th Place Women’s Tennis – Tied, Seventh Place

URI’s student-athletes excel in the community as well as in competition and the classroom. Members of

Rhody’s 18 athletic teams participate in a wide-variety of community service projects, from clinics, to charity events to “Reading Week” - an annual department-wide venture which places student-athletes in local elementary schools. URI’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) helps organize many of these activities, as well as the highly successful “Pink Out” - which began in 2006 as the first-ever breast cancer charity event linked to an NCAA Division I men’s basketball game.

“We want to be champions in the three most important areas: in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.”

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University of Rhode Island student-athletes are active in the community, participating in activities such as: Walk to D’Feet ALS; Jonnycake Center Thanksgiving Food Drive; Date-a-Jock Charity Auction; the annual “Pink Out” to benefit breast cancer awareness; The Autism Project of Rhode Island walk (pictured above); Habitat for Humanity; Grassroots Soccer (pictured at right); and Reading Week.

- Thorr Bjorn, URI Director of Athletics

Renowned regionally and nationally, the University of Rhode Island Sports Medicine department provides the best

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medical care possible to all varsity student-athletes. Led by Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance Kim Bissonnette, the URI sports medicine staff works hand-in-hand with a full staff of some of the top orthopedic surgeons, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, strength & conditioning coaches, and podiatrists. This ensures that URI student-athletes receive the very best in professional medical care. The entire URI sports medicine staff is devoted to the education, prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. These individuals are dedicated to returning URI’s student-athletes to their sport in the safest and quickest manner as possible.

Kim Bissonnette Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance Football, Swimming & Diving

Andy Llaguno

Kristen Abbott

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Football, Rowing

Women’s Soccer, Baseball

Mitzi Dusin

Lauren Goley

Associate Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Football, Men’s XC/Track & Field

Men’s Soccer, Women’s XC/Track & Field

Michael MonteIRo

Bridget Rumer

Associate Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Men’s Basketball, Golf

Volleyball, Softball

Michelle Levreault Assistant Athletic Trainer Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis

University of Rhode Island student-athletes receive the top medical care available thanks to the University’s

partnership with South County Hospital and its new state-of-the-art Orthopedics Center. South County Hospital has long been recognized for its specialty in orthopedics as the Orthopedics Center offers patients the latest surgical techniques and the most advanced technology in a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility. Additionally, all URI student-athletes have access to the on-campus health services facility, led by Dr. Fred Procopio. URI’s health services department seeks to be the most caring, respected and sought-after health care resource for the diverse student population.

Dr. David Burns, DO

Dr. Tim Drury, MD

Dr. Mark Coppes, MD

Dr. Randall Risinger, MD

Dr. Thomas Warcup, MD

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Dr. Robert Marchand, MD

Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald, MD

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. Emphasis is placed on movements that are ground based and employ a closed-chain kinetic multi-joint action with the ultimate goal of increasing rate of force development and having explosive strength. Functional exercises done to enhance performance and to help the student-athlete improve resistance to injury.

Under the direction of head strength & conditioning coach Liz Proctor, the Rams have specific, year-round workout schedules that are mapped out and designed to maximize the performance of each member of the Rhode Island baseball program.

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All strength & conditioning training is geared toward making team members the best they can be, both on and off the field.

Strength. Speed. Flexibility. Injury Prevention. Endurance. Explosiveness. Toughness. Success.

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. The Rhody Life Skills Program is committed to the “total development� of the student-athlete. The program focuses on five commitment areas designed to promote personal growth: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development and community outreach. In collaboration with campus and community resources, the Rhody Life Skills Program offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and activities designed to prepare URI's student-athletes for life’s challenges beyond the playing arena.

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JIM FOSTER Head Coach • Fifth Season

THE FOSTER FILE Hometown: Warwick, R.I. Education: B.A., Providence, 1993 Coaching Experience (Overall Record: 125-93-2/.573) • Head Coach, Rhode Island (2006-present) • Assistant Coach, Rhode Island (2005) • Assistant Coach, Brown (2003-04) Coaching Honors/Accomplishments • Named the A-10's best coach in College Baseball Insider's preseason preview (2010) • Named the A-10's 'Coach on the Rise' in Rivals.com's preseason preview (2010) • Set new University record with 37 wins (2009) • Victories over #8 Miami, #11 Oklahoma State and #25 Ohio State (2009) • College Baseball Insider National Coach of the Year honorable mention (2009) • New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Coach of the Year (2009) • Head Coach of 'University Team' at 35th Annual NEIBA All-Star Game (2009) • Words Unlimited Men's Sports Coach of the Year (2009) • BoSox Club award for Top-Ranked Division I Baseball Team in New England (2009) • Named the A-10's best coach in College Baseball Insider's preseason preview (2009) • Named the A-10's 'Coach on the Rise' in Rivals.com's preseason preview (2009) • Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions (2006) • NCAA Pitching Coach of the Year nominee (2005) • 2005 Atlantic 10 Champions, URI's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth Professional Playing Experience: • Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim Angels, Chicago White Sox • Baseball Weekly Minor League Catcher of the Year (1997) • Topps All-Rookie Team (1993) Collegiate Playing Experience: • Providence College - 1990-93 Big East All-Conference Team (1993) Team Captain (1993) All-New England Selection (1992, 1993) Helped lead team to Big East Championship title in 1992

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Jim Foster enters his fifth season as head coach of the Rhode Island baseball program in 2009-10.

Fifth season at Rhode Island

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. Most recently, Foster guided his 2009 club to victories over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 25 Ohio State as well as a program-best 37 wins and a trip to the Atlantic 10 title game. With just two seniors on the team, URI put together what, arguably, was best season in Rhode Island baseball history. The Rams saw seven players collect All-Conference honors, including A-10 Player of the Year and Ping!Baseball National Team honorable mention Dan Rhault. Four Rams earned NEIBA All-New England honors while Nick Greenwood was an ABCA Northeast Region selection and the A-10's first-ever recipient of a Rawlings Gold Glove Award. For URI's successes in 2009, Foster was recognized by CollegeBaseballInsider.com as an honorable mention for the organization's National Coach of the Year award. He also was named the 2009 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division I Coach of the Year - in voting conducted among the association's 17 Division I head coaches - and received the 2009 Words Unlimited Male Coach of the Year award. As a team, Rhode Island was recognized as the Top-Ranked Division I Baseball Team in New England by the BoSox Club, the official booster club of the Boston Red Sox.

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A native of Warwick, R.I., Foster has amassed a 125 victories in just four years at the helm of the URI program. He has produced five MLB draft picks - including four this past season - and boasts the program's highest-ever selection as junior Eric Smith was picked 60th overall in the second round of the 2009 draft. 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 Atlantic 10).

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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 years with the organization. He also played in the Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim Angels and Chicago White Sox farm systems. He was named Baseball Weekly's Minor League Catcher of the Year in 1997 and was named to the Topps All-Rookie Team in 1993.

If you're looking for a coach that accomplishes a lot with not much in terms of resources, look no further than Foster. Foster guided the Rams to a 34-16 record in his first season with the program back in '06. He also led the Rams to 31 wins in '08 before taking a huge step forward last season with a 37-20 record. URI also should've made an NCAA regional last season after recording a few marquee wins. Foster isn't dealing with a full 11.7 scholarships, but still is finding ways to win. That's impressive.

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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.

- Kendall Rogers Yahoo! Sports/Rivals.com

It's nothing short of incredible what coach Jim Foster has managed to do there... URI does a tremendous job allocating resources and getting the most out of its talent.

- Aaron Fitt Baseball America

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STEVE BREITBACH Assistant Coach • Seventh Season

Steve Breitbach enters in his seventh season with the Rhode Island baseball program in 2009-10. Since joining the Rhody staff in January of 2004, he has instructed hitters, outfielders, infielders and catchers. He also has served as the recruiting coordinator since 2005 and is currently the hitting coach for the Rams. Rhode Island has enjoyed its most successful time in program history averaging 32 wins a season since Breitbach arrived on campus. In that time, the Rams have also captured four Atlantic 10 regular season titles and played in the 2005 NCAA Regionals after winning URI's first-ever A-10 Championship. Individuals under the tutelage of Coach Breitbach now hold 22 single-season and career hitting records at URI while nine new single-season team records have been set. The top five records in nearly every statistical category are now owned by players or teams coached by Breitbach. In 2009, the Rams amassed a school-record 37 victories, including wins over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 25 Ohio State, and NC State. Offensively URI had its best season to date setting team records for hits, runs, doubles, home runs and runs batted in, averaging nearly seven runs a game. Additionally, four Rams were selected in the 2009 MLB Draft including Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Dan Rhault who was undrafted out of high school. In Breitbach's time at URI, he has coached three All-Americans, six All-Region selections, 17 All-New England picks, two Atlantic 10 Players of the Year, 21 All-Conference honorees and 13 players who have either been drafted or inked professional contracts. In college, Breitbach spent two years playing at Berry College and two years at Oglethorpe University. While at Oglethorpe, he was a two-time team captain 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, serving as the infield, hitting, and conditioning coach for three years. In Breitbach's first year of coaching, he helped guide the Stormy Petrels to the 2002 SCAC Eastern Division title. Originally from Powder Springs, Ga., Breitbach now resides in Foster, R.I. with his wife Vicki.

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Assistant Coach • Fourth Season

Eric Cirella, a Rhode Island native, enters his fourth season with the Rams in 2009-10. His primary responsibilities at URI include coaching third base, outfield, base running, bunting/situational hitting, and assisting with recruiting. In each of his years at Rhode Island, the Rams have qualified for the Atlantic 10, extending their current streak to seven years - the longest current active streak in the league. In 2009, URI posted a school record 37 wins, knocked off three top-25 teams (Miami, Oklahoma State and Ohio State), had four players taken in the MLB draft, and also finished in the nation's top-20 in stolen bases and stolen bases per game. A four-year stand-out baseball player at Salve Regina (Newport, R.I.), Cirella was an All-Conference and Academic All-Conference member all four years while also earning the 2004 Brother Michael Reynolds Award for outstanding accomplishment in academics and athletics. He was SRU's Male Athlete of the Year in 2005 and was a threetime CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American (2003-2005) in addition to earning the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year award in 2005. Following his junior (2004) and senior (2005) seasons at Salve Regina, he was selected All-New England First Team and was a Rawlings ABCA All-American as both a shortstop and outfielder.

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ERIC CIRELLA

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, the highest GPA of any finance graduate in 2005. Cirella began his coaching career in 2005-2006 at Salve Regina University, helping the Seahawks win a school record 32 games (32-13). In 2008, Cirella was selected as the hitting instructor/third base coach for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. Offensively, the Bullfrogs led the Northwoods league in five statistical team categories, including average, hits, doubles, triples, and total bases. Additionally, six players from Green Bay's 2008 team were selected in the 2009 MLB Draft, including four picks who went in the top 15 rounds. Cirella is currently a graduate instructor in the URI School of Communication where he is also pursuing his master's degree.

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IDRIS LIASU

Volunteer Assistant Coach • Second Season Idris Liasu enters his second season with the Rhode Island baseball program in 2009-10. Liasu comes to URI from Siena College, where he spent the 2008 season as an assistant on the Saints' 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 All-Conference 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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KRISTEN ABBOTT

Matt Finlayson enters his first season with the Rhode Island baseball program in 2010. A 2008 Cum Laude graduate of Salve Regina, Finlayson earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Kristen Abbott enters her second year at Rhode Island in 2009-10. Abbott works with the Rams' baseball and women's soccer programs.

Director of Operations • First Year

At Salve Regina, Finlayson was a four year member of the baseball team and captained the squad in 2008. He finished his career as the program's record holder for stolen bases and games started. A three time CCC All-Conference Selection, Finlayson also received the Commonwealth Coast Conference Senior Scholar Athlete Award. In his current role at Rhode Island, Finlayson handles business operations, coordinates travel and assists with fundraising.

Athletic Trainer • Second Year

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, baseball and both basketball teams.

NICOLE POLOSKI

Liz Proctor is in her sixth season in the URI Strength & Conditioning department and her fourth 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.

Nicole Poloski begins her fifth year working with the URI Academic Support Team in 2009-10.

Strength & Conditioning • Sixth Year

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.

Academic Advisor • Fifth Year

A 2001 graduate of Providence College, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. During her four years with the Friars, she played field hockey under her maiden name, Nicole LaBranche. The year following her undergraduate graduation, she received her M.Ed. in Counseling from Providence in 2002.

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LIZ PROCTOR

At Rhode Island, Poloski is responsible for advising the baseball student-athletes throughout the academic year. She assists in class selection, monitors academic progress, gives recommendations for tutoring and/or other academic-based services as well as monitors study hall hours. Poloski also works with the URI women's basketball and men's soccer teams.

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 College in 2000 while also serving as the assistant strength coach for football and all olympic sports.

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2010 ROSTER

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NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 35

NAME Kenny Burns Luis Chacon Jeff Cammans Zoey Angulo Adam Chickman Mike LeBel Oliver Palmer Mike Bradstreet Rob Noe Dan Rossignol Milan Adams Anthony Pisani Ken Graveline Rob Curran Dan Haverstick Tyler Brennan Sean Caron Rob DeVeney Tim Boyce Sam Cooke Gardner Leaver Chris Pickering Brian Bodjiak Evan Laude Kevin Stenhouse Tom Coulombe Kyle Borden Adam Derner John Kashmanian Dan Johnson

CL JR SR JR SR JR SO SR FR r-SO SR SO SO JR r-FR r-SO FR FR SR SR FR JR JR JR JR FR JR JR r-SO FR JR

POS OF INF/RHP OF OF C INF INF RHP C RHP C LHP RHP LHP INF RHP OF OF RHP RHP RHP LHP RHP 1B/OF OF/1B INF/OF OF 1B RHP RHP

HT 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-8 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-2

WT 180 194 182 180 168 168 205 176 202 162 213 193 199 151 198 219 192 192 205 205 192 209 208 218 204 206 208 245 175 208

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

HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Shelton, Conn./Mercersberg Academy Coventry, R.I./CCRI Jamestown, R.I./North Kingston Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep San Mateo, Calif./College of San Mateo Quincy, Mass./Quincy North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown Lansdale, Pa./North Penn Lynnfield, Mass./St. John’s Prep Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Exeter, R.I./Bishop Hendricken Revere, Mass./Bishop Fenwick Prospect, Conn./Woodland Regional North Kingstown, R.I./ Bishop Hendricken Marlton, N.J./Cherokee Warwick, R.I./Bishop Hendricken Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry Marlton, N.J./Western Carolina Swansea, Mass./Joseph Case Meriden, Conn./Maloney Montauk, N.Y./East Hampton Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln Sandwich, Mass./Massasoit C.C. Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach Warwick, R.I./Pilgrim Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln Lincoln, R.I./CCRI River Edge, N.J./River Dell Smithfield, R.I./Smithfield Wakefield, R.I./Univ. of New Haven

Head Coach: #34 Jim Foster (Providence ‘93) fifth season Assistant Coaches: #32 Steve Breitbach (Oglethorpe ‘03), #6 Eric Cirella (Salve Regina ‘05) Volunteer Assitant Coach: #16 Idris Liasu (Bethany ‘06) Director of Baseball Operations: Matt Finlayson (Salve Regina ‘08) Athletic Trainer: Kristen Abbott (Slippery Rock ‘07 / California Pa. ‘08)

