- Two members of the highly-successful Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team have been recognized for their efforts on the field and in the classroom.
Senior Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) was named Second Team All-New England by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, and senior Cathy Berei (Trenton, N.J.) was to the 2003-04 Academic All-District I Women's At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Sheridan was also selected to play in the 2004 STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival on June 5, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The prestigious festival, which includes the Division III North-South Senior All-Star game, is a premier event that showcases collegiate seniors.
The owner of every PSC women's lacrosse scoring record, Sheridan
wrapped up a brilliant career for the Panthers in 2004, finishing
as the fifth all-time leading goal scorer in Division III history
with 270 strikes and the seventh all-time point scorer with 363.
She led the Little East Conference in scoring this season with 111
points (79 goals, 32 assists), and ranked fifth in the nation in
points per game (6.2) and tied for seventh in goals per game (4.4).
Sheridan collected her third straight LEC Offensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. She was also the LEC Defensive Player of the Year in women's soccer in the fall of 2003.
Berei also completed an outstanding career for the Panthers. A
four-year starter in both soccer and lacrosse, she helped anchor a
PSU defense that surrendered only six goals per game and allowed
only five opponents to score at least 10 goals.
A Physical Education major, Berei also has the highest grade point average on the team. She has received the Van Hartman/Vernon Kelly Award from the Athletic Department and the Beatrice Bodgdon Award from the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department for her academic excellence. She attended an International Conference on Teaching Sport for P.E. and Understanding at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in December of 2003.
Sheridan and Berei were two of the leaders that helped PSU to its third straight Little East Conference championship, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers won their first 17 games, a school record, and advanced to the NCAA regional final to finish with a 17-1 overall record.
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