Zuccaro named Defensive Player of the Week for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – After playing a key role in in the program's first shutout win in 17 years, Plymouth State University senior Kimberly Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.) earned Little East Conference (LEC) recognition when the league announced its weekly women's lacrosse award winners on Monday.
Zuccaro was named the LEC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, her second weekly honors of the year, after helping Plymouth State to a dominating 16-0 win over Salem State University last Tuesday.
Zuccaro posted game-highs of five ground balls and five caused turnovers while helping limit the Vikings to just three shots (two on goal) as PSU earned its first shutout since April of 2002.
Zuccaro contributed on the offensive end as well, scoring a season-high three goals and adding four draw controls. She scored twice in a 63 second span late in the first half as the Panthers rolled to a 12-0 lead at the break. Zuccaro completed the hat trick with the game's final goal with 8:52 left in the second half.
Despite playing fewer games than nearly every other Little East school, Zuccaro ranks in the top ten in the league in draw controls and caused turnovers, and is 12th in ground balls with 14. Her 18 draw controls are third-most in the conference, while her eight caused turnovers ranks seventh.
Plymouth State (1-3) opens league play on Saturday (Mar. 30) with an 11:00 a.m. contest at Western Connecticut State University.
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