Lewin, Policastro Named MSU Athletes of the Week for November 7

Montclair, NJ (11/7/11) - Freshman women's soccer goalkeeper Gina Policastro (East Brunswick, NJ / East Brunswick) and senior football wide receiver Byron Lewin (Carteret, NJ / Carteret) were selected as the MSU Athletes of the Week for November 7.

Lewin helped the No. 15 ranked Red Hawks to a thrilling 37-31 overtime win at Rowan last week as Montclair State remained tied atop the NJAC standings with the victory. Lewin caught eight passes for 127 yards and a touchdown as MSU battled back from a 21-point deficit in the first quarter. Lewin pulled in a 38-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to give the Red Hawks a 24-21 lead. After Rowan answered with a touchdown, Lewin hauled in a key 19-yard completion to regain the lead for Montclair State on the next drive. Lewin, who averaged nearly 16 yards per reception in the game, moved past the 150 catch total for his career while upping his career yardage total to 1,820 yards and career TD total to 10.

Policastro wrapped up her freshman cmapaign with another outstanding week as she helped Montclair State to a berth in the NJAC Tournament Semifinals. Policastro was named NJAC Rookie of the Week for the third time as she made 10 saves and allowed just one goal in 200 minutes of action in two games. She opened the week with four saves during the first 110 minutes of regulation and overtime and then stopped two more in penalty kicks as Montclair State advanced in the tournament following a scoreless draw with William Paterson. The next evening, she made six saves as the Red Hawks’ season came to an end with a 1-0 loss to TCNJ. A Second-Team All-NJAC selection this season, Policastro currently leads the NJAC in save percentage (.836).