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Six Panthers earn All-NEWLA Honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Six members of the Plymouth State College women's lacrosse team were honored when the New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance announced the 2001 All-Star Teams.

Two Panthers were selected to the All-Alliance First Team (which includes players from both NEWLA Divisions), and six PSC individuals were named to the NEWLA All-Northern Division Team. In addition, freshman Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) was selected NEWLA Rookie of the Year and junior Megan Wolfley (Maplewood, N.J.) was tabbed NEWLA Defensive Player of the Year.

The four other Panthers joining Sheridan and Wolfley on the All-Northern Division Team are senior defender Chrystn Pitt (Freeport, Maine), junior attack Robin Hartman (Santa Maria, Cal.), sophomore attack Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman goalie Carmen Villanueva (East Schodack, N.Y.)

Hartman, Sheridan and Adey were PSC's top scoring threats, taking turns in leading the team in scoring. Hartman led the team with 61 points (34 goals, 27 assists), while Sheridan was second with 57 points (40 goals, 17 assists) and Adey right behind with 55 points (35 goals, 20 assists). They ranked 7-8-9 in the 13-team Alliance in scoring. In addition, Sheridan was NEWLA Rookie of the Week four times this spring, and Hartman and Adey both earned NEWLA Honorable Mention during the season.

Wolfley, Pitt and Villanueva were the defensive leaders that helped the Panthers limit their opponents to 7.25 goals per game. In fact, PSC shut out two opponents and only allowed opponents to reach double figures in goals four times in 17 games. Villanueva finished with a 7.40 goals against average and a .561 saves percentage.

The Panthers completed an outstanding season in 2001 under first-year head coach Wynne Lobel. They won their fourth consecutive NEWLA regular season title, their second straight NEWLA Championship, and earned their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament before finishing with a 13-4 overall record.