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November 11, 2002

Three Panthers named All-LEC

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three Plymouth State College women's soccer players were recognized Monday when the Little East Conference announced its annual All-Star Team for 2002 as voted by the league's head coaches.

Senior Sandra Petlick (New Castle, N.H.) was selected to the All- LEC First Team, and graduate student Holly Levesque (Nashua, N.H.) and junior Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) were named to the All-LEC Second Team. It is the second All-Conference selection for Petlick and the first for Levesque and Sheridan.

Petlick, a four-year standout for PSC, had a solid senior campaign for the Panthers with seven goals and 17 points to rank eighth in the conference in scoring. She had two goals in a game twice against top competition, tallying a pair against both Bowdoin and Brandeis. Petlick also wraps up a strong career in a Panther uniform, finishing with 29 goals, eight assists and 66 points to rank eighth on the all-time PSC list for points and fifth on the all-time list for goals.

Levesque earned All-Conference honors this fall in her second stint with the Panthers. She was a three-year veteran at Plymouth State from 1991 to '94 before graduating in 1995. She returned to PSC this fall for graduate studies, using her final year of eligibility on the soccer team and playing several positions on the field. She tallied two goals and two assists to finish her career with three goals and five assists.

Sheridan also played several positions this season for PSC, and was selected to the All-Conference Team as a defender. She scored four goals and an assist but was more valuable in stabilizing the Panther defense. Sheridan now has nine goals and five assists in 48 career games. She was the Little East Conference 2002 Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year last spring.

The Panther women's soccer squad finished with a disappointing 5-11-1 overall record. The Panthers finished fourth in the LEC regular season with a 3-3-1, earning them a first round home game in the LEC Tournament, but was eliminated by Rhode Island College in overtime, 2-1.

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