Four Plymouth State Student-Athletes honored by Little East Conference

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Four Plymouth State University student-athletes were on the receiving end of recognition Monday as the Little East Conference announced the first round of weekly honors.

Junior Lilly Silva (Lowell, Mass.) was named Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week; Junior Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, Vt.) was selected Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week; Junior Rachel Xavier (Meredith, N.H.) was named Women's Tennis Player of the Week; and junior Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) was selected LEC Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week.

Silva guided the Panther field hockey team to wins in two of its first three games this season, scoring five goals and one assist. She tallied one goal in a 7-1 win at Thomas College, added two goals and an assist in a 7-1 win at Castleton State, and contributed both PSU goals in a tough 3-2 loss to Springfield. Silva was a First Team All-LEC selection last season.


Quinones has helped the PSU women's soccer team to a 3-0-0 start to the season. She allowed only one goal while making three saves in 45 minutes of relief action against Emmanuel, and posted back-to-back shutouts in Panther victories over Norwich (4-0) and Saint Joseph's (1-0). Quinones finished the week with eight saves and a 0.40 goals against average.


Xavier has registered a perfect 4-0 record for the Panther women's tennis team. She was victorious at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles in a setback to Wheaton College, and moved up in the line-up to capture wins at No. 3 singles and #2 doubles in PSU's LEC victory over UMass Dartmouth. Xavier captured the LEC title at No. 4 singles last season.


Landry has led the PSU women's volleyball team to a 7-1 start to the season. She was named Most Valuable Player when Plymouth State captured its own tournament, the Best Inn Invitational, and was a strong force as the Panthers advanced to the title match of the Western New England College Invitational. A two-time First Team All-LEC selection, Landry registered 94 kills, 18 service aces and a team-leading .310 attack percentage in the first eight matches this season.


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