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Little East Conference weekly honors for six PSU student-athletes

Little East Conference weekly honors for six PSU student-athletes

Three in Men's Lax, one in Women's Lax, and two in Men's T&F recognized for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Six 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.), Nicco Sorrentino (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Adam Haversat (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) were named LEC Men's Lacrosse Goalie, Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively; junior Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) was selected LEC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week; and sophomore Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H./Bishop Brady) and freshman Eric Rosario (Methuen, Mass.) were named LEC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Track Athlete and Rookie Track Athlete of the Week, respectively.

            Sorrentino is recognized by the LEC for the third time this season, while LaRiviere is honored for the second time and the others are all first-time recipients this spring.

Men's Lacrosse

            A 5'11, 165-pound goalie, LaRiviere posted a 3-0 record (2-0 LEC) for the Panthers with a 5.98 goals against average and a .564 save percentage. He allowed just one goal and made five saves in 53 minutes Monday in an LEC win over Salem State, and he made 11 saves while allowing 10 goals Saturday in PSU's key conference upset victory at Eastern Connecticut. He also made six saves and allowed six goals Wednesday in a non-conference win over New England College. LaRiviere leads the Little East with an 8.62 goals against average and ranks seventh with a 51.7 save percentage.

            A 6'1, 195-pound attackman, Sorrentino recorded 13 points in a 3-0 week for PSU (2-0 LEC) on nine goals and four assists. He tallied four goals and two assists Monday in an LEC win at Salem State, and added four goals and one assist Saturday in PSU's key conference upset victory at Eastern Connecticut. He also notched a goal and an assist Wednesday in a non-conference win over New England College. Sorrentino has 25 goals and 12 points in 11 games this season, ranking fourth in the Little East in goals, sixth in assists and fifth in points.

            A 6'0, 185-pound long stick middie, Haversat recorded six caused turnovers and 27 ground balls in a 3-0 week for PSU (2-0 LEC), helping the Panther defense limit three opponents to an average of 7.0 goals per game. He had three caused turnovers and matched his career-high with 13 ground balls Monday in an LEC win at Salem State, and added one caused turnover and four ground balls Saturday in PSU's key conference upset victory at Eastern Connecticut. He also collected caused turnovers and 10 ground balls Wednesday in a non-conference win over New England College. Haversat ranks second in the LEC with 24 caused turnovers and third with 68 ground balls.

            The PSU men, 7-4 overall and 3-0 in the LEC, take a five-game winning streak into Wednesday's key conference match-up at co-leader Keene State College.

Women's Lacrosse

            A 5'4 attacker, Sullivan tallied 10 points in a 2-0 week for the Panthers (1-0 LEC), collecting eight goals and two assists. She scored a season-high five goals and added an assist in a non-conference win Thursday at Salem State, and recorded three goals and one assist Saturday in PSU's 13-10 Little East win over Western Connecticut,. She also picked up three ground balls in the two contests. Sullivan has scored 24 goals and 29 points in seven games this season, ranking 11th in the LEC this spring in goals and 15th in points.

            The PSU women, 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the LEC, visit LEC foe University of Southern Maine Tuesday afternoon before hosting Wheaton College on Saturday in a non-conference meeting.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

            A sophomore middle distance runner, Bartlett finished third overall in the 800 meter run at Fitchburg State University's Eric Loeschner Memorial Invitational, but was the top collegiate runner in a time of 1:56.49. His time meets the New England Division III Championships qualifying time, and ranks as the 19th-fastest time in New England this spring. He also ran the lead-off leg of PSU's winning 4x800 meter relay team that won the race in 8:23.37, the eighth-fastest time in New England this spring.

            A freshman sprinter, Rosario took first place among 28 sprinters in the 400 meter dash at Fitchburg State's Eric Loeschner Memorial Invitational, recording a New England Division III Championships qualifying time of 50.05 seconds. His time ranks as the 18th-fastest time in New England this spring. Rosario also ran a leg on PSU's 4x100 meter relay team that finished fifth in 44.02 seconds and anchored PSU's 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth in 3:30.30.

            The PSU outdoor track & field teams have their final meet before the Little East Conference Championships next Saturday (Apr. 22) at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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