Women's Lax Places Nine on Skyline Team; Delfini Named Player of the Year

Montclair, NJ (5/4/10) – Sophomore midfielder Cora Delfini (New Egypt, NJ / New Egypt) was named Player of the Year while freshman Kailee Beal (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) was chosen as Rookie of the Year as regular-season and tournament champion Montclair State placed nine total players on the 2010 Skyline All-Conference Team.

Head coach Nicol Parcelluzzi was named the Coach of the Year for the third time in five years as the Red Hawks swept the major awards and in the process placed six players on the First Team.

Delfini, Beal, Morgan MacPhee (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East), Jamie Hudacko (Montville, NJ / Montville), Ashley Kryzsik (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) and goalkeeper Tiffani Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) were all named to the First Team. Lauren Adams (Jackson, NJ / Jackson), Jessica Curran (Yorktown Heights, NY / Lakeland) and Kayla Henderson (Landing, NJ / Succasunna) were selected to the Second Team.

Delfini, the Skyline Tournament Most Valuable Player, earns he second straight selection as she currently leads the team in scoring with 62 points along with 33 draws, 33 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers. The three-time Skyline Player of the Week, ranks in the Top 10 in goals (45), assists (17) and points and scored six goals and added an assist as Montclair completed its run toward its fourth Skyline title in five years with a 17-6 win over Ramapo in the championship contest.

Beal was a two-time Skyline Rookie of the Week pick during the 2010 campaign. Appearing in all 16 games this season she scored 28 goals and added 11 assists. In addition to her offensive prowess, Beal collected 26 ground balls, 31 draws and forced nine turnovers.

MacPhee collected her third straight First-Team honor as she tied Delfini for the team lead with 45 goals and added six assists for 51 points. MacPhee also added 26 ground balls, 32 draw and 14 caused turnovers. Like MacPhee, Hudacko also earned her third consecutive First-Team accolade. The senior had nine goals and three assists along with 28 ground balls, 21 draws and 10 caused turnovers.

Kryzsik led the league's top defensive unit which allowed just under seven goals per contest. She led the team with 23 caused turnovers and added 34 ground balls and eight draws in addition to scoring twice and picking up an assist. Henderson had a stellar first year in the cage stopping 99 shots while registering a 7.72 goals against average and .513 save percentage. She leads the league in both those categories.

Adams and Curran each post their first All-Conference honor while Kayla Henderson garners her second in three seasons. Henderson scored 37 goals and accounted for 41 points while leading the team with 46 draws. She also had 12 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. Curran posted 35 points in her first season with MSU. She tallied 15 goals and assisted on 20 others. Adams collected 40 points on 19 goals and 21 assists.

Parcelluzzi led Montclair State to a 12-4 mark during the year as MSU won the Skyline Conference for the fourth time in five years since joining the league. Now in her fifth season, Parcelluzzi is 58-29, including a 31-1 mark in Skyline play since 2006. Parcelluzzi has also guided the Red Hawks to their only three NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2008, 2010).