Panthers earn accolades in soccer, volleyball and cross country
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four Plymouth State University student-athletes received weekly recognition from the Little East Conference Monday, representing the sports of women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's and women's cross country.
Junior Megan Bailey (Canterbury, N.H.) was named LEC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week; freshman Amy Luther (Westerly, Mass.) was selected LEC Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week; and sophomore Sam Brunnette (Newport, Vt.) and freshman Dayshia Randall (Troy, N.Y.) were voted LEC Men's Cross Country Runner and LEC Women's Cross Country Rookie Runner of the Week, respectively.
A 5-6 setter, Bailey averaged 9.21 assists per set in a 3-2 week for the Panthers. She recorded double-doubles in three matches, recording double-digit totals in assists and digs against Framingham State, Keene State (non-conference match) and Daniel Webster. Bailey added 2.47 digs per set and nine service aces (0.47 per set), including seven aces in a win over Framingham State.
A 4-10 midfielder, Luther tallied a goal and an assist for the Panthers in a 1-0-1 week. She scored the first goal, which ended up as the game-winner, in a 3-0 victory over Salem State, and also had a solid game in a 0-0 scoreless duel against Bridgewater State.
Brunnette finished runner-up among 154 runners in the University of New England Invitational. He was second in the 8,000 meter race, covering the hot, hilly course in 26 minutes, 15 seconds, finishing behind Damon Kilgore of Gordon (25:35), the reigning national athlete of the week. Brunnette's time was 1:25 faster than last year's race.
Randall placed 13th among 135 runners in her collegiate debut at the University of New England Invitational. She was PSU's top finisher, running the 5,000 meter race in 21:14 and helping PSU to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.
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