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LEC Honors for two Panthers

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two members of the Plymouth State College women's volleyball team were honored by the Little East Conference after leading the Panthers to a 6-0 week.

Sophomore Carin LaValley (Northfield, NH) was named LEC Player of the Week, and freshman Becky Landry (Nashua, NH) was selected LEC Rookie of the Week. It is the second straight week that Landry has been named the LEC's top rookie, while LaValley is honored for the first time this year after winning the LEC's top weekly honor twice last season.

The two were instrumental in leading PSC to mid-week victories over Green Mountain College and Colby-Sawyer College. The Panthers then swept four matches on Saturday to win the Roger Williams Invitational Tournament in Bristol, R.I., for the fifth straight season.

A 5'5" outside hitter, LaValley recorded 63 kills, 43 digs and a team-high 20 service aces in PSC's 6-0 week. She pounded 46 of her 63 kills in the Roger Williams Tourney, as was selected Tournament Most Valuable Player for the second straight season. LaValley recorded a season-high 17 kills in the tournament-opening win over Emmanuel, and connected on six aces against both Emmanuel and Rivier.

A 5'8" middle hitter, Landry topped PSC for the week in kills (64) and blocks (17) and was named to the Roger Williams All-Tournament Team. She led PSC in kills in three of the six matches, including a season-high 17 in the dramatic five-game victory over Colby-Sawyer.

LaValley and Landry are 1-2 on the team in kills (94 and 89, respectively) and aces (24 and 27, respectively), while ranking 2-3 on the team in digs (72 and 59, respectively). Landry also leads the team in blocks with 28.

The Panthers have won eight straight matches to improve to 8-1 overall under third-year head coach Moira Long. PSC gets back into tournament action this Saturday (Sept. 23) at the Elmira Tournament in Elmira, N.Y.