Women's Lax Put Four on All-NJAC Team

Montclair, NJ (5/6/09) – Senior attack Mary Kate DiBenedetto (Cinnaminson, NJ / Cinnaminson) and sophomore Kristin Quigley (Mount Laurel, NJ / Lenape) both eanred spots on the First Team as Montclair placed four players on the inaugural All-New Jersey Athletic Conference Team announced on Wednesday. Sophomore Kayla Henderson (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) and freshman Cora Delfini (New Egypt, NJ / New Egypt) were selected to the Second Team.

The Red Hawks finished 2-2 in the first season of the conference.

DiBendetto closed out one of the finest careers in Montclair State history as she led the Red Hawks in nearly every category, including goals (45), assists (40) and points (85) while also collecting a team-best 53 ground balls in addition to 37 draws and 19 caused turnovers. She became just the third player in school history to record 100 goals and 100 assists in a career as she finished fourth all-time with 229 points. She totaled 129 goals (sixth all-time at MSU) and ended her career fourth  all-time in ground balls (153), third in draws (109) and fifth in caused turnovers (56). She the conference in assists and points per game and was second in ground balls, fifth in goals, ninth in draw controls and 10th in caused turnovers.

Quigley recorded 36 ground balls and led the team with 26 caused turnovers as she anchored a Montclair State defense posted a pair of shutouts this season. She ranked eigith in the NJAC in ground balls and was third in caused turnovers.

Henderson was third with 45 points, which included 39 goals which was the second-best total. She led MSU with 56 draws and ranked fifth in the NJAC in that category and was tied for second in game-winning goals with four. Henderson was eighth in goals per game and 13th in points per contest.

Delfini, a two-time NJAC Rookie of the Week selection, scored 29 goals and added eight assists for 37 points in addition to recording 36 ground balls, 29 draws and 17 caused turnovers. Delfinish was ninth in the league in ground balls and ranked in the Top 20 in goals per game, assists per game, draw controls and caused turnovers.