Carroll, Mendoza Named MSU Athletes of the Week for November 14

Montclair, NJ (11/14/11) - A pair of repeat winners who both helped their teams to victories in their respective NCAA Tournaments have been named MSU Athletes of the Week for November 14.

Sophomore field hockey forward Brittany Carroll (Kingston, NY / Rondout Valley), named the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week, completed one of the best seasons for Montclair State both as a team an individually as the Red Hawks advanced to the second round of the NCAA Dvision III Field Hockey Championship. Carroll, who is named Athlete of the Week for the second time, picked up two assists and had a key defensive save in the first round against Rhodes College before scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime as Montclair State advanced with a 3-2 victory. She then had assist as MSU closed out its 19-3 season with a 4-2 loss to No. 2 ranked Salisbury. Carroll finished with 17 goals, 12 assists and 46 points, which rank fourth, fourth and third respectively on the MSU single-season list. She is ranked second in the NJAC in points, third in goals and tied for the league lead in assists.

Sophomore soccer midfielder Dan Mendoza (Hackensack, NJ / Hackensack), who was named the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week, wins Athlete of the Week honors for a second time after helping Montclair State reach the Sectional Tournament of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championsip for the fourth time in six years last week. Mendoza tallied three goals during first and second-round play last week. He had a goal in the Red Hawks’ 5-0 win over Framingham State. The next day he accounted for both goals as Montclair State advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 2-1 double-overtime win against Dickinson College. Mendoza buried the game-winner with 6:33 remaining in the second OT. He currently leads the team and is ranked second in the NJAC in goals and points and is fourth in game-winning goals with five.