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Brittany DeGrooth of Westerly was named the MVP of the Rhode Island College women’s soccer team. DeGrooth, the Little East offensive player of the year and first-team All-Little East selection, played in 18 games, starting all of them. She had 17 goals and eight assists for 42 points. DeGrooth scored four times in RIC’s 5-1 win at Fitchburg State on Oct. 24 to become the program’s all-time leader with 41 career goals. It brought her season total to 17, which equaled the RIC record for goals in a season. Three of her goals were game-winners for the Anchorwomen. Her 42 points this season tied for the second-highest single-season total in program history.

Maddie McLaughlin of Westerly was named to the All-Tournament team at the Emmanuel College Tip Off Classic basketball tournament on Sunday in Boston. McLaughlin, a senior guard for Emmanuel, finished with 17 assists in the title game, a 102-89 win against Westfield State. McLaughlin is averaging 10.3 points and 9.3 assists per game this season. Emmanuel is 3-0.

Road racing

Former Chariho High runner Gregg Hammett finished first in the Li’l Rhody Runaround on Sunday at Burlingame State Park in Charlestown. Hammett, who lives in Chesterfield, N.H., completed the 8-mile course in 48:14. Ashley Jensen of Boston was the first female runner across the line, placing 16th in 57:01. The next five local male runners were Justin Bentley, Ashaway (third, 49:17), Jonathan Hammett, Charlestown (fifth, 49:27), Tommy Bousquet, Westerly (sixth, 50:25), Jeff Walker (seventh, 51:58) and Sam Lutzel, Westerly (eighth, 53:45). The first five local female finishers were Alana Olendorf, Mystic (24th, 59:30), Elise Huysman (37th, 1:04.24), Heather Alge, Hopkinton (74th, 1:12:21), Carol Ann Gray, Pawcatuck (86th, 1:14:46) and Stacey Leitz, Westerly (89th, 1:15:03). The race had 151 finishers.

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