Bonner Named Player of the Year as Men's Lacrosse Dominates Skyline All-Conference Team

Montclair, NJ (5/4/10) – Senior midfielder Taylor Bonner (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) was named the Player of the Year while head coach John Greco was chosen as the Coach of the Year as regular-season and tournament champion Montclair State dominated the selections on the 2010 Skyline All-Conference selections.

Senior defender Pat Ferry (Clifton, NJ / Clifton) earned his fourth honor as the Red Hawks placed a total of eight players on the team, including five on the First Team. Joining Bonner and Ferry on the First Team were sophomore Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ / Ridge) and junior Robert Sinicola (North Caldwell, NJ / West Essex) on attack as well as defenseman Anthony Dzienkiewicz (Jackson, NJ / Jackson).

Senior defender Collin Marsh (Asbury, NJ / North Hunterdon) and goalkeeper Andrew Rosado (Elmwood Park, NJ / St. Joseph’s (Montvale)) were named to the Second Team along with midfielder Douglas Kennedy (Rumson, NJ / Rumson-Fair Haven).

The eight players were enormously instrumental in helping MSU to the finest season in the history of the program as the Red Hawks are currently 15-3 overall and preparing for their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Montclair’s 15 wins ties the school record set in 1989 and it also completed its third consecutive undefeated conference regular-season (6-0).

Bonner’s selection marks the third straight year that Montclair has captured Player of the Year honors. A now three-time All-Skyline selection, Bonner is currently second on the team with 54 points on 38 goals and 16 assists. In addition he also leads the team in ground balls with 64 and has also forced 12 turnovers. He currently ranks fourth in the league in goals and fifth in points.

Ferry is a three-time First-Team selection as the former Skyline Rookie of the Year anchors one of the nation’s top defensive units, which is allowing just 6.18 goals per game. The all-time leader at MSU in forced turnovers, Ferry has 30 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers bringing his four-year total to 107.

Meth collects his second Skyline honor as he repeats following his 2009 campaign that landed him the conference’s Rookie of the Year. This season, Meth is currently third in the Skyline in goals per games and leads the league in game-winning goals (6) and man-up tallies (12). He leads Montclair in goals scored with 41 and is third with 49 points.

Sinicola was a three-time Skyline Player of the Week and the Most Valuable Player of the Skyline Tournament as he scored five times against Kean in the championship game. The league leader in assists, he is third in points and ranks fourth in Division III in assists and 23rd in points. In 18 contests this season, Sinicola has registered 77 points- the sixth-best single-season total in program history. He has scored 29 goals and handed out 48 assists while also recording 43 ground balls.

Dzienkiewicz was also a repeat First-Team selection and his third overall. Another former Rookie of the Year, “DZ” led the team with 23 caused turnovers this season and is currently second to Bonner on the team with 53 ground balls. He also recorded his first point in 2010, scoring a goal in the Red Hawks’ 13-9 win over Maritime in the Skyline Tournament semifinals.

Marsh appeared in all 18 games this season recording 25 ground balls and forcing 16 turnovers. Kennedy had 21 ground balls and seven caused turnovers in addition to a goal and assist.

Rosado stepped into the starting goalkeeper position following the departure of two-time Skyline Player of the Year Thomas Bowers, and the Red Hawks did not miss a beat. The senior is second in the Skyline in goals against average and leads the league in save percentage stopping an average of eight shots per contest. He also ranks 12th in Division III in goals against average. In 18 games this season Rosado has made 145 saves while posting a 6.51 goals against average and .580 save percentage.

Greco earned his first Coach of the Year honor from the Skyline Conference and third overall. He won the award twice from the old Knickerbocker Conference. Now in his eighth season, Greco has posted a 96-43 mark during that time, including a 43-10 mark in conference play – 23-2 since joining the Skyline in 2007. Greco has led MSU to its only two NCAA Tournament appearances and has played in five conference championship games winning the last two years (2009 and 2010).