Two members of the women’s soccer team were honored by the Atlantic 10 for their outstanding play during the 2009 season. Junior Kaylen Shimoda was named to the 2009 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team. The midfielder from Oakville, Ontario, led the Rams in scoring with 14 points. Shimoda tallied six goals and two assists this past season.
Freshman Ashley Evangelista was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team. The newcomer from Methuen, Mass., tallied eight points on two goals and four assists in her first collegiate season. Evangelista was also named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 9, 2009.
Five Rhode Island men’s soccer players received Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches. Dwayne Williams was one of three defenders selected to the First Team, while midfielders Gary Crooks and Andres Ruiz both earned Second Team honors. Crooks also landed a spot on the All-Academic squad while forwards Erkko Puranen and Thomas Lindroos were honorable mention and All-Rookie selections, respectively.
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