Gibson Named NJAC Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week

Montclair, NJ (10/31/11) – Freshman forward Francesca Gibson (Cape May, NJ / Lower Cape May Regional) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Gibson earned the honors after collecting her 13th and 14th goals of the year as MSU closed out the regular-season with a 6-0 win over Ramapolast Wednesday. She snapped a scoreless tie seven minutes into the second half and added her second goal nine minutes later as Montclair finished the regular-season atr 13-4-1, 6-2 in the NJAC. The Red Hawks are the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and will host William Paterson on Monday evening in the opening round of the tournament.

Gibson leads the team in goals (14) and points scored (28) and is ranked fifth in the league in both categories. Her 14 goals this season are the most by an MSU player since Natalia Sisti netted 17 during her rookie campaign of 2006.