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Little East honors for PSU student-athletes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Little East Conference weekly honorees were announced on Monday, and two Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized for their excellence for the second straight week.

Panther senior Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) was selected LEC Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, and senior Brad Wilby (Haddonfield, N.J.) was named LEC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Both individuals received the same honor a week ago.

A 5'8" middle hitter, Landry was recognized after leading the Panthers to a 5-0 week, including the championship of the Bridgewater State Tournament. Landry was selected to the All-Tournament Team at Bridgewater after making 21 kills in a semifinal victory over the hosts and adding 15 kills in the title match win over Wheaton. For the week, Landry averaged 4.41 kills and 0.53 service aces per game while hitting at a .361 percentage.

Landry, who was the LEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2002, has continued her outstanding play this season. She leads the conference in kills (3.94 per game) and hitting percentage (.375) and ranks second in blocks (1.08 per game). She has helped PSU to a six-game winning streak and an overall record of 14-3.

A 6'3", 190-pound goalkeeper, Wilby posted consecutive shutouts to lead the Panthers to a pair of victories, including a 2-0 upset of Wheaton College, which was ranked #12 in the nation in Division III. Wilby made six saves in the whitewash of Wheaton, and then made seven stops in a 4-0 conference win over UMass Boston.

Wilby improved his shutout string to three in a row and five in the last six outings. He lowered his LEC-leading goals against average to 0.43, helping Plymouth State jump from 10th to fifth in the Division III New England rankings. The only loss on PSU's 6-1-0 slate is an overtime loss to nationally-ranked Bowdoin.

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