MacKay, McLoughlin Named ECAC Players of the Week

'KEENE, N.H. 05/11/05 - Keene State College's Meade MacKay and Meghan McLoughlin have been selected as the ECAC Division III New England men's lacrosse and softball player of the week, respectively. 



In two Little East Conference Tournament games last week, MacKay tallied 11 points on five goals and six assists to help KSC capture its first-ever LEC Championship. The senior from Stratham, N.H., scored a goal and added five helpers in the 11-4 title victory over four-time LEC Champion Eastern Conn. last Saturday. For his efforts, MacKay was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Earlier in the week, he had four goals and an assist in the 15-7 semifinal victory over UMass-Boston.



In 21.0 innings of work at the LEC softball tournament, McLoughlin tossed three complete game shutouts to lead the Owls to their fourth LEC Tournament title. The Brattleboro, Vt. native threw seven complete innings striking out eight and giving up three hits in the Owls 2-0 championship victory over Eastern Conn. In three tournament games, the senior pitcher gave up nine hits and four walks while striking out 28 batters en route to being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.



The KSC men's lacrosse team (10-4) earned it's first-ever berth to the NCAA tournament and will host Endicott College in a first-round game today (4 p.m.) at Owl Athletic Complex. The Owl softball team (31-6) will face UMaine-Farmington in NCAA first-round action at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. on Friday (Noon).