Four Owls Earn All-LEC 1st Team Honors
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. 5/8/12 – Seniors Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.) and Sean LeBlanc (Simsbury, Conn.) join juniors Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.) and Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) on the First Team All-Little East Conference, as voted on by the league's coaches.
Schairer led the Owls in points (73), assists (31) and man-up goals (6). The Wrentham, Mass. product totaled a career-high nine points on six goal and three assists in a 21-7 victory over Salve Regina back on March 7th. The senior captain also had five goals and two assists against Western Conn. State on April 28th at Owl Athletic Complex on senior day. He completes his three-year KSC career fourth all-time in goals (149) and third all-time in points (232).
Jette finished the season leading KSC in goals (46) and shots (127), while finishing second in assists (25), points (71) and man-up goals (4). Jette's 46 goals also led the LEC. The Simsbury, Conn. product had two six-goal games, including adding two assist against LEC rival Western Conn. State on April 28th. Jette also netted five goals and dished out two assists in a comeback 15-13 victory over Conn. College on April 10th.
LeBlanc, the reigning LEC Defensive player of the year, earned 1st team all-conference honors for the second time in his career. The Simsbury, Conn. product compiled 14 caused turnovers and 51 groundballs for an Owl defense that only allowed 127 goals this season (7.9 goals per game). The senior defender scooped up a season-high six groundballs against Salve Regina (3/7) and Conn. College (4/10), as well as caused four turnovers against Western Conn. State (4/28).
Junior Ian Hart rounds out the 1st-Team All-LEC award winners for KSC. Hart totaled 46 points on 33 goals and 13 assists in his third season. The local Richmond, N.H. product scored a season-high five goals in KSC's 21-0 shutout victory over Plymouth State in the LEC Semifinals on May 3rd. Hart continued to do damage against the Panthers, scoring four goals in the regular season meeting back on April 24th. Hart was the lone Owl to score at least one goal in every game this season.
The Owls finished their season 10-6 overall and 6-1 in LEC play before falling to Eastern Conn. State in the LEC Championship game on Saturday. The 10 wins, marks the third straight season that the Owls have won at least 10 games.