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NAME Kenny Burns Luis Chacon Jeff Cammans Zoey Angulo Adam Chickman Mike LeBel Oliver Palmer Mike Bradstreet Rob Noe Dan Rossignol Milan Adams Anthony Pisani Ken Graveline Rob Curran Dan Haverstick Tyler Brennan Sean Caron Rob DeVeney Tim Boyce Sam Cooke Gardner Leaver Chris Pickering Brian Bodjiak Evan Laude Kevin Stenhouse Tom Coulombe Kyle Borden Adam Derner John Kashmanian Dan Johnson

32 Steve Breitbach 16 Idris Liasu

PRONUNCIATION sha-CONE CAM-mins an-GOO-low

NO-ee RAW-sig-naul MY-lin pis-AHN-ee GRAVE-line

da-VANE-ee

BO-jack LOUD-ee ka-LOME cash-MANE-ee-in BRITE-bock EE-dris lee-AH-sue

ROSTER BREAKDOWN NEW HAMPSHIRE (2) Sean Caron Dan Rossignol

PENNSYLVANIA (1) Mike Bradstreet

NEW YORK (2) Gardner Leaver Evan Laude

MASSACHUSETTS (5) Brian Bodjiak Tim Boyce Mike LeBel Rob Noe Anthony Pisani

CALIFORNIA (1) Adam Chickman FLORIDA (1) Zoey Angulo

SENIORS (6) Zoey Angulo Tim Boyce Luis Chacon Rob DeVeney Oliver Palmer Dan Rossignol

JUNIORS (10) Brian Bodjiak Kyle Borden Kenny Burns Jeff Cammans Adam Chickman Tom Coulombe Dan Johnson Evan Laude Gardner Leaver Chris Pickering

INFIELDERS (8) Luis Chacon + Tom Coulombe + Adam Derner Dan Haverstick Evan Laude + Mike LeBel Oliver Palmer Kevin Stenhouse +

OUTFIELDERS (9) Zoey Angulo Kyle Borden Kenny Burns Jeff Cammans Sean Caron Tom Coulombe + Rob DeVeney Evan Laude + Kevin Stenhouse +

RIGHT HANDED PITCHERS (11) SOPHOMORES (7) Milan Adams Adam Derner * Ken Graveline Dan Haverstick * Mike LeBel Rob Noe * Anthony Pisani

FRESHMEN (7) Mike Bradstreet Tyler Brennan Sean Caron Sam Cooke Rob Curran * John Kashmanian Kevin Stenhouse

* indicates redshirt

Brian Bodjiak Tim Boyce Mike Bradstreet Tyler Brennan Luis Chacon + Sam Cooke Ken Graveline Dan Johnson John Kashmanian Gardner Leaver Dan Rossignol

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CATCHERS (3) Milan Adams Adam Chickman Rob Noe

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RHODE ISLAND (12) Milan Adams Kyle Borden Tyler Brennan CONNECTICUT (3) Jeff Cammans Kenny Burns Luis Chacon Sam Cooke Tom Coulombe Ken Graveline Rob Curran Dan Johnson John Kashmanian Oliver Palmer NEW JERSEY (3) Chris Pickering Adam Derner Kevin Stenhouse Rob DeVeney Dan Haverstick

LEFT HANDED PITCHERS (3) Rob Curran Chris Pickering Anthony Pisani

+ indicates players listed at multiple positions

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ZOEY ANGULO Senior • OF • R/R 5-10 • 180 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep

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GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2007

17-8

.244

45

5

11

4

0

0

3

2

8

1-3

2008

40-34 .229

144

17

33

5

1

1

13

5

26

3-4

2009

44-31 .323

133

28

43 10 0

4

19

8

21

7-9

CAREER

101-73 .279 322 50 87 19 1

5

35 15 55 11-16

2009: Finished the season batting .323 with 43 hits, 28 runs and 19 RBI... Had a hit and a stolen base against NC State on Feb. 20... Hit two doubles along with an RBI against Xavier on Feb. 22... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 13-2 victory over Duquesne on March 1... Recorded two hits and a run scored in an 8-6 win over No. 25 Ohio State on March 6... Recorded a hit and a run against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on Mar. 13...Hit a two-run homer, scored twice, and stole a base in a 5-4 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State on Mar. 15...Went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Mar. 27 in an 11-3 win against Xavier... Recorded two runs, two hits and two RBI against Central Connecticut on Mar. 31...Went 1-for-1 with a home run versus La Salle on Apr. 10... Hit a double and scored a run in a 12-1 win over Hartford on Apr.15... Slammed four hits and scored three runs against Saint Joseph's on Apr. 24... Went 2-for-5 in a win versus Holy Cross on Apr. 24... Drove in two runs, scored another, and hit a home run in a home loss to Fordham on May 1... Hit a double, scored a run and drove in another in a 10-inning win at UMass on May 8... Went 3-for-6 with two RBI against Saint Louis on May 15... Scored and drove in a run against Xavier at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 21... Had a three hit performance - which included a double and two runs - in a 9-2 win over top-seeded Dayton on May 22. 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 9th 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. 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. 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.

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TIM BOYCE Senior • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 205 Swansea, Mass. Joseph Case

CAREER STATISTICS YEAR *2006 2007 2008 2009 CAREER

ERA 13.50 5.35 0.89 5.80 4.72

W-L 0-0 1-0 4-1 6-2 11-3

APP 2 22 18 14 56

GS 0 0 0 14 14

CG SHO SV IP H 0 0 0 1.1 3 0 0 6 35.1 32 0 0 5 30.1 19 1 0 0 76.0 79 1 0 11 143.0 133

22 R 2 24 5 55 86

ER 2 21 3 49 75

SO 0 40 36 62 138

BB 1 14 6 31 52

* Redshirt season

2008: 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.

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2009: Made 14 appearances - all starts - and turned in a 6-2 record as a junior... Ended the season with a 5.80 ERA and 62 strikeouts over 76 innings pitched... Issued just 31 walks on the year... Stuck out seven batters in four innings at NC State on Feb. 20... Tallied seven K's with just four hits to earn his first win of the season against Duquesne on Feb. 28... Struck out a season-high eight batters at George Washington on March 20... Recorded four consecutive wins over Xavier, Dayton, La Salle and St. Bonaventure from March 27-April 17... Picked up his sixth win of the season at the Atlantic 10 Championship as Rhody downed Xavier, 7-6.

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 Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.

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LUIS CHACON Senior • IF/RHP • R/R 6-0 • 194 Coventry, R.I. Community College of R.I.

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26

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2009

15-5

.300

20

3

6

2

0

0

0

4

4

0-0

CAREER

15-5 .300

20

3

6

2

0

0

0

4

4

0-0

2009: Appeared in 15 games for Rhody, making five starts... Batted .300 with six hits and three runs... Doubled in his only at bat against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Went 1-for-3 with a double in a win at William and Mary on March 18... Tallied two hits and scored twice against Brown on April 1... Recorded one hit in his only at bat against Bryant on April 7... Reached base on a single in his only at bat in a 14-7 win at St. Joe's on April 25. Community College of Rhode Island: Captained his CCRI team in 2008... Received the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2007 and 2008... Also helped lead the Knights to the Region XXI (MCCAA) title as well as the New England championship title in both in 2007 and 2008. High School: Attended Central and West Warwick High Schools... Spent two years playing baseball in the Dominican Republic before returning to Rhode Island for his senior year. Personal: Born September 10, 1986... Son of Francisca Colon and Luis Chacon... Has a younger sister, Luz... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Double majoring in Spanish and Health Fitness.

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ROB DEVENEY Senior • OF • R/R 6-0 • 192 Marlton, N.J. Western Carolina

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR GP-GS AVG AB R H *2007 2-0 1.000 1 1 1 2008 58-58 .275 212 21 54 2009 57-56 .264 193 33 53 CAREER 117-114 .268 406 55 108

2B 0 16 12 28

3B 0 0 2 2

HR 0 2 7 9

RBI 0 31 42 73

BB 0 14 28 42

SO SB-SBA 0 0-0 47 5-8 41 6-10 88 11-18

* At Western Carolina (2007)

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.

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2009: Appeared in 57 of the team's 58 games, making 56 starts... Finished the season with a .275 batting average, 53 hits, 42 RBI, 33 runs, 12 doubles and seven home runs... Had a hit, a run and a RBI against Xavier on Feb. 22... Went 3-for-5 with a homerun and two RBI in a 13-2 win over Duquesne on March 1... Had three hits - including a triple - and two runs scored against Fairfield on March 2... Hit a double and had two RBI in a 4-3 victory over Fairfield on March 5... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI versus No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 15... Reached base four times on three hits and a walk, while driving in three runs and scoring two of his own at William and Mary on March 18... Was just a single away from batting for the cycle, while scoring twice and driving in two more against George Washington on March 20... Went 4-for-7 with two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored and three walks in a pair of games at Xavier on March 28-29... Tallied one hit, one run, one RBI and two stolen bases against La Salle on April 10... Drove in four runs on three hits and scored once against St. Joe's on April 24... Went 2-for-4 and added an RBI against Saint Joseph's on April 25... Scored twice in a win at Holy Cross on April 28... Belted a home run, scored twice and had two RBI against Massachusetts on May 8... Recorded two RBI at UMass on May 10... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI against Saint Louis on May 15.

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. High School: 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.

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OLIVER PALMER Senior • INF • R/R 6-0 • 205 North Kingstown, R.I. North Kingstown

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2007

35-31 .262

122

15

32

4

0

0

14

4

24

7-7

2008

59-59 .270

237

37

64

9

1

1

21

13

36

9-17

2009

56-56 .342

228

53

78 21 3 11 44

14

33

9-13

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CAREER 150-146 .296 587 105 174 34 4 12 79 31 93 25-37 2009: Appeared and started in all but one of Rhody's 57 games his junior year... Finished the season with a .342 batting average... Led the Rams with 53 runs, 21 doubles and 138 total bases... Was second on the team in hits (78), home runs (11) and slugging percentage (.605)... Defensively, he was near perfect in the field, committing just three errors on 262 chances... Landed a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team as well as the league's Academic All-Conference squad... Also was a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team selection and earned All-Championship honors at the A-10 tournament... Went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in an 11-8 victory over NC State on Feb. 20... Was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 12-6 victory over Duquesne on Feb. 28... Recorded a double and a triple against Duquesne on March 1... Went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a 12-6 win over Fairfield on March 2... Had two hits and two runs scored in an 8-6 victory over No. 25 Ohio State... Tallied an RBI-double against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Went 2-for-4 and scored twice at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 14... Recorded three hits, three runs and an RBI in a doubleheader at William and Mary on March 18... Went 2-for-3 with two runs at George Washington on March 22... Homered twice in an 11-3 win at Xavier on March 27... Had two hits - including a home run - and scored twice at Xavier on March 28... Went 2-for-4 with a run against Central Connecticut on March 31... Was 4-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs in a win over Dayton on April 4... Recorded an RBI-double against Dayton on April 5... Went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored against La Salle on April 10... Tallied four hits, an RBI and a run scored against Quinnipiac on April 14... Went 5-for-9 with four RBI, four runs scored, a home run and a stolen base in a three-game sweep of St. Bonaventure, April 17-19... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Holy Cross on April 28... Had a solo home run against Fordham on May 1... Had two hits - including a home run - and also stole a base against Fordham on May 2... Had two hits and an RBI in an extra-inning win at Massachusetts on May 8... Had two RBI and two hits at Saint Louis on May 14... Hit his first career grand slam in a 7-6 win over Xavier at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 21... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base against Dayton at the conference tournament on May 22... Went 2-for-5 in the A-10 title game against Xavier on May 23. 2008: 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: 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.

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DAN ROSSIGNOL Senior • RHP • R/R 5-8 • 162 Nashua, N.H. Nashua South

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP

H

R

ER SO BB

2007

6.08

1-0

13

3

0

0

0 26.2

34 20 18 20 11

2008

6.75

3-2

14

7

0

0

0 38.2

57 35 29 38 14

2009

3.43

2-2

18

4

0

0

2 44.2

41 25 17 35 11

CAREER

5.24

6-4 45 14

0

0

2 110.0 132 80 64 93 36

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. 2007: 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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2009: Made 18 appearances - 14 out of the bullpen and fours starts - as a junior pitcher for the Rams... Ended the season with a pair of saves and a 2-2 record... Turned in a 3.43 ERA to go along with 35 strikeouts over 44.2 innings pitched... Pitched 2.2 shut-out innings of relief in a 13-2 victory over Duquesne on March 1... Struck out five batters in his first start of the season against Fairfield on March 5... Struck out five batters over five scoreless innings to collect his first win of the year at William and Mary on March 18... Came in and pitched four scoreless innings of relief against Bryant on March 25... Struck out two batters in one perfect inning of relief against Hartford on April 15... Pitched four hitless innings of relief against St. Joe's on April 24... Picked up his first save after striking out three batters in two hitless innings of relief against Northeastern on May 12... Pitched his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth inning, helping Rhode Island edge third-seeded Xavier, 7-6, at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 21.

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. Personal: Born October 18, 1987... Son of Sharon and Jeff Rossignol... Has a younger brother, Travis... Majoring in Turfgrass Management.

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KENNY BURNS Junior • OF • R/R 5-11 • 180 Shelton, Conn. Mercersberg Academy

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GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2008

26-25 .231

91

11

21

3

0

1

12

7

15

2009

46-40 .234

158

26

37

6

2

1

19

10

31 11-16

CAREER

72-65 .233 249 37 58

9

2

2

31 17 46 19-26

8-10

2009: Appeared in 46 games and made 40 starts as a sophomore... Finished the season with a .234 batting average, 37 hits, 26 runs, 19 RBI and 11 stolen bases... Was ESPN Sportscenter's #2 Play of the Day after crashing through the outfield fence to rob Northeastern of a homerun on April 20... Had a hit, a run and three RBI against NC State on Feb. 20... Recorded a hit, a run and a walk against Xavier on Feb. 22... Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two stolen bases in a 10-6 win over Duquesne on Feb. 28... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against No. 25 Ohio State on March 6... Recorded two hits and a run at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 15... Was 2-for-4 with two runs, and RBI and a stolen base at Xavier on March 27... Had two hits at Xavier on March 29... Went 2-for-3 with a double against Dayton on April 5... Ripped a three-run triple against La Salle on April 10... Recorded three hits - including a double and a triple, two RBI, a run and a stolen base against Quinnipiac on April 14... Drove in a pair of runs against St. Bonaventure on April 17... Was 2-for-2 with two runs and two stolen bases against Sacred Heart on April 21... Had two hits - including a home run, scored three runs, drove in a pair and stole a base at Saint Joseph's on April 24... Crossed the plate twice at Massachusetts on May 8... Went 3-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base against top-seeded Dayton at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 22. 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. High School: 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: 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.

