Mele Named NJAC Men's Soccer Defensive POTW

Montclair, NJ (11/17/08) – Senior goalkeeper Nick Mele (Delran, NJ / Delran) earned his second New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday.

Mele posted his 11th shutout of the season as No. 3 ranked Montclair State moved into the Sectional Tournament of the NCAA Division III Championship with a 1-0 win over Westminster College. In the game, Mele made five saves as the Red Hawks set a school record with their 21st victory of the season.

Mele, who leads the NJAC in goals against average (0.32) along with 42 saves, leads MSU into this week's Sectional Tournament at Christopher Newport. Montclair (21-0-0) will face Messiah College on Saturday, November 22.