Rhody Hosts New Haven for Free Exhibition Game Sunday

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

RHODE ISLAND vs NEW HAVEN
Sunday, Nov. 4 - 2:00 PM
Kingston, R.I. - The Ryan Center
Tickets (FREE) | Live Stats 

RHODE ISLAND VS. NEW HAVEN - SERIES NOTES

  • Sunday's game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
  • The competition is an exhibition and will not count towards either schools record.
  • Rhode Island will face three other schools for the first time in program history in the 2018-19 season, hosting North Dakota Nov. 27 and traveling to Kentucky (12/6) and Clemson (12/8).

FAMILIAR FACE

  • Fifth-year Rhode Island head coach Daynia La-Force is no stranger to the Chargers, having served as the head coach in West Haven for one season in 2005-06.
  • In that short span with the Blue and Gold, La-Force posted a 24-7 overall record and led the Chargers to the NCAA Championship for the sixth time in the history of the program and the first of what would be back-to-back appearances.
  • That season, La-Force led New Haven to the NYCAC Championship and earned the league's Coach of the Year accolades.
  • She would leave the Chargers after that season to lead the Northeastern Huskies where she spent eight years.

JORGENSEN NAMED TO ATLANTIC 10 PRESEASON THIRD TEAM

  • Rhode Island junior Nicole Jorgensen was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team, as announced by the league in October.
  • In voting among the A-10's head coaches, Jorgensen was one of five players named to the preseason all-conference third team.
  • As a sophomore, the 6-5 center averaged 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
  • Joining Jorgensen on the third team were Richmond guard Alex Parson, Saint Joseph's guard Alyssa Monaghan, Saint Louis guard Jordyn Frantz, and VCU guard Tera Reed.
  • The Quincy, Mass. native enters her junior year averaging 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game.
  • Jorgensen set the program record last season with 17 field goals made against Fordham.
  • She was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week twice in her freshman campaign and has posted 12 career double-doubles during her first two seasons with the Rams.

RHODY PICKED TO FINISH 13TH IN A-10 COACHES PRESEASON POLL

  • Rhode Island was picked to finish 13th in the Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll.
  • Duquesne was picked to win the conference in voting among the league's head coaches, collecting 12 first-place votes.
  • Dayton was picked second, earning two first place votes. Fordham, George Washington, and Saint Joseph's rounded out the top five.
  • The Rams ended their 2017-18 season falling at No. 3 seed Fordham in the first round of the A-10 Championship.