Nate Vigeant went through the college recruiting process just like any other baseball player, but he always knew that Rhode Island College was the place for him.
“RIC was pretty much going to be the spot for me,” said the Coventry, R.I., native who was a second-team All-Little East Conference and All-New England second baseman in 2019, and has returned to the Anchormen for a fifth season. “I was fortunate to have a couple other local schools offer, but I couldn’t really turn down coming here.”
Vigeant has been a stalwart since making his debut on campus in 2017 after graduating from St. Raphael Academy, starting 117 of the team’s 121 games. He has a .335 career average and was on pace to challenge the school record in 2020 before the season was cut short after just eight games.
Vigeant’s success in a RIC uniform has come under two different head coaches. After beginning his career under Scott Virgulak, he hasn’t missed a beat since Frank Holbrook took over the program in 2019; he will serve as one of the team’s captains this spring.