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PSU Softball co-captains earn All-Little East Conference honors

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The two co-captains on the Plymouth State University softball team have been selected to the 2005 Little East Conference All-Star Team, as voted by the league's head coaches.

            Senior Kim Jeffs (Stoughton, Mass.) was named to the All-LEC First Team as a pitcher, and classmate Jess Rousselle (Deerfield, N.H.) was selected to the Second Team as an outfielder.  Jeffs earned All-Conference honors for the fourth straight year, while Rousselle was recognized for the first time in her career.

A former two-time All-America, Jeffs enjoyed another outstanding season in a Panther uniform. She recorded a 9-11 record with a 0.98 earned run average and six shutouts. Jeffs allowed only 75 hits and 10 walks in 128.1 innings while striking out 207. She ranked fifth in the nation this spring in strikeouts per seven innings (11.3).

Jeffs also completed one the best pitching careers in the history of NCAA Division III softball. She concluded her four years with a record of 66-36, a 0.86 ERA and 38 shutouts. In 717 career innings, Jeffs allowed only 418 hits and 48 walks while striking out 1,109. She finished second on the career strikeouts list and first on the career list for strikeouts per seven innings (10.8).


Rousselle earned All-Conference honors as PSU's starting right fielder and lead-off hitter. She shared the team lead in hits (25), batting .238 with a double, a home run and eight runs batted in. Rousselle enjoyed her best season by far, as she had recorded only 13 hits in her first three seasons.

Jeffs and Rousselle were the co-captains on a Panther team that finished with a 15-18 overall record under second-year head coach Bruce Addison. PSU was 6-8 in LEC games, and won one game in the LEC Tournament before being eliminated.


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