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April 22, 2002

More LEC recognition for Sheridan & Gravilla

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two players on the Plymouth State College women's lacrosse team are becoming regulars on the list of Little East Conference weekly honorees after being recognized on Monday.

Sophomore Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) was named LEC Offensive Player of the Week, and freshman Melissa Gravilla (Andover, N.H.) was selected LEC Defensive Player of the Week. It is the fourth time in five weeks this season that Sheridan has received the conference's top offensive honor, while Gravilla has twice been the top defensive player and once was the LEC's Rookie of the Week.

Sheridan and Gravilla were instrumental in helping PSC post a 2-1 record last week. The Panthers defeated Keene State and Rhode Island College to clinch the Little East regular season title and the top seed in the LEC Tournament, but saw their 10-game winning streak ended Sunday in a tight 10-9 loss to Bowdoin.

A sophomore midfielder, Sheridan finished the week with 14 points on 10 goals and four assists. She tallied five goals and two helpers in the 19-5 win against Keene State, and added five goals and two assists in the setback to Bowdoin. She leads PSC and ranks second in the conference in scoring with 39 goals, 10 assists and 49 points.

Sheridan also pushed her career totals to 79 goals and 27 assists (106 points), becoming the 12th player in school history to reach 100 career points.

A freshman goalie, Gravilla registered a 7.50 goals against average and a .667 saves percentage in two appearances. She stopped 15 of 20 shots in the win over Keene State, and made 15 saves on 30 shots in the setback to Bowdoin. Gravilla leads the conference in both goals against (7.26) and saves percentage (.663), helping PSC lead the conference in team defense (allowing only 6.08 goals per game).

Plymouth State, 10-2 overall, wraps up the regular season with a pair of home games this week - Wednesday against UMass Dartmouth (4:00 p.m.) and Sunday in a make-up contest against Colby-Sawyer (1:00 p.m.).

 

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