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Rhode Island Lady Cyclones

Lady Cyclones

Rhode Island AAU Basketball

The Rhode Island Lady Cyclones have emerged into a premier AAU basketball organization and continue to grow leaps and bounds. The Lady Cyclones Basketball Organization strives to provide our young athletes with technical and clinical instruction in the art of playing a “Team Concept” form of basketball. We pride ourselves in developing quality teams and we enter them in the top tournaments in the Northeast. Our teams and players are provided with ample opportunity to be exposed to college programs and coaches and we encourage them to shoot for the next level.

The Rhode Island Lady Cyclones accept young ladies from across the state of Rhode Island, as well as Southeastern Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts. The Lady Cyclones spring program begins in March and ends in late June or early July. All Lady Cyclones players are AAU registered. Two tryout sessions will be held for each age group, however, make contact now with your interest. Our younger groups will tryout in late February and/or early March and our high school ladies will tryout in mid March or following the conclusion of the interscholastic season, however, coaches will be viewing high school and middle school players throughout the summer league and interscholastic seasons. Please contact the coach in your age group if you are interested in a spot on a Lady Cyclones team. Watch for tryout schedules and locations in the near future.

About Us:

The Rhode Island Lady Cyclones have become more and more recognized in the region with each passing year. Our competitive teams have demonstrated the ability to play with the top rated teams in the area. We are intent on exposing our players to the top tournaments that are available and to Division 1, 2 and 3 college programs.

The Rhode Island Lady Cyclones would like to acknowledge the contributions of Coach Bob Mattley in the original formation of the Rhode Island Lady Cyclones and the development of our program and coaching philosophies.


Front Row
L-R Ava Wentworth, Anina Sherman, Jami Hill, Ashleigh Waterman-Pelletier
Back Row
L-R  Asha Lacet, Sara Hancock, Madison Kavanagh, Logan Bullock, Hope Feeney

2012 Grade 6 Lady Cyclones

NexBBall Tournament Champions July 2nd & 3rd 2012

Front Row (L-R) Ava Biafore, Megan Bodziony, Carly McGonagle, Coach Mike McGonagle
Back Row (L-R) Coach Vaughn Oatley, Vanessa Oatley, Caroline Hagerty, Kayla Rossi, Eliza DeAngelis
Missing From Photo: Brooke Peasley, Kayla Minghella, Katie Caffrey, Julia Martone

2012 Grade 7 Lady Cyclones

Front Row
L-R Kelcey Maher, Jenny Pizoli, Kate DeBoer, Abby Souza, Ally Marcellino
Back Row
L-R Charlotte Sullivan, Kayla Barbera, Gabby DeComo, Courtney McMullen, Bella Troppoli

Rhode Island Lady Cyclones Freshman 2010

Front Row L-R: Caroline Coleman, Maddie Ferranti, Maggie Salomone, Jess Patalano, Ariel Etheridge

Back Row L-R: Coach John Silva, Kathleen Rafanelli, Brittany Donovan, Jay Harrington, Priscilla Dunphy, Caitlyn Nolan, Coach Ron Patalano


Front Row L-R: Coach Rich Lipsitz, Amanda Bednarick, Annie Madden, Abby McKanna, Margaret McCaffrey, Isabelle Carey, Jessica Perry

Back Row L-R: Erin Weitman, Molly Feid, Lindsay Walker, Taylor Lynch

2012 Grade 8 RI Lady Cyclones

Nine Lady Cyclones in 2012 Alice Sullivan Div.1 Games

Front Row L-R: Nancy Toth, Kristina Dufficy, Stephanie Mansfield, Jess Patalano

Back Row L-R: Casey Cloutier, Anisah McGillivray, Jenna Gibson, Katelyn McElroy, Carolyn DeCataldo

2009 Rhode Island Lady Cyclones U15 Black Team

Front Row L-R : Megan Sewall,Mara Newland,Cara Caliri,Kelsea Loffredo,Maggie Rakovic

Back Row L-R : Alison Lord,Alyssa LeValley,Addie Pendergast,Chandler Borrosh,Hannah Smith


The Rhode Island Lady Cyclones U11 team traveled to New Haven CT. in July to compete in the National Invitational AAU Basketball Tournament. The team finished 2nd winning a silver medal in the National Classic Division Championship.

First Row: Jessica Patalano and Maddie Hagerty
Back Row: Hanna Anderson, Katelyn Reul, Carmen Russo, and Maura Kelty