Avento Named NJAC Football Defensive Rookie of the Week

Montclair, NJ (9/26/10) – Freshman linebacker Dan Avento (Montvale, NJ / Pascack Hills) was chsoen as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Rookie of the Week on Sunday. It marks the third straight week that MSU has received one of the league's weekly accolades. Freshman running back A.J. Scoppa (New Milford, NJ / New Milford) was selected as the Offensive Rookie of the Week last week and running back Chris D'Andrea (Union, NJ / Union) was selected Offensive Player of the Week on September 12.

Avento earns NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week honors after helping the Red Hawks improve to 3-0 on the season with a 42-6 NJAC road win at Morrisville State. In the win for No. 19 MSU, he notched seven tackles while helping to hold the Mustangs to just 104 yards of total offense.

Avento currently ranks 28th in the NJAC in tackles per game (6.0).