Spring Athletes Win Accolades
Rhode Island sophomore centerfielder Jeff Roy has been named the Atlantic 10’s Player of the Year in baseball. Six other Rams earned All-Conference accolades as redshirt junior Pat Fortunato joined Roy on the First Team. Senior Milan Adams, redshirt senior Jeff Cammans, and sophomore Pat Quinn were second-team selections, while freshman Tim Caputo landed a spot on the all-rookie squad. Redshirt senior Dan Haverstick was named to the All-Academic Team.
Four members of the golf team were named to the A-10 All-Conference Team led by first-team selection Branden Chicorka and second-team pick Jared Adams. Andrew Fiorenzano and Taylor Fontaine each earned honorable mention status.
Senior Jacob Keeling was the A-10’s Most Outstanding Field Performer at the league championship in May after he won the javelin and the shot put. Keeling set a conference record in the shot put with a toss of 18.23 meters. Sophomore Anthony Davidson won the league title in the 400m dash, while classmate James Strawderman won the pole vault. Junior William Janes won the hammer throw title and also earned a spot on the conference All-Academic Team.
On the women’s side, senior Marissa Norman won the conference title in the heptathlon and also earned All-Academic Team honors. Senior Kayln Sheehan defended her title in the 100 meter hurdles.
The senior trio of Pam Emery, Kirsten Leikem, and Tristany Leikem were all named to the A-10 Women’s Tennis All-Conference Team. Emery was a second-team selection, while the Leikem twins were both named to the all-academic team.
Junior Kelly Coker took a pair of league honors in softball, earning second-team all-conference recognition as well as a spot on the all-academic squad.
The conference champion women’s rowing team had four members on the A-10 all-conference team. The Rams had a league-best three rowers on the first team, with senior Caitlin Dowd, sophomore Lindsay Stephenson, and freshman Kari Tomeny all earning the nod. Second-team pick Megan O’Brien was an all-conference selection for the second year in a row. Tomeny also earned all-New England honors from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, which picked URI Associate Head Coach Jess Lizzi as its New England Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
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