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PSU Softball players, coach earns Little East post-season honor for 2017

PSU Softball players, coach earns Little East post-season honor for 2017

Emerson, Goss, Addison recognized for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three members of the Plymouth State University softball team were recognized Tuesday as the Little East Conference All-Star Teams for the 2017 season were announced.

            Sophomore outfielder Cassidy Emerson (Concord, N.H.) was PSU's representative on the All-LEC First Team, while sophomore Mel Goss (Templeton, Mass./Narragansett) was named to the Second Team as both a third baseman and utility player and PSU head coach Bruce Addison was selected LEC Coach of the Year. The All-LEC post-season honors are voted on by the league's eight head coaches.

            A 5'7" outfielder, Emerson batted .337 in 31 games this season (32-for-95) with four doubles, 11 RBI and 17 runs scored. She ranked second on the team in hits and third in runs scored while posting a .942 fielding percentage in the outfield. Emerson, also a member of the PSU women's basketball team, had 10 multi-hit games this spring, including three hits in games against Western Connecticut and Rhode Island College.

            A 5'5" infielder, Goss took over as starting third baseman this year while also playing some second base, designated player and pinch hitter. She batted .266 (25-for-94) in 33 games with a pair of doubles and 10 RBI. Goss posted a .988 fielding percentage with just one error in 86 chances.

            Addison earned his second LEC Coach of the Year Award after sharing the honor in 2012. The Panthers were picked to finish seventh in the conference this season, based on the coaches' preseason poll, but Addison led the team to a share of the LEC regular season title and the top seed in the Little East Tournament for the first time. Now in his 14th season, Addison has guided the Panthers to a top-three finish in the LEC four of the last five years.

            The Panthers finished the 2017 season with a 23-17-1 overall record and tied for first place in the LEC with an 8-6 conference record. The Panthers were the top seed in the LEC Tournament and finished runner-up to UMass Boston, PSU's highest finish in the 20 years of the tournament.

            The complete All-LEC Team is available at LittleEast.com.

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