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JEFF CAMMANS Junior • OF • R/R 6-0 • 182 Jamestown, R.I. North Kingstown

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2008

27-15 .231

65

6

15

1

0

1

7

4

13

2009

56-56 .335

206

39

69 11 1

4

35

18

43 17-27

CAREER

83-71 .310 271 45 84 12 1

5

42 22 56 19-30

2-3

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2009: Appeared and started in 56 of Rhody's 58 games as a sophomore... Batted .335 with 69 hits, 39 runs, 35 RBI, 11 doubles and and four home runs... Also finished second on the team with 17 stolen bases... Was 3for-4 with two runs scored at NC State on Feb. 20... Went 2-for-4 against Santa Clara on Feb. 21... Was 5-for-8 with three RBI in two games against Duquesne... Hit a triple and had five RBI in a 12-6 win over Fairfield on March 2... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in a 3-0 win over No. 8 Miami (Fla.)... Recoded three hits, a run, and an RBI against No. 25 Ohio State on March 6... Went 2-for-5 and scored once against George Washington on March 20... Had two hits and stole a base against Bryant on March 25... Blasted a three-run homer and scored twice in an 11-3 win at Xavier on March 27... Scored twice after reaching base on two singles against Xavier on March 28... Recorded two hits in a loss at Boston College on April 8... Reached base three times - on two hits and a walk - on April 14 versus Quinnipiac... Went 2-for-4 with a walk in at Hartford on April 15... Got on base twice with a walk and a hit, stole two bases, scored a run and drove in anther to lift the Rams to a 7-2 win over St. Bonaventure on April 17... Scored three times, stole two bases, and had an RBI against St. Bonaventure on April 19... Tallied two hits and collected a pair of RBI at Saint Joseph's on April 24... Went 1-for-2 with two walks and three stolen bases versus St. Joe's in a 6-1 win on April 26... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against Holy Cross on April 28... Tallied a hit, a run, and two RBI against Siena on April 29... Reached base three times in a loss to Fordham on May 2... Went 4-for-5, with a double and a home run versus Fordham on May 3... Was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on May 4... Had a double and an RBI at UMass on May 10... Had three RBI on three hits against Saint Louis on May 15... Went 2-for-5 and collected three RBI in a 9-2 win over top-seeded Dayton at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 22... Had two hits and scored a run in the season-ending game against Xavier on May 23. 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.

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TOM COULOMBE Junior • INF/OF • R/R 6-4 • 206 Lincoln, R.I. Lincoln

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2008

43-37 .264

129

21

34

4

0

0

14

10

30

2009

53-52 .295

193

41

57 13 0

3

28

23

39 20-23

CAREER

96-89 .283 322 62 91 17 0

3

42 33 69 25-31

5-8

2009: Appeared in 53 games and had 52 starts as a sophomore... Batted .295 with 57 hits, 41 runs and 28 RBI... Also led the team with 20 stolen bases... Was named to the 2009 Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team... Went 6-for-9 with four doubles and four RBI in two games against Duquesne... Recorded a hit, an RBI and a run scored in a 3-2 win over Fairfield on March 5... Scored a run and had two hits in a win at Xavier on March 27... Reached base three times while scoring once and driving in one at Xavier on March 28... Belted a pair of hits - including a home run - scored twice, and drove in two more against Central Connecticut on March 31... Went 2-for-4 with a double and scored once versus Dayton on April 5... Had an RBI and a run scored on three hits in a 6-4 win over La Salle on April 10... Smashed a three-run homer against Hartford on April 15... Went 6-for-11, scored four runs and had two stolen bases in a three game home sweep over St. Bonaventure April 17-19... Went 4-for-5 with four runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base against St. Joe's on April 25... Had three hits, scored twice and added an RBI in a road win over St. Joe's on April 26... Tallied two hits - including a double - and scored twice against UMass on May 10... Went 3-for-5 and tallied and RBI against top-seeded Dayton at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 22... Recorded five hits, four RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in two A-10 Championship games against Xavier on May 23. 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. 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. Personal: 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.

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KEN GRAVELINE Junior • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 199 Prospect, Conn. Woodland Regional

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ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP

H

R

ER SO BB

2008

6.23

0-0

13

1

0

0

0 26.0

29 21 18 25 7

2009

5.01

6-2

19

7

0

0

0 55.2

69 38 31 39 13

CAREER

5.40

6-2 32

8

0

0

0 81.2 98 59 49 49 20

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. 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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2009: Made 19 appearances - 12 out of the bullpen and seven starts - as a sophomore pitcher for the Rams... Ended the season with a 6-2 record to go along with a 5.01 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 55.2 innings pitched... Picked up his first victory of the season pitching 1.1 innings in a 4-3 win over Fairfield on March 5... Pitched two scoreless innings against Bryant on March 25... Tossed 1.1 perfect innings of relief against Xavier on March 27... Went five innings with four strikeouts in a no decision against Central Connecticut on March 31... Gave up just one run over seven innings and struck out eight batters to pick up his third win of the year on April 15 against Hartford... Threw six and a third innings and gave up seven hits, but only one earned run for the win against Connecticut on April 22... Picked up his fourth win in as many starts, going six innings and striking out four against Holy Cross on April 28... Pitched two scoreless innings against Massachusetts on May 8 to pick up his sixth win of the season.

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 Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design.

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EVAN LAUDE Junior • 1B/OF • R/R 6-3 • 218 Long Beach, N.Y. Long Beach

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GP-GS AVG

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2008

28-22 .271 28-22 10

23

4

1

0

10

5

16

0-1

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0-0

32-25 .271 32-25 11 26

4

1

0

10

5

19

0-1

2009

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4-3

.300

AB

4-3

1

2009: Appeared in four games and batted .300 in an injury-shortened season... Had a hit and a run scored at NC State on Feb. 20... Went 1-for-3 against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Was 1-for-2 at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 14. 2008: 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 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.

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GARDNER LEAVER Junior • RHP • R/R 6-1 • 192 Montauk, N.Y. East Hampton

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ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP

H

R

ER SO BB

2008

6.27

0-0

13

0

0

0

0 18.2

28 19 13 13 16

2009

5.13

4-1

26

0

0

0

0 40.1

43 28 23 23 10

CAREER

5.49

4-1 39

0

0

0

0 59.0 71 47 36 36 26

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.

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2009: Made 26 relief appearances as a sophomore... Finished with a 4-1 record and a 5.13 ERA over 40.1 innings pitched... Also totaled 23 strikeouts... Gave up two hits in 2.1 innings of work against NC State on Feb. 20... Pitched two scoreless innings of relief against Duquesne on Feb. 28... Recorded 1.1 scoreless innings against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Picked up his first win after tossing three innings of relief at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 15... Struck out two batters in 2.2 innings to pick up his second win of the year at William and Mary on March 18... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief to pick up his third win against Dayton on April 5... Tallied an inning of scoreless relief against Boston College (April 8), Connecticut (April 22) and Holy Cross (April 28)... Tossed two innings of relief and struck out three batters against Fordham on May 1... Pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts against Fordham on May 3... Recorded 1.2 scoreless innings at Massachusetts on May 10... Pitched one perfect inning of relief against Xavier in the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 23.

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 Management.

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CHRIS PICKERING Junior • LHP • L/L 6-2 • 209 Lincoln, R.I. Lincoln

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ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP

H

R

ER SO BB

2008

4.07

5-2

15

8

0

0

0 55.1

59 32 25 41 23

2009

5.87

6-2

14

9

0

0

0 53.2

69 43 35 32 28

CAREER

4.95 11-4 29 17

0

0

0 109.0 128 75 60 73 51

2009: Made 14 appearances - five out of the bullpen and nine starts - as a sophomore pitcher for the Rams... Ended the season with a 6-2 record to go along with a 5.87 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 53.2 innings pitched... Earned his first win of the season pitching five innings in a 12-6 win over Fairfield on March 2... Gave up one run over 4.1 innings while striking out five batters in a no decision appearance against No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 15... Tossed three innings of relief and earned the win against George Washington on March 20... Pitched two hitless innings of relief against Xavier on March 28 to pick up his third win... Was credited with the win after going seven innings with three strikeouts against Quinnipiac on April 14... Struck out eight batters in five innings of work to pick up his fifth win against Sacred Heart on April 21... Pitched seven scoreless innings and stuck out four to collect his sixth win on the year against Northeastern on May 12. 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. High School: 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. Personal: 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.

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MILAN ADAMS Sophomore • C • R/R 6-3 • 213 Exeter, R.I. Bishop Hendricken

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2009

50-48 .288

170

25

49 14 0

2

21

31

3-3

CAREER

50-48 .288 170 25 49 14 0

2

21 12 31

3-3

12

High School: 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.

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2009: Appeared in 50 games with 48 starts as a freshman catcher for the Rams... Was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie squad after batting .288, with 49 hits, 14 doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI... Recorded a home run, a double, and four RBI in a 13-2 win over Duquesne on March 1... Hit his second home run in as many games while adding two RBI against Fairfield on March 2...Went 1-for-3 in URI's 3-0 win over No. 8 Miami on March 3... Had two hits - including a double - and drove in a run against fourth-ranked Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Scored a run, and drove in another on two hits in a road victory over George Washington on March 20... Doubled and walked against Xavier on March 27... Went 5-for-9 with three doubles and four runs scored in a three-game sweep over Dayton (April 4-5)... Put in a three-hit performance while scoring two runs in a 6-4 win over La Salle on April 10... Had a pair of hits and a pair of runs versus Hartford on April 15... Had a hit and two RBI against Connecticut on April 22... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Saint Joseph's on April 24... Blasted three hits - including a double - and scored a run against Fordham on May 2... Went 2-for-5 with a run in a 10-7 win over UMass on May 8... Recorded two doubles, scored twice and plated two runs at Massachusetts on May 9... Scored twice, stole a base, and had an RBI in a road win over Saint Louis on May 15... Reached base on a hit and scored in a 7-6 win over Xavier at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 21.

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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ADAM DERNER

Redshirt Sophomore • 1B • L/R 6-2 • 245 River Edge, N.J. River Dell

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38

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

Did Not Play - Redshirt Season

2009

21-17 .220

59

5

13

1

0

1

5

5

18

2-2

CAREER

21-17 .220

59

5

13

1

0

1

5

5

18

2-2

2009: Appeared in 21 games with 17 starts... Batted .220 with 13 hits, five runs and five RBI... Also had a two stolen bases... Recorded his first career hit at NC State on Feb. 20... Had a pinch-hit single against No. 25 Ohio State on March 6... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored against St. Bonaventure on April 19... Had a hit and an RBI in a win at Saint Joseph's on April 25... Tallied a hit and an RBI against Holy Cross on April 28... Belted two hits - including a home run - while scoring once and driving in two against Fordham on May 2... Went 2-for-3 against Northeastern on May 12. 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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DAN HAVERSTICK Redshirt Sophomore • INF • R/R 6-1 • 198 Marlton, N.J. Monmouth

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CAREER STATISTICS YEAR

GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2008

At Monmouth - Did Not Play - Redshirt Season

2009

24-9

.286

49

7

14

2

1

1

8

1

4

1-2

CAREER

24-9 .286

49

7

14

2

1

1

8

1

4

1-2

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.

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2009: Appeared in 24 games and made nine starts as a redshirt freshman with the Rams... Batted .286 with 14 hits, eight RBI and seven runs scored... Recorded his first collegiate hit - a home run - in a 12-6 victory over Fairfield on March 2... Went 1-for-2 at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 14... Had two hits and scored a run against Brown on April 1... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored versus Bryant on April 7... Went 1-for-2 against Boston College on April 8... Belted a three-run double and scored a run against Saint Joseph's on April 25... Went 2-for-4 with a triple against Siena on April 22... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Xavier at the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 23.

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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MIKE LEBEL Sophomore • INF • R/R 5-11 • 168 Quincy, Mass. Quincy

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GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2009

54-54 .323

192

39

62 12 3

7

41

CAREER

54-54 .323 192 39 62 12 3

7

41 19 33 17-24

19

33 17-24

2009: Appeared and started in 54 games as a freshman for the Rams... Was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team after batting .323 with 62 hits, 41 RBI, 39 runs, 17 stolen bases, 12 doubles and seven homeruns... Went 3-for-4 against Santa Clara on Feb. 21... Recorded a hit, two runs scored and a walk against Xavier on Feb. 22... Recorded his first collegiate home run along with two RBI and a stolen base in a 10-6 win over Duquesne on Feb. 28... Had a hit, a run scored, and a stolen base against Fairfield on March 2...Recorded two RBI and a run in URI's 8-6 win over No. 25 Ohio State on March 6... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 13... Reached base three times - on two walks and a hit - while adding an RBI against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on March 15... Was 2-for-2 with a run in a win at No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 15... Went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI at William and Mary on March 18... Went 5-for-9, with a pair of runs and a pair of RBI in two games against George Washington on March 20-21... Smashed a home run as part of a three hit, three RBI performance against Xavier on March 27... Recorded a two-run home run against Xavier on March 28... Went 1-for-3 with a double and scored once against Brown on April 1... Had two hits - including a home run - and four RBI against Brown on April 1... Recorded a two-run double against La Salle on April 10... Went 2-for-5 with had three RBI against Quinnipiac on April 14... Went 6-for-11 with seven RBI, five runs, three stolen bases and 2 home runs in a three-game home sweep over St. Bonaventure April 17-19... Was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on April 20... Went 4-for-4 with a double and a triple and drove in three runs against St. Joe's on April 25... Recorded an RBI-double against St. Joe's on April 26... Had two hits and a stolen base at Massachusetts on May 10... Belted a two-run homer in a 4-0 win over Northeastern on May 12... Went 2-for-5, scored two runs and stole a base at Saint Louis on May 15. 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 Administration.

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ROB NOE

Redshirt Sophomore • C • R/R 6-0 • 202 Lynnfield, Mass. St. John's Prep

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GP-GS AVG

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA

2008

25-20 .229

70

8

16

0

2009 CAREER

25-20 .229

0

0

5

10

7

1-3

Did Not Play - Redshirt Season 70

8

16

0

0

0

5

10

7

1-3

2008: Appeared in 25 games with 20 starts... Batted .229 with 16 hits, eight runs and five RBI... Had two hits and an RBI in Rhody's 6-4 victory over Pittsburgh on March 1... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against Iona on March 9... Recorded a hit, an RBI and a run at William and Mary on March 18... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI against Dayton on March 29... Scored two of the Rams' runs in an 11-3 loss at Brown on April 2... Had two hits with a run scored against La Salle on April 27. High School: Was a four-year honor roll student and member of the baseball and football teams at St. John's Prep... Captained his baseball team as a senior... Helped lead his team to three-consecutive Catholic Conference championship titles (2005-07) and advanced to the state finals his junior year... Three-time North finalists (2005-07)... Was a two-time Catholic Conference All-Star... Also earned Boston Globe and Salem Evening News All-Star honors... Received the English Scholar Award and was a member of the National Honors Society... Also served as vice president of the Italian Club. Personal: Born September 6, 1988... Son of Marry Ann and Robert Noe... Has a younger brother, Tyler, and an older sister, Marissa... Interests include playing the guitar, golfing, skiing and fishing... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots... Majoring in Business Management.

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Anthony Pisani Sophomore • LHP • L/L 6-0 • 193 Revere, Mass. Bishop Fenwick

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ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP

H

R

ER SO BB

2009

12.27 0-0

7

0

0

0

0

7.1

12 10 10

5

8

CAREER

12.27 0-0

7

0

0

0

0 7.1

12 10 10

5

8

2009: Made seven relief appearances for Rhody as a freshman... Finished the season with five strikeouts over 7.1 innings pitched... Struck out one batter in two-thirds of an inning against Santa Clara on Feb. 21... Pitched one scoreless inning and had a strikeout against Bryant on April 7... Threw one hitless inning against Hartford on April 15... Struck out two in two innings of work at Northeastern on April 20. High School: 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.

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NEWCOMERS BRIAN BODJIAK Junior • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 208 Sandwich, Mass. Massasoit CC

KYLE BORDEN Junior • OF • L/R 6-4 • 208 Lincoln, R.I. Com. College of R.I.

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Massasoit Community College: Was a member of the Academic Athletic Honor Roll. Elon University: Appeared in seven games as a freshman at Elon... Recorded a 5.58 ERA with five strikeouts over 11.3 innings pitched.

Personal: Born October 7, 1988... Son of Kathy and Bob Bodjiak... Has an older sister, Stephanie... Enjoys playing golf... Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Majoring in Communications.

