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PSU student-athletes receive top weekly honors from the Little East Conference

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three Plymouth State University student-athletes were honored by the Little East Conference Monday after leading their teams to key victories last week, the final week of the regular season.

Freshman Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) was named LEC Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while two soccer standouts, senior Kara Arnold (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kingswood) and freshman Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, N.H./Central), were selected LEC Women's Soccer Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

A 6'0 middle hitter, Badeau (right) averaged 3.94 kills and 0.47 service aces along with a .299 attack percentage last week, leading PSU to a 3-2 record. She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Brandeis Judges Classic after averaging 4.0 kills per game in four matches. She reached double figures in kills in four out of PSU's five matches last week, including a season-high 27 in a win over Gordon, which was ranked 14th in New England.

Badeau is enjoying an outstanding rookie campaign, and is among the LEC leaders in several categories. She is fourth in hitting percentage (.297), seventh in kills (3.0 per game), and third in blocks (1.07 per game).

Arnold (far left) and DiSabato (left) were instrumental in PSU's two victories in women's soccer last week, including Sunday's big 3-0 win over UMass Dartmouth that clinched the sixth and final LEC play-off berth for the Panthers. Arnold had a hand in all three goals against UMD, as she opened the scoring in the 16th minute with the eventual game-winner, set up PSU's second goal two minutes later, and rounded out the scoring in the 30th minute with her second goal of the game. DiSabato had one goal in PSU's 6-0 win Tuesday over Lyndon State and the second goal in the Panthers' victory over UMD.

DiSabato leads the team in scoring with 14 points (five goals, four assists), while Arnold is now tied for fourth with seven points (three goals, one assist).

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