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Three PSU Field Hockey players named All-Little East

Conroy, Bergeron and Parisi honored for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three members of the Plymouth State University field hockey team were recognized Tuesday with selection to the 2010 All-Little East Conference Team.

            Senior Kristina Conroy (Wakefield, Mass.) was named to the All-LEC Second Team at forward, and juniors Lauren Bergeron (New Hampton, N.H./Newfound) and Christina Parisi (Hampton Falls, N.H./Winnacunnet) represented Plymouth State as All-LEC Third Team midfielders.  All three Panthers are All-Conference selections for the first time in their careers.

Kristina Conroy             A four-year starter for the Panthers, Conroy (right) led PSU in scoring and ranked among the LEC leaders with 10 goals and 11 assists.  Her assist total is the third-highest in a season in Panther history and ranked second in the LEC.  The team’s only senior, Conroy also served as a team leader and co-captain.  She will finish her career in PSU’s all-time top 10 in goals (34), assists (21) and points (89), including fifth in career points (entering this weekend).

Lauren Bergeron Christina Parisi             A three-year starter in the Panther midfield, Bergeron (far left) has never missed a game and has started all but two in her three-year career.  She scored five goals this season and finished second on the team with six assists.  Bergeron also shared co-captains duties as one of only three returning starters.  She upped her career totals to eight goals and 16 assists in 63 games.

            A three-year veteran and first-year starter, Parisi (near left) has shown improvement every year, taking over as a starter and All-Conference player this season.  She displayed solid all-around play while contributing four goals and four assists.  Parisi now has career totals of eight goals and five assists.

            PSU, 12-7 overall, is the #3 seed in this week’s ECAC Division III New England Tournament, and faces second-seeded Endicott College (11-8) at 2:00 p.m. in Saturday’s semifinals at top-seeded Bridgewater State University.

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