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Four PSU Field Hockey players named All-Little East

Colborn, Carroll, Thompson, Lemelin represent Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four members of the Plymouth State University field hockey team were recognized Tuesday with selection to the 2012 All-Little East Conference Team.

            Senior Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H./White Mountains Regional) took top honors for Plymouth State, earning First Team All-LEC honors, while juniors Lauren Carroll (Rollinsford, N.H./Somersworth) and Aisha Rai Thompson (Berlin, N.H.) were Second Team selections and junior Hilary Lemelin (Milan,N.H./Berlin) was a Third Team honoree.  Colborn, Thompson and Lemelin are all repeat selections for PSU, while Carroll is a first time pick. The All-Conference Teams are voted on by the league's 12 head coaches.


            A four-year veteran and three-year starter, Colborn leads the team in scoring for the second time in her career with 20 goals and two assists this fall, becoming just the third player in school history to score at least 20 goals in a season.  She has tallied three game-winning markers and scored a career-high five goals in a win over Salem State last month.  Colborn also has 53 goals and 116 points in her career, which both rank second on PSU's all-time scoring list.

            A three-year veteran and first-year starter, Carroll is second on the team in scoring with 10 goals, six assists and 26 points.  She has increased her production each year, finishing with four goals and one assist as a freshman and six goals and five assists last year.  Carroll is a solid player at both ends of the field, and scored a hat trick in a key win over Westfield State University in September.

            A three-year starter on defense, Thompson has anchored a Panther defense that included three new starters this year.  She has helped the team shut down the opponent's top scorers, helping direct PSU's defensive effort.  Thompson also recorded three defensive saves along the goal line.

            A three-year starter in the Panther goal, Lemelin earned Third Team honors despite missing five games in the middle of the season due to injury.  She owns a 2.41 goals against average and a .731 saves percentage, reaching double digits in saves three times this fall.

            PSU, 11-7 overall, is the #3 seed in this week's ECAC Division III New England Tournament, and will face #2 seeded Keene State College in a semifinal game this Saturday at top-seeded Bridgewater State University.  BSU will also host the championship game on Sunday at noon.

Carroll Thompson Lemelin

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