Rhody Welcomes Davidson & VCU for Senior Weekend

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday - 7:00 PM - Rhody vs. Davidson
Live Coverage: Stats

Sunday - 1:00 PM - Rhody vs. VCU
Live Coverage: Stats

The Basics

  • Rhode Island will play its final two regular-season home games this weekend, hosting Davidson on Friday and VCU on Sunday.
  • Prior to the start of Sunday's match, the Rams will hold a brief ceremony to honor seniors Hazel Brown and Jenna McGuire.
  • Rhody is looking to snap a nine-game losing streak.
  • The Rams enter the weekend in ninth place in the Atlantic 10 with a 1-9 conference record.
  • Davidson is in sixth place with a 5-5 mark in the A-10 while VCU is tied with Dayton for first in the league at 10-0.
  • Rhody ranks third in the A-10 in digs, with 16.80 per set.
  • The Rams are fifth in the league in both kills per set (12.20) and assists per set (11.36).
  • Individually, sophomore Ella Ratzloff ranks second in the A-10 in digs per set (5.23).
  • Junior Annie Ell is fourth in the conference in assists, with 9.17 per set.
  • Three different Rams - freshman Claire Wagner (5th), Ell (6th) and senior Hazel Brown (10th) rank in the top 10 for service aces.
  • Sophomore Gabrielle Shilling leads Rhode Island with 203 kills and an average of 2.67 per set. Redshirt junior Natale Zanellato is just behind her with 198 total and 2.51 per set.
  • Sophomore Mariah Paulette leads the Rams with 54 blocks, including 10 solos.

Rhode Island vs. Davidson

  • Last weekend, Davidson split a pair of matches against George Mason (W, 3-1) and George Washington (L, 3-1).
  • Ellie Crosley leads the conference with a .393 hitting percentage while teammate Madeline Wynn ranks fourth at .344.
  • Wynn also ranks third in the league in blocks, with 1.19 per set.
  • Sydney Champaigne is third in the A-10 in assists (9.52 per set).
  • Hattie Rodriguez leads Davidson in total kills (256) and kills per set (3.28).

Rhode Island vs. VCU

  • VCU - which will play at Fordham Friday night - has won 13 in a row, including nine straight 3-0 sweeps coming into the weekend.
  • As a team, the Rams lead the Atlantic 10 in hitting percentage (.259), opponent hitting percentage (.161), blocks (3.28 per set).
  • Individually, VCU has three of the A-10's top offensive players as Jasmine Sneer (.371), Jaelyn Jackson (.345) and Kat Young (.295) rank in the top-10 for hitting percentage.
  • Sneed (1.67) and Jackson (1.40) also rank first and second, respectively, in the league in blocks per set.
  • Madalon Simpson leads the team in total digs (323) and digs per set (3.80).