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April 29, 2013

PSU Women’s Lax players earn LEC Weekly recognition

McNabb, Gleason, Field receive honors for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three standouts on the Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team were recognized Monday when the Little East Conference announced its list of weekly honors for the final week of the regular season.

  
  McNabb Gleason Field
       

            Sophomores Meghan McNabb (Lexington, Mass.) and Molly Gleason (Haverhill, Mass.) were named LEC Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, and junior Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H./Hollis-Brookline) was selected LEC Women's Lax Goalie of the Week. McNabb and Gleason receive LEC weekly honors for the first time this season while Field is a four-time selection this spring of the top goalie award.

            A 5'3" attacker, McNabb recorded a team-high 11 goals and 14 points as the Panthers posted a 3-0 week and outscored their opponents 57-11.  She tallied a hat trick in all three Panthers wins, collecting four goals and a helper in conference wins over Southern Maine and Rhode Island College.  She added three goals and an assist in a non-conference victory Thursday at Fitchburg State.

            The 2012 LEC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-LEC selection, McNabb is ranked second in the conference in assists/game (2.21) and fifth in points/game (4.36).  She leads the Panthers with 31 assists and 61 points and is one of four players to score at least 30 goals.  McNabb set the PSU single-season assist record last year with 44, and has moved into third place on the career assist list with 75.

            A 5'7" midfielder, Gleason led a Panther team that allowed just 11 goals in a 3-0 week, recording 11 draw controls, four ground balls and two caused turnovers.  She tallied four draw controls, one caused turnover and a ground ball in Wednesday's LEC win over Southern Maine that clinched the LEC regular season crown.  Gleason wound up her week with two draw controls, one caused turnover and three ground balls Saturday in a conference win at Rhode Island College.

            A returning First Team All-LEC selection, Gleason leads the conference in draw controls/game (5.86). She has collected 19 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers and has also contributed eight goals and seven assists to the Panther offense. Gleason set the PSU single-season record last year with 112 draw controls, and has moved into fourth place on the career list for draw controls with 194.

            A 5'5" goalie, Field posted a 2-0 record in two LEC starts last week with a 3.10 goals against average and a .793 save percentage.  She made nine saves while allowing just four goals in 56 minutes of action in Wednesday's LEC win over Southern Maine that clinched the LEC regular season crown.  Field matched her season high with 14 saves while giving up just two goals Saturday in a conference win at Rhode Island College.

            The returning LEC Defensive Player of the Year, Field leads the conference this spring with a 7.24 goals against average and a .577 save percentage.

            The Panther women, 12-2 overall and the top seed in this week's LEC Tournament, will host a semifinal game Friday (May 3) at Arold Field (3:30 p.m.) against the winner of Tuesday's first-round game between #5 Eastern Connecticut State University and #4 Western Connecticut State University. 

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