Daniels named All-Pilgrim Region after standout season
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has honored 256 student-athletes in Division III with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2019, and the top scorer for Plymouth State University was among those to be recognized.
Senior Veronyca Daniels (Concord, N.H.) was selected to the All-Pilgrim Region Second Team following a superb season. All-Region selections are eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team, which will be aired on Lax Sports Network during Divisional All-American Specials in mid-June.
Daniels, who was voted the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, bolstered the PSU offense all season long. She led the Panthers in points (63), goals (46) and assists (17) and surpassed the 100-point mark for her career earlier this spring. She was one of just two LEC athletes to earn All-Region recognition.
Daniels came through in a big way during the LEC Tournament, scoring seven goals and an assist, including four goals in the championship game, to lead Plymouth State to a third-straight LEC title and bid to the NCAA Tournament. She was selected the tournament's Most Outstanding Player for her efforts.
The 5-7 attacker wrapped up her career with 122 points (87 goals, 35 assists) and ranks 24th among the Panthers' all-time leading scorers. The All-LEC First Teamer burst onto the scene this year, easily establishing career highs in goals, more than doubling her previous season high, and points. She was 14-of-41 on free position shots and added 24 ground balls, 16 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers to her season totals.
Under third-year head coach Sandy Bridgeman, PSU captured its record eighth LEC title and entered the NCAA Tournament riding a seven-game winning streak. The Panthers blew past New England College, 19-3, in the first round to advance to the second round for the second time in program history (2004). The 19 goals scored were the most for Plymouth State in tournament history.
PSU fell to #4 Tufts University in the second round. The Jumbos are set to play in the national semifinal this weekend. Plymouth State ended the season with a 12-6 record.
The complete list of All-Region teams is available at the IWLCA website, www.iwlca.org.
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