Wheeler named LEC Defensive Player/Week
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three Plymouth State College student-athletes were named Players of the Week by the Little East Conference Monday, and another was selected to the Freedom Football Conference Weekly Honor Roll.
Top LEC honors this week went to senior Jamie Hazard (Foster, R.I.) as Women's Tennis Player of the Week, freshman Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) as Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, and senior Kristle Wheeler (Brandon, Vt.) as Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. In addition, senior Tim Boothroyd (Amesbury, Mass.) was a FFC Honor Roll selection.
Hazard earned the Women's Tennis Player of the Week honor for the third straight week after keeping her perfect season alive. She went 2-0 at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles last week, improving her record to 6-0 this fall in both singles and doubles (with partner Katie Olsen (Reading, Mass.). Hazard has helped PSC to an unblemished 6-0 record this season, 4-0 in conference play.
A 5'9" outside hitter, Landry received the rare honor of being named Player of the Week as a freshman (rather than Rookie of the Week). She was named to the All-Tournament Team last weekend at the Bridgewater State Open after helping the Panthers to victories in three out of four matches. Landry averaged more than 3.0 kills and 3.0 digs in the four outings, recording 42 kills and 46 digs while committing only seven attack errors in more than 100 attempts. Landry's sister Becky was the LEC Offensive Player of the Week two weeks ago.
Wheeler anchored a Panther field hockey defense that did not allow a goal in two games last week, covering nearly 155 minutes of action. She helped PSC limit its two opponents to a combined 14 shots on goal. Wheeler has helped the Panthers to six shutouts in seven games, allowing only one goal all year. In addition, Wheeler assisted on the only goal in a 1-0 overtime win over arch-rival Keene State.
A 6'0", 225-pound linebacker, Boothroyd provided the highlights in an otherwise disappointing 14-0 loss to Norwich. He led the Panthers in tackles with 12 (five solo), including two behind the line of scrimmage. Boothroyd leads the team in tackles after three games with 28 stops.