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May 11, 2010

Four PSU Men’s Lacrosse players named All-LEC

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four members of the Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse team were honored Tuesday with selection to the All-Little East Conference Team for the 2010 season.

            Two Panther senior defensemen, Logan Irish (Somers, Conn.) and Tim Nicholson (Franklin, Mass.) were named to the All-LEC First Team, and two attackers, senior Brian Giroux (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H./Brewster Academy) and junior Andrew Eriksen (Shelburne Falls, Mass./Mohawk Trail Regional) were Second Team selections.  Irish and Nicholson moved up to First Team All-Stars this spring after earning Second Team honors a year ago, and Giroux is a two-time Second Team choice.  Eriksen received post-season honors for the first time.

Tim Nicholson Logan Irish             Irish (near right), a 6’3”, 180-pounder, and Nicholson (far right), a 6’1”, 237-pounder, were the heart of the Panther defense as PSU kept opposing team to less than 10 goals per game.  Irish was third on the team in ground balls with 43 and led the team in caused turnovers, while Nicholson collected 26 ground balls.

            Grioux (below left) and Eriksen (below right) gave PSU a strong 1-2 punch on offense as both Panther attackers were among the top scorers in the Little East.  Eriksen topped the team with 38 goals, 21 assists and 59 points, ranking seventh in the LEC in goals and fourth in assists and points, while Giroux finished with 36 goals and 51 points, ranking 10th in the conference in both categories.  Eriksen had scored 34 goals his first two years before exploding for 38 this season.  Giroux went over the 100-goal mark for his career, becoming the eighth player in the program’s 44-year history to reach the century milestone.

Brian Giroux Andrew Eriksen             Plymouth State finished the season with an 8-8 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the LEC under second-year head coach Gordon Webb.  PSU started the season 2-6 and rebounded to go 6-2 the rest of the way to finish at the .500 mark. 

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