Community College of Rhode Island: Batted .315 with three homeruns as a freshman... Improved his average to .415 with six homeruns the following year... Received All-New England and All-Region 21 honors... Also received the New England Region MVP Award when his team won the Championship in 2009. High School: Was a member of the baseball, basketball and football teams at Lincoln High School, where he played alongside teammates Tom Coulombe and Chris Pickering... Captained his baseball team in 2007... Was a two-time All-Division First Team selection (2006-07), helping lead his teams to three straight DI North Championship titles. Personal: Born January 20, 1989... Son of Joanne and John Borden... Has a younger sister, Jessica... Enjoys playing baseball, basketball and football... Favorite athlete is Tom Brady... Favorite teams are Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics... Majoring in Sociology.

MIKE BRADSTREET Freshman • RHP • R/R 5-11 • 176 Lansdale, Pa. North Penn

TYLER BRENNAN Freshman • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 219 Warwick, R.I. Bishop Hendricken

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High School: Played baseball and basketball at Sandwich High School... Was a twotime Atlantic Coast League All-Star... Also was an All-Cape Cod selection and was an Islands Baseball Team honoree in both 2005 and 2006... Batted .423 with a .678 slugging percentage and .508 OBP as a junior... Recorded 77 strikeouts - as well as a no-hitter - between his sophomore and junior seasons.

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High School: Played baseball and hockey at Bishop Hendricken... Helped lead his team to the state championship his senior year... Was as a member of both the Rhode Island and National Honor Societies. Personal: Born February 9, 1990... Son of Merrill and Paul Brennan... Has two sisters, Lindsey and Courtney... Enjoys playing Mario Kart and wiffle ball... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Favorite athlete is Ted Williams... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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NEWCOMERS SEAN CARON Freshman• OF • L/L 6-2 • 192 Londonderry, N.H. Londonderry

ADAM CHICKMAN

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High School: Was a four-year member of the baseball team at Londonderry High... Received the team's Offensive Player of the Year award in 2008 and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2009... Set a new single-season RBI record (32) his senior year.

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Personal: Born July 11, 1991... Son of Sara and Bill Caron... Has a younger sister, Elisabeth, and an older brother, Chris - who plays baseball at Merrimack... Enjoys fishing, kayaking and spending time at the beach... Favorite athlete is JD Drew... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Majoring in Turfgrass Management.

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College of San Mateo: Was an All-Conference First Team selection as both a freshman and sophomore... Batted .309 his freshman year and was .338 with 10 doubles and three homeruns as a sophomore... Helped the Bulldogs capture the conference titles in 2008 and 2009... Team also advances to the Super Regionals in 2009. High School: Was an honor roll student and four-year member of the baseball team at Burlingame High School... Captained his team and batted .394 as a senior... Was an All-San Mateo County selection... Helped lead his teams to a first place finish in the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) his sophomore and senior years. Personal: Born October 5, 1988... Son of Teri and Greg Chickman... Has an older brother, Brad... Favorite athlete is Carlos Pena... Majoring in Communications.

SAM COOKE

Freshman • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 205 Meriden, Conn. Maloney

ROB CURRAN

Redshirt Freshman • LHP • L/L 6-3 • 151 North Kingstown, R.I. Bishop Hendricken

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High School: Was a four-year member of the Maloney High School baseball team where his team qualified for the Connecticut State tournament all four years... Was selected to participate in the CT Junior All-Star Game in 2008... Also was a member of the Meriden American Legion team from 07-09... Received Sociology Student of the Year honors in 2009. Personal: Born March 22, 1991... Son of Kirsten and William Cooke... Has an older sister, Allison, and an older brother, Andrew - who played soccer at Eastern Connecticut... Favorite athlete is Jonathan Papelbon... Favorite Team is the Boston Red Sox... Majoring in Comparative Literature.

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Junior • C • R/R 5-10 • 168 San Mateo, Calif. College of San Mateo

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High School: Was a member of the baseball and soccer teams at Bishop Hendricken High School... Helped lead his baseball team to the state title his senior year. Personal: Born April 26, 1990... Son of Lisa and Richard Curran... Has an older brother Sean and an older sister Jennifer... Enjoys playing golf, football and basketball... Favorite athlete is Cal Ripken, Jr... Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox... Majoring in Business Administration.

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NEWCOMERS DAN JOHNSON Junior • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 208 Wakefield, R.I. New Haven

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University of New Haven: Played two seasons of baseball at New Haven... Made 11 appearances and recorded 19 strikeouts to go along with a 3.10 ERA his freshman year... Made 21 appearances and pitched 32.1 innings as a sophomore... Struck out 24 batters and finished with a 4.73 ERA and one save. High School: Was a four-year honor roll student and member of the baseball and basketball teams at South Kingstown High School... Also was a member of the cricket and badmitton clubs... Received All-State honors in baseball (2006) and was a two-time AllDivision honoree in basketball... Also received Division 1 South Baseball MVP accolades in 2006... Was a two-time Academic Player of the Year award recipient.

JOHN KASHMANIAN Freshman • RHP • R/R 6-2 • 208 Smithfield, R.I. Smithfield

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High School: Was a member of the baseball and basketball teams at Smithfield High School... Captained both teams as a senior... Was an All-State second team selection (baseball) in 2009... Was named to the High Honor Roll all four years... Also was a member of FBLA and NHS as well as the National Academy of Finance and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Personal: Born February 28, 1991... Son of Pamela and Kenneth Kashmanian... Has a younger sister Laura... Enjoys video games, sports and hanging out with friends... Favorite athletes are LeBron James and Alex Rodriguez... Favorite teams include the New York Yankees, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics... Majoring in Finance.

KEVIN STENHOUSE Freshman • OF/1B • L/R 6-3 • 204 Warwick, R.I. Pilgrim

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High School: Was a member of the baseball and basketball teams at Pilgrim High School... Captained both teams his senior year... Was an All-Division selection in baseball and an All-Conference honoree in basketball... Received Pilgrim's Athlete of the Year award... Also was selected as the U.S. Navy Student-Athlete of the Year and received the Rensailler Engineering Award. Personal: Born December 4, 1990... Son of Sue and Mike Stenhouse - who played professional baseball with the Red Sox, Twins and Expos (1983-86)... Has an older brother, Garrett... His grandfather, Dave Stenhouse was a four-year member of the baseball and basketball teams at URI and went on to play pro ball for the Washington Senators in the 1960's... Enjoys watching TV and playing video games... Favorite athlete is Mark McGwire... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Green Bay Packers... Majoring in Finance.

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2009 STATISTICAL REVIEW 2009 RHODE ISLAND BASEBALL FINAL STATISTICS Overall Record: 37-20-1 Home: 14-2 Away: 17-12-1 Neutral: 6-6 Atlantic 10: 19-6 Batting Statistics - Sorted by Batting Average Player Dan Rhault Oliver Palmer Jeff Cammans Zoey Angulo Mike LeBel Tom Coulombe Milan Adams Rob DeVeney Pete Mastors Kenny Burns Adam Derner x-Luis Chacon Evan Laude Dan Haverstick x-Ryan O'Neill Sam VandenHeuvel Mike Eschmann Totals Opponents

AVG .393 .342 .335 .323 .323 .295 .288 .275 .270 .234 .220 .300 .300 .286 .286 .214 .138 .305 .269

GP 53 56 56 44 54 53 50 57 38 46 21 15 4 24 5 7 19 58 58

GS 53 56 56 31 54 52 48 56 28 40 17 5 3 9 2 3 9 58 58

AB 201 228 206 133 192 193 170 193 111 158 59 20 10 49 7 14 29 1973 1942

R 48 53 39 28 39 41 25 33 26 26 5 3 1 7 0 3 1 378 315

H 2B 79 15 78 21 69 11 43 10 62 12 57 13 49 14 53 12 30 8 37 6 13 1 6 2 3 0 14 2 2 1 3 0 4 0 602 128 523 102

3B 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 14

HR 12 11 4 4 7 3 2 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 54 44

RBI 60 44 35 19 41 28 21 42 12 19 5 0 0 8 2 2 3 341 290

TB 132 138 94 65 101 79 69 90 43 50 17 8 3 21 3 3 4 920 785

SLG% .657 .605 .456 .489 .526 .409 .406 .466 .387 .316 .288 .400 .300 .429 .429 .214 .138 .466 .404

BB 27 14 18 8 19 23 12 28 19 10 5 4 0 1 1 0 4 193 188

HBP 3 5 10 2 1 9 4 7 2 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 52 74

SO 31 33 43 21 33 39 31 41 29 31 18 4 3 4 4 3 9 377 397

GDP OB% 2 .460 4 .386 0 .408 0 .363 2 .381 1 .389 5 .346 2 .378 1 .383 1 .283 0 .333 1 .417 0 .364 3 .300 0 .375 0 .267 1 .242 23 .376 32 .352

SF 6 4 4 3 3 4 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 26

SH 1 5 2 3 6 5 6 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 40 36

SB 11 9 17 7 17 20 3 6 6 11 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 112 50

ATT 12 13 27 9 24 23 3 10 9 16 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 152 72

PO 72 99 126 53 43 399 307 128 48 81 0 5 17 23 3 9 65 1515 1506

A 157 160 16 0 110 27 34 2 2 1 0 14 2 12 0 3 9 649 616

E 25 3 2 1 13 3 4 4 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 70 82

FLD% .902 .989 .986 .981 .922 .993 .988 .970 1.000 .965 .000 .792 1.000 1.000 1.000 .923 .974 .969 .963

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Pitching Statistics - Sorted by Earned Run Average Player Nick Greenwood Eric Smith Tim Boyce x-Ryan O'Neill Luke Demko Dan Rossignol Mark Fraser Sam VandenHeuvel Ken Graveline Gardner Leaver Chris Pickering Cam Fox Anthony Pisani Ross Davis Totals Opponents

ERA 3.61 4.08 5.80 3.00 3.27 3.43 3.65 4.91 5.01 5.13 5.87 12.00 12.27 22.50 4.76 5.61

W 7 5 6 0 1 2 0 0 6 4 6 0 0 0 37 20

L 3 3 2 0 5 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 20 37

APP 16 11 14 3 25 18 21 9 19 26 14 4 7 2 58 58

GS 13 11 14 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 58 58

CG 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10

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

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

SV 1 0 0 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6

IP 92.1 70.2 76.0 3.0 33.0 44.2 12.1 11.0 55.2 40.1 53.2 3.0 7.1 2.0 505.0 502.0

H 88 62 79 2 27 41 10 11 69 43 69 5 12 5 523 602

R 43 34 55 1 16 25 7 6 38 28 43 4 10 5 315 378

ER 37 32 49 1 12 17 5 6 31 23 35 4 10 5 267 313

BB 16 29 31 2 22 11 8 3 13 10 28 3 8 4 188 193

SO 74 56 62 1 44 35 17 5 39 23 32 2 5 2 397 377

2B 21 14 9 2 5 9 2 2 13 7 16 0 2 0 102 128

3B 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 14 14

HR 6 6 7 0 0 2 1 3 5 6 6 1 0 1 44 54

AB 358 261 288 11 120 168 43 41 229 155 216 13 29 10 1942 1973

B/Avg .246 .238 .274 .182 .225 .244 .233 .268 .301 .277 .319 .385 .414 .500 .269 .305

WP 6 2 5 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 28 36

HBP 10 12 20 1 2 4 3 2 5 4 7 0 4 0 74 52

BK 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 12

SFA SHA 3 6 1 2 4 6 0 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 6 4 4 3 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 26 36 35 40

PB - Team (22), Adams 19, Eschmann 3, Opp (10). Pickoffs - Team (8), Boyce 4, Pickering 2, Graveline 1, Smith 1, Opp (8). SBA/ATT - Adams (40-53), Eschmann (9-14), Boyce (13-14), Smith (5-11), Rossignol (5-9), Leaver (6-9), Greenwood (7-8), Pickering (4-6), Graveline (2-5), Demko (4-4), Fraser (2-3), DeVeney (1-2), Fox (1-1), VandenHeuvel (1-1), Pisani (0-1).

Fielding Statistics - Sorted by Fielding Percentage Player Pete Mastors Nick Greenwood Dan Haverstick Evan Laude Dan Rossignol Gardner Leaver Luke Demko x-Ryan O'Neill Mark Fraser Anthony Pisani Ross Davis Cam Fox Tom Coulombe Oliver Palmer Milan Adams Jeff Cammans Zoey Angulo Mike Eschmann Rob DeVeney Kenny Burns Eric Smith Tim Boyce Chris Pickering Sam VandenHeuvel Ken Graveline Mike LeBel Dan Rhault x-Luis Chacon Adam Derner Totals Opponents

C 50 37 35 19 9 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 429 262 345 144 54 76 134 85 24 22 19 13 13 166 254 24 0 2234 2204

PO 48 11 23 17 1 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 399 99 307 126 53 65 128 81 7 6 4 9 1 43 72 5 0 1515 1506

A 2 26 12 2 8 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 27 160 34 16 0 9 2 1 16 15 14 3 11 110 157 14 0 649 616

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 13 25 5 0 70 82

FLD% 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .993 .989 .988 .986 .981 .974 .970 .965 .958 .955 .947 .923 .923 .922 .902 .792 .000 .969 .963

DPs 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 32 0 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 33 3 0 47 41

SBA 0 7 0 0 5 6 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 40 0 0 9 1 0 5 13 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 50 112

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CSB 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 5 1 0 6 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 22 40

SBA% - .875 - - .556 .667 1.000 - .667 .000 - 1.000 - - .755 - - .643 .500 - .455 .929 .667 1.000 .400 - - - - .694 .737

PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 10

CI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

2009 STATISTICAL REVIEW 2009 Scores/Results Opposing team at NC State vs Santa Clara vs Xavier vs Duquesne vs Duquesne vs Fairfield at No. 8 Miami (Fla.) vs Fairfield vs No. 25 Ohio State vs No. 4 Cal State Fullerton at No. 11 Oklahoma State vs No. 4 Cal State Fullerton at No. 11 Oklahoma State at William and Mary-1 at William and Mary-2 at George Washington at George Washington at George Washington at Bryant at Xavier at Xavier at Xavier at Central Connecticut at Brown at Brown DAYTON DAYTON-1 DAYTON-2 BRYANT at Boston College LA SALLE-1 LA SALLE-2 QUINNIPIAC at Hartford ST. BONAVENTURE ST. BONAVENTURE ST. BONAVENTURE at Northeastern SACRED HEART CONNECTICUT at Saint Joseph's at Saint Joseph's at Saint Joseph's at Holy Cross at Siena FORDHAM FORDHAM FORDHAM at Massachusetts at Massachusetts at Massachusetts NORTHEASTERN at Saint Louis at Saint Louis vs Xavier at Dayton vs Xavier vs Xavier

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Score 11-8 1-10 5-6 10-6 13-2 12-6 3-0 4-3 8-6 3-17 2-14 3-4 5-4 11-9 3-0 11-7 3-4 4-3 1-7 11-3 8-7 1-6 9-10 6-7 7-7 10-1 4-2 3-0 1-5 0-10 9-5 6-4 11-6 12-1 7-2 6-0 12-5 1-12 7-4 3-1 16-8 14-7 6-1 10-4 6-7 4-6 5-2 7-6 11-7 9-10 3-10 4-0 3-5 9-1 7-6 9-2 7-9 1-10

