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Little East Conference weekly honors for PSU student-athletes

Little East Conference weekly honors for PSU student-athletes

LaRiviere, Sorrentino, Tingley, Brault, Miller recognized for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Five Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized Monday with weekly recognition from the Little East Conference (LEC) for their performances in Panther action last week.

            Seniors Jayson LaRiviere (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Nicco Sorrentino (Chelmsford, Mass.) were named LEC Men's Lacrosse Goalie and Offensive Player of the Week, respectively; senior Meg Brault (South Windsor, Conn.) and junior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) were selected LEC Women's Lacrosse Goalie and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively; and freshman Caitlyn Miller (Lee, N.H./Oyster River) was selected LEC Softball Rookie of the Week.

            Sorrentino, Tingley and Miller are recognized by the LEC for the second time this season, while LaRiviere and Brault are first-time recipients.

            A 5'11, 165-pound goalie, LaRiviere posted a 2-0 record for the week (1-0 LEC) with a 7.00 goals against average and a .562 save percentage. He made eight saves in an 11-9 non-conference win Tuesday at Mass. Maritime, and made 10 saves (five goals allowed) Saturday in PSU's 7-5 LEC victory over UMass Dartmouth. LaRiviere ranks second in the Little East with a 10.08 goals against average, and seventh with a 50.0 save percentage.

            A 6'1, 195-pound attackman, Sorrentino collected seven points in a 2-0 week for the Panthers (1-0 LEC) with four goals and three assists. He tallied three goals and three assists in an 11-9 non-conference win Tuesday at Mass. Maritime, and added one goal Saturday in PSU's 7-5 LEC victory over UMass Dartmouth. His goal against the Corsairs put PSU ahead 5-4 late in the third quarter. Sorrentino has 16 goals and 24 points in eight games this season, ranking 10th in the Little East in goals and tied for ninth in points.

            The PSU men, 4-4 overall and 1-0 in the LEC heading into Monday night's LEC game at Salem State University, will also be on the road Wednesday in a non-conference match-up at New England College.

            A 5'8 goalie, Brault posted a 2-0 record for the week (1-0 LEC) with a 3.59 goals against average and a .632 save percentage. She made three saves in a 13-3 non-conference win at Bridgewater State, and made nine saves in 57 minutes (four goals allowed) in PSU's 15-5 LEC victory at UMass Dartmouth. Brault ranks second in the LEC with an 8.19 goals against average and fourth with a 47.4 save percentage.

            A 5'4 midfielder, Tingley led a PSU defense that allowed just eight goals in a 2-0 week (1-0 LEC), totaling three caused turnovers, two ground balls, and nine draw controls. She caused three turnovers and added three draw controls and two ground balls in a 13-3 non-conference win over Bridgewater State, and she collected six draw controls in PSU's 15-5 conference victory at UMass Dartmouth. Despite PSU playing approximately half as many games as the rest of the LEC due to weather conditions, Tingley ranks tied for sixth in the LEC with 12 assists and tied for 13th with 24 points.

            The PSU women, 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the LEC, visit Salem State University Thursday afternoon for a non-conference match-up before hosting Western Connecticut State University on Saturday in an LEC meeting.

            A 5'7 left-handed pitcher, Miller posted a 2-1 record with a 1.25 earned run average and one shutout in three appearances for the Panthers. She pitched 22.1 innings, giving up eight runs (four earned) on 19 hits and just two walks, striking out 18. She was 1-1 with a 0.98 ERA with one shutout in two LEC appearances. Miller shut out UMass Boston Wednesday on six hits and a walk while striking out six. She allowed just two earned runs in 7.1 innings in a loss Saturday to UMass Dartmouth, and went eight innings to record a complete-game victory Sunday in a win over New England College, fanning a season-high eight batters.

            Miller ranks second in the Little East this spring with a 1.81 earned run average, third with six victories (6-2), and fifth with 39 strikeouts.

            PSU, 11-11 overall and 1-3 in conference games, plays a pair of road doubleheaders this week – Tuesday in a non-conference pair at Fitchburg State University and Saturday in a Little East twin bill at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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