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Three PSU Men’s Lacrosse players earn All-Conference recognition


- Three members of the Plymouth State University men's lacrosse team have been named to the 2005 Little East Conference All-Star team, as voted by the league's head coaches.

            The three Panthers selected -- one defender, one midfielder and one attackman - were all voted to the All-LEC Second Team.  Junior Jon Gagnon (New Bedford, Mass.) was named Second Team midfielder for the second year in a row, while sophomore defenseman Tim Vasconcellos (West Yarmouth, Mass.) and freshman attack Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) were Second Team picks for the first time.

Gagnon (left) led the Panthers and ranked fifth in the conference with 38 goals scored. He also shared the LEC lead with four game-winning goals. One of his game-winners was the overtime goal last Saturday that gave PSU a victory over Eastern Connecticut in the semifinals of the ECAC New England Tournament. Gagnon also became the 19th player in school history to reach 100 career points, and he goes into his senior year 16th on the career scoring list with 118 points (91 goals, 27 assists).


Vasconcellos (right) earned his All-Conference honor after anchoring the Panther defense. He picked up 50 ground balls, ranking third on the team, and was perhaps the most physical player on the squad. Vasconcellos is the first PSU defender to earn All-LEC honors since 2001.


Krinsky (left) enjoyed an outstanding rookie campaign, finishing second on the team with 31 goals and 47 points. He was selected LEC Rookie of the Week twice this spring (Mar. 28 and Apr. 25). Krinsky was also a member of the PSU ice hockey team.

Plymouth State completed the season with a 9-8 record under second-year head coach Andrew Brauch. The nine wins represent the most victories in a season since the 2000 team finished 10-6. PSU's playoff triumphs this spring over Lasell and ECSU are also the program's first victories in four career ECAC post-season appearances.


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