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May 11, 1999

PSC Men's Lax players receive All-Pilgrim League honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Four Plymouth State College men's lacrosse players were honored Tuesday with selection to the 1999 Pilgrim League All-Star Team.

Senior captains Eric Emilo (Middlebury, VT) and Nate Ostis (Yarmouth, ME), along with senior Josh Perry (Falmouth, MA) and sophomore Jim Martocchio (Simsbury, CT), were named to the Pilgrim League All-Northwest Division Team, as selected by the league's head coaches. In addition, Martocchio is PSC's representative on the All-League Team for the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

Emilo earns the All-Division honor for the second straight season, while the other three receive league honors for the first time. This group was instrumental in leading Plymouth State to its second straight Pilgrim League play-off berth under first-year coach Bob Ewell.

A 6'2", 210-pound defender, Emilo was a dominant player this season as a longstick midfielder. He helped PSC limit opponents to 11.8 goals per game, using his size and strength to handle opposing offensive players. Emilo was also strong in clearing the ball out of the defensive zone, and he added a goal and two assists to the Panther offense. The defensive stalwart finishes his career with four goals and two assists, playing in 51 games.

A 6'1", 195-pound midfielder, Ostis was one of PSC's most valuable players this season. A two-year co-captain, he played the point for the PSC offense, took and won many of the face-offs, and was a strong defensive force. Ostis was second on the team in shots on goal (89), and fourth on the squad in scoring with 39 points (29 goals, 10 assists). The four-year veteran finishes his 52-game career with 45 goals, 31 assists and 76 points.

A 6'0", 170-pound attackman, Perry led the team in scoring for the third consecutive season. He finished with 67 points this season, scoring 26 goals and a team-high 41 assists. After registering 45 assists last season, Perry is the only player in school history to post more than 40 assists in a season twice. The three-year veteran finishes the season with 188 career points, on 89 goals and 99 assists. Perry's assist and point totals both rank fourth on the school's all-time scoring lists.

A 5'8", 160-pound attackman, Martocchio has turned in the top two goal-scoring seasons in PSC's 30 years of men's lacrosse. After setting the school record in 1998 with a 53-goal performance, Martocchio responded with a 57-goal, 7-assist effort this season. He is the only player at PSC to score 50 goals in a season more than once, and his 110 goals already ranks fifth on the school's all-time goals list.

PSC finished the regular season with a 4-1 divisional mark, earning a Pilgrim League play-off berth. The Panthers were eliminated in the semi-finals by Babson College, and finished with a 7-8 overall record.

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