Lederer to represent Panthers among New England's top seniors
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) announced the rosters for its annual East-West Senior All-Star Game on Thursday and Plymouth State University senior Drew Lederer (Jefferson, Mass.) was one of 50 student-athletes selected to participate.
Lederer, one of just four Little East Conference (LEC) athletes selected, will compete as a midfielder for the East Team.
The game will be hosted by Southern New Hampshire University at Penmen Stadium on June 1 and will feature the top graduating men's lacrosse players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III. Face-off is set for 6:30 p.m.
Players nominated by NEILA-member head coaches were ranked and selected by a committee awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college careers in the New England Region.
"The NEILA recognizes these terrific student-athletes for their accomplishments over their entire playing careers," said Tim Murphy, head coach at Curry College and coordinator of the East-West All-Star team selection. "To be selected for the East-West All-Star game means that you have been a star not just this year, but throughout your four years in New England collegiate lacrosse."
Lederer enjoyed his finest season as a senior finishing the 2018 campaign with 13 goals and five assists. He poured in a career-best four goals to lead the Panthers to a 10-9 win over LEC rival University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Apr. 14 as PSU moved to 3-0 in league action.
His man-up goal with 8:04 remaining in the fourth quarter of the LEC semifinals at top-seeded Keene State College capped a run of six-straight scores for the Panthers and tied the game at 10-apiece, though the Owls would go on to earn the win. Lederer added a pair of assists in his final collegiate game.
Under the direction of tenth-year head coach Gordon Webb, Plymouth State finished the year with an 8-10 mark while advancing to the LEC semifinals for the 10th time in 11 years.
Complete all-star game rosters can be found here.
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