Metz named LEC Defensive Player/Week
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Little East Conference has selected three Plymouth State College student-athletes for its weekly honors, naming three Panthers LEC Player of the Week in the sports of women's volleyball and field hockey.
Junior Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) were chosen LEC Volleyball Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, while sophomore Annie Metz (North Chelmsford, Mass.) was named the LEC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. The selections were made as the LEC heads into the final week of the regular season, and both PSC squads are coming down the stretch of what have been very successful campaigns.
A 5'9" middle hitter, Becky Landry registered 55 kills (3.93 kpg), 13 aces (0.93 apg) and an attack percentage of .381 last week. She was most impressive in two conference wins, recording 29 kills (4.83 kpg), nine blocks and an attack percentage of .520. A 5'9" outside hitter, Kelly finished her week with 46 kills (3.29 kpg), 53 digs (3.79 dpg) and an attack percentage of .305. She posted a "double-double" in three of PSC's four matches, reaching double figures in both kills and digs. Becky has been LEC Offensive Player of the Week three times this season, while Kelly has been Offensive Player of the Week twice and Rookie of the Week two other times.
The Landrys have been instrumental in PSC's outstanding season, which currently sits at 23-6 overall, matching the school-record for wins in a season (the 1999 team finished 23-11). The Panthers clinched second place in the LEC regular season, and after a first-round bye in the LEC Tournament, will play a semi-final match vs. either UMass Dartmouth or Eastern Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 9 at Western Connecticut. PSC concludes the regular season this week with the home finale Tuesday against Salem State and Friday/Saturday at the Brandeis Tournament.
A sophomore defender on one of the nation's stingiest defenses, Metz helped PSC record its ninth shutout of the season, a 3-0 decision over Worcester State, in the only game last week. She helped PSC limit the Lancers to six shots on goal. PSC is among the top three defensive teams in the nation, allowing only six goals in 13 games (0.45 goals against avg.) while the offense has scored 42.
The win over WSC extended PSC's winning streak to 13 games. The Panthers have also clinched their third straight LEC regular season title, and after a bye in the opening round of the LEC Tournament, will host the conference semifinals and championship at Arold Field on Nov. 8-9. PSC wraps up the regular season with three contests this week - Tuesday at home against non-conference foe New England College, Wednesday in a make-up game at Fitchburg State, and Saturday in the regular season finale at home against Framingham State.