Dixon Named to D3Football.com "Team of the Week"

Montclair, NJ (10/14/09) –  Senior cornerback Dominique Dixon (Elizabeth, NJ / Morris Hills) was selected to the D3Football.com "Team of the Week" on Wednesday. Dixon played a key role in helping the Red Hawks upend No. 19 Cortland, 16-7 last Saturday.

Dixon returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown with less than a minute remaining to cap another solid defensive effort as MSU snapped a five-game losing streak to the Red Dragons. Montclair, 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the NJAC, won for the first time in the series since 2003 and at home versus Cortland since 2000 (15-3 victory).

After Cortland closed the gap to 9-7 late in the fourth quarter, the Red Dragons would get one last opportunity as they took over at their own 7 with 1:30 to play. A pair of incomplete passes and a short gain left Cortland with a 4th-and-7 at its own 10. Freshman Rob Von Bargen (Massapequa, NY / Massapequa), the third Red Dragon quarterback used in the game, threw to the sideline, however Dixon was there to intercept the pass and raced the 16 yards for the score.

Dixon also finished with two tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a Montclair State field goal just before the half.

Dixon had posted 12 tackles this season along with a pair of interceptions and seven pass breakups for nine passes defended on the year. That ranks second in the NJAC.