Montclair, NJ (11/5/08) – Senior defender Angela Martone (Toms River, NJ / Toms River South) was named to the First Team as Montclair State placed four players on the 2008 NJAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team released on Wednesday.
Freshman forward Rachel Senyszyn (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) and senior defender Nicole Kogut (Swedesboro, NJ / Kingsway) were named to the Second Team while junior goalkeeper Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover) was tabbed Honorable Mention.
All four players were instrumental in helping MSU to the semifinals of the NJAC Tournament. Montclair, currently 10-9-1 on the year, finished its NJAC slate at 5-3-1 which was good enough for fourth place.
Martone collects her second All-NJAC honor after earning Honorable Mention accolades in 2006. Martone has started all 20 games for the Red Hawks this season and anchors the MSU defensive unit that has allowed just 23 goals this season. Martone has also contributed offensively with three goals and two assists. She had the game-winning goal in Montclair State University s 3-2 overtime win at Centenary and then assisted on the game-winner as MSU ended TCNJ’s 38-match conference unbeaten streak.
Senyszyn currently leads the Red Hawks in scoring with 23 points on nine goals and five assists. A two-time NJAC Rookie of the Week selection, Senyszyn is ranked 10 th in points (23) and assists (5) and ninth in goals (9) in the conference and has three-game-winning goals, including the lone score in the aforementioned win at TCNJ. Senyszyn assisted on both goals as Montclair blanked Kean 2-0 in the opening round of the NJAC Tournament last Saturday.
Kogut has also started all 20 contests this season and teamed with Martone to comprise one of the top defensive units in the NJAC this season. Kogut also scored one of the Red Hawks’ biggest goals of the season as her first of the season with 48 seconds left tied MSU’s game with William Paterson, a game Montclair would win in double-overtime to all but clinch a first-round home game in the NJAC Tournament.Tepperman currently leads the conference in saves with 115 and she is ranked fifth in goals against average (1.12) and third in save percentage (.833). Tepperman had nine saves in Montclair’s 2-0 win over Kean in the NJAC Tournament.