Three Panthers, Coach Novick honored for Plymouth State
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The top college basketball performances by New Hampshire's Division III players and coaches in 2013-14 have been honored with selection to the men's and women's All-State teams. The All-Stars are selected by the head coaches from the six Granite State schools, and the list includes three from the Plymouth State University men's basketball program and one from the PSU women's.
Senior guard Petey Skevas (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield) was named All-State First Team for PSU while freshman guard Curtis Arsenault (Berlin, N.H./Phillips Exeter) was tabbed All-State Second Team and Panther men's head coach Andrew Novick was voted by his peers as Coach of the Year. Skevas was an All-State Second Team choice the past two years.
On the women's side, senior guard Krystin Corliss (Loudon, N.H./Merrimack Valley) was voted All-State Second Team for PSU, her second straight selection.
A 6'1" point guard, Skevas led the Little East Conference with 5.1 assists per game and ranked third with 1.9 steals per contest. He was also second on the team and14th in the conference in scoring with 12.0 points per game. Skevas became the 25th player in program history to score at least 1,000 points, finishing with 1,002.
A 6'1 guard, Arsenault led PSU and ranked 12th in the Little East in scoring with 12.4 points per game. He was third on the team with 25 three-point field goals made, and averaged nearly five rebounds a contest. Arsenault is also a starting pitcher on the PSU baseball team.
Now is his third season, Coach Novick led Plymouth State to 13 wins this season, the most since the 2009-10 Panthers finished 16-11. PSU finished fifth in the LEC with a 7-7 mark, the highest finish and best record in four years. The Panthers also competed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England post-season tournament for the first time since 2010.
A 5'5" guard, Corliss led the team in scoring for the second straight season, averaging 9.3 points per game. She also topped the Panthers in rebounds (5.3 per game), assists (3.0 avg.) and steals (1.7 avg.), ranking among the conference leaders in all three categories. Corliss winds up her career with 610 career points, 34th on the program's all-time scoring list.
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