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Nov. 14, 1997

Three Spartans Earn Regional All-America Honors

EAST LANSING, Mich.--Three Michigan State field hockey players have been named to the Midwest-West Regional All-America squad. Seniors Rayna Hiscox and Jill Lusher, along with junior Melissa Pryor were among the 16 first-team selections and are now eligible to earn National All-America recognition.

Hiscox, a Third-Team All-American in 1996, was MSU's leading scorer this season with 17 goals and seven assists for 41 points. A native of Vista, Calif., Hiscox ranks second on MSU's all-time goal-scoring chart with 47.

Lusher, a native of Escondido, Calif., was MSU's second-leading scorer with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points. The Spartan forward missed the first six games of the season while playing with the U.S. Under-21 National Team. A Third-Team All-American in 1996, Lusher closed out her Spartan career ranked fourth on MSU's all-time chart with 32 career goals.

Pryor, a first-time Regional All-American, was one of MSU's top defenders in 1997. A native of Ann Arbor, she led the team with six defensive saves.

The Spartans finished the 1997 campaign with an 11-10 overall record and advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

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