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May 28, 2013

PSU Student-Athletes claim National Statistics titles

Field and Jackson tops in NCAA Division III for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two Plymouth State University student-athletes captured national statistical titles this spring in official stats maintained by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

   
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            Panther women's lacrosse goalie Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H./Hollis-Brookline) and softball shortstop Bekah Jackson (Nashua, N.H./North) led all of NCAA Division III in statistics categories this spring.  The honors came on the heels of outstanding seasons in 2013 for both student-athletes as well as the Panther women's lacrosse and softball teams.

            Field led the nation in women's lacrosse save percentage with a mark of 0.569, making 116 saves while allowing just 88 goals.  She also ranked 10th in Division III in2013 with a 7.30 goals against average.  Field is a two-time All-Region selection and Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

            Jackson topped all players on all 402 Division III softball teams with 14 triples and 0.35 triples per game.  She also ranked fifth in the nation with a 1.008 slugging percentage, eighth with 1.43 runs scored per game, 10th with a .512 batting average, and 11th with a .574 on-base percentage. Jackson is a two-time First Team All-Little East Conference shortstop who set or tied 11 school records this season.

            Field and Jackson were standouts on strong Panthers squads this spring.  The PSU women's lacrosse team finished with a 12-3 overall record after capturing the LEC regular season title with a 6-0 mark, while the softball team wound up with a 25-17 record after finishing second in the conference during the regular season (9-5), its best finish in 10 years. 

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