KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island freshman Xavier Vargas has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. He is the third Ram this season to earn an A-10 weekly award as sophomore Greg Cavaliere was the league's Player of the Week on April 23 and redshirt freshman Josh Brodeur earned Rookie of the Week accolades on March 12.
A native of Woodhaven, N.Y., Vargas hit a team-best .500 this past weekend, going 5-for-10 in Rhody's A-10 series win at Dayton. In three games against the Flyers, he recorded three singles, a double and a triple for a .800 slugging percentage. He also drew a pair of walks, scored three times and drove in two runs.
The Rams return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they host #23 UConn at 2 p.m.