PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three Plymouth State University seniors were recognized by the Little East Conference Monday for their performances in several Panther contests last week.
PSU’s Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) was selected LEC Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, and Panthers Brad Wilby (Haddonfield, N.J.) and Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) were named LEC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Defensive Players of the Week. It marks the first LEC honor of the season for all three Panthers.
A 5’9” middle hitter, Landry led the Panthers to a 3-1 record on the week, including a 2-1 mark in LEC matches. She tallied 124 kills (4.27 kpg) and a strong .452 hitting percentage for the week, while also adding 22 digs and 13 blocks. Landry nailed 45 kills in a four-game win over Colby-Sawyer, and added 40 kills and 17 digs in a five-game loss to Western Connecticut.
Landry is ranked second in the conference in both kills (3.71 per game) and hitting percentage (.383). She is the third straight Panther volleyball player to receive the LEC’s top weekly offensive honor, following sophomore Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and senior Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.).
Wilby, a 6’3”, 190-pound goalkeeper, shined for the Panthers in a pair of outings last week. He made eight saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to fifth-ranked Bowdoin on Wednesday, and followed that with another eight-save effort Saturday in a 1-0 LEC blanking of UMass Dartmouth. The UMD whitewash was Wilby’s third shutout of the season, and he is ranked second in the LEC in goals against average (0.59). He has helped PSU earned a ranking of #10 in New England in this week’s poll.
Sheridan, a 5’7” back, anchored a Panther defense that surrendered only one goal in two games. PSU battled Bridgewater State to a 1-1 overtime tie on Wednesday, and blanked UMass Dartmouth on Saturday 1-0, limiting the Corsairs to just two shots on goal. She has been one of the reasons that PSU has allowed only two goals in five games this season. Sheridan also contributed offensively, scoring the game-winning goal against UMD, her third of the season.
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