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Panther freshman earns LEC Volleyball honor again

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - A freshman on the Plymouth State College women's volleyball team has been selected the Little East Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Freshman outside hitter Carin LaValley (Northfield, NH) earned the top weekly honor from the LEC after earning All-Tournament Team performances for PSC the second weekend in a row. LaValley was PSC's representative on the Polar Bear Invitational All-Tournament Team last weekend at Bowdoin, leading the Panthers to a 4-0 tourney record and improving the team's winning streak to nine straight.

LaValley led the Panthers in kills in all four matches, and shared the team lead in service aces in three of the four. She averaged double figures in kills and digs for the second straight week, registering 47 kills and 56 digs, along with 11 service aces. LaValley has the team lead in kills (138), attack percentage (.235), and aces (38), and ranks third in digs (161). She was the LEC Player of the Week seven days ago after earning MVP honors at the Roger Williams Tournament.

The Panthers needed five games to capture the tourney opener over host Bowdoin on Friday, but then swept three straight on Saturday from UMaine Farmington, U. of New England and St. Joseph's to extend their winning streak to nine and improve the overall record to 10-3.

After a mid-week match Wednesday (Sept. 29) at Green Mountain (7 p.m.), PSC plays tournament action for the third weekend in a row this weekend (Oct. 1-2) at the Bates Invitational.

Panther Notes: Senior Veronica Mulholland (Billerica, MA) put her name in the PSC record books again on Friday. Mulholland, who already holds the school record for career digs (722 entering the season), registered a record 47 digs in Friday's victory over Bowdoin. That shatters the PSC mark of 24 previously held by Joyce Pochily (vs. Roger Williams, 9-20-97). Mulholland leads the LEC in digs/game (5.52)....LaValley is ranked fourth in the LEC in kills/game (2.82) and fifth in service aces (0.78).

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