MSU Athletes, Coaches Honored at Annual NJAC Awards Brunch

Women's Track and Field Award Winner Heather Gearity (left), head coach Porscha Dobson (center) and Ashadaya Patterson (right) were among the several MSU Athletes honored at the 12th Annual NJAC Awards Brunch

A total of 18 Montclair State student-athletes and coaches were honored recently at the 12th Annual NJAC Awards Brunch held at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton on June 5. A conference-record 98 league special award winners were in attendance at the event as the featured overall record attendance for the ninth consecutive year. Among the award winners honored include:

NJAC All-Academic Team:
First Team – Tom Fischer (Football), Jaime Ericson (Basketball);
Second Team – Jon Tancer (Track and Field), Shannon Mozek (Softball).

Football
Tom Fischer (Offensive Player of the Year)
Dan Keegan (Special Teams Player of the Year)
Dan Avento (Defensive Rookie of the Year)
Rick Giancola (Coach of the Year)

Field Hockey
Jessica Murphy (Defensive Player of the Year)

Volleyball
Kaitlin Irwin (Rookie of the Year)

Men’s Swimming and Diving
Brian McLaughlin (Coach of the Year)

Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Heather Gearity (Track Athlete), Krystal Ellis (Rookie of the Year)

Softball
Alex Hill (Pitcher and Rookie of the Year), Anita Kubicka (Coach of the Year)

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
Ashadaya Patterson (Track Athlete), Heather Gearity (Rookie of the Year),
Porscha Dobson (Coach of the Year)