Wilson honored in Baseball; Richardson, Field tabbed in Lax
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The latest round of Little East Conference weekly honors were announced Monday and the list of recipients included three Plymouth State University student-athletes.
PSU senior Rew Wilson (Niantic, Conn./East Lyme) was named LEC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, and senior Amanda Richardson (Bradford, N.H./Kearsarge) and junior Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H./Hollis-Brookline) were named LEC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player and Goalie of the Week, respectively. It's the first career LEC weekly honor for both Wilson and Richardson while Field has previously been recognized on several occasions.
A 6'1", 205-pound right-hander, Wilson led Plymouth State to a 6-1 victory at highly-regarded Babson College last Wednesday, hurling a complete-game gem. He recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts while allowing just one unearned run on three hits and a walk over nine innings, retiring 16 of the final 18 batters he faced.
Wilson has a 2-2 record with a 3.12 earned run average and a team-high 22 strikeouts in four starts this spring, ranking seventh in the LEC in ERA and tied for fourth in wins and strikeouts. He has worked 26 innings, allowing 13 runs (9 earned) on 20 hits and five walks. Opponents are batting just .211 off Wilson, ranking him fifth in the LEC.
UPDATE: The PSU baseball team (10-7 overall, 1-1 LEC) will play at Daniel Webster College this Wednesday (Apr. 3), moving the game from Plymouth to Nashua, N.H. The 10 wins are the most for the team in the month of March in school history.
A 5'3" senior midfielder, Richardson recorded a team-high and career-high seven ground balls in PSU's only game last week, an 18-8 non-conference win at Castleton State College. She also caused two turnovers in the contest. Richardson's previous career-high for ground balls was five at Western Connecticut in 2011.
A starter on defense in three games this season, Richardson ranks fifth in the LEC in ground balls per game (3.67) and has helped the Panthers to the top defense in the conference (6.8 goals allowed per game).
A 5'5" junior, Field made 14 saves while allowing just eight goals in PSU's win at Castleton. She also collected four ground balls and caused two turnovers to post her third straight victory.
Earning the LEC Goalie honor for the second straight week, Field leads the nation this spring with a .630 save percentage. She also leads the conference with a 6.92 goals against average while ranking fourth with 11.5 saves per game.
The Panther women's lax squad (3-1 overall, 0-0 LEC) plays three road games this week – non-conference affairs at Connecticut College Tuesday and Bridgewater State University Thursday followed by the LEC opener Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
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