Warwick, R.I. – December 14, 2015: The post season awards keep coming for the 2015 Lady Knights soccer team. A couple weeks age we learned that seven Lady Knights earned All-Region XXI honors. This week we were excited to find out the Sophomore Tri-Captain defender Meghan Rousseau (Richmond, RI) earned NJCAA Third Team All-American honors!
Late in November, Tri-Captain Sophomore Defender Meghan Rousseau earned All-Region XXI honors for the second year in a row. This week Meghan earns her first All-American honor by being named NJCAA Third Team All-American. Rousseau was the sophomore leader of the Lady Knights defense often charged with marking the opposition’s top scoring threats Meghan used her superior speed and athleticism to lock down their scoring threats. Her and Sophomore Ricki Beaufort (Warwick, RI) offered leadership to a very young defensive corps that had seven shutouts during the 2015 season. As a freshman she helped the Lady Knights secure eight shutouts giving her a part in 15 career shutouts as a defender for the Lady Knights.
In addition to playing excellent defense Rousseau was able to help the offense by offering two assists on goals during her sophomore campaign.
Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented on his talented defender: “Meghan is a tremendous leader both on and off the field as a captain. She possesses great speed, tenacity, and toughness. She was always called upon by the coaching staff to shut down the opponents best players and she was successful at whatever was asked of her. We are so happy that Meghan has been selected as an NJCAA All-American! Very well deserved and just a fitting tribute to cap off her career here at CCRI. She will definitely be missed and difficult to replace.”
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.