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April 26, 2010

PSU Women’s Lacrosse players earn LEC honors

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University women’s lacrosse team were recognized Monday with top weekly honors from the Little East Conference (LEC).

            Senior Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass./Veterans Memorial) was named LEC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, and freshman Marie Lander (Ossipee, N.H./Kingswood Regional) was selected LEC Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week.  They helped lead the Panthers to a 4-0 record last week and remain in the hunt for a share of the LEC regular season title.

Kalie Judd             A two-time All-LEC First Team midfielder, Judd (right) led the team last week with 11 caused turnovers and 22 ground balls as PSU held opponents to 11.5 goals per game.  She caused five turnovers in PSU’s 16-15 win over Western Connecticut on Saturday, and had at least one caused turnover in all four games.  She dominated play in the center circle with 35 draw controls, including double digits in two of the four, and she contributed to the offense with 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists).

            Judd is one of the top all-around players in the Little East, leading the league in ground balls (4.4 per game) and draw controls (6.3 per game) and ranking fourth in caused turnovers.(1.7 per game).  She is also second in the conference in assists (1.9 per game) and points (4.7 per game) and sixth in goals (2.8 per game).  Judd is also ranked in the top 20 nationally in draw controls.

Marie Lander             A freshman midfielder, Lander (left) recorded 11 points in PSU’s 4-0 week with 10 goals and one assist.  She did most of her work in LEC wins over Western Connecticut (5 goals) and Rhode Island College (4 goals, 1 assist).  She also scored once in the win at Framingham State.

            Lander is now the top freshman scorer for Plymouth State and seventh on the team with 14 goals and three assists for 17 points. 

            The Panthers, 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the Little East, will take on rival Keene State College Tuesday in a key conference game at Arold Field (4:00 p.m.)  The defending LEC Tournament champion Owls, 11-3 overall and 4-0 in the LEC, are in first place and have won nine in a row. 

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