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r-h-e 11-15-3 1-8-3 5-8-2 10-13-2 13-20-4 12-12-1 3-9-1 4-2-2 8-12-3 3-11-2 2-7-2 3-5-0 5-9-1 11-13-1 3-6-0 11-15-1 3-7-0 4-10-0 1-8-2 11-14-2 8-13-1 1-5-1 9-17-2 6-6-2 7-10-2 10-11-0 4-10-1 3-6-1 1-8-1 0-4-2 9-12-1 6-14-0 11-16-1 12-14-1 7-9-0 6-12-0 12-10-0 1-1-1 7-6-0 3-4-1 16-21-3 14-18-0 6-10-2 10-15-0 6-7-2 4-9-1 5-12-2 7-9-2 11-14-2 9-9-1 3-10-1 4-8-0 3-8-0 9-14-2 7-10-1 9-18-1 7-8-0 1-10-0

r-h-e 8-9-3 10-11-1 6-8-1 6-7-2 2-2-1 6-12-1 0-3-0 3-8-2 6-7-6 17-16-0 14-18-1 4-11-2 4-11-1 9-12-4 0-4-1 7-8-0 4-11-2 3-4-2 7-10-0 3-7-2 7-13-3 6-8-0 10-14-4 7-11-0 7-10-1 1-4-2 2-8-1 0-3-0 5-11-0 10-11-0 5-8-1 4-9-0 6-10-3 1-5-3 2-6-1 0-3-1 5-6-1 12-15-0 4-6-1 1-8-1 8-11-2 7-14-1 1-5-2 4-13-0 7-11-2 6-8-1 2-8-3 6-11-3 7-11-4 10-12-2 10-12-0 0-4-0 5-7-0 1-3-3 6-11-1 2-10-2 9-12-1 10-12-0

Inns 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 9 9 (12) 9 9 7 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (12) (10) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

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Overall 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 6-2-0 7-2-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 7-5-0 8-5-0 9-5-0 10-5-0 11-5-0 11-6-0 12-6-0 12-7-0 13-7-0 14-7-0 14-8-0 14-9-0 14-10-0 14-10-1 15-10-1 16-10-1 17-10-1 17-11-1 17-12-1 18-12-1 19-12-1 20-12-1 21-12-1 22-12-1 23-12-1 24-12-1 24-13-1 25-13-1 26-13-1 27-13-1 28-13-1 29-13-1 30-13-1 30-14-1 30-15-1 31-15-1 32-15-1 33-15-1 33-16-1 33-17-1 34-17-1 34-18-1 35-18-1 36-18-1 37-18-1 37-19-1 37-20-1

Atlantic 10 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 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 6-2-0 7-2-0 7-2-0 7-2-0 8-2-0 9-2-0 9-2-0 9-2-0 10-2-0 11-2-0 12-2-0 12-2-0 12-2-0 12-2-0 13-2-0 14-2-0 15-2-0 15-2-0 15-2-0 15-3-0 16-3-0 17-3-0 18-3-0 18-4-0 18-5-0 18-5-0 18-6-0 19-6-0 19-6-0 19-6-0 19-6-0 19-6-0

Pitcher of record Demko (W 1-0) Greenwood (L 0-1) Demko (L 1-1) Boyce (W 1-0) Greenwood (W 1-1) Pickering (W 1-0) Smith (W 1-0) Graveline (W 1-0) Greenwood (W 2-1) Boyce (L 1-1) Greenwood (L 2-2) Demko (L 1-2) Leaver (W 1-0) Leaver (W 2-0) Rossignol (W 1-0) Pickering (W 2-0) Leaver (L 2-1) Smith (W 2-0) Pickering (L 2-1) Boyce (W 2-1) Pickering (W 3-1) Smith (L 2-1) Demko (L 1-3) Greenwood (L 2-3) None Boyce (W 3-1) Leaver (W 3-1) Smith (W 3-1) Graveline (L 1-1) Pickering (L 3-2) Boyce (W 4-1) Graveline (W 2-1) Pickering (W 4-2) Graveline (W 3-1) Boyce (W 5-1) Greenwood (W 3-3) Smith (W 4-1) Rossignol (L 1-1) Pickering (W 5-2) Graveline (W 4-1) Rossignol (W 2-1) Greenwood (W 4-3) Smith (W 5-1) Graveline (W 5-1) Demko (L 1-4) Boyce (L 5-2) Greenwood (W 5-3) Leaver (W 4-1) Graveline (W 6-1) Rossignol (L 2-2) Smith (L 5-2) Pickering (W 6-2) Demko (L 1-5) Greenwood (W 6-3) Boyce (W 6-2) Greenwood (W 7-3) Smith (L 5-3) Graveline (L 6-2)

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2009 STANDINGS/POSTSEASON/HONORS & AWARDS 2009 ATLANTIC 10 AWARDS Player of the Year...............................................................Dan Rhault (Rhode Island) Pitcher of the Year................................................................... Pat Lehman (George Washington) Rookie of the Year...............................................................................Cameron Hobson (Dayton) Coach of the Year...................................................................................... Tony Vittorio (Dayton) Student Athlete of the Year.................................................................Ryan Bennett (Saint Louis) ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM SP - Eric Smith (URI), Pat Lehman (GW); RP - Jordan Conley (XU); C - Scott Dunwoody (UD); 1B - Rob Lyerly (CHA); 2B - Sean Rockey (GW); 3B - Jimmy Roesinger (UD); SS - Dan Rhault (URI); OF - Sean Barksdale (TU), Mike Donato (UM), Jacob Spaeth (UD); DH - Jim Macdonald (UM)

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ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM SP - Cameron Hobson (UD), Joe Yermal (CHA); RP - Luke Demko (URI); C - Zane Williams (CHA);1B - Ben Thomas (XU); 2B - Oliver Palmer (URI); 3B - Danny Leach (FOR); SS - Jordan Conley (XU); OF - Max Navalinski (UD), Adam Pasono (XU), Justin Wilson (CHA); DH - Ryan Rivers (CHA) HONORABLE MENTION Nick Greenwood, SP (URI); John Malloy, OF (LAS); Billy O’Conner, C (XU); Dewey Oriente, DH (SJU) ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Milan Adams, C (URI); Tom Conley, C (UM); Ricky Devereaux, C/IF (DUQ); Cameron Hudson, P (UD); Mike LeBel, IF (URI); Adam McConnell, IF (UR); Zach Miller, IF (SLU); Tony Negrin, OF (LAS); Ryan Skellie, OF (SBU) ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Brian Alas (UR); Ryan Bennett (SLU); Bobby DiNardo (FOR); Scott Dunwoody (UD); Mitchell Eilenberg (UM); Quinn Haselhorst (UD); Rob Lyerly (CHA); Billy O’Conner (XU); Oliver Palmer (URI); Ryan Rivers (CHA)

2009 ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT

May 20-23 • Fifth Third Field • Dayton, Ohio Day 1 - May 20 Game 1 - Massachusetts 5, Fordham 4 Game 2 - Xavier 8, Charlotte 6 Game 3 - Charlotte 13, Fordham 10

Day 3 - May 22 Game 7 - Rhode Island 9, Dayton 2 Game 8 - Xavier 6, Massachusetts 4 Game 9 - Xavier 11, Dayton 3

Day 2 - May 21 Day 4 - May 21 Game 4 - Dayton 9, Massachusetts 5 Game 10 - Xavier 9, Rhode Island 7 Game 5 - Rhode Island 7, Xavier 6 Game 11 - Xavier 10, Rhode Island 1 Game 6 - Massachusetts 6, Charlotte 5 (10 inn.) 2009 CHAMPION: Xavier 2009 MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER: Billy O'Connor (XU) All-Championship Team Jordan Conley, SS (XU); Tom Coulombe, OF (URI); Bobby Freking, 1B (XU); Mike Gedman, 1B (UM); Nick Greenwood, P (URI); Zack Jacobs, 2B (UD); Rob Lyerly, 1B (CHA); John McCambridge, 3B (XU); Billy O’Conner, C (XU); Oliver Palmer, 2B (URI); Zac Richard, P (XU); Ben Thomas, DH (XU)

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2009 ATLANTIC 10 FINAL STANDINGS 1. 2. 3. 7. 8. 10. 11. 13. 14.

Team Dayton Rhode Island Xavier* Massachusetts Fordham Charlotte Saint Louis George Washington Temple Richmond Saint Joseph's St. Bonaventure La Salle Duquesne

A-10 21-6 19-6 18-9 16-11 16-11 16-11 12-13 11-15 11-15 11-16 9-17 9-17 8-18 7-19

* 2009 Atlantic 10 Championship winner

Pct. .778 .760 .667 .593 .593 .593 .480 .423 .423 .407 .346 .346 .308 .269

Overall 38-19-0 37-20-1 39-21-0 27-26-0 22-32-0 33-22-0 30-25-0 22-33-0 17-33-0 22-25-0 16-30-1 24-25-0 19-30-0 14-41-0

Pct. .667 .647 .650 .509 .407 .600 .545 .400 .340 .468 .351 .490 .388 .255

2009 HONORS AND AWARDS Milan Adams: Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team JEFF CAMMANS: Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (5/4) Tom Coulombe: Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Luke Demko: MLB Draftee (29th round, San Francisco Giants), Stopper of the Year Award Watch List, Second Team All-Atlantic 10, Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (March 23) Nick Greenwood: MLB Draftee (14th round, San Diego Padres), ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner, ABCA All-Northeast Region Second Team, NEIBA All-New England First Team, Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention, Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team, Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (April 20) Mike LeBel: Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (April 20) Oliver Palmer: NEIBA All-New England First Team, Second Team All-Atlantic 10, CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team, Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference, Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Dan Rhault: MLB Draftee (26th round, Tampa Bay Rays), Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, All-Ping Baseball National Team Honorable Mention, NEIBA All-New England Second Team, ECAC All-Star First Team, Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, First Team AllAtlantic 10, Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (March 23) Eric Smith: MLB Draftee (2nd round, Arizona Diamondbacks), NEIBA All-New England Second Team, First Team All-Atlantic 10, Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (March 16, April 6), College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup (March 11), Recruitingcloser.com National Pitchers of the Week List (March 11)

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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 student-athletes. 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 1,200 student-athletes were named to the Fall 2008 Honor Roll and over 1,100 were named to the Spring 2009 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 2008-09, over 180 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.

ATLANTIC 10 STAFF DIRECTORY

Commissioner........................................................................................Bernadette V. McGlade Associate Commissioner............................................................................... Debbie Richardson Associate Commissioner.............................................................................................Ed Pasque Assistant Commissioner.........................................................................................Megan Kahn Assistant Commissioner...................................................................................... Stephen Haug Director of New Media and Internet................................................................AnnMarie Person Assistant Director of Championships.........................................................................Brad Jones

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RHODE ISLAND RECORDS Batting Records GAMES PLAYED 1. 3. 5. 6. 10.

GP 59 59 58 58 57 56 56 56 56 55

NAME Oliver Palmer Zach Zaneski Rob DeVeney Mike O’Malley Rob DeVeney Dan Batz Mike Rainville Jeff Cammans Oliver Palmer Matt Sullivan

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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

minimum 100 at-bats AVG NAME 1. .422 Steve Cote 2. .409 Rob Farrell 3. .406 Dan Batz 4. .404 Mike LaBarbera 5. .395 Josh Nestor 6. .393 Dan Batz .393 Dan Rhault 8. .390 Steve Birkett 9. .384 Kevin Lanzilli 10. .377 Hiram Barber

BATTING AVERAGE SEASON

SEASON 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2004 2004 2009 2009 2005

CAREER

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

SEASON SEASON 1996 1997 2004 2001 2004 2003 2009 1990 1998 1993

minimum 220 at-bats AVG NAME 1. .387 Dan Batz 2. .368 Tony Hill 3. .366 Mike LaBarbera 4. .353 Jim Sauro 5. .348 Hiram Barber 6. .344 Tom Healy 7. .339 Dave Haring 8. .336 Rob Farrell 9. .335 Jon Scullin

AT BATS 1.

AB 8 8 8 8

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

AB 237 228 217 213 212 208 206 205 204 204

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

AB 786 724 716 707 675 670 654 627 611 587

NAME Mike Chadwick Tom Imondi Scott Brown Wayne Russo

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

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

RUNS SCORED 1.

R 5 5 5 5

NAME Mike Chadwick John Scullin Matt Sullivan Zach Zaneski

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

R 58 53 53 53 51 50 49 48 46 44

NAME Dan Batz Matt Sullivan Oliver Palmer Jon Scullin Rob Farrell Jon Scullin Zach Zaneski Dan Rhault Scott Brown Daryl Holcomb

CAREER

YEARS 2001-04 1984-86 1998-2001 1992-93 1990-93 1978-81 1982-85 1996-98 1998-2001

GAME

OPPONENT (DATE) Longwood (3/19/79) Longwood (3/19/79) George Washington (5/26/06) George Washington (5/26/06)

SEASON

SEASON 2008 2009 2008 2008 2008 2005 2009 2004 2005 2007

CAREER

YEARS 2004-07 2001-04 2002-05 1998-2001 2004-07 2004-07 1998-2001 2002-06 2002-05 2007-pres.

GAME

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

SEASON

SEASON 2004 2005 2009 2001 1997 1999 2008 2009 2005 2005

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

R 155 152 152 145 142 128 127 122 109 108

HITS 1.

H 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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

H 80 79 78 77 76 75 73

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

H 280 259 230 229 223 219 192 180 174 168

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

2B 3 3

GAME

SEASON

CAREER

NAME Mike LaBarbera Dan Rhault Oliver Palmer Zach Zaneski Dan Batz Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham NAME Dan Batz Mike LaBarbera Scott Brown Matt Sullivan Ryan Cunningham Jon Scullin Dave Savard Zach Zaneski Oliver Palmer Hiram Barber NAME Richard Carroll Dan Batz

DOUBLES 1. 2. 3. 5. 7.

2B 24 21 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15

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

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)

DOUBLES 1.

CAREER

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

SEASON 2001 2009 2009 2008 2004 2003 2005

YEARS 2001-04 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-05 2004-07 1998-01 2004-07 2005-08 2007-pres. 1990-93

GAME

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

SEASON

SEASON 2004 2009 1997 2008 2007 2008 1999 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS DOUBLES 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8.

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

TRIPLES 1.

3B 2 2 2 2 2 2

1. 2. 4. 6.

3B 7 6 6 5 5 4 4

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

3B 16 10 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6

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

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

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

HOME RUNS 1. 2.

HR 4 3

NAME Tony Hill Jason Chamsarian

HOME RUNS 1. 2. 5. 4.

HR 13 12 12 12 11 9 9 9 9 9

NAME Matt Sullivan Rob Farrell Dan Batz Dan Rhault Oliver Palmer Tony Hill Greg McCarthy Hiram Barber Ryan Cunningham Eric Larson

HOME RUNS 1. 2.

HR 23 21

NAME Dan Batz Tony Hill

CAREER

YEARS 2001-04 2004-07 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-05 2005-08 2007-pres. 1998-2001 1996-98 2003-06 2006-09

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

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.

SEASON 2000 1969 2001 1994 1996 2006 2007

3. 6. 8.

CAREER

1. 4.

YEARS 1998-2001 1998-2001 1993-96 1995-98 2001-04 2004-07 2002-05 1969-71 2005-08 2006-09

GAME

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

SEASON

SEASON 2005 1997 2004 2009 2009 1985 1986 1993 2006 2007

CAREER

20 20 20 18 18 16 16

Matt Sullivan Jason Chamsarian Ryan Cunningham Rob Farrell Dan Rhault Greg McCarthy Tony Carlucci

RUNS BATTED IN RBI 8 8 8 7 7 RBI 60 59 56 46 46 45 44 44 43 43

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

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

RBI 159 137 135 127 117 116 113 106 104 102

GAME

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. 4. 6. 7. 9.

