Zuccaro, Daniels honored for Panthers leading into playoffs
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – After wrapping up a second straight unbeaten run through the Little East Conference (LEC) regular season, a pair of Plymouth State University women's lacrosse student-athletes have earned LEC weekly recognition.
Seniors Veronyca Daniels (Concord, N.H.) and Kimberly Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.) were named the LEC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week after helping the team to a pair of conference wins.
Daniels poured in eight goals and four assists for the week. She scored five times and added three helpers as PSU topped Keene State College, 15-11, on Tuesday. In the regular season finale at Castleton University on Saturday she chipped in another three goals and an assist to help the Panthers to a 13-11 win. Between the two games she added four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers to her stat line.
Daniels has been one of the top offensive players in the conference all season. She is currently seventh in the league with 55 points, ninth in goals (39) and 12th in assists (16). She eclipsed the 100-point mark for her career earlier this season and currently ranks 26th all-time with 110 career points. The weekly recognition was her first of the season.
Zuccaro extended her outstanding season with her fifth weekly honor after having an impact on both sides of the ball. In the win over Keene State she finished with five caused turnovers, three ground balls, two draw controls and a pair of goals. She added four goals, five draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover in the victory over the Spartans on Saturday.
Zuccaro appears near the top of the league in a number of categories. She is third in caused turnovers (34), fourth in ground balls (53) and tenth in draw controls (45), while also ranking in the top-20 in goals (26), assists (9) and points (35). She also surpassed the 100-point mark earlier this year and is currently 30th in program history with 104 career points.
Including the postseason, Plymouth State (9-5, 7-0 LEC) has won 17-straight LEC games and 25 of its last 27. The Panthers secured a second straight regular season title, the 11th in program history, and will be the top seed for this week's LEC Tournament. PSU will host the Final Four this weekend, facing the winner of No. 4 Keene State and No. 5 Eastern Connecticut State University on Friday (May 3) at 1:00 p.m. on Arold Field.
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