Summers, Hendricks and Rogers Earn All-Conference Honors

Summers, Hendricks and Rogers Earn All-Conference Honors

KINGSTON, R.I. – Junior Ali Summers, senior Olivia Hendricks and freshman Becca Rogers earned spots on the 2016 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team, announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.

Summers – who earned second team honors as a catcher for the second consecutive season – was one of two players to start all 44 games for the Rams. Rhode Island's leadoff hitter led the team in on-base percentage (.410), runs scored (24), walks (21) and was hit by a pitch nine times. She also ranked third on the team in batting average (.274) and doubles (5), and fourth in both home runs (3) and runs batted in (10). For her career, Summers is third in program history in on-base percentage (.410) and tied for 10th in batting average (.291). Summers is the eighth player in program history to earn all-conference recognition in multiple seasons, and the first to do so since Kellie Cookus was a first-team pick three times from 1996-98.

Hendricks was a true leader on and off the field for Rhode Island. The senior captain was one of 10 players named to the A-10's Academic All-Conference Team. Hendricks started 29 of the 36 games she played, with 21 of the starts coming at shortstop. She also started games at second base, right field and designated player.

A seven-time A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection, Hendricks will earn the distinction again this semester. With a 3.810 cumulative grade-point average, she is a double major in Spanish and Elementary Education.

Rogers – who established herself as Rhode Island's ace – earned a spot on the A-10 All-Rookie Team. She led Rhode Island with nine victories, six more than the team had last spring. She is just the fourth Ram to earn All-Rookie Team honors since 2006, and the first since Marylynn Muldowney did so in 2014. Rogers finished the year 9-11 with seven complete games in 21 starts. In her first career A-10 league start, she came within one out of a no-hitter at George Mason. Rogers led the Rams with 126.1 innings pitched and 86 strikeouts.