2002-05 1998-2000 2004-07 1996-98 2006-09 1983-86 1980-83

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

SEASON SEASON 2009 2004 1997 2003 2008 2005 2001 2009 2005 2005

CAREER

YEARS 2001-04 2004-07 2004-07 2002-05 2006-09 1998-2001 1998-2001 1996-98 2002-05 1980-83

YEARS 2001-04 1984-86

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

TB 16 14 12 11 10 10 10

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

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) NC State (2/20/09)

TOTAL BASES

SEASON

TOTAL BASES

CAREER

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

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

TB 138 138 132 126 122 110 109 108 107 107 TB 425 341 339 332 319 316 264 254 252 251

NAME Dan Batz Oliver Palmer Dan Rhault Matt Sullivan Rob Farrell Ryan Cunningham Dan Batz Zach Zaneski Ryan Cunningham Eric Larson NAME Dan Batz Mike LaBarbera Ryan Cunningham Matt Sullivan Jon Scullin Scott Brown Dan Rhault Dave Savard Oliver Palmer Wayne Russo

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

EBH 37 35 32 28 28 24

NAME Dan Batz Oliver Palmer Rob Farrell Matt Sullivan Dan Rhault Jason Chamsarian

SEASON 2004 2009 2009 2005 1997 2005 2003 2008 2006 2007

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TRIPLES

NAME Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham Mike LaBarbera Scott Brown Matt Sullivan Zach Zaneski Oliver Palmer Jon Scullin Rob Farrell Josh Nestor Dan Rhault

YEARS 2001-04 1998-2001 2004-07 2002-05 1998-2001 2004-07 2006-09 2004-07 2007-pres. 2002-06

SEASON SEASON 2004 2009 1997 2005 2009 1999

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22 21 21 20 19 17 17

Shaun Hagey Matt Sullivan Mike Schiappa Dave Savard Scott Brown DJ Burns Ryan Cooney

2005-08 2002-05 1999-02 2004-07 2004-07 2003 1998-2001

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE

SEASON

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE

CAREER

minimum 100 plate appearances OB% NAME 1. .535 Steve Cote 2. .526 John Esainko 3. .509 Dave Haring 4. .508 Rob Farrell 5. .507 Tony Carlucci .507 Dan Batz minimum 250 plate appearances OB% NAME 1. .458 Wayne Russo 2. .453 Dan Batz 3. .443 Steve Cote 4. .423 Josh Nestor 5. .421 Zach Zaneski 6. .413 Rob Farrell 7. .403 Jon Scullin .403 Shaun Hagey 9. .402 Mike O’Malley 10. .401 Mike LaBarbera

YEARS 2002-05 2001-04 1993-96 2003-06 2005-08 1996-98 1998-2001 2005-08 2006-08 1998-2001

CAREER

SACRIFICES

SEASON

SEASON

SACRIFICES

CAREER

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24 22 22 22 22 22 22

Eric Larson Jon Scullin Dan Batz Ryan Cunningham Mike O’Malley Zach Zaneski Mike LeBel

EXTRA BASE HITS EBH 1. 92 2. 72 3. 60 60 5. 58 6. 57 7. 56 8. 54 9. 52 10. 50

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

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE

minimum 100 at-bats SLG% NAME 1. .641 Tony Hill 2. .587 Dan Batz 3. .579 Rob Farrell 4. .535 Jason Chamsarian 5. .532 Steve Cote

WALKS 1.

BB 5 5

WALKS 1. 2. 5. 6.

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BB 36 32 32 32 29 29

NAME Ralph Gibson Dave Savard

NAME Joe Zalobowski Josh Nestor Wayne Russo Tony Carlucci Dan Batz Zach Zaneski

2007 2000 2003 2006 2008 2008 2009

7.

28 28 28 28 28 28 28

Kevin Patti Jon Scullin Josh Nestor Wayne Russo Scott Brown Ryan Cunningham Rob DeVeney

CAREER

WALKS

CAREER

HIT BY PITCH

YEARS 2001-04 2004-07 2002-05 1998-2001 1998-2001 2004-07 2006-09 1996-98 1998-2000 2007-pres.

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

BB 1. 103 2. 101 3. 84 4. 82 5. 80 6. 76 7. 75 9. 72 72 10. 70 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

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

NAME Josh Nestor Wayne Russo Scott Brown Tony Carlucci Shaun Hagey Dave Savard Jon Scullin Steve Lemieux Dan Batz Zach Zaneski 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 Jeff Cammans

HIT BY PITCH 1. 2. 4.

HBP 52 29 29 26

NAME Wayne Russo John Maloney Mike O’Malley Zach Zaneski

SEASON 1996 1995 1985 1997 1983 2004

1997 2001 2004 2004 2006 2007 2009 YEARS 2003-06 2002-06 2004-07 1980-83 2005-08 2004-07 1998-2001 1998-2001 2001-04 2005-08 SEASON 2003 2003 2001 2008 2006 2002 2005 2007 1999 2005 2006 2006 2009

CAREER YEARS 2002-05 2001-03 2006-08 2005-08

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

SAC 15 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 SAC 33 27 23 22 19 18 18 17 17 17

NAME Wayne Russo Justin Lamboy Rob DeVeney Matt Sullivan Keith LaBelle Pete Kehoe Steve Lemieux Daryl Holcomb Joe Viscuso Rob DeVeney NAME Wayne Russo Justin Lamboy Matt Sullivan Rob DeVeney Dan Rhault Frank Leoni Dave Savard Dave Rodrigues Mike Rainville Daryl Holcomb

STOLEN BASES 1.

SB 4 4 4 4 4

NAME Joel Stedford Jon Scullin Matt Sullivan Dan Hayden Scott Brown

SEASON 2003 2002 2009 2005 2000 2000 2001 2005 2005 2008

YEARS 2002-06 2000-03 2002-05 2008-pres. 2006-09 1988-91 2004-07 2000-02 2002-05 2004-06

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)

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS STOLEN BASES 1. 2. 3. 4.

SB 35 28 26 21 21 21

SEASON

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

SEASON 2001 2001 2000 2003 1997 1993

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

SB 92 75 51 51 50 48 47

CAREER

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

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

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

YEARS 2005 2005 2005 2006 2008 2008 2002 2004 2006 2005 1999 2009

FIELDING Records PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4.

PO 20 19 17 16 16 16 16

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

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

PO 471 452 434 399 374 371 332 329 311 309

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

PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4.

PO 1,159 1,049 1,027 746

NAME Josh Nestor Ryan Cunningham Zach Zaneski Tom Healy

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) St. Bonaventure (4/18/09)

SEASON

SEASON 2007 2006 2008 2009 2004 2004 1991 2005 2005 2007

CAREER

YEARS 2003-06 2004-07 2005-08 1978-81

643 637 614 600

ASSISTS 1. 2. 4.

A 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8

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

A 169 160 158 157 145 134 132 131 131 131

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

A 495 478 451 408 388 344 339 321 304 265

Mike Schiappa Hiram Barber Brendan McKeever Tony Carlucci

NAME Jeff Pallotta Steve Galuska Mike LaBarbera Justin Lamboy Oliver Palmer Shaun Hagey Oliver Palmer Oliver Palmer Dan Rhault

PITCHING Records

1999-2002 1990-93 1995-98 1980-83

EARNED RUN AVERAGE

GAME

OPPONENT (DATE) Pittsburgh (3/6/98) Trinity (4/11/79) Holy Cross (3/30/00) Rollins (3/12/02) California (3/16/07) Xavier (5/24/07) St. Bonaventure (4/17/09) Saint Joseph’s (4/24/09) Dayton (5/22/09)

SEASON

CAREER

NAME Mike O’Malley Oliver Palmer Mike LaBarbera Dan Rhault Justin Lamboy Oliver Palmer Wayne Russo Mike LaBarbera Wayne Russo Dan Rhault NAME Mike LaBarbera Wayne Russo Justin Lamboy Dan Rhault Oliver Palmer Jeff Pallotta Frank Leoni Mike O’Malley Mike Rainville Shaun Hagey

FIELDING PERCENTAGE

minimum 100 chances PCT NAME 1. 1.000 Paul Evans 1.000 Tom Healy 1.000 Jon Scullin 1.000 Scott Brown 1.000 Evan Laude 6. .997 Scott Brown 7. .996 Tom Healy .996 Brendan McKeever

FIELDING PERCENTAGE

minimum 100 chances PCT NAME 1. 1.000 Evan Laude 2. .993 Robert Noe 3. .992 Scott Brown 4. .991 Tom Healy 5. .988 Milan Adams .988 Jeff Cammans 7. .985 Ryan Cunningham 8. .984 Jon Scullin 9. .983 Dave Savard .983 Dan Tucker

SEASON 2006 2009 2000 2009 2002 2008 2005 1999 2006 2007

minimum 35 innings pitched ERA NAME 1. 1.30 Steve Holmes 2. 1.72 Jay Krystofolski 3. 1.86 Jamie Degidio 4. 1.87 Jeff Folkins 5. 2.18 Ron Barber 6. 2.19 Jack Bannon 7. 2.22 Tom Messier 8. 2.30 Luke Demko 9. 2.35 Jeff Folkins 10. 2.49 Jeff Folkins

EARNED RUN AVERAGE

SEASON

SEASON 1976 1979 2000 2007 2008 2005 1980 1998

CAREER

YEARS 2008-pres. 2008-pres. 2004-07 1978-81 2009-pres. 2008-pres. 2004-07 1998-2001 2004-07 2003-04

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CAREER

minimum 100 innings pitched ERA NAME 1. 2.61 Jeff Folkins 2. 2.73 Jack Bannon 2.73 Jamie Degidio 4. 2.83 Steve Holmes 5. 2.95 Zack Zuercher 6. 3.27 Jay Krystofolski 7. 3.70 Mike Tirella 8. 3.81 James Norcott 9. 4.01 Dan Pearce 10. 4.08 Ron Barber

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

WINS

SEASON

CAREER

1. 2. 3. 4.

YEARS 1998-2001 2002-06 2000-03 2006-09 2007-pres. 1995-98 1988-91 2006-08 2002-05 2005-08

SEASON

W 10 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

WINS 1. 2. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

W 23 22 22 22 18 17 16 16 15 14 14

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

WINNING PERCENTAGE minimum 5 decisions PCT NAME 1. .875 Steve Holmes 2. .857 Jon Scullin 3. .833 Brian Sheeky .833 Ron Barber .833 Steve Holmes .833 Steve Holmes 7. .800 Chris Pickett .800 Pete Kehoe .800 Tim Boyce

SEASON 2006 2005 2001 2004 1986 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009

YEARS 2004-07 1983-86 2002-05 2004-06 1998-2001 1999-2002 2000-02 2005-08 2007-09 2004-05 2004-07

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5. 6. 7. 8.

SEASON SEASON 2005 1998 1970 1983 2004 2006 1996 2001 2008

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minimum 12 decisions PCT NAME 1. .846 Steve Holmes 2. .786 Tim Boyce 3. .733 Chris Pickering 4. .700 Zack Zuercher 5. .647 Dan Fredrick 6. .632 Jamie Degidio 7. .619 Adam Perkins 8. .619 Ron Barber 9. .611 Joe Ward 10. .600 Jared Trout .600 Jon Scullin

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APPEARANCES APP 1. 26 26 3. 25 4. 24 5. 22 22 22 22 22 10. 21 21 21 21

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

APPEARANCES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8.

APP 79 68 65 60 59 56 56 55 55 55

NAME Tom Venedam Chris Pickett Adam Perkins Jamie Degidio Mark Fraser Dan Fredrick Tim Boyce Mick Lefort Pat Freeman Brett Palanski

CAREER

CAREER 2004-06 2006-pres. 2008-pres. 2004-05 2002-05 2005-08 2004-07 1980-83 1983-86 2001-03 1998-2001

SEASON

SEASON 2008 2009 2009 2004 2005 2005 2004 2007 2007 1995 2006 2008 2009

CAREER

YEARS 2003-06 1995-98 2004-07 2005-08 2007-09 2002-05 2006-pres. 2002-2005 1994-97 2005-08

GAMES STARTED 1. 2. 10.

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NAME Adam Perkins Dan Frederick Dan Fredrick Zack Zuercher Brett Palanski Nick Greenwood Brett Palanski Eric Smith Tim Boyce Dan Frederick Steve Holmes Adam Perkins James Norcott Nick Greenwood

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

SEASON

SEASON 2007 2004 2005 2005 2007 2008 2008 2008 2009 2003 2006 2006 2007 2009

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

SHUTOUTS

SEASON

SHUTOUTS

CAREER

1. 2. 3.

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.

GS 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13

1. 2. 3. 4.

SHO 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 SHO 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

NAME Zack Zuercher Steve Birkett Paul Murphy Dan Frederick Mike Harris Steve Holmes James Norcott NAME Zack Zuercher Dan Frederick Steve Birkett Paul Murphy Jon McGloin Reid Willett Mike Harris James Norcott Nick Greenwood

SEASON 2004 1989 1989 2002 2002 2006 2007

YEARS 2004-05 2002-05 1989-90 1986-89 1988-91 2001-03 2002-05 2004-07 2007-09

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SV 11 9 8 6 6 5 5 5 4 4

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

SV 17 13 11 10 8 7 6 5 5

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NAME Luke Demko Mick Lefort Mick Lefort Chris Fisher Tim Boyce Keith Ross Jamie Degidio Tim Boyce Rudy Bulgar Brett Palanski NAME Mike Lefort Luke Demko 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

SEASON 2009 2005 2004 2002 2007 2003 2008 2008 1999 2006

YEARS 2002-05 2008-09 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)

INNINGS PITCHED

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INNINGS PITCHED

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

IP 104.0 92.2 92.1 92.0 91.1 84.1 83.2 83.2 83.1 82.2 IP 278.2 275.2 255.0 254.0 248.1 236.0 232.1 229.1 223.2 215.2

NAME Steve Holmes Zack Zuercher Nick Greenwood Nick Greenwood Zack Zuercher James Norcott Adam Perkins Brett Palanski Jon Scullin Brett Palanski NAME Adam Perkins Dan Fredrick Joe Ward Steve Holmes Dan Pearce James Norcott Jon Scullin Sean Carroll Nick Greenwood Brett Palanski

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

SEASON 2006 2004 2009 2008 2005 2007 2007 2008 2000 2007

YEARS 2004-07 2002-05 1983-86 2004-06 1999-2002 2004-07 1998-2001 1996-99 2007-09 2005-08

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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)

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS 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 255 235 226 222 203 168 167 162 161 156

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

minimum 25 innings pitched K/9 NAME 1. 12.90 Zack Zuercher 2. 12.00 Luke Demko 2. 11.51 Luke Demko 3. 10.77 Tom Messier 4. 10.68 Tim Boyce 5. 10.55 Jared Trout 6. 10.47 Steve Birkett 7. 10.26 Tim Boyce 8. 10.14 Zack Zuercher 9. 9.98 Tom Messier 10. 9.88 Mike Tirella

K's PER NINE INNIGNS

minimum 25 innings pitched K/9 NAME 1. 11.72 Luke Demko 2. 11.05 Zack Zuercher 3. 9.97 Tom Venedam 4. 9.95 Mark Fraser 5. 9.47 Jamie Degidio 6. 9.39 Jared Trout 7. 9.31 Mick Lefort 8. 9.04 Steve Holmes 9. 8.69 Tim Boyce 10. 8.53 Matthew Bruderek

SEASON 2004 2005 2008 2003 2006 1984 2004 2004

CAREER

YEARS 2004-06 2002-05 2004-05 2004-07 2007-09 1999-2002 1981-84 2004-05 2001-03 2005-08

SEASON SEASON 2004 2009 2008 1984 2008 2003 1989 2007 2005 1982 1980

CAREER

YEARS 2008-09 2004-05 2003-06 2007-09 2005-08 2001-03 2002-05 2004-06 2006-pres. 2005-07

CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS INNINGS since 1992 K/9 1. 20.0 2. 19.0 3. 18.1 4. 16.1 5. 15.1

NAME Zack Zuercher Jim Norcott Mike Harris Tim Boyce Nick Greenwood

SEASON 2005 2005 2002 2008-09 2008

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

WINS 1. 2. 3. 5.

