Montclair, NJ (5/21/10) – Freshman attack Kailee Beal (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) and sophomore Cora Delfini (New Egypt, NJ / New Egypt) each earned First-Team honors as Montclair State placed five players on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Boardwalk All-Region Team announced on Thursday. Junior defender Ashley Krzysik (Landing, NJ / Roxbury), senior Morgan MacPhee (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) and freshman goalkeeper Tiffani Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) were selected to the Second Team.
All five players were instrumental in in leading the women's lacrosse team back to the top of the Skyline Conference in 2010 as the Red Hawks captured the Skyline Conference championship for the fourth time in five years and made its third appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship. MSU completed its season at 12-6, 8-0 in the Skyline.
Delfini was amed the Skyline Conference’s Player of the Year as well as an All-NJAC First-Team pick. In 18 games this season she scored 49 goals and registered 66 points, the latter number the 10th best single-season mark in program history. Named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week three times during the season, Delfini scored two or more goals in a game 14 times and five times she topped four-plus scores, including a career-high eight in a 21-14 win over Farmingdale in March. She ranked in the Top 10 in the Skyline Conference in goals, assists and points and she has also registered 35 ground balls, 34 draws and forced 22 turnovers. Delfini also earned Most Valuable Player honors in the Skyline Tournament as she scored six goals in the Red Hawks’ 17-6 win over Ramapo in the championship contest.
Beal, who collected Rookie of the Year honors from both the Skyline and New Jersey Athletic Conferences, was the lone freshman named to the First Team. A three-time NJAC and two-time Skyline Rookie of the Week selection this year, Beal appeared in all 18 games and finished third on the team in goals and points with 33 and 44, respectively. In addition she added 29 ground balls, 38 draw and forced 12 turnovers. Beal scored four of MSU's 12 goals in the Red Hawks' first-round NCAA loss to Stevens last week. Beal also ranked in the Top 15 in the NJAC in goals, assists and draws and was 16th in points per game.
MacPhee put the finishing touches on one of the finer careers in Montclair State women’s lacrosse history. A three-time Skyline Conference First-Team selection as well as a two-time All-NJAC pick, she appeared in 17 games and led the team in goals with 51 and was second in points with 58. In her career which spanned 69 contests, she scored 132 goals and helped on 36 others for a total of 168 points. During that time she also posted 118 ground balls, 110 draws and 52 caused turnovers. All of these totals ranking among the Top 10 all-time at Montclair State.
Krzysik led a Montclair State defense that leds the Skyline and was second in the NJAC in goals allowed at 7.78 per contest. Named the Defensive Player of the Week twice by the NJAC, Krzysik led the team with 25 forced turnovers and also contributed 40 ground balls. She also had two goals and an assist in 18 contests. Krzysik ranks fifth in the conference in ground balls and caused turnovers.
Henderson led the Skyline Conference in goals against average and save percentage. She also leads the NJAC in save percentage (.500) and is second in goals against average at 7.78 per outing. In 18 games this season, Henderson made 121 saves.