Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College held its annual fall sports banquet at the Quonset Point Officer's Club on Monday evening where each team named their most valuable player for the 2018 season.
Freshman midfielder/forward Brandon Ramos (Boston, MA) was named the men's soccer team's MVP. He played in 16 games, starting 15 of them. Ramos had five goals and two assists for 12 points. Ramos was tied for the team lead in goals and ranked second in points. He tallied a goal and an assist for a season-best three points in the Anchormen's, 3-0, win over Dean on Sept. 19. He tallied a goal in his first collegiate game, the team's, 2-0, win against Colby-Sawyer on Sept. 1.
Senior forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) was named the women's soccer team's MVP. DeGrooth, the Little East Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Little East selection, played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had 17 goals and eight assists for 42 points. DeGrooth scored four times in RIC's, 5-1, win at Fitchburg State on Oct. 24 to become the program's all-time leader with 41 career goals. It brought her season total to 17, which equaled the RIC record for goals in a season. Three of her goals were game-winners for the Anchorwomen. Her 42 points this season tied for the second-highest single season total in program history.
Sophomore Hailey Raskob (North Smithfield, RI) was named the women's tennis team's MVP. Raskob was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 Little East Championship after helping the Anchorwomen to their second straight conference championship. Raskob was named Second Team All-Little East in doubles. She is a perfect 17-0 (1.000) at primarily No. 5 singles and is 17-0 (1.000) at No. 2 doubles for 25.5 points on the season.
Senior outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) was named the women's volleyball team's MVP. Ward, a First Team All-Little East selection for the Anchorwomen, played in 86 sets in 25 matches. She hit .172 (301-147-896) to go along with 301 kills (3.5/set), 20 assists (.23/set), 32 service aces (.37/set), 279 digs (3.24/set) and 25 blocks (.29/set). Ward led the squad in kills, while ranking second in both aces and digs. She totaled 1,088 career kills and 1,101 career digs and leaves the school ranked third all-time in school history in kills.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Senior Jeff Garson (Cumberland, RI) was named the men's cross country team's MVP. Garson finished 315th (31:38.24) at the NCAA N.E. Div. III Regional Championship on Nov. 10. He recorded a 47th place finish (31:35.70) at the Little East Championship on Oct. 27. Garson finished 60th (30:00.00) at the Western New England Invitational on Oct. 13. He finished 104th (29:35.13; season-best) at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 6. He registered a 48th place finish (30:15.80) at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Sept. 22. Garson opened the season with a 199th place finish (30:25.82) at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Senior Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) was named the women's cross country team's MVP. McCaffrey finished 73rd (23:29.37) at the NCAA N.E. Div. III Regional Championship on Nov. 10. She registered a second place finish (19:57.80) and earned All-Little East accolades at the Little East Championship on Oct. 27. McCaffrey placed ninth (23:37.00) at the Western New England Invitational on Oct. 13, She finished in 25th place (19:41.97; season-best) at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 6. She posted an 11th place finish (24:30.20) at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Sept. 22. McCaffrey opened the season with an 80th place finish (20:13.15) at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15.
Junior Tyler Boisclair (West Warwick, RI) was named the men's golf team's MVP. Boisclair was the top finisher for the Anchormen in three events during the fall. He averaged 81.77 strokes per round on the year. He wrapped up the fall season with a 59th place finish with a 165 (80, 85) at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Div. III Championship on Oct. 22nd. Boisclair took home All-GNAC accolades after a seventh place finish with a 157 (78, 79) at the GNAC Championship on Oct. 13-14. He finished in 29th place with a 165 (81, 84) at the Elms Invitational on Oct. 7. Boisclair finished 79th with a 167 (85, 82) at the Williams Invitational on Sept. 23. He opened the season with a 14th place finish with an 82 at the Westfield State Invitational on Sept. 19.
Sophomore Megan Mahan (North Andover, MA) was named the women's golf team's MVP. Mahan compiled an average of 89.50 on the year for the Anchorwomen. She earned All-New England honors when she recorded a second place finish with a score of 177 (91, 86) at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) N.E. Div. III Championship on Oct. 22. Mahan shot a 92 to help lead the Anchorwomen to a win over Worcester State on Oct. 14. She registered an 11th place finish after shooting a 179 (82, 97) at the Empire Eight Championship on Oct. 7. Mahan finished in a tie for 58th with a 183 (95, 88) at the Mount Holyoke Invitational on Sept. 23. She opened the season with an 85 to lead the Anchorwomen to a win over Westfield State on Sept. 16.