PLYMOUTH, NH - Four Plymouth State College basketball players have received post-season honors from the Little East Conference as All-Stars for the 1999-2000 season. Three members of the PSC women's team were honored, along with one member of the men's team.
Junior forward Tony Martinez (Barnstead, NH) was the only one from the PSC men's team to be recognized, earning LEC First Team All-Star honors. On the women's side, senior guard Courtney Jacques (Belmont, NH) was named to the LEC First Team, junior forward Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, NJ) was a Second Team All-Star, and freshman center Courtney Albert (Hudson, NH) was tabbed LEC Rookie of the Year.
Martinez was the key player on a Panther men's squad that completed a 14-11 season under first-year head coach John Scheinman. The Panthers returned only three regulars from last year's school-record setting 22-8 team that advanced to the finals of both the Little East and ECAC Tournaments.
The three women's honorees helped lead the Panthers to a 19-8 overall record and the #3 seed in this week's ECAC New England Tournament. Guided by second-year head coach Lauren Lavigne, PSC's 19 victories matches the 1990-91 team for the second-most wins in a season in the program's history.
A 6'3" forward, Martinez averaged 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Panthers and shot 53.2 percent from the field (219-of-412). He was PSC's leading scorer in 21 of the 25 games, and its leading rebounder 12 times. Martinez scored 513 points this season, and needs only five more heading into his senior year to reach the 1,000 point milestone for his career.
A 5'5" guard, Jacques averaged 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists for the Panthers. A three-year starter an tri-captain this season, she scored 301 points and has moved up to ninth on PSC's all-time scoring list with 870 points. Jacques and freshman guard Jennifer Pelletier (Derry, NH) were named to the LEC All-Tournament Team.
A 5'11" forward, Zagorski contributed 10.6 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds to the Panther cause. She was PSC's leading rebounder in 16 games this season, and she connected on 82.6 percent from the free throw line. Zagorski was the LEC and New England Women's Basketball Association Player of the Week in January.
A 5'9" post-player, Albert averaged 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in her freshman campaign, earning LEC Rookie of the Week honors on three occasions. She shot 50.0 percent from the field (100-for-200) and 84.5 percent from the foul line (71-84), starting 17 of the 26 games she played in.
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