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Three Panthers named LEC All-Stars

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three members of the Plymouth State College women's volleyball team have been named Little East Conference All-Stars for the 2001 season, it was announced Monday.

Junior outside hitter Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.) and sophomore defensive specialist Amber Greenlaw (Gilford, N.H.) were PSC's representatives on the All-LEC First Team, and sophomore middle hitter Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) was selected to the Second Team. It is the third straight First Team choice for LaValley, while Landry is recognized for the second year in a row and Greenlaw is honored for the first time.

A 5'6" co-captain, LaValley was one of the top hitters in the conference before suffering a season-ending injury on Oct. 6th. Before the injury, she was on the receiving end of weekly honors from the LEC five straight weeks, and earned selection to an All-Tournament Team four times. LaValley ranked second in the conference in kills (3.93 per game) and hitting percentage (.361) and 10th in digs (3.07 per game).

A 5'4" sophomore, Greenlaw is the second straight PSC defensive specialist to earn First Team All-LEC honors. She led the Panthers and ranked ninth in the conference in digs with 3.09 per game. She was also fifth on the team in service aces with 28.

A 5'9" middle hitter, Landry turned in another solid campaign for the Panthers. She ranked third in the conference in kills (3.64/game) and sixth in hitting percentage (.328). Landry set a PSC record with 27 kills in a match against Rhode Island College, and she collected a school-record 83 service aces this season. She was twice the recipient of weekly honors from the conference.

The three Panthers were the leaders on a team that finished with a 17-14 overall record under fourth-year head coach Moira Long. PSC tied for third in the LEC with a 4-3 mark, and was eliminated from the LEC Tournament in the semifinals by three-time champion Western Connecticut.