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May 19, 2011

All-Region honor for PSU Women’s Lacrosse player

Swanson named Second Team All-Pilgrim Region

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The leading scorer on the 2011 Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team has been honored with a prestigious regional honor for her outstanding season for the Panthers.

            Sophomore Caitlin Swanson (Holderness, N.H./Plymouth Regional) has been named a Pilgrim Region Second Team All-Star by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).  Swanson is an All-Region selection after receiving an All-Little East Conference Second Team honor earlier this month.

 
  Caitlin Swanson

            A two-year starter, Swanson led the Panthers in scoring with 57 points on 45 goals and 12 assists.  She tied for third in the LEC in goals per game (3.0), ranked fifth in points per game (3.80) and second in game-winning goals (4).  She was also second on the team in draw controls (26) and fourth in ground balls (25).

            Swanson tallied at least one goal in all 15 PSU games, and notched at least two goals 13 times.  Her top performances were a seven-goal, one-assist game in a victory at Worcester State University, and a five-goal, one-assist effort in a win at Linfield College (Ore.).

            Swanson is the fifth Panther women’s lacrosse player to earn All-Region honors in the past decade.  Kalie Judd was a Second Team choice in 2010, Kelsey MacDonald and Nicole Evans were Second Team selections in 2006 and Katie Sheridan was a three-time All-Region choice from 2002-04.

            PSU completed the season with a 7-8 overall record under second-year head coach Kristin Blanchette. The Panthers finished 2-4 in the LEC and were knocked out of the conference tournament in the first round. 

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