Garvey, Wilder honored in Field Hockey; Herbert, Lindeberg in Men's Soccer
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four Plymouth State University student-athletes, two who play field hockey and two from the men's soccer team, were honored by the Little East Conference Monday for their performances in several Panther games last week.
Junior Nikki Garvey (Canaan, N.H./Mascoma) and freshman Kaitlyn Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) were named LEC Field Hockey Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, while sophomore Alex Herbert (Lexington, Mass.) and freshman Felix Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) were named LEC Men's Soccer Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively. Garvey and Herbert are repeat selections this season, while Wilder and Lindeberg are first-time choices.
Garvey and Wilder led the Panther offense to 17 goals in a pair of LEC wins last week. A 4'11" forward, Garvey tallied three goals and two assists in PSU's LEC win over Southern Maine on Wednesday, and she added a goal and an assist in Saturday's conference win over Fitchburg State. A 5'9" forward, Wilder produce five points for the week, collecting an assist in the win over Southern Maine and notching two goals in the triumph over Fitchburg State.
Garvey has racked up 16 goals, six assists and 38 points this season, leading the LEC in goals and points. She also ranks third in the nation in Division III in points per game (3.8) and fifth in the nation in goals per game (1.6). Wilder has nine goals and three assists for 21 points, ranking 10th in the conference in goals and points per game.
Herbert and Lindeberg keyed a Panther defense that allowed just one goal in over 200 minutes and earned its fourth shutout in its last six games. A 5'4", 125-pound defender, Herbert led a Plymouth State defense that allowed just nine shots in a 2-1 victory Wednesday over New England College, and gave up 14 shots in Saturday's LEC 0-0 overtime tie vs. Rhode Island College. He also scored PSU's first goal in the 2-1 win over NEC, tying the game at 1-1 just before halftime. A 6'2", 198-pound keeper, Lindeberg made six saves in his only appearance to earn a 0-0 draw against LEC foe Rhode Island College.
Herbert, who has also played a forward position in addition to defense, leads the Panthers with five goals and 12 points this season. Lindeberg has posted two shutouts in his three appearances this season.
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