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PSU Field Hockey and Volleyball student-athletes receive weekly recognition

PLYMOUTH, N.H.

- Four Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized Monday with weekly honors for their efforts in the final week of the regular season.

            Junior volleyball standouts Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and Becky Ciulla (Chelmsford, Mass.) were named Little East Conference Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. In addition, freshman goalkeeper Katie Randall (Portsmouth, N.H.) was named LEC Field Hockey Rookie of the Week, and junior scoring leader Lilly Silva (Lowell, Mass.) was named to the Weekly Honor Roll by womensfieldhockey.com.

A two-time All-LEC selection, Landry (left) is enjoying another outstanding season, earning her fourth LEC Player of the Week honor this fall. She averaged 4.3 kills and 0.61 aces in five matches last week, hitting with a .378 attack percentage. Landry had a season-high 24 kills in PSU's key win over Endicott, which was ranked #4 in New England and had previously defeated PSU twice this season.

In addition, Landry recently became the second player in school history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. Landry has 1,212 career kills and 1,134 digs. Former Panther Carin LaValley (1999-01, ‘03) was the first to do it with 1,404 kills and 1,354 digs.

 

Ciulla (right) is also having a strong season for the Panthers, earning her second LEC Defensive Player of the Week honors this year. She averaged 3.2 digs and 0.50 blocks in five matches last week, including 21 digs vs. Endicott and 18 digs vs. Brandeis, the first and third most in a match this season. Ciulla is among the LEC leaders in hitting percentage (.316), kills (3.65/game), and service aces (0.55/game).

 

PSU's starting goalie in all 16 games this season, Randall (left) posted back-to-back 3-1 victories last week, allowing only two goals and making 13 saves. She made nine saves in the win over New England College, and added four saves in the victory over Framingham State. Randall is third in the conference in shutouts (3) and goals against average (1.35).

 

Silva (right) added two more goals and two more assists to her conference leading totals. She scored a goal and two assists in PSU's 3-1 win over New England College, having a part of each Panther goal, and added the game-winning goal in PSU's 3-1 LEC win over Framingham State. Silva leads the LEC with 21 goals and 45 points.

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