Panthers earn accolades in field hockey and cross country
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three Plymouth State University student-athletes received weekly recognition from the Little East Conference Monday, representing the sports of field hockey and men's and women's cross country.
Senior Nicole Burgess (Mexico, Maine) was named LEC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week; and sophomore Sam Brunnette (Newport, Vt.) and freshman Dayshia Randall (Troy, N.Y.) were voted LEC Men's Cross Country Runner and LEC Women's Cross Country Rookie Runner of the Week, respectively. Brunnette and Randall earned their honors for the second week in a row.
A 5-0 forward, Burgess collected nine points in a 2-0 week for the Panthers with three goals and three assists. She tallied two goals and one assist in a non-conference win over Castleton, and later recorded a goal and two assists in an LEC victory over Bridgewater State. Burgess is tied for second in the LEC with seven goals this season, and ranks second in total points with 17.
Brunnette placed fifth out of 242 runners, and was the top LEC finisher, at the annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational. He finished the 8k race in a school-record time of 25 minutes, 9 seconds, breaking his own mark of 25:53 set last year at Connecticut College.
Randall was the Panthers' top finisher and placed 59th overall at the annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational. She was the top rookie finisher in the race among LEC schools, finishing in a school-record time of 19 minutes, 42 seconds in the 5k race. Randall broke the school mark of 20:29, set last year by Lora Giguere.
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