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November 6, 2012

PSU Women’s Volleyball player named All-LEC

Stoodley becomes three-time First Team honoree for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The top hitter on the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team was recognized Tuesday with selection to the 2012 All-Little East Conference First Team.

            Senior Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) was named to the First Team as an outside hitter, her third straight selection as a First Team All-Star.  The All-Conference teams are voted on by the LEC's eight head coaches.

   
  Stoodley
   

            A 5'9" senior, Stoodley enjoyed an outstanding season for the Panthers.  She ranked second in the LEC this season with 4.04 kills per set, and ranked sixth with a .240 attack percentage.  Stoodley was a strong all-around player as she also ranked third in the conference in digs (3.94 per set) and seventh in service aces (0.52 per set).   Stoodley posted double-doubles in 22 of PSU's 33 matches this season, reaching double figures in a match in both kills and digs, and she was named to the All-Tournament Team after strong performances in tournaments at Endicott College, Johnson & Wales University, Springfield College and Eastern Connecticut State University.

            Despite playing only three years at PSU after transferring from Southern New Hampshire University, Stoodley ranks as one of the all-time leaders in Panther history.  She recorded 1,284 kills to rank fifth on PSU's career list, and she made 1,151 digs to wind up seventh on that list.  Stoodley became the fourth player in school history to register both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

            Stoodley is the fourth player in the program's 17-year history to be named First Team All-LEC three years in a row, joining Carin LaValley (1999-01), Kelly Landry (2002-05) and Amanda Bagwell (2003-05).

            Plymouth State finished the season with a 15-18 overall record, and a 3-4 mark in the Little East.  The Panthers were knocked out of the LEC Tournament in the first round by Keene State, 3-0. 

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