Five Panthers named to prestigious quarter-century squads
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – As part of its Silver Anniversary celebration, the Little East Conference 25th Anniversary Men's and Women's Basketball Teams were announced Saturday afternoon following the 2011 LEC Basketball Championship games, and five former Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized.
Each team, which included 25 student-athletes and one coach, was voted upon by LEC athletic administrators and coaches. The highly-decorated teams are highlighted by 19 men's and 14 women's Player of the Year award winners, including 14 multiple honorees, and 12 Rookie of the Year award recipients.
To be considered for the 25th anniversary teams, a student-athlete must have met the following criteria: a conference player of the year award winner, and/or a two- time All-Little East, first-team selection. The student-athletes that earned All-Little East, first-team honors during its first two years as a conference-sponsored sport were also placed on the ballot.
The five Plymouth State selections have all been inducted into the PSU Athletic Hall of Fame. The men's honorees include Moses Jean-Pierre (Cambridge, Mass., who played for the Panthers from 1990-94), Adam DeChristopher (Brockton, Mass., 1995-99) and Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine, 2001-05), while the women's representatives are Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H., 1999-03) and Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H., 1999-03).
Initially formed in 1986 as a six-team men's and women's basketball conference, the Little East Conference has since grown to its present eight-school membership, sponsoring championship play in 19 intercollegiate athletics: baseball; men's and women's basketball; men's and women's cross country; field hockey; men's and women's lacrosse; men's and women's soccer; softball; women's swimming; men's and women's tennis; men's and women's indoor track; men's and women's outdoor track and women's volleyball. The 2010-11 academic years marks the 25th anniversary for the Little East Conference.
|Moses Jean-Pierre||Adam DeChristopher||Courtney Albert||Jenn Pelletier||Nick Pelotte|
|Men's LEC 25th Anniversary Team||Women's LEC 25th Anniversary Team|
|Brice Assie||Western Connecticut||Courtney Albert||Plymouth State|
|Bobby Bailey||Rhode Island College||Joanna Brown||Southern Maine|
|Tony Barros||UMass Boston||Allison Coleman||Eastern Connecticut|
|Tim Bonsant||Southern Maine||Jo-Ann D'Alessandro||Rhode Island College|
|Jeff Bowers||Southern Maine||Claudia DeFaria||Rhode Island College|
|DaQuan Brooks||Western Connecticut||Diana Duff||Southern Maine|
|Alex Butler||Rhode Island College||Eileen Fenton||UMass Boston|
|Chris Coates||Keene State||Shannon Flowers||Western Connecticut|
|Adam DeChristopher||Plymouth State||Robin Gaby||Eastern Connecticut|
|Marvin Evans||Western Connecticut||Allison Gagnon||Southern Maine|
|Mike Fennessy||Southern Maine||Andreen Gilpen||UMass Boston|
|Paul Hart||UMass Dartmouth||Stacey Kent||Southern Maine|
|Steve Haynes||UMass Dartmouth||Bernice Laferriere||Eastern Connecticut|
|Marques Houtman||UMass Dartmouth||Cathy Lanni||Rhode Island College|
|Moses Jean-Pierre||Plymouth State||Tracy Libby||Southern Maine|
|Tyler Kathan||Keene State||Nancy Love||Southern Maine|
|Kevin Kolek||UMass Dartmouth||Ashley Marble||Southern Maine|
|Aaron Lee||UMass Dartmouth||Amy Matthews||Western Connecticut|
|Stefan Pagios||UMass Dartmouth||Ashley McFetridge||Eastern Connecticut|
|Amigo Panniaqua||UMass Boston||Jenn Pelletier||Plymouth State|
|Nick Pelotte||Plymouth State||Julie Plant||Southern Maine|
|Waldemar Sender||UMass Dartmouth||Megan Myles||Southern Maine|
|Troy Smith||Rhode Island College||Wendy Rogers||Eastern Connecticut|
|Dave Stantial||Keene State||Melissa Teel||Western Connecticut|
|Rich Vega||Eastern Connecticut||Jen Zabek||Eastern Connecticut|
|Brian Baptiste||UMass Dartmouth||Gary Fifield||Southern Maine|
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