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November 22, 1999

Three PSC Field Hockey players named LEC All-Stars

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three members of the Plymouth State College field hockey team were named to the Little East Conference All-Star Team for the 1999 campaign.

Senior co-captain Jill Sutherland (Rockport, Mass), junior defender Tracy Noyes (Plymouth, NH) and sophomore midfielder Katie Dodge (Sanbornton, NH) was PSC's representatives on the LEC All-Star squad. Sutherland was also selected to the Division III New England West Region All-Star Team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

A four-year veteran and three-year starter, Sutherland capped off a terrific career for the Panthers. She led the team in scoring for the second straight season, recording eight goals and six assists and ranking fourth in the LEC in points (22). She finishes her career with 30 goals, 16 assists and 76 points in 73 games, ranking sixth on PSC's all-time scoring list. Sutherland is second on the school's career assist list, and her 76 points are the most at PSC since Beth Hamilton scored 80 points from 1984-87.

A two-year starter on the PSC defense, Noyes makes her first appearance on the All-LEC squad. The only returning starter on defense, she anchored the team that allowed 33 goals in 18 games and posted two shutouts. Noyes, who shared the team lead with eight defensive saves, was a member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad in 1998.

A two-year starter, Dodge made her second straight appearance on the All-LEC team. She finished third on the team in scoring with three goals and five assists, but also played a solid all-around, two-way game. Dodge has scored eight goals and six assists in her first two seasons.

The Panther trio were the leaders on the PSC squad that finished 2-2 in the Little East under second-year head coach Abby Burbank. The Panthers defeated Southern Maine in the semi-finals of the LEC Tournament, but lost in the final in overtime to Keene State to finish 7-11 overall.

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