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November 11, 2009

Three PSU Men’s Soccer players earn All-LEC Honors

Little East Conference             PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three members of the Plymouth State University men's soccer team were recognized for their outstanding seasons Wednesday when they were named to the 2009 Little East Conference All-Star Team.

            Plymouth State's leading scorer, senior Semir Mehmedovic (Zvornik, Bosnia/Frankin, N.H.) was named to the All-LEC First Team for the second straight year, and two other Panthers were voted to the Second Team - sophomore midfielder Dre Cabral (Tokyo, Japan) and freshman goalkeeper Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden).  The All-LEC team is selected by a vote of the Little East head coaches and was announced by the conference office on Wednesday.

Semir Mehmedovic             A 5'6" forward, Mehmedovic (right) is one of the top offensive players in the conference.  He leads the LEC in goals per game and points per game and ranks second in total goals (16) and total points (35).  He started the season by earning Offensive MVP honors while leading PSU to the Roger Williams Turfer Classic and receiving LEC Offensive Player of the Week honors.  Mehmedovic scored hat tricks in wins over Salem State and UMass Boston, and tallied two goals in a match in a pair of key victories over Western Connecticut and Tufts.

            Mehmedovic has climbed into third place on PSU's career scoring list with 45 goals, 25 assists and 115 points.

Dre Cabral Bjorn Ohlsson             A 6'1" midfielder, Cabral (far left) has been a strong all-around force for the Panthers, and his efforts were recognized by opposing coaches.  He scored a goal and added an assist, but his speed and midfield presence were difficult for Panther foes to handle.

            A 6'1" goalkeeper, Ohlsson (near left) enjoyed an outstanding rookie season in the Panther goal.  He started all 17 games, posting five shutouts and a 1.33 goals against average.  Ohlsson, who was the LEC Goalkeeper of the week twice this season, led the league in total saves and ranked third in save percentage.

            Plymouth State takes a 9-8-0 overall record into this week's ECAC New England Tournament, beginning with a first-round game at Panther Field Wednesday against Daniel Webster College (4:00 p.m.)

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