PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The leading scorer on the Plymouth State College men's lacrosse team has been honored by the Pilgrim League for his performance in the first week of the season.
Junior Jim Martocchio (Simsbury, Conn.) was selected Pilgrim League Northwest Division Player of the Week after leading the Panthers with 12 goals during a 1-1 week. The two games marked the debut of Panther head coach Nate Ostis.
A 5'8", 178-pound attackman, Martocchio opened the season in outstanding style, scoring a career-high 10 goals in PSC's 15-11 victory over Richard Stockton College last Monday. He added two more goals in the second game Wednesday, a 23-11 setback to LIU-Southampton, the sixth-ranked Division II team in college lacrosse.
Martocchio, who was an All-Division and All-Pilgrim League player last season for the Panthers, has moved into fourth place on PSC's all-time men's lacrosse goal-scoring list with 122. He set single-season school record the past two years, finding the net 53 times as a freshman and 57 times last spring. Martocchio needs just two goals to catch Adam Hawkes, who is third on PSC's all-time goals list with 124 tallies from 1992-94.
Martocchio leads the Pilgrim League is goals scored (6.0 per game) and ranks second in the league in points (6.0 per game). Classmate J.P. Sallese (Beverly, Mass.) is also among the Pilgrim League scoring leaders, ranking second in assists (2.50 per game) and fifth in points (4.5 per game). Freshman Ken McGuire (Wayland, Mass.) is also tied for sixth in assists (2.0 per game), and sophomore goalie Jon Clark (Yarmouth, Maine) is fourth in saves percentage (.618) and 11th in goals against average (17.00).
PSC, 1-1, returns to action Wednesday, Mar. 29, at American International College in Springfield, Mass. (3 p.m.).
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