Montclair, NJ (5/10/11) – Montclair State place four players on the 2011 New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference Team announced on Tuesday. Seniors Kayla Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) and Sara Watson (Medford Lakes, NJ / Shawnee), junior Cora Delfini (New Egypt, NJ / New Egypt) and sophomore Kailee Beal (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) were selected to the 20-member team voted on by the league's head coaches.
It is the second All-Conference honor for each player as they four were also named First-Team All-Skyline last month.
Henderson grabs her second All-NJAC selection as she was a Second-Team pick in 2009. She currently leads Montclair State in goals 67, the second-highest single-season total in program history along with 76 points. In addition Henderson also had nine assists, 29 ground balls, 34 draws and 15 caused turnovers. She ranks second in the league in goals per game and is ranked fifth in points per contest while leading the conference in game-winning goals with seven.
Delfini makes is three consecutive NJAC accolades, including back-to-back First-Team honors. She is ranked in the Top 10 in five different categories. The team leader in points scored with 77, Delfini has scored 58 goals, third-best single-season total and has added 50 draw controls, 27 casued turnovers and 19 assists. She is fourth in the NJAC in points per game and caused turnovers per contest while also ranking fifth in ground balls per game, sixth in assists and seventh in goals.
Beal, last year's NJAC Rookie of the Year, collects her second straight First-Team selection. Beal leads the conference in draws with a Montclair State single-season record 82 while also scoring 44 goals and recording 19 assists, 35 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. She is sixth in the league in assists per game, 11th in goals per game and 12th in points per contest.
Watson is honored for the first time in her career. One of the main components of the Montclair State defensive unit that ranks near the top of the NJAC in several defensive categories, she has recorded 37 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers. Watson ranked eighth in the league in ground balls per game and 11th in casued turnovers.