All three players played key roles in helping Montclair State advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs with a 16-14 win at Hampden-Sydney. The Red Hawks will face Wesley College in the second round on Saturday, November 27 in Dover, DE.
Kirschenbaum earns the final NJAC Defensive Player of the Week selection, his second of the season. He finished the contest with eight tackles, including six solo stops, two tackles for a loss, and a sack. The senior came up with two huge plays as his sack for 13 yards forced the Tigers into a field goal attempt that went wide allowing MSU to hold a 10-0 lead at halftime. In the second half after Hampden-Sydney drove to the Montclair 1, Kirschenbaum forced a fumble that was recovered by the Red Hawks for a touchback as Montclair maintained its 10-0 lead. A first-team all-conference selection, Kirschenbaum currently ranks fourth in the NJAC in tackles with an average of 9.1 per game.
Skinner earns the final NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week selection after contributing to the victory. In the first postseason game of his collegiate career, he produced three tackles and a key forced fumble which helped limit the Tigers to a season-low 14 points. Skinner has produced 35 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles for MSU during his rookie year.
Roesing earns the final NJAC Offensive Rookie of the Week for his efforts in the first postseason game of his collegiate career. Roesing recorded six catches for 85 yards, including a key 15-yard reception in the second quarter which led to a field goal and extended MSU’s lead to 10-0 at the half. Roesing has garnered 24 receptions for 443 yards and four touchdowns during his first season as a Red Hawk.