Posted: Nov 03, 2018
- 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).
- 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.