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September 7, 2010

Two PSU student-athletes earn LEC weekly honors

Panthers honored in women’ s tennis and men’s soccer

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. Two Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized Tuesday with top weekly honors from the Little East Conference for their performances in the season-opening games last weekend.

            Sophomore Rachel Figura (Cheshire, Conn.) was named LEC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, and freshman Andres Olsson (Sturefors, Sweden) was selected LEC Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.  The announcements came Tuesday during the first week of the season for LEC accolades.

Rachel Figura             A 5’1” sophomore lefthander, Figura (right) won both her matches on Saturday to lead PSU to a 6-3 Little East victory over the University of Southern Maine. She won her singles match at No. 2 in straight sets after teaming with junior Lydia Smith (Marblehead, Mass.) for an 8-5 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Anders Olsson             A 6’1, 187-pound midfielder, Olsson (left) was named to the All-Tournament Team last weekend at the Roger Williams Turfer Classic in Bristol, R.I., where PSU advanced to the championship round.  Olsson converted the first goal of the game Saturday against Norwich on a bicycle kick in the 18-yard box in the 26th minute.

            Both Panther teams have home games this week.  The PSU women’s tennis team hosts Worcester State on Tuesday (Sept. 7) and Endicott College on Thursday (Sept. 9), both matches beginning at 3:30 p.m.  The PSU men’s soccer team plays at home on Wednesday (Sept. 8) and Saturday (Sept. 11), hosting Salem State and Bridgewater State, respectively, at 4:30 p.m. 

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