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Landry named LEC Player of the Week

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The middle hitter on the Plymouth State College women's volleyball team has been recognized as the Little East Conference Player of the Week.

Sophomore Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) earned this week's top LEC honor after leading the Panthers to a pair of victories in four outings last week. This marks the first time this season that Landry has been honored by the conference after earning LEC Rookie of the Week honors four times last fall.

A 5'9" middle hitter, Landry was dominating as PSC split LEC matches against Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island College. She registered 24 kills, seven services aces and five blocks, all team highs, in a tough, five-game loss to Eastern Connecticut. Landry came back with a school-record 27 kills against RIC, leading the Panthers to a 3-1 victory.

Landry's 27 kills breaks the old single-match record of 25, set by Jill Langis against St. Lawrence on Oct. 30, 1999. For the week, Landry had a sparkling .445 hitting percentage (73 kills and 12 errors in 137 attempts) with nine aces, 24 digs and eight blocks.

Landry ranks among the LEC season leaders in kills (3rd, 3.46/game), hitting percentage (6th, .323), and aces (1st, 0.85/game).

Plymouth State is now 15-11 overall and 4-2 in the conference, holding down third place. The Panthers have a non-conference match Tuesday at Salem State (7:00 p.m.) before hosting Western Connecticut on Friday in a make-up match at Foley Gymnasium (5:00 p.m.). PSC then concludes the regular season on Sunday at home with a non-conference encounter against Colby-Sawyer (1:00 p.m.).