By KEVIN ROBERTS
Former Plainville softball standout Kayla M. (Jandreau) DaSilva received a great honor this past Saturday when she was inducted into the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jandreau, who graduated from RIC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in health education with a concentration in public health, played all four years for the Anchormen, according to a press release about the induction. She was a catcher, designated player and third baseman during her career.
In her freshman season, Jandreau was second team All-Little East Conference as a utility player. She wasn’t done earning accolades that season. Jandreau was third team All-New England, and she earned a spot on the NCAA Division III New England Regional softball all-tournament team. Here was Jandreau’s stat line from that first season: 43 games, 40 starts; .390 batting average; 37 runs scored; 48 hits; seven doubles; four triples; four home runs; 34 RBI; seven stolen bases; .610 slugging percentage; .460 on-base percentage; .953 fielding percentage.
In her sophomore season, Jandreau made second team All-Little East and second team All-New England as a catcher, designated player, outfielder and third baseman. Here was Jandreau’s stat line from her sophomore season: 48 games, 47 starts; .383 batting average; 45 runs scored; 59 hits; seven doubles; one triple; three home runs; 28 RBI; 77 total bases; eight stolen bases; .500 slugging percentage; .448 on-base percentage; .972 fielding percentage.
Jandreau started in all 36 games that she played in as a junior. She hit .349 with 25 runs scored, 38 hits, five doubles, five triples, 13 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Jandreau had a .486 slugging percentage, .432 on-base percentage, .972 fielding percentage.
In her senior season in 2011, Jandreau was team MVP, first team All-Little East, and second team All-New England. She also earned LEC Player of the Week honors once during that season. Here was Jandreau’s stat line from her senior season: 51 games, 51 starts; .345 batting average; 41 runs scored; 57 hits; 10 doubles; one triple; three home runs; 26 RBI; 20 stolen bases; .473 slugging percentage; .402 on-base percentage; .994 fielding percentage.
All told, Jandreau played in 178 games for RIC and started in 174. She batted .367 (202-for-551) for her career with 148 runs scored, 202 hits, 29 doubles, 11 triples, 10 home runs, 101 RBI and 47 stolen bases. Jandreau had a .514 slugging percentage, .434 on-base percentage and .978 fielding percentage. She still ranks highly in many categories for the Anchormen. Jandreau is second in at bats (551), runs scored, hits, stolen bases and walks (64). She is fourth in home runs and RBI; fifth in batting average, triples, putouts (679) and slugging percentage. Jandreau is seventh in doubles.
During Jandreau’s career (2008-2011), RIC won two LEC regular season and tournament championships. The Anchormen appeared in three NCAA Division III tournaments and reached the national championship round once.
Jandreau’s 2008 softball team was also inducted into the hall of fame this past Saturday, along with the team from 2007. The 2008 team compiled a record of 36-9 and finished ranked 10th in the country, the highest ranking in program history. RIC won the LEC regular season title for the fourth of five straight seasons with a 12-2 record, then took its third of four straight conference tournament championships. The 2008 team qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament, but didn’t stop them. The Anchormen won the New England Regional and advanced to the national championship round in Salem, Va., for the second straight season and second time in program history.