PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two players on the Plymouth State College women’s lacrosse team have received the top weekly honor from the New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance.
Senior Samantha Guthrie (Falmouth, Mass.) was named NEWLA Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Janet Conner (South Freeport, ME) was selected NEWLA Offensive Player of the Week. The two were instrumental in PSC going 4-1 last week and clinching the NEWLA Northern Division regular-season title with three strong divisional wins.
A three-year veteran on defense, Guthrie led a Panther unit that allowed only 22 goals in its four victories last week, and surrendered just 19 goals in its three NEWLA triumphs. Guthrie registered a team-high 21 ground balls, two draw controls and added a goal, the third of her career. She leads the team with 40 ground balls and 15 draw controls.
After earning Honor Roll selection a week ago, Conner earns to top accolade this week. She connected on 14 goals and added two assists in PSC’s five games, including a team-leading 11 goals and two assists in the three NEWLA wins. She scored five times vs. Castleton State, her second-best game this spring, and added three goals in three other games. Conner leads the team with 30 goals and 35 points, ranking ninth in NEWLA in goals and 11th in points. Fellow Panther freshman Robin Hartman (Reisterstown, MD), who has 24 goals and six assists, is tied for 13th in NEWLA in assists.
PSC clinched the NEWLA Northern Division title with a 5-0 regular season mark, taking an 8-2 overall record Tuesday (Apr. 20) to Bates College, where former head coach Wynn Hohlt now leads the Bobcats. The Panthers wrap up the regular season with a home game Saturday (Apr. 24) at Arold Field vs. Colby (1:00 p.m.), sandwiched between road games Thursday (Apr. 22) at Elms (4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (Apr. 25) at UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.).
PANTHER NOTES: PSC junior Amanda Beedy (New Hampton, NH) begins the week 10 points shy of the career 100-point milestone (65 goals, 25 assists). With four regular-season games remaining, plus play-offs, she appears likely this season to become the ninth player in the program’s history to reach 100 career points. The all-time school record is held by PSC Hall of Famer Terry Galley, who totaled 195 points (146 goals, 49 assists) from 1982-85.