Three Rams Earn All-New England Accolades

Three Rams Earn All-New England Accolades

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island's Chris Francoeur, Dawson Jones and Brody King have been named to the Division I All-New England team, in voting conducted among the region's head coaches.

Francoeur, Jones and King were the only players on the team to compete in all 10 tournaments this past year, helping lead Rhody a trio of team titles - at The Doc Gimmler, the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate and the Rhode Island Invitational.

"I couldn't be happier for these guys to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments this past year," head coach Gregg Burke said. "For Dawson and Brody both to end their careers with an All-New England worthy campaign speaks volumes about the leadership and commitment they brought to this program. For Chris to be an All-New England performer in back-to-back years now shows that he is ready to take on a leadership role as we look to fill the holes left by Dawson and Brody."

Individually, Jones led Rhode Island in scoring, with a 71.2 stroke average. He had top-10 finishes in eight of URI's 10 tournaments and was the individual medalist at the Rhode Island Invitational.

The Howell, N.J. native finished under par in half (5-of-10) of the team's tournaments and carded nine sub-70 rounds during his senior campaign.

Francoeur turned in the team's low round of the spring when he carded a second-round 67 at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational. He also claimed the first individual title of his career when he was the medalist at the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate. Overall, the rising junior had six under-par rounds and three top-10 finishes.

King ended the year with the team's second-best scoring average (73.5). He had three top-10 finishes and was among the top-25 in seven of URI's 10 tournaments. His opening-round 66 at the Hartford Hawks' Invitational (Sept. 17) stood as Rhody's low round of the year.