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Little East honors for PSU Baseball, Lacrosse players

McIntosh, Gleason, Connerty represent Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized by the Little East Conference Monday with top weekly honors as the spring sports seasons head down the home stretch.

            Senior Ryan McIntosh was named LEC Baseball Player of the Week, and freshmen Molly Gleason and Shannon Connerty were selected LEC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.  McIntosh earns his first LEC weekly honor, while Gleason and Connerty have been recognized multiple times this spring.


            A senior second baseman, McIntosh batted .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and 10 RBI in a 3-1 week for PSU (2-0 LEC).  He was 5-for-7 with eight RBI in PSU's doubleheader sweep of UMass Boston, going 4-for-4 in the opener with a double, a HR and five RBI and then adding three RBI in the nightcap.  McIntosh's two-run home run in game one broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning, and his two-run double the next inning capped a four-run rally that blew the game open. He knocked in three runs in the nightcap with a two-run single and a suicide squeeze bunt.

            McIntosh ranks third on the team in batting average (.331), hits (39), and doubles (8) and second in runs scored (28).

Gleason Connerty  

            A first-year midfielder, Gleason anchored a Panther defense that allowed just eight goals per game last week.  She recorded 14 draw controls and one ground ball in a 2-0 week; she tallied nine draw controls in Wednesday's victory at Southern Maine, and completed the week with five draw controls in PSU's win over Rhode Island College. Gleason set the PSU single-season record for draw controls in Saturday's win over RIC.

            A freshman attacker, Connerty recorded seven goals and one assist for the Panthers, including a pair of LEC wins that clinched the regular season conference title.  She tallied three goals in Wednesday's victory at Southern Maine, and she added four goals and one assist in PSU's win over Rhode Island College.

            Both of this week's Panther lacrosse recipients rank highly among the LEC statistical leaders.  Gleason leads the conference in draw controls per game (7.6) while Connerty ranks third in goals per game (3.6), fourth in points per game (4.6), and tied for ninth in assists per game (1.1).

            The PSU baseball team finishes up regular season play this week with home games Tuesday vs. Middlebury College and Friday against LEC foe Western Connecticut State University. The PSU women's lacrosse team is the top seed in this week's LEC Tournament, and after a first-round bye on Tuesday, will host a semifinal game Friday at Arold Field. 

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