Four Panthers receive All-LEC Honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Little East Conference announced the All-Star teams for the 2000 women's soccer season, and four Plymouth State College women were chosen for their outstanding play during the season.

Senior back Mary Young (Rockland, Mass.) was named a First Team All-Star, while junior forward Carrie Poulin (Westfield, Mass.), junior back Jill Wolters (Vernon, NJ) and freshman midfielder Cathy Berei (Pennington, NJ) were named to the All-LEC Second Team.

A senior captain, Young was instrumental for PSC this year, starting every game at sweeper. She led by example with some tough tackling and sweeping long balls from defense, posting four assists for the season. In a four-year career, she recorded five goals and four assists, including one assist in her last game for the Panthers. Young is a three-time selection to the All-Conference Team, and was an All-New England pick in 1998.

One of the keys for PSC's offense this season was Poulin, a redshirt junior. An All-American in 1997 who struggled through injuries the past two seasons, she scored 15 goals and had two assists in 2000, including a hat trick at UMass Boston. Poulin was named LEC Player of the Week in September, and was selected to the LEC All-Tournament team last week. With career totals of 39 goals and 83 points, she ranks third on PSC's all-time list for goals scored and fourth on the chart for points.

Wolters had an exceptional year on defense for Plymouth State. She started all but one game and posted three assists for the season, helping the Panthers record five shutouts. She displayed solid, aggressive defense and earned her first All-Conference selection.

Berei had a solid rookie season, starting at center midfield in every game. She collected three goals and three assists, earning her a total of nine points. Berei became one of the Panthers' most solid playmakers and the leader of a strong freshman class.

PSC finished the season with an overall record of 10-8-2 and an LEC mark 4-2-1 under second-year head coach Rebecca Lisack. The Panthers made their 17th post-season appearance in the last 18 years, but lost at Bates in the first round of the ECAC New England Tournament.