Herbert, Karlstrand and Noe to represent Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three members of the Plymouth State University men's soccer team will compete this Sunday, Sept. 29, in the New England Division III Intercollegiate Senior All-Star match at Brandeis University.
Senior midfielders Alex Herbert (Lexington, Mass.) and Ted Karlstrand (Halmstad, Sweden) and senior defender Connor Noe (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding) will represent PSU at the match, which is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Brandeis' Gordon Field. All three Panthers were voted Little East Conference All-Stars earlier this month.
A 5'5" MF, Herbert earned his third straight All-Conference recognition, having received First Team honors as a defender in 2013 and Second Team accolades last year at midfield. He was a valuable all-around player for the Panthers, with outstanding speed and defense while ranking third on the team in scoring with four goals and one assist. A four-year starter, Herbert played in 62 career games, starting 58, and registered 12 goals and four assists.
A 6'2" MF, Karlstrand received his first All-Conference honor for the Panthers. He started 11 of 13 games this season, scoring two goals and two assists. A four-year starter and three-year co-captain, Karlstrand played in 55 career games, starting 50, and registered nine goals and four assists.
A 5'10" defender, Noe helped anchor a Panther defense that allowed just 26 goals in 17 games, and surrendered only five goals in seven conference outings. In addition to four shutouts as a team, the PSU defense held defending national champion Tufts University to one goal in a 1-0 loss in September.
The Panthers completed the season with a 9-7-1 overall record, posting the most wins in a season since the 2006 Panthers finished 10-7-2. PSU and Eastern Connecticut tied for the LEC regular season title with 5-1-1 marks, the best conference finish for Plymouth State since winning the regular season championship in 2006.
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