Montclair, NJ (11/1/11) – Senior Rachel Senyszyn (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) earned her third NJAC honor as Montclair State placed six players on the league's All-Conference Team announced on Tuesday. The six players ties the most that the Red Hawks have put on the team in any one season.
Senyszyn was named to the second team along with freshmen Francesca Gibson (Cape May, NJ / Lower Cape May Regional), Gina Policastro (East Brunswick, NJ / East Brunswick), Jessica Bonjione (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) and Taylor Rudd (Ocean Township, NJ / Ocean Township). Freshman Catherine Zysk (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ / Northern Highlands) was chosen Honorable Mention. The six players were instrumental in helping Montclair State to a 13-4-2 record to date, including a 6-2 mark in the NJAC as the Red Hawks also advanced to the NJAC Tournament semifinals.
Senyszyn claimed her third Second-Team honor to go along with ones in 2008 and 2010. She is currently fourth on the team in goals with five and fourth in points with 16. She ranks 15th in the NJAC in points, 10th in goals and seventh in assists (6).
Gibson is enjoying one of the best goal-scoring seasons by a Montclair State player in the last decade. Her 14 goals in 2001 are the most since Natalia Sisti collected 17 in 2006. She leads the Red Hawks in both goals and points (28) and is ranked fifth in the NJAC in both categories while also leading the conference with five game-winning tallies.
Policastro is second in the NJAC in goals against average at 0.53 while making 45 saves which is ninth-best. She leads all conference goalkeepers with seven shutouts and is second in save percentage at 83.3 percent.
Rudd, Bonjione and Zysk helped make MSU one of the top defensive teams in the New Jersey Athletic Conference this season as Montclair has allowed just nine goals this season in 19 games and six in the nine-game league slate. MSU ranked second in the NJAC in goals allowed.