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CCRI honors its student-athletes to cap a challenging, yet rewarding, academic year

May 6, 2022

The Community College of Rhode Island Athletic Department honored its best and brightest for the 2021–22 academic year this week at the Knight Campus. (View our online photo gallery)

Team MVPs were chosen for each varsity sport in addition to winners of the college’s Student-Athlete Scholarship Awards who display a combination of exceptional sportsmanship, athletic ability, leadership, and academic success. The college also honored its 2021–22 NJCAA All-Region XXI selections and its Rhode Island Legislative Award recipients.

This past year marked a return to normalcy for CCRI Athletics, which, like many collegiate programs nationwide, suffered amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the notable, baseball and softball played their first full season since 2019 after their 2020 seasons were cut short after just seven games. In 2021­–22, 132 student-athletes participated in varsity sports with two teams reaching the NJCAA Tournament and 17 student-athletes earning All-Region XXI selections in the fall and winter seasons. CCRI also boasted an NJCAA All-American selection in addition to 41 student-athletes who qualified for the Athletic Director Honor Roll in the Fall 2021 semester.

Women’s volleyball finished 7-4 overall and won its first Region XXI Championship since 2016, beating top-seeded Massasoit in the finals. Men’s soccer had its best season in more than a decade, finishing 10-5 and falling within one win of a regional championship. Men’s and women’s basketball enjoyed outstanding seasons, each winning the Region XX Championship and qualifying for the NJCAA Division III Tournament, the first time both programs earned a tournament berth in the same year since 2007.

Men’s basketball standout Mitchel Noresca highlighted the winter season by shattering the college’s all-time rebounding record and earning NJCAA First Team All-American honors. Also achieving remarkable success this winter, indoor track star Nicole Dioh qualified for the NJCAA D-III Championships in the 800 meters, continuing her year-long dominance after leading the 2021 cross country team.

2021­–22 Team MVPs

  • Men’s soccer, Pablo Puac
  • Women’s volleyball, Madison Capwell
  • Cross country, Nicole Dioh
  • Women’s basketball, Maggie Schwab
  • Men’s basketball, Mitchel Noresca
  • Men’s volleyball, Charles Seerden
  • Swimming, Bradley Procaccini
  • Baseball, Tyler Monahan
  • Softball, Hanna Dias
  • Outdoor track, Nicole Dioh

2021­–22 NJCAA All-Region XXI selections

First Team

  • Theonoah Jadotte, men’s basketball
  • Mitchel Noresca, men’s basketball
  • Madison Capwell, women’s volleyball
  • Savanna Martinez, women’s volleyball
  • Matt Gibeau, men’s soccer
  • Aaron Ramos, men’s soccer
  • Ednilson Tavares, men’s soccer
  • Maggie Schwab, women’s basketball

Second Team

  • Courtney Essex, women’s volleyball
  • Christian Justiniano, men’s soccer
  • Wilson Penafiel, men’s soccer
  • Michelle Moreno, women’s basketball
  • Elizabeth Bruno, women’s basketball
  • Ashley Lima, women’s basketball
  • Chloe Rayko, women’s basketball

Third Team

  • Daniel Tinoco, men’s soccer

Honorable mention

  • Levi King, men’s basketball

2022 Student-Athlete Legislative Awards

  • Maggie Schwab, women’s basketball, 4.00 GPA
  • Talia Thibodeau, women’s basketball, 3.78 GPA
  • Nicole Dioh, cross country/track, 3.74 GPA
  • Maya-Jane Lima, women’s basketball, 3.72 GPA     
  • Kiley Ferns, softball, 3.55 GPA            
  • Theonoah Jadotte, men’s basketball, 3.52 GPA
  • Andrew Clarkin, cross country/track, 3.50 GPA
  • Taysia Hatch, women’s volleyball, 3.49 GPA                
  • Casey Regine, softball, 3.29 GPA
  • Luke Fusaro, men’s basketball, 3.22 GPA
  • Jeffrey Ledoux, swimming*

*Distinguished Alumni Award

Scholarship Award Winners

Ann Cullen Scholarship Award
For academic success, citizenship and active involvement in the intercollegiate athletic program

  • Mitchel Noresca, men’s basketball
  • Maggie Schwab, women’s basketball

Joseph Andre Jr. Student-Athlete Scholarship Award
For academic success, citizenship and active involvement in the intercollegiate athletic program

  • Matthew Gibeau, men’s soccer

Charlie Wilkes Scholarship Award
For academic success, citizenship and active involvement in the intercollegiate athletic program

  • Ednilson Tavares, men’s soccer

Mary O'Neil Female Student-Athlete Award
For excellence in the classroom and on the athletic field

  • Maya-Jane Lima, women’s basketball

Izzy Siperstein Male Student-Athlete Award
For excellence in the classroom and on the athletic field

  • Theonoah Jadotte, men’s basketball

Ralph Catugno Scholar Athlete Award
Sophomore male and female with highest GPA

  • Maggie Schwab, women’s basketball, 4.00
  • Theonoah Jadotte, men’s basketball, 3.52

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