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May 9, 2006

Four PSU Men’s Lacrosse players named to All-LEC Team

PLYMOUTH, N.H.

- Four starters on the Plymouth State University men's lacrosse team were recognized by the Little East Conference Tuesday with selection to the All-Conference Team as voted by the league's head coaches.

            Senior midfielder Jon Gagnon (New Bedford, Mass.) and junior defender Tim Butler (Concord, Mass.) were named to the All-LEC First Team, and senior midfield Bobby Dabrieo (Woburn, Mass.) and sophomore attack Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) were Second Team selections.  Gagnon is a conference all-star for the third straight year, and his first on the All-LEC First Team.  Krinsky is a repeat selection on the Second Team, while Butler and Dabrieo are first-time choices.

            A four-year veteran, Gagnon (left) led the team and ranked eighth in the conference in goals scored (33, or 2.08 per game).  He also finished second on the team in points (41), led the team in ground balls (58), and as the team's top face-off man, was instrumental in PSU leading the league in face-off percentage.  Gagnon finishes his career eighth on PSU's all-time scoring list with 159 points (124 goals, 35 assists).

            A two-year starter, Butler (right) anchored a solid Panther defense that tied for third in the league in fewest goals allowed.  He regularly marked the opponent's top attackman, helping shut down the best scorers in the league.  He was also instrumental in PSU posting two shutouts on the season, over New England College and Mitchell College.  Butler also collected 23 ground balls, and was the LEC Defensive Player of the Week once last month.

            A four-year veteran, Dabrieo (left) earned All-Conference honors despite battling injuries much of the spring.  He ended up fourth on the team in scoring with 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists), finishing sixth in the LEC in assists (1.21 per game).  Dabrieo also wrapped up a strong career in a Panther uniform, finishing 15th on PSU's all-time scoring list with 138 points (71 goals, 67 assists). He ranks seventh on the PSU career assists list.

            A two-year starter, Krinsky (right) led the team and ranked third in the league in scoring with 59 points.  He was second in the LEC with 35 assists along with 24 goals.  With two years of eligibility remaining, Krinsky ranks 20th on PSU's career scoring list with 106 points (55 goals, 51 assists).

            These four All-Stars were the standouts on a Panther team that finished with an 8-9 overall record under third-year coach Andrew Brauch.  PSU placed fourth in the LEC in the regular season with a 3-3 mark, and was knocked out of the conference tournament in the semifinals.

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