Softball's Hill, Lacrosse's Meth Named MSU Athletes of the Week for April 25

Montclair, NJ (4/25/11) - Softball freshman Alex Hill (Parsippany, NJ / Parsippany Hills) and junior lacrosse attackman Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ / Ridge) were named MSU Athletes of the Week for April 25.

Hill had an amazing week for the Red Hawks both at the plate and in the pitching circle as Montclair swept NJAC doubleheaders from Kean and Rutgers-Camden last week. Known mostly for her pitching, Hill also did it with the bat as she hit .667 with a slugging percentage of 1.222 and on-base percentage of .700 After helping her own cause in a 9-0 win against Kean with an RBI and double on Thursday, she went 5-for-7 with nine RBI, a double and home run in a sweep of Rutgers-Camden. In the first game she nearly did it all going 3-for-3 with three RBI in a 4-0 win. She then drove in six runs, including a grand slam in an 11-0 win in the second contest. As good as she was with the bat, Hill was even more dominating in the circle going 3-0 without allowing an run in three appearances. Hill tossed her second no-hitter of the year in a 9-0 win over Kean on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader. The next day, she threw the 8th perfect game in MSU history retiring all 21 batters in a 4-0 win over Rutgers-Camden in the opener. It was the first 7-inning perfect game by an MSU pitcher since Lois Fyfe in 1990 versus Rutgers-Camden. Then for first time she pitched the back end of the doubleheader and spun a two-hit shutout (her 9th of the year) as Montclair won the second game 11-0. She face five batters over the minimum in the doubleheader against the Scarlet Raptors, struck 10 and walked just one. She fanned 17 and walked three in 17 innings pitched.

Meth helped the Red Hawks clinch the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Skyline Conference Tournament as Montclair won both its league games last week to finish the regular season at 8-6 overall, 5-1 in the Skyline. Meth scored three goals, assisted on two others and picked up three ground balls as Montclair State, which had won five straight, defeated Mount St. Mary (NY) on the road 14-3. He then scored four goals and added four ground balls as MSU locked up the No. 2 spot in the Skyline Tournament with a 9-8 win over local rival Kean University. He scored three straight goals, two in the second period to give Montclair a 3-2 lead it would not relinquish. Meth also started a four-goal run by the Red Hawks in the third that gave MSU a 9-4 advantage. The six goals helped Meth move into seventh-place on the Montclair State all-time list for goals with 114.