Plymouth State Athletics presents Panther Awards

           PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Plymouth State University athletic department presented the annual Panther Awards on Sunday in a ceremony attended by President Sara Jayne Steen.

            Each of the 19 PSU athletic teams, plus the athletic training program, presents a Panther Award to the individual in their program who best represents Plymouth State on the field, in the classroom and in the community, with each of the teams setting its own specific criteria for the award. The recipients are recognized publicly in a department ceremony that included nearly 500 student-athletes.

2008-09 Panther Award Recipients


Sport Name Class. Major Hometown/High School
Baseball Marc McGinnis Sr. Environ. Planning Hanover, Mass./Hanover
Men's Basketball Ben Huntington Sr. Physical Education Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton
Women's Basketball Sam Naas Sr. Finance South Hero, Vt./So. Burlington
Cheerleading Nikki Borman So. Psychology Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro
Field Hockey Lindsey Hiltz Jr. Criminal Justice Manchester, N.H./West
Football Mike Lannon Sr. Management Sharon, Mass./Sharon
Men's Ice Hockey Aaron Runner Jr. Physical Education Alpharetta, Ga./King's Academy
Women's Ice Hockey Amanda Kreamer Sr. Mathematics Lynn, Mass./Lynn English
Men's Lacrosse Jordan Buzzell Sr. Management Bath, Maine/Morse
Women's Lacrosse Kate Pacheco Sr. Marketing Salem, N.H./Salem
Men's Skiing Brad Deitch Sr. Business Admin. New City, N.Y./Clarkstown North
Women's Skiing Alyssa Deane Jr. Physical Education Casper, Wyo./Natrora County
Men's Soccer Gareth Stephens Sr. Management Yeovil, England/Westfield
Women's Soccer Kelsea Anderson Sr. Early Child. Studies Rye, N.H./Portsmouth
Softball Courtney MacFarland Sr. Physical Education Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton
Women's Swim/Diving Amanda Branch Sr. Management Gray, Maine/Bonny Eagle
Women's Tennis Amanda Arponen Jr. Undeclared Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South
Volleyball Gina Hover Sr. English Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hans.
Wrestling Josh St. Ours Sr. Physical Education Auburn, N.H./Manch. Memorial
Athletic Training Shawn Cameron Sr. Athletic Training Chelsea, Mass./Chelsea


   2008-09 Panther Award Recipients

    (Front Row, L-R) Amanda Kreamer (Women's Ice Hockey), Mike Lannon (Football), Kelsea Anderson (Women's Soccer), Gina Hover (Women's Volleyball), Nikki Borman (Cheerleading), Amanda Arponen (Women's Tennis), Amanda Branch (Women's Swimming/Diving), Sam Naas (Women's Basketball), Courtney MacFarland (Softball), Ben Huntington (Men's Basketball)

   (Back Row, L-R) Panther mascot, Lindsey Hiltz (Field Hockey), Kate Pacheco (Women's Lacrosse), Alyssa Deane (Women's Skiing), Brad Dietch (Men's Skiing), Shawn Cameron (Athletic Training), Aaron Runner (Men's Ice Hockey), Jordan Buzzell (Men's Lacrosse), Marc McGinnis (Baseball), Gareth Stephens (Men's Soccer), Josh St. Ours (Wrestling), President Steen.

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