Purcell, Shlimon Receive LEC Postseason Honors

Purcell, Shlimon Receive LEC Postseason Honors

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--Keene State College senior guard Sandi Purcell and freshman guard Lilly Shlimon were honored by the Little East Conference as the postseason awards were announced today.

Purcell, a native of Hudson, N.H., was named the All-LEC Second Team after a senior season where she averaged 12.6 points per game, a career high 2.2 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game.  Despite missing seven games with an injury, she led the team in scoring, and finished her career with 1,267 points, the seventh highest total in Keene State history.   She scored a season high 22 points, making eight of 16 shots from the field, including four three pointers, in a 95-79 win over Western Connecticut State on February 10.  She also went over the 20 point mark on two other occasions, including a 21 point effort against St. Joseph's (ME) on November 18 and adding 20 more against MCLA on December 5.  It's the second All-Conference honor of Purcell's career, as she was named to the All-LEC First Team in 2016-17.

Shlimon, from Pelham, N.H., was named to the All-LEC Rookie Team.  A starter in 18 of 26 games, Shlimon averaged 9.3 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 32.7% from three point range and 76.3% from the free throw line.  Shlimon netted a career high 18 points in a win over RPI on November 27, connecting on eight of 13 field goal attemps and making five three pointers.  She also had a 12 point, 14 rebound double-double in her collegiate debut against Westfield State on November 15.