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More weekly honors for PSU student-athletes

          PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized Monday with weekly honors as the Panther fall teams begin preparations for the upcoming Little East Conference tournaments.

            Senior Annie Metz (North Chelmsford, Mass.) was named LEC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week, and senior Dan Custance (Holderness, N.H.) was named LEC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.  In addition, Panther freshman goalkeeper Katie Randall (Portsmouth, N.H.) was named Rookie of the Week by womensfieldhockey.com.

Metz has been instrumental in leading the PSU field hockey team to five straight wins, including both games last week. She helped the Panthers to back-to-back 3-0 shutouts over Fitchburg State and Worcester State, allowing Fitchburg State, which was in first place at the time, only five shots, and Worcester State, just six shots. Metz also collected a pair of game-winning goals, scoring PSU's first goal in both games.

 

Randall was PSU's goalkeeper for both shutout victories last week, making four saves in each contest. The shutouts were her second and third whitewashes of the season, and she lowered her goals against average to 1.41. Randall is tied for second in the conference in shutouts and ranked third in goals against.

 

Custance played 143 minutes of scoreless soccer last week, leading the Panthers to a pair of victories. He entered last Wednesday's game against Green Mountain College at halftime, trailing 1-0, and shut down the Eagles as PSU came from behind for a 2-1 overtime victory. Custance came back Sunday with a 3-0 LEC shutout of Western Connecticut, making four saves for his third whitewash of the season. He is second in the conference in goals against average (0.99).

 

            The regular season ends this Saturday for four fall sports (field hockey, volleyball, and men's and women's soccer), with the Little East Conference Tournaments set to be played out the first week of November.

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