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October 13, 2003

Little East honors for three PSU student-athletes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized by the Little East Conference Monday for their efforts in numerous Panther outings last week.

Senior Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) was selected LEC Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, freshman Laurie Allinson (Berwick, Maine) was named LEC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week, and freshman Felix Rosen (Stockholm, Sweden) was named LEC Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week. Landry was honored for the third time this season, while the other two are first-time selections.

A 5'8" middle hitter, Landry received the LEC's top offensive honor after being selected to the All-Tournament Team last weekend at the Tom Hay Invitational, hosted by Springfield College. She helped PSU to a 3-1 week, including an LEC victory over UMass Dartmouth and a runner-up finish in the tournament. Landry finished the week a .380 attack percentage and 4.08 kills per game.

Landry, the LEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2002, has helped the Panthers to a 20-5 overall record and climb as high as eighth in the New England rankings. She leads the conference in hitting percentage (.359) and ranks second in kills (3.91 per game) and blocks (0.88 per game).

A 5'8" defender, Allinson played outstanding defense as PSU's field hockey team went 2-0 on the week with one shutout and only one goal allowed. She helped PSU limit Salem State to three shots in a 5-0 Panther win, and limited Bridgewater State to seven shots in a 5-1 PSU victory.

Allinson has helped the Panthers win their last four games to improve to 6-4 overall. PSU is in second place in the LEC with a 5-1 conference record.

A 5'7" forward, Rosen continued his impressive rookie campaign with two more goals, both coming in a 2-0 non-conference victory over Colby-Sawyer. He had scored six goals in a four-game stretch before being held off the board in Saturday's overtime win at Keene State. Rosen is tied for 10th in the conference in scoring with seven goals.

Rosen is the leading scorer on a Panther team that has won seven in a row to move to 10-1 overall. PSU has also climbed to #3 in the New England rankings and #19 in the national Division III rankings. The Panthers are tied with Rhode Island College for first place in the LEC, both with 4-0-0 conference records.

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