Faulcon, Bonjione Named MSU Athletes of the Week for October 17

Montclair, NJ (10/17/11) - Senior football safety Chad Faulcon (Cranford, NJ / Cranford) and women's soccer freshman Jessica Bonjione (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) have been selected as the MSU Athletes of the Week for October 17.

Faulcon spearheaded a solid defensive effort by seventh-ranked Montclair State in a 20-0 win over local rival William Paterson that gave the Red Hawks sole possession of first place in the NJAC. Faulcon led the defensive unit that limited the Pioneers to just 121 yards of total offense, including 37 in the air. He intercepted two of MSU’s four passes in the game as Montclair forced six turnovers in all. Faulcon is currently ranked third in the New Jersey Athletic Conference in interceptions with three in addition to posting 33 tackles, which is second on the squad.

Bonjione played a key role in helping the Red Hawks to a 1-0-1 week, including a key NJAC victory that put Montclair State in a position to claim one of the top three seeds in the upcoming NJAC Tournament. Bonjione keyed an MSU defensive unit that allowed just one goal in 200 minutes of action as well as 18 totals shots, seven of which were on goal. Following a scoreless draw versus Kean University, Bonjione then helped MSU contain NJCU's high-scoring tandem of Julia Casares and Jennifer Albuja to just one goal and six shots in a 3-1 victory. Casares and Albuja had entered the game averaging nearly three goals and 12 shots per contest.