PSU Men’s Lacrosse lands four on All-Little East Conference team

PSU Men’s Lacrosse lands four on All-Little East Conference team

Peet voted to First Team; Cooney, McCoy and Stockman Second Team selections

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University had four members of its men's lacrosse team honored with inclusion on the 2018 Little East Conference (LEC) Men's Lacrosse All-Conference teams following a vote of the league's head coaches, the conference announced on Tuesday.

            Junior Sean Peet (Glen Cove, N.Y.) was selected to the All-LEC First Team at defense, while seniors Mike Cooney (Stratford, Conn.) and Kyle Stockman (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) and junior Sam McCoy (Marriottsville, Md.) were all voted to the Second Team at defense, specialist and short stick midfielder, respectively.

            The four all-stars are the most for the Panthers since the 2015 season.

            Peet becomes the first Panther to earn First Team recognition since Justin Dube in 2011. The 6-2 defenseman started 16 of PSU's 18 games, recording 19 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers, the 18th highest total in the Little East. He added a pair of goals on two shots. Peet played his best game in a semifinal loss to top-seeded Keene State, when he scooped up a career-high four ground balls while helping anchor a defense that limited the Owls, who averaged more than 20 goals per conference game, to just 14.

            Cooney capped off his career with his best season in green and white. The 6-0 defenseman appeared in all 18 games, getting 17 starts. He totaled 12 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers on the year, saving his best games for the toughest competition. In the semifinal setback at Keene he forced two turnovers and in a loss to NCAA tournament participant New England College he grabbed a season-high three ground balls.

            McCoy, the 2016 LEC Rookie of the Year, started all 18 games for the Panthers as a 5-10, short stick midfielder. He finished 15th in the Little East in both ground balls (60) and caused turnovers (18), while adding two goals and an assist. In Plymouth State's final two home games, the regular season finale and an LEC tournament quarterfinal game, both against the University of Massachusetts Boston, McCoy posted a goal and an assist and grabbed nine ground balls while forcing two turnovers.

            Stockman, a 6-0 face-off specialist and midfielder, finished tied for the league-lead with 219 face-off wins. His 54.1% face-off win percentage was fourth highest among specialists with at least 200 attempts. Stockman added 78 ground balls, tied for fifth-most in the conference, while chipping in with a goal and two assists. His tally came in the quarterfinal win over UMass Boston. After the Beacons cut the PSU advantage to 10-7, he won a face-off, grabbed the ground ball and sprinted down field, beating the UMB goalie to spark a 7-2 spurt that put the game away.

            Under the direction of tenth-year head coach Gordon Webb, Plymouth State finished the year with an 8-10 mark while posting a 4-3 record in LEC play. The Panthers topped UMass Boston in a quarterfinal game, 17-11, to advance to the LEC semifinals for the 10th time in 11 years. PSU battled with top-seeded Keene State, tying the game at 10-10 with a stretch of six straight goals in the second half, before the Owls scored four times in the final seven minutes for the win.



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