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Knights Volleyball goes 4-0 to improve to 10th in NCVF!


Ryan Casci

Ryan Casci

Warwick, R.I. – March 2, 2020: The Community College of Rhode Island Men’s Club Volleyball team traveled to Curry College in Milton, MA to compete in the second New England Collegiate Volleyball League (NECVL) Division II Tournament. The Knights went 4-0 on the day which improved their overall record to 13-2 on the season. CCRI moves into second place in the NECVL Division II West and No. 10 by the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF).

“CCRI Men's Volleyball got it done.” Exclaimed CCRI Men’s club Volleyball Coach Anne Marie Balboni after another successful weekend for the Knights at Curry College this Saturday.

The Knights went a perfect 4-0 on the day versus the rest of the NECVL Division II West Division:

CCRI defeated UCONN 25-22 & 26-24

CCRI defeated Williams College25-23 & 25-10

CCRI defeated Coast Guard Academy 25-18 & 25-16

CCRI defeated Sacred Heart University via a forfeit 25-0 & 25-0

Leading the way for the Knights was Co-Captain Ryan Casci (South Kingstown, RI) and Alex Evans (East Providence, RI) had five aces apiece while Tom Hingerty (Ashaway, RI) had six aces on the day. The Knights as a team did not block as well as they would have liked but Casci did earn five points from blocks. The Knights hitting is what put them over the top in each game. Once again it was Co-Captain Ryan Casci who led the way with 19 kills. David Molina (New York, NY) had 26 kills. Co-Captain Maxwell Laiter (Warwick, RI) had 12 kills. Brandon Parton (Coventry, RI) had 12 kills. Rounding out the Knights’ Kill squad was Abu Kamara (Providence, RI) with nine kills.

The next matches for the Knights will come as part of the New England Collegiate Volleyball League Championships the weekend of Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th at the Community College of Rhode Island Flanagan Campus Fieldhouse.

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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 10 varsity, four club programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.