Osgood, Allaire named weekly award winners
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized by the Little East Conference (LEC) for their performances over the last week.
Junior men's basketball player Mike Osgood (Nashua, N.H.) was named the LEC Men's Basketball Player of the Week, while sophomore diver Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) was named LEC Co-Diver of the Week.
Osgood averaged 26.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 57.7% from the floor as the Panthers won three games last week.
He opened the week with 26 points (10-of-19) and seven rebounds in a 78-77 win over Pine Manor on Tuesday. On Thursday the 6-8 forward poured in a game-high 32 points (12-of-19) and added seven rebounds to lead PSU to its biggest offensive output in more than five years in a win over Newbury College, then he capped the week with a 22-point (8-of-14), 15-rebound effort in the Panthers' LEC win over Western Connecticut.
Osgood currently sits third in the conference in scoring (20.9 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (7.4 rpg). This is his first LEC honor of the season.
The men's basketball team is back on the court Wednesday for an LEC contest at the University of Southern Maine (7:30 p.m.). The Panthers won't be home again until the following Wednesday (Feb. 14) for a Valentine's Day clash with rival Keene State College.
Allaire earned her first Little East title while competing at the LEC Championship Meet at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday. She narrowly defeated Monique Groux of Westfield State University 219.60 to 218.70 to earn the 3-meter diving title. Earlier in the day Groux had topped Allaire on the 1-meter board, 227.40 to 217.75. It was Allaire's first defeat of the season.
Allaire has been named LEC Diver of Week six times this season, including the last four consecutive weeks, as well as earning New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Diver of the Week honors twice. She has already set new school records at both heights this year and will look to defend her New England titles at both levels at the NEISDA Championships at the University of Rhode Island from Feb. 16-18.
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