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November 6, 2007

Two PSU Field Hockey players named to All-Little East Conference Team

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two Plymouth State University field hockey players were honored Tuesday with selections to the All-Little East Conference Team for 2007.  The All-LEC team is voted on by the league's 12 head coaches.

            Panther seniors Katie Barany (Middlesex, Vt./U-32) and Leah Curtin (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) were named to the All-LEC Second Team. It is the first all-conference selection for both players.

            A 5'1" midfielder, Barany (right) started all 18 games for the Panthers, moving up from defense to midfield to help the team.  While continuing her strong defensive play, Barany also contributed a goal and a team-leading four assists.  Her only goal was the game-winner with 10 minutes remaining in a 2-0 win over Westfield State.

            A 5'8" goalie, Curtin (left) started 11 and played in 12 of PSU's 18 games this season, posting an 8-4 record with three shutouts.  She currently leads the LEC in goals against average (1.27) and is tied for second in shutouts.

            The Panthers, 10-8 overall, are the eighth seed in this week's ECAC New England Tournament, with a first-round game set for Wednesday at LEC rival and top-seeded University of Southern Maine (2:00 p.m.)  It is PSU's seventh post-season bid in the last eight years.

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