PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance has selected two Plymouth State College players to receive weekly honors on the eve of the annual NEWLA Championship Tournament.
Senior Courtney O’Sullivan (East Kingston, N.H.) was named NEWLA Defensive Player of the Week, and sophomore Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) received NEWLA Honorable Mention for the second straight week. The two were instrumental in leading PSC to a 2-0 week and helping the Panthers clinch the NEWLA Northern Division title for the third straight season.
A senior midfielder, O’Sullivan anchored a Panther defense that allowed only three goals in the two games, a 27-0 blowout over Salem State and a 23-3 triumph over Southern Maine. She provided strong all-around play, while registering seven ground balls and five draw controls. O’Sullivan also earned the same honor one week last season.
A sophomore attacker, Adey led the Panther offense with eight goals and eight assists in the two victories. She recorded four goals and three assists in the Salem State win, and added a career-high nine points (four goals, four assists) against Southern Maine. With season totals of 29 goals and 16 assists in 13 games, Adey ranks second on the team and ninth in the conference in points per game (3.46) and fifth in the conference in assists per game (1.23).
The Panthers completed the regular season at 10-3 overall and 5-0 in NEWLA play. PSC will host Castleton State on Wednesday (May 2) in a NEWLA play-off game (4 p.m.), and with a victory, would host either Keene State or Southern Maine on Friday (May 4) at Arold Field (4 p.m.) The NEWLA Championship game is Sunday (May 6) at the site of the Southern Division champion (1 p.m.)
Plymouth State outscored its five NEWLA opponents this season, 106-8, including a 22-1 victory over its first-round opponent, Castleton State. PSC is the defending NEWLA champion, and has won 22 consecutive NEWLA regular season games dating back to 1997.