PSU Women’s Soccer players earn All-LEC recognition

PSU Women’s Soccer players earn All-LEC recognition

Lloyd selected to First Team, Martin collects Second Team honors 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A pair of Plymouth State University women's soccer players were among those to receive All-Little East Conference recognition when the league announced its major award winners and all-conference team representatives on Tuesday.

            Sophomore Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.) was voted to the All-LEC First Team, while senior Kate Martin (Westmoreland, N.H.) garnered All-LEC Second Team honors.

            Lloyd was the team's second leading scorer, totaling six goals and 15 points while finishing tied for the team lead with three assists. She opened the season with a flurry, tallying 11 points over the first three games of the season. She scored a pair of goals in a season opening 5-0 win at the University of Maine Farmington on Aug. 31, then picked up two goals and an assist in the home opener the following day. She added the game-winning goal as PSU topped Roger Williams on Sept. 8. The defending LEC Rookie of the Year was also a First Team selection a year ago.

            Martin picks up Second Team honors for the second straight year. The 5-6 midfielder tallied three goals and an assist before missing the final two games of the regular season due to injury. Martin had a knack for coming up big at key moments as two of her goals proved to be game winners, none bigger than her header at the far post on a free kick from 20 yards out as the Panthers topped Keene State, 2-0, for the first time since the 1998 season. Her veteran leadership helped the Plymouth defense to five shutouts, while the Panthers posted the fourth-lowest goals against average in the league.

            Under the guidance of fifth-year head coach Ryan Joy the Panthers finished 6-8-2 and 2-6 in the LEC. All eight of PSU's losses were by two goals or less, with half of them coming in 1-0 setbacks.



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