McNamara, D'Andrea Chosen MSU Athletes of the Week for September 12

Montclair, NJ (9/12/11) - Senior football running back Chris D'Andrea (Union, NJ / Union) and senior field hockey forward Devin McNamara (Mount Royal, NJ / Gloucester) have been named the MSU Athletes of the Week for September 12. Both provided plenty of offensive spark for their respective teams....

McNamara gave Montclair State some solid offensive punch with three goals and an assist as the Red Hawks posted victories over Union and Muhlenberg to improve to 4-0 on the year, the first time it has opened a season with four straight wins since 2008 and the seventh time in the last nine years. The NJAC Offensive Player of the Week had a hand in all three goals scoring twice and assisting on the other as MSU blanked Union, 3-0. McNamara then followed that up with a goal as the Red Hawks defeated Muhlenberg, 4-1. The team co-leader in both goals and points, McNamara is currently fifth in the NJAC in points scored and fourth in goals.

D’Andrea was named the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week after helping the No. 11 Red Hawks to an 18-7 season-opening win over Salve Regina. After missing the final eight games of last year, D’Andrea kicked off his senior season by rushing 21 times for 239 yards and a pair of touchdown runs of 44 and 75 yards apiece. He also contributed in the passing game with two receptions for 14 yards despite playing just the first three quarters of the game. D’Andrea, who averaged 11.4 yards per carry in the victory, currently leads the NJAC in both rushing yards (239.0) and all-purpose yards (253.0) per game.