NEWLA Honor for PSC’s O’Sullivan

April 3rd, 2000 by Adam

By Erin Pepe, Student Assistant

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A midfielder for the women’s lacrosse team at Plymouth State College has been honored by the New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA) in opening week of the 2000 season.

Junior Courtney O’Sullivan (East Kingston, N.H.) was selected NEWLA Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Panthers to a 3-2 record in their first five games. She has led PSC in all five contests with 25 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers, and 20 draw controls. O’Sullivan also has scored six goals.

The Panthers are presently 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the NEWLA. They opened their season at MIT beating the Engineers, 8-5. PSC then traveled to Florida to take on Wellesley College and was defeated, 16-4. They were then edged by Babson College in a close match, 9-7. The true test for the Panthers so far this season was their impressive 17-16 triple-overtime victory at Springfield College last Thursday. PSC finished on top again this past Saturday at the University of New England, 16-6, in the NEWLA opener.

The Panthers’ next game is Tuesday, Apr. 4, in a NEWLA encoounter at New England College in Henniker, N.H. PSC returns to Arold Field for the home opener on Saturday, Apr. 8, to take on the Bears of Bridgewater State College. This contest is a rematch of the NEWLA Championship game from last season, when the Panthers fell to Bears, 14-13.