Ordosgoitia and Thompson Cited by the Little East Conference

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference has named senior volleyball Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) this week's Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore men's soccer player Lucas Ordosgoitia (Cartagena, Colombia) this week's Rookie of the Week respectively.

The Player of the Week honor for Thompson is the fourth of the 2012 season for the hitter, while Ordosgoitia earned his first Rookie of the Week honor.

Last week, Thompson led UMB volleyball to back-to-back conference wins as they defeated Western Connecticut State University, 3-0 and Keene State College, 3-1.  Those two victories also secured the Beacons fourth straight LEC regular season title and the top-seed in the conference tournament.  On the week, Thompson recorded .421 attack percentage and a combined 42 kills.  She registered double-figures in both matches and also recorded her sixth double-double in the win over WCSU.  Against the Owls, Thompson produced a season-high 24 kills.  She also finished the week with five aces, 18 digs, two solo blocks, and three block assists.

For Ordosgoitia, the sophomore forward netted the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Western Connecticut State University on Saturday.  The victory also marked the first conference win for the Beacons.  The sophomore's tally was his second of the season, and first game-winner.