Montclair, NJ (5/24/11) – Senior attack Robert Sinicola (North Caldwell, NJ / West Essex) became the first player in Montclair State history to earn multiple All-America honors as he was named Honorable Mention on the 2011 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Team announced on Tuesday.
Sinicola, who helped Montclair State to its third straight Skyline Conference championship and NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship berth this past season, was also named Honorable Mention in 2010. In addition, Sinicola was also selected to the Division III North/South Game, which will be played on Friday, May 27 at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD.
The selection of Sincola marks the fourth straight season that MSU will have representation in the North/South game. Roger Stehlin was the first player from Montclair State to play in 1979 and it was nearly 20 years before the Red Hawks would get another. Bryan Klimchak broke that streak in 2008 and goalkeeper Thomas Bowers was picked for the 2009 contest. Last season, MSU put two players in the game for the first time as midfielder Taylor Bonner and defender Patrick Ferry were both chosen.
A two-time First-Team Skyline Conference selection, Sinicola led the Red Hawks this season with 54 points on 22 goals and a team leading 32 assists. He also registered 40 ground balls and 16 casued turnovers.
Sinicola recorded at least two points in 16 of 17 games this season. He opened the year with a goal and gour assists in a 9-5 win over Muhlenberg College. He laster had a season-high seven points on three goals and four assists as Montclair downed Richard Stockton, 16-2 on April 9. He registered nine games of three or more assists, including three in a 9-8 victory over Kean in the regular-season finale on April 22. He then had a goal and assist in both the semifinal and championship game of the Skyline Conference Tournament and completed the year with three goals and three assists as the Red Hawks fell to No. 8 Stevens in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Sinicola finished second in the Skyline Conference in assists and was third in points scored and second in game-winning tallies (3).
Sinicola closed out his three-year Montclair State career with 78 goals and 98 assists for 176 points along with 102 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers. Six times he recorded the game-winning goal and he collected 14 man-up tallies. He ranks ninth all time at MSU for points scored and is third for assists.