PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three starters on the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team have been recognized as members of the 2005 All-Little East Conference Team. The announcement was made Monday by LEC Commissioner William M. Moore, and the teams were selected by the LEC's eight head coaches.
Senior middle hitter Becky Ciulla (Chelmsford, Mass.) earned top honors for the Panthers with selection as the LEC Offensive Player of the Year. Ciulla was joined on the All-LEC First Team by senior middle hitter Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and senior setter Amanda Bagwell (Riverside, R.I.) Landry is a four-time All-LEC First Team selection, while Bagwell is a three-time First Team honoree and Ciulla has been on the First Team the past two years.
A 5'9" middle hitter, Ciulla (left) led the LEC in kills
(499) and ranked second in hitting percentage (.278). She also
contributed 154 blocks, which was second in the league, and her 491
digs ranked fifth. Ciulla owns the PSU single-season and career
records for blocks (331), and ranks fourth on the Panther career
list with 1,159 kills, despite playing only three years at Plymouth
State after transferring from Eastern Connecticut.
A 5'8" outside hitter, Landry (right) ranks among the LEC
leaders this fall in kills (417) and digs (524). She is one of only
two players in school history with more than 1,000 kills and 1,000
digs, as she has a record 1,672 kills and 1,348 digs (third-most in
school history). Landry is holder of several school records,
including service aces in a match (16), single-season kills (560),
and career kills. She was the 2004 LEC Offensive Player of the
A 5'4" setter, Bagwell (left) led the conference in
assists for the third straight season, setting up kills at 9.77 per
game. She set the PSU career assist mark earlier this season, and
now owns school records for assists in a match (65), season (1,419)
and career (4,071). She was named to the All-Tournament Team at
Plymouth State's Cobblestone Inn Tournament in September, and she
is a Dean's List and President's List student.
PSU, 22-16 overall, has earned its fourth straight post-season berth, and will face Roger Williams Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the ECAC Division III New England Tournament, hosted by the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
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