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All-New England honor for PSU Volleyball player

Post-season honors continue for Stoodley

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The post-season honors continued for the top hitter on the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team Thursday when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 2012 Division III All-Region teams.

            Senior Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) was named All-New England First Team for the Panthers, one of 14 selections to the First Team and one of five outside hitters.  Stoodley was the only representative from the Little East Conference selected to the First Team.


            A 5'9" senior, Stoodley enjoyed an outstanding season for the Panthers, earning First Team All-Little East Conference earlier this week.  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.

            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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