GP 59 58 56 55 53

GP 37 35 34 34 31

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

RUNS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

HITS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5

AVG .313 .311 .309 .308 .307

R 378 370 343 327 326

H 602 560 556 542 523

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

DOUBLES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

TRIPLES 1. 2. 3. 5.

RBI 327 302 288 276 269

2B 128 104 103 96 94 94

3B 16 15 14 14 13

SEASON 2008 2009 2004 2005 2007 SEASON 2009 2004 2005 2006 2008

The 2009 Rams hold eight different single-season team records.

SEASON 2005 2001 1998 1985 2004

HOME RUNS

SEASON 2009 2005 2004 1997 2006

STOLEN BASES

SEASON 2009 2005 2008 2004 2006

WALKS

SEASON 2005 2004 2006 2001 2008

TOTAL BASES

SEASON 2009 2008 2005 2004 2006 2007 SEASON 2006 2001 1997 2009 2005

1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

HR 54 46 41 38 38 33

SB 122 122 113 112 105

BB 221 208 197 193 191 191 TB 920 827 787 758 736 682

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

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SLG% .476 .466 .462 .455 .446

A 649 644 589 582 537

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PUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

PO 1531 1515 1386 1356 1354

FIELDING PERCENTAGE SEASON 2001 2000 2003 2009 1999

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FLD% .969 .962 .961 .960 .959

EARNED RUN AVERAGE SEASON 2004 2006 1997 2009 1995 2007

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RA 3.03 3.04 3.68 3.73 3.75

STRIKEOUTS SEASON 2009 2005 2004 2008 2006 2007 SEASON 1985 2009 2005 2004 1997 SEASON 2009 2008 2007 2006 2002

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SO 465 463 420 397 372

COMPLETE GAMES 1. 3. 4.

CG 19 19 17 15 15

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

IP 510.1 505.0 462.0 452.2 451.1

SEASON 2008 2009 2007 2004 2005 SEASON 2009 2005 2006 2007 1985 SEASON 1970 1972 1976 2006 2005

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SINGLE SEASON TEAM RECORDS

SEASON

SEASON 2008 2004 2005 2009 2007 SEASON 1983 2000 1999 1991 2004 SEASON 2008 2009 2007 2004 2005

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School Appalachian State Alabama Albany Army Bethune-Cookman Boston College Boston University Bowling Green Bridgeport Brown Bryant Buffalo Bucknell California Cal State Fullerton Cal State Northridge Campbell Central Connecticut Central Florida Central Michigan Charlotte Chicago State Clemson Coastal Carolina Columbia Connecticut C.W. Post Dartmouth Davidson Dayton Delaware Delaware State Drexel Duquesne East Carolina Eastern Kentucky Evansville Fairfield Florida Florida International Fordham Fresno State Furman George Mason Georgetown George Washington Hartford Harvard Hofstra Holy Cross Illinois State Indiana IPFW Indiana State Iona Jacksonville James Madison Kentucky La Salle Lehigh Liberty Long Beach St. Long Island Maine Manhattan Marist Maryland Eastern Shore

FIRST MET 1985 2003 2000 1996 1995 1919 1911 2004 2000 1908 2009 2000 2000 2007 2009 1997 1985 1975 1993 2005 2007 1991 1967 2007 1989 1907 1999 1989 1985 1997 1975 1997 1999 1994 1987 2004 1991 1973 2005 2006 1914 1997 1968 1977 2000 1993 1986 1926 1998 1916 2000 1983 2003 1997 1978 1993 1980 2005 2001 1990 1978 2005 1937 1912 1976 1998 1997

Won 0 1 0 1 0 21 21 0 1 69 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 15 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 52 4 0 0 17 2 3 0 12 0 1 0 13 0 1 19 0 0 0 4 16 13 13 1 17 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 1 13 1 0 0 4 46 5 1 3

Lost 2 2 0 2 2 34 8 2 0 84 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 17 2 1 7 2 4 1 0 97 0 2 1 6 1 1 1 15 4 0 1 10 2 4 23 1 0 2 3 18 8 13 0 25 1 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 5 0 6 1 2 54 3 4 0

TIED Last Met 0 1985 0 2003 1 2000 0 2005 0 2002 1 2009 0 1972 0 2004 0 2000 2 2009 0 2009 0 2000 0 2003 0 2007 0 2009 0 1997 0 1987 1 2009 0 2002 0 2005 0 2008 0 1998 0 1968 0 2007 0 2006 3 2009 0 2001 0 2000 0 1985 0 2009 0 1980 0 1999 0 1999 0 2009 0 2008 0 2004 0 1991 0 2009 0 2005 0 2007 0 2009 0 1997 1 1968 0 1992 0 2002 0 2009 0 2009 0 2007 0 1998 1 2009 0 2000 0 2004 0 2005 1 1997 0 2008 0 1993 0 1980 0 2005 0 2009 1 2004 0 1996 0 2005 0 2006 2 2003 0 2006 0 2008 0 2008

School Massachusetts Miami (Fla.) Miami (Ohio) Michigan State Mississippi State Monmouth Morehead State Murray State Navy NC State New Hampshire New Mexico State New Mexico New York Tech Norfolk State North Carolina Northeastern Old Dominion Ohio State Oklahoma State UNC-Wilmington Northeastern Northern Iowa Pace Pacific Penn State Pennsylvania Pepperdine Pittsburgh Portland Providence Quinnipiac Radford Richmond Rider Rutgers Sacramento State Sacred Heart Saint Joseph’s Saint Louis Saint Peter’s Santa Clara Seton Hall Siena Southeast Missouri St. Bonaventure St. Francis (N.Y.) St. John’s Stetson Stony Brook Temple Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Troy UNC Wilmington Valaparaiso Vermont Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Wagner William & Mary West Virginia Xavier Yale

FIRST MET 1907 2009 2003 2001 -- 1998 1984 1982 2002 1986 1907 2003 2007 1982 2001 1967 2006 2006 2009 2009 1986 1921 2005 1991 1997 1984 1997 2005 1921 1997 1935 1999 2008 2003 1995 1982 1997 2000 1983 1982 1990 2009 1973 1979 1984 1993 1998 1973 1995 2000 1983 1983 1982 2008 -- 2004 1910 1975 1980 1997 1993 2008 2007 2006 --

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Lost 97 0 3 1 -- 0 1 9 2 4 45 8 3 1 2 1 3 2 0 1 6 36 1 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 70 3 0 5 1 39 1 6 34 3 0 1 3 5 0 23 2 2 2 1 55 1 1 4 -- 0 23 5 0 5 1 1 1 7 --

TIED Last Met 0 2009 0 2009 0 2005 0 2006 -- -0 2001 0 1984 0 1984 0 2008 0 2009 0 1997 0 2004 0 2007 0 1982 0 2002 0 1967 0 2009 0 2006 0 2009 0 2009 0 1997 0 2008 0 2005 0 1991 0 1997 0 1984 0 2002 0 2005 0 2008 0 1997 0 1999 0 2009 0 2008 1 2008 0 1995 0 1999 0 1997 0 2009 0 2009 0 2009 0 2000 0 2009 0 2006 0 2009 0 1984 0 2009 0 2003 0 1976 0 2002 0 2000 0 2008 0 1983 0 1982 0 2008 -- -0 2004 0 1999 0 1999 0 1980 0 2000 0 2001 0 2009 0 2007 0 2009 -- --

RHODE ISLAND RECORDS ALL-AMERICANS 2001 2001 2002 2006 2009

Mike LaBarbera Dan Batz Mike Harris Steve Holmes Dan Rhault

ABCA ALL-REGION 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2005 2008 2009

Steve Cote Rob Farrell Jay Krystofolski Mike LaBarbera Mike LaBarbera Matt Sullivan Ryan Cunningham Tim Boyce Nick Greenwood

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

ALL-NEW ENGLAND

ECAC ALL-STAR SELECTIONS 1996 1997 2009

Nick Greenwood

ATLANTIC 10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2004 2009

ATLANTIC 10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR 2004 2006

ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2001

Dan Batz

ATLANTIC 10 COACH OF THE YEAR 2003 2004

Zach Zuercher Steve Holmes

Frank Leoni Frank Leoni

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 Luke Demko Nick Greenwood Oliver Palmer Dan Rhault Eric Smith

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 Second Team Honorable Mention Second Team First Team First Team

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM 2007 2009

Tim Boyce Milan Adams, Mike LeBel

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 1991 1998 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009

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

ATLANTIC 10 ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Dave Zyons (Yankee Conference)

ABCA GOLD GLOVE AWARD 2009

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

Steve Cote Rob Farrell Dan Rhault

ALL-YANKEE CONFERENCE 1977

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 Nick Greenwood, Oliver Palmer, Dan Rhault, Eric Smith

1985 1986 1987 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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ATLANTIC 10 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Third Team Freshman Team Freshman Team Third Team Honorable Mention

2004 2005 2008 2009

Pitcher

Dan Batz Dan Rhault

Dan Batz, Josh Nestor, Mike Rainville, Steve Holmes Daryl Holcomb, Josh Nestor, Wayne Russo, Dave Savard Brett Palanski Tom Coulombe, Nick Greenwood, Oliver Palmer

A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP M.O.P. AWARD Frank Leoni, two-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.

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RAMS IN THE PROS Dave Stenhouse '55 Al Alvarez '58 Tony Rao '60 Harold “Whitey” Fell '61 Roger Pearson '60 John Kindall '63 Brian Sheeky '71 Brett Benza '80 Mike Tirella '80 Tony Carlucci '83 Joe Ward '83 Tom Messier '84 Tony Hill '86 Dave Lavalle '89 Steve McCumiskey '90 Randy Phillips '91 Steve Cote '96 Rob Farrell '98 Jay Krystofolski '98 Mike LaBarbera '01 Jon Scullin '01 Jared Trout '03 Reid Willett '03 Dan Batz '04 Zach Zuercher '05 Mick Lefort '05 Mike Rainville '05 Dave Lipson '05 Steve Holmes '06 Brett Palanski '08 Zach Zaneski '08 Luke Demko '09 Nick Greenwood '09 Dan Rhault '09 Eric Smith '09

Washington Senators New York Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates Minnesota Twins Baltimore Orioles Detroit Tigers Texas Rangers Minnesota Twins Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Boston Red Sox Texas Rangers Houston Astros Toronto Blue Jays Nashua Hawks Springfield Capitals New York Mets Montreal Expos New Brunswick Cardinals Oakland Athletics Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Tampa Bay Rays Nashua Pride New York Mets Nashua Pride Texas Rangers San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres Tampa Bay Rays Arizona Diamondbacks

RICK LIGI MVP AWARD RECIPIENTS 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 2009

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 Dan Rhault Eric Smith

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

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

JOE ABARR UNSUNG HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS

Eric Smith became Rhode Island's highest-ever MLB Draft Pick when he was selected 60th overall - by the Arizona Diamondbacks - following his outstanding junior season in 2009.

Named after the program's first Unsung Hero Award recipient, the Joe Abarr award is presented to a member of the URI baseball family who has made substantive, yet unrecognized contributions to the program while demonstrating outstanding loyalty and unselfish devotion to the program. 2009

Joe Abarr

Senior

The 2005 Rhode Island baseball team won the program's first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship, 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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NCAA COMPLIANCE - RULES & REGULATIONS A Booster’s Guide To NCAA Rules & Regulations The Atlantic 10 Conference, in conjunction with the Athletics Department at the University of Rhode Island, as members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, are primarily responsible for insuring that its various constituencies (i.e. University staff and faculty, student-athletes, alumni and friends) abide by the NCAA rules and regulations. Under those rules, alumni and friends can be categorized as “representatives of the University’s athletic interests.” The following information was compiled to assist alumni and friends in complying with NCAA Rules and regulations governing the conduct of our Institution and it’s athletics programs. Am I a Representative of Athletic Interests? Yes, If you have ever: • Been a member of the University’s “booster” organization or any of the sport specific groups under the athletic department. • Made a donation to any of the Atlantic 10 member schools’ men’s or women’s athletic programs. • Helped to arrange or have provided summer employment for enrolled student-athletes. • Contacted (by letter, telephone or in person) a high school student, grades 9-12, for the purpose of encouraging the student to participate in URI’s Athletics programs. • Assisted in providing any benefit to enrolled student-athletes or their families. • Been involved in any way with the University of Rhode Island’s Athletics programs. The NCAA stipulates that once you have become an “athletic representative” you retain that identification forever, even if you no longer contribute to the athletic program.

Who is a Prospective Student-Athlete? A prospective student-athlete is a person who has begun classes for the ninth grade. However, it is possible for a younger student to be a prospect, so it is prudent to treat ALL athletes as prospects. Can “I” be involved with High School and Community College Student-Athletes (Prospects) PLEASE feel free to attend high school and community college athletic events. You simply cannot have any contact with the prospective student-athletes or relatives. Should you find yourself seated next to parents of a prospect, DO NOT initiate conversation with the relatives. If conversation is initiated with you, respond in a civil manner but DO NOT discuss the University of Rhode Island’s athletics program with them. If they raise questions about the program, remind them that the NCAA prohibits you from discussing the program with them. Direct their questions to the University of Rhode Island’s Athletics Department. CONTINUE established family relationships with friends and neighbors. Contacts with sons or daughters of these families certainly are permitted as long as they are not made for recruiting purposes and are not initiated by the University of Rhode Island’s coaching staff members. You are permitted to play “pick-up” basketball or softball games, continue neighborhood picnics or backyard barbecues and engage in your normal activities with prospects and their parents who are family friends. Again, you simply cannot attempt to recruit the prospect. PLEASE feel free to attend a public event (e.g. an awards banquet or dinner) at which prospects are in attendance. No attempt should be made to recruit the prospect. PLEASE send to the University of Rhode Island’s coaching staff any information about prospects that you think would be of interest. Your assistance in this manner is very helpful. The coaching staff will then make contact with the prospect. PLEASE feel free to offer assistance to members of the University of Rhode Island’s coaching staff who are recruiting in your community.

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Four Important Rules You Should Know Rule #1: Only coaches and athletics department staff members can be involved in the recruiting process. All “athletic representatives” who are not employed by the school are prohibited from contacting a prospect or members of the prospect’s family by telephone, letter or in person on or off campus for the purpose of encouraging participation in the URI’s athletic programs. Rule #2: University of Rhode Island representatives cannot provide an “extra benefit” or special arrangement to a prospect OR an enrolled student-athlete. Specific applications as they apply to the NCAA extra benefit rule to prospects and enrolled student-athletes, their relatives or friends state that you: May not give them cash or loans in any amount; May not sign or co-sign a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan; May not employ relatives or friends of a prospect as an inducement for the enrollment of the prospect; May not give them gifts of any kind (e.g. birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day) or free services (e.g. clothing, airline tickets, laundry, car repair, hair cuts, meals in restaurants); May not provide special discounts for goods or services; May not provide them hospitality in your home other than for special occasions (e.g. Thanksgiving, birthday); May not invite them to your summer home to go water skiing, sailing, etc; May not provide them transportation within or outside of the campus area (e.g., from campus to your home, from the airport to campus, to summer job, etc.); May not entertain or contact a prospect or prospect’s family on or off campus; May not provide rent free or reduced rent housing; May not provide a benefit connected with on or off campus housing (e.g. individual television sets or stereo equipment, specialized recreational facilities, etc.); May not provide guarantee of a bond; May not promise financial aid for post-graduate education; May not provide promise to a prospect of employment after college graduation. Rule #3: PLEASE assist the coaching staff in the recruiting process by notifying them of any student you think would be a strong addition to the University of Rhode Island’s athletics program. The coach can then make the appropriate contact with the prospect. Rule #4: As an athletic representative, you are not precluded from continuing friendships with families who have prospective or enrolled student-athletes (e.g., backyard barbecues, picnics). You simply cannot encourage a prospect’s participation in the University of Rhode Island’s athletic programs or provide benefits to the student-athlete that you were not providing before he or she became a prospect or enrolled student-athlete.

