PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two members of the Plymouth State College women's volleyball team received top honors from the Little East Conference for their play in three Panther matches last week.
Sophomore Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.) was named LEC Player of the Week for the second time this season, and freshman Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) was selected LEC Rookie of the Week for the third time this year. They have been the catalysts for PSC, which has improved its record to 18-9 overall.
LaValley and Landry were instrumental in helping the Panthers to a perfect 3-0 week, including a non-conference victory over Saint Joseph's and a pair of LEC triumphs over Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island College. The win over ECSU was the first in seven career meetings against the Warriors.
A 5'5" outside hitter, LaValley posted "double-doubles" in all three matches, reaching double figures in both kills and digs each time out. She averaged 3.75 kills/game and 3.25 digs per game, posting a solid .330 attack percentage for the week.
A 5'8" middle hitter, Landry registered a season-high 20 kills in both LEC encounters, helping PSC run its winning streak to five. She averaged 4.25 kills/game while recording an impressive .355 attack percentage, adding five service aces and five blocks.
LaValley (3.20) and Landry (2.87) rank 1-2 in the LEC in kills. They are also sixth and fifth in attack percentage (.255 and .300, respectively), and ninth and 10th in service aces (0.53 and 0.52).
PSC wraps up the regular season this week with competition on three days. The final regular season home match is Tuesday (Oct. 24) at Foley Gymnasium against Salem State (7 p.m.), followed by a Thursday (Oct.26) match at Saint Anselm (7 p.m.) and the Middlebury Invitational Saturday (Oct. 28) at 1 p.m.