Doyle, Tingley represent Panthers with Player of the Week accolades
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized with top weekly honors by the Little East Conference (LEC) Monday for their performances in Panther contests last week.
Sophomore Taylor Doyle (Peterborough, N.H./ConVal) was named LEC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, and classmate Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) was tabbed the LEC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. Tingley receives an LEC honor for the second straight week while Doyle is a first-time selection.
A 6-5 right-hander, Doyle recorded a win and a save in two appearances with a 1.50 earned run average in 12 innings. He hurled a nine-inning complete-game victory Tuesday at Clark University, allowing just two runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out six, and he completed a three-inning save Saturday against #21-ranked Western New England University, allowing only an infield single to the 10 batters he faced, fanning one.
Doyle has a 2-1 record with two saves on the season, with three starts and three relief appearances. He is tied for second in the LEC in wins and ranks third in saves and eighth in strikeouts (20).
The Panthers, 8-9 overall, play a non-conference game Thursday at Daniel Webster College (3:30 p.m.) before the LEC debut Saturday in a doubleheader at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (12 noon).
A 5-4 midfielder, Tingley earns the top defensive weekly award after earning the Offensive Player of the Week honor last Monday. She had an outstanding all-around game in PSU's only outing last week, collecting nine draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 16-13 victory at Castleton University. Tingley also contributed to the offense with two goals and a game-high six assists.
Tingley is enjoying an outstanding spring, leading the team in assists (15), points (25), draw controls (24), ground balls (14), and caused turnovers (13). She ranks second in the LEC in assists and third in points on offense, and ranks second in draw controls and tied for second in caused turnovers on defense.
The Panther women, 4-2, play a non-conference game Tuesday at Norwich University (4:00 p.m.) before opening the Little East slate on Saturday against the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at the Holderness School Field (1:00 p.m.)
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