Whom Do I Contact? If you have any questions about contact with a prospective or enrolled student-athlete, please direct these questions to: Paul Kassabian, Associate AD/Compliance University of Rhode Island Three Keaney Road, Suite One Kingston, RI 02881 Phone: (401) 874-2281 Fax: (401) 874-2158 e-mail: kokojr@uri.edu

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

DR. DAVID M. DOOLEY University of Rhode Island President B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1974 Ph. D., California Institute of Technology, 1979

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As Dr. David M. Dooley embarks on his first year as president of the University of Rhode Island, he aims to strengthen the sense of community and discovery. With a strong background in research Dooley believes every student at the University should gain experience in research and creative work, regardless of their field of study. "We have to integrate the entire undergraduate experience into the academic goals and missions of the University," Dooley said. "We want students to feel everything they are doing at URI will help them achieve their goals."

Focused on building student success and community, Dooley oversaw Montana State’s central academic advising office and added an advisor especially for students changing majors. He provided leadership to a multi-campus effort to substantially improve transferability in the Montana University System and his office created the Academic Advising Council to develop university-wide improvements in advising and to identify and share best practices.

A native of California, Dooley earned a bachelor of arts in chemistry from the University of California in San Diego and a doctorate in chemistry from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He was selected in May from among three finalists for the University of Rhode Island position after a nationwide search that attracted 55 candidates.

The University also instituted convocation, particularly targeting first-year students; established learning centers for mathematics and chemistry in residence halls; and improved relationships with the Athletics Department to enhance the success of student-athletes. Like URI, Montana State is affiliated with NCAA Division I athletics, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Dooley has more than 30 years of experience working in higher education and places high value on giving students a well-rounded university experience.

Dooley played a role in adding new Ph.D. programs in Animal and Range Science, Neuroscience, Ecology and Environmental Science, History (first Ph.D. in the humanities at MSU), Computer Science, Earth Sciences (including Paleontology) and Molecular Biosciences (a multidisciplinary, cross-departmental program). New Ph.D programs in English (emphasizing the public humanities) and a novel collaborative Ph.D. in American Studies with European university partners were in the planning stages when he left Montana State.

"It's a simple fact that the kinds of skills that the students are going to need for the future are the kinds of skills and experiences that are going to be hard to come by in the formal classroom. We need to prepare students for things we don't yet know exist," Dooley said. Dooley comes to URI from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., where he served as provost and vice president of academic affairs. He had nearly 16 years experience as chief academic officer and department chair. He led the chemistry and biochemistry department for six years before being named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs in June 1999, a position he was appointed to permanently in June 2001. Even after taking the post as provost and vice president of academic affairs, Dooley maintained an active laboratory at Montana State. The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have funded his research. Dooley also chaired the university's planning, budget and analysis committee, which is responsible for strategic planning, assessment and for setting the university's operating budget. He also managed the university's international partnerships. As Chair, his responsibilities included setting the agenda, guiding the processes of budget development, planning, and priority setting, moderating discussion, and presenting the budget to the University community and the President. He also served as the principal representative for the committee to external constituencies, the media, and the public. A strong believer in shared governance, Dooley helped foster a strong culture of collaborative process at Montana State. This approach earned the University status as a major research university, ranked in the Carnegie “Very High Research” category. During Dooley’s service as Provost, he was a central figure in attracting research dollars to Montana State, as annual research expenditures there grew from $45 million in 1999 to more than $100 million in 2007 while he was there. Montana State committed itself to excellence in undergraduate education and to the success of its students. Dooley helped lead the strategic planning process that incorporated these goals and values into Montana State’s Five-Year Vision - which is assessed and updated annually - and the university’s marketing plan. Working closely with faculty, he fostered the development of a nationally-recognized, new core curriculum that includes a required first-year seminar taught in small sections, quantitative reasoning, writing, inquiry courses in the major disciplinary areas, contemporary issues in science, diversity, and an undergraduate research experience. He also developed new interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees in Liberal Studies and American Studies based in the new University College, a new undergraduate major in Paleontology, Bioengineering, and Medical Laboratory Science, and minors in Latin American and Latino Studies and Museum Studies.

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Montana State added M.S./M.A. degrees in Native American Studies, Neuroscience, Ecology and Environmental Science, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Science and Natural History Filmmaking, and the Art History during Dooley’s tenure. With the senior leadership at Montana State, Dooley led the implementation of a new budget and planning process. With the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the Vice President for Research, he had a lead role in securing the approval for the new $24 million Chemistry and Biochemistry building. Dooley represented the University to the Legislature to secure funding for the renovation of the former chemistry building into a state-of-the-art instructional facility (approximately $34 million). In the area of diversity and internationalization Dooley led the effort to upgrade the Native American Studies Program to full departmental status. He made recruitment of women and other under-representative groups into leadership and faculty positions an academic priority. Five of Montana State’s nine deans are women and one is Native American. Dooley increased Montana State’s emphasis on international partnerships, leading to new relationships with, among others, Norway, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Japan, India, Korea, and Turkey. The relationship with Turkey led to the development of novel dual degree programs with Turkish universities. Several new institutes and divisions were established at Montana State during Dooley’s time, including the Energy Research Institute for comprehensive energy research, including carbon sequestration, clean coal technology, fuel cell technology, materials science, wind energy, solar energy, and biofuels. Montana State is the lead institution in a partnership that was recently awarded $66.9 million from the Department of Energy for Phase III research on carbon sequestration. Partners include several major research universities and national laboratories. Also developed were the Humanities Institute for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies in the humanities; the Big Sky Institute for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; the Division of Health Sciences, to provide leadership and coordination for research and education in health and biomedical disciplines, as well as fostering interdisciplinary research and education; and the Center for Native Health Partnerships for community based public health research and outreach on tribal reservations. His career began in higher education in 1978 as an assistant professor at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. and later became a full professor and department chair there. Dooley's wife, Lynn Baker-Dooley, is a Baptist minister. The couple has two adult children, Chris and Samantha, and a dog named Rhody.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

THORR BJORN

University of Rhode Island Director of Athletics B.A., Univeristy of Massachusetts, 1990 M.Ed., Univeristy of Massachusetts, 1995 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 the classroom, 151 Rhode Island student-athletes earned a 3.5 grade-point average or better and were named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioners Honor Roll. Jimmy Baron, a member of the men's basketball team, was named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-American and earned the ECAC Robbins Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Three others: Shayna Daugherty (women's track & field), Grace Hedstrom (women's tennis) and Oliver Palmer (baseball) earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honors. "It is a true point of pride to have so many of our student-athletes being honored for their academic achievements," 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 local National Reading Week promotion this past April, traveling to local elementary schools to read and interact with the students. The volleyball team took part in a Habitat for Humanity activity, while the baseball team participated in the Rhode Island Autism Project walk during the fall. Head coach Joe Trainer and the football program organized a bone marrow drive during the spring. Additionally, URI athletics sponsored its third annual "Pink Out" during a nationally televised men's basketball game, which raised more than $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." Bjorn has helped cultivate donations of close to 2 million dollars toward the Student-Athlete Development Center (SADC), which includes the construction of a new 10,000 square foot weight room, along with renovated athletic training room and academic support area. "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."

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.

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In competition, Rhode Island's 2008-09 athletics programs showed the results of Bjorn's championship culture and his commitment to excellence. The baseball team won a program-record 37 games, defeating four nationally ranked opponents - including a shutout at No. 8 and national powerhouse Miami. The men's basketball team won 23 games and advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

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-to-day sport supervisor for football and ice hockey, while also overseeing the men's and women's lacrosse programs.

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 and Robyn, and Rachael. The Bjorn family resides in North Kingstown.

He serves as chair of the Atlantic 10 scheduling policy committee, while sitting on the A-10's television and men's basketball championship site selection committees. On the national level, Bjorn was recently named to the NCAA Division I women's rowing committee.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION PAUL KASSABIAN

Gregg Burke

Associate Athletics Director/NCAA Compliance

Deputy Director of Athletics Rhode Island native Gregg Burke begins his fifth year at the University of Rhode Island. 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 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 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, where he engineered the Heisman Trophy campaign of Gordie Lockbaum - 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. During his nearly quarter century of 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. Burke 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 StudentAthlete 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’s degree in political science. He earned a master of education from Providence College in 1998.

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SUE BERGEN

Associate Athletics Director/Finance/SWA Sue Bergen enters her seventh 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 athletics 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 serves as the department's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and 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 1993-2002. 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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Paul Kassabian begins his 11th year heading URI’s NCAA compliance office. In this role, Kassabian serves as advisor to the University President regarding compliance issues and eligibility of studentathletes on all 18 varsity teams. During his time at URI, Kassabian has developed a compliance procedural manual for coaches and has developed and instituted a hazing policy statement for student-athletes. Kassabian also conducts NCAA rules education sessions for the University community and its athletic booster groups. He has also developed and presented educational materials for local high school guidance counselors and athletic directors as to the NCAA Eligibility Center's process and procedures for initial eligibility of prospective student-athletes. He was also a member of the University of Rhode Island's Steering Committee for NCAA re-certification. Prior to his role as chief compliance coordinator, Kassabian served as an instructor in the kinesiology department and the assistant coach for the men's track and cross country teams at URI. Prior to arriving in Kingston, Kassabian was the assistant men's and women's track coach and strength & conditioning coach at Boston University and Bentley College. Kassabian received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, with a major in speech communication and minor in economics. After completing his undergraduate degree, Kassabian went on to pursue a master’s degree in education, concentrating in Student Personnel Counseling. While completing his studies, Kassabian served three years as academic advisor for athletics and developed a pilot practicum program for graduate students in academic advising for athletics. Paul and his wife, Chelle, the former gymnastics coach at URI, reside in Wakefield with their three children, Ardemis, Kerkor, and Tateos.

KEVIN McGINNISS

Associate Athletics Director/Athletic Development

Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss is entering his third year as the associate director of athletics for development. McGinniss owns a strong educational and professional background which includes over 25 years 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. During the fall of 2008, the largest outright gift to URI Athletics was procured; $1 million 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 for 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, as well as as the director of athletics and recreation at Lehman College, The City University of New York. Additionally, 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 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.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION KIM BISSONNETTE

JOHN VANNER

Associate Athletics Director/Health & Performance

Gina Sperry

Associate Athletics Director/Athletic Programs

Gina Sperry begins her second year as associate director of athletics at the University of Rhode Island in 2009-10, serving as the sport administrator to the men's and women's cross country and track, rowing, and women's swimming programs. Sperry also oversees the NCAA/Champs Life Skills Program, serve as an academic liaison with URI Advising Programs for student-athletes, and monitor the academic performance of student-athletes. Sperry will also serve on the following committees: 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, having served 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 Year honors. Sperry earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education (coach specialization) from Eastern Illinois in 1983. She also earned her master’s degree in physical education (adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation) from 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.

John Vanner enters his 32nd 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, Vanner replaced URI legend Ernie Calverly as the Associate Director of Athletics, overseeing the men's athletics 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.

MIKE LAPREY

Assistant Athletics Director/Sports Communications Mike Laprey enters his fourth year as the assistant athletics director for sports communications at the University of Rhode Island. In this role, Laprey oversees all media relations and sports communcations efforts for the athletics department, including printed publications and GoRhody.com – URI’s official athletics website. During his tenure at Rhode Island, Laprey has coordinated the complete redesign and overhaul of GoRhody.com, including new interactive and multimedia features. He serves as the primary media contact for the men’s basketball, golf, and women’s soccer teams. Before coming to Kingston, Laprey spent the 2005-06 academic year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Prior to that, he 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 the development of 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 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.

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A 1977 graduate from the University of Rhode Island, Kim Bissonnette enters his 18th year at URI in 2009-10. Most recently, he was promoted from Head Athletic Trainer to associate athletics director for health & performance. Prior to his appointment at URI he was the Head Athletic Trainer at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. for six years. He was a member of the athletic training staff at Northeastern University from 19791985. In the summer of 1985, Bissonnette also worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Rhode Island Gulls of the United States Basketball League. Bissonnette is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA), and the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association (RIATA). He has served on many national, regional, and state committees and was instrumental in the development of the current licensing law that governs the practice of athletic training within the state Rhode Island. He served as the president for the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts and co-founded the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association, serving as the inaugural president as well. He has been a lecturer, clinician, and member of the support medical staff for many regional events including the USFSA National Championships and the Boston Marathon. He received the University of Rhode Island Staff Excellence Award in 2001 and was inducted into the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 2007. A native of Portsmouth, R.I. Bissonnette earned his bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island in 1977 and his master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1978. He is in charge of the overall athletic training program, with direct responsibility for intercollegiate football. A certified member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, Bissonnette has three daughters - Jocelyn, Lindsay ,and Kara - and resides in Wakefield.

Associate Athletics Director

WALTER BOYLE

Assistant Athletics Director/Operations Walter Boyle begins his 31st year at the University of Rhode Island in 2009-10. In his current role, Boyle handles all aspects of game operations, including its annual budget, hiring and training event staff, 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 for tickets and 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 from the PC ROTC program. He rose to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves 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.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION/HEAD COACHES Vinny Turco

DARYL JASPER

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Vinny Turco begins his 13th season as assistant athletics director for operations at the University of Rhode Island in 2009-10. 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.

ART TUVESON

Daryl Jasper begins his second year as the Director of Business Development for The Ryan Center and the University of Rhode Island (URI) Athletics Department. Jasper’s role is 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. He 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. Jasper graduated 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

Barbara luebke

Assistant Athletics Director/ Management & Planning Art Tuveson enters his 29th year at URI. He 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. 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. 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. Prior to that, Tuveson served in similar roles at New Hampshire and Wisconsin-Stout. A 1972 graduate of New Hampshire, Tuveson received his master’s degree in recreation administration from Oregon in 1977.

Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Barbara F. Luebke has served as the faculty athletics representative at the University of Rhode Island since January, 2007. Dr. Luebke is a professor of Journalism and former chair of the Department of Journalism. She has been at URI since July 1989 and previously taught at the University of Missouri, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Hartford. A longtime member of the university’s Athletics Advisory Board, she currently is a member of the NCAA’s Committee on Athletics Certification and the Atlantic 10’s Finance Committee. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. from Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Jim Foster Baseball

Jim Baron Men’s Basketball

Cathy Inglese Women’s Basketball

John Copeland Men’s Track & Field/XC

Laurie Feit-Melnick Women’s Track & Field/XC

Joe Trainer Football

Tom Drennan Golf

John O’Connor Men’s Soccer

Zac Shaw Women’s Soccer

Shelagh Donohoe Rowing

Erin Layton Softball

Mick Westkott Women’s Swimming/Diving

Val Villucci Women’s Tennis

Bob Schneck Volleyball

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