According to an Executive Order signed today by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, all state buildings will fly flags at half-staff on Thursday, May 10, 2012, “to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Army Sergeant Shauna Brocklebank Adams, 27, who grew up in Long Branch, graduated from Montclair State University in 2008, and enlisted in the United States Army in 2010. Sergeant Brocklebank Adams tragically lost her life on March 28, 2012 during a military training exercise in South Korea.”
Adams played lacrosse for Montclair State from 2004-2007 and was integral in the Red Hawks becoming a conference championship- and postseason-tournament team. One of five players in program history to score more than 200 points, Adams appeared in 65 games scoring 163 goals along with 50 assists. Montclair State went 51-16 during her four seasons and made the program’s first three postseason appearances, including the first NCAA trip in 2007.
In 2010, Adams enlisted in the U.S. Army and was recently promoted to Sergeant. On February 15, 2012, Adams married Kyle Adams, who survives her and is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.