PLYMOUTH, N.H. - A Plymouth State College women's soccer player has been named the Little East Conference Co-Player of the Week for her contributions last week, as both the Panther men and women inched up in the regional and national polls.
Sophomore forward Caitlin Cook (Cutchogue, NY) was selected the LEC Co-Player of the Week for the first time this season. She had four goals in a pair of Panther wins last week, including the game winning goal in a 3-0 win over previously top-ranked Bowdoin College, and three goals in an LEC win over UMass Dartmouth. On the season, Cook has seven goals and three assists, and is ranked No. 10 in the LEC in points scored with 17.
The PSC women, 10-2-0 overall, have moved to the No. 9 spot in the NSCAA Women's Division III National Rankings, and No. 1 in the New England regional poll. Plymouth plays at Southern Maine Tuesday (3:30 p.m.), then hosts Curry College Thursday (3:30 p.m.).
The Panther men's soccer team, 9-2-1 overall and in 1st place in the LEC, is enjoying a successful season. PSC is currently ranked No. 15 in the NSCAA Men's Division III National Rankings, and No. 2 in the New England regional poll. Senior Brett Scaccia (15 goals, 2 assists, 32 points) and junior Shawn Higgins (7-3-17) rank No. 1 and No. 8, respectively, in the LEC in total points scored.
The Panthers' next two games are LEC contests, beginning with Southern Maine Tuesday (3:30 p.m.), followed by a road game at UMass Boston Saturday (11:00 a.m.).
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