Trio Tallies Major Awards as Field Hockey Earns Five All-Conference Selections

PITMAN, N.J. (11/2/17)- Senior Teresa Carr has been named the NJAC Midfielder of the Year, while fellow classmate Shauna LaMaina has been tabbed the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year and Head Coach Leslie LaFronz earned her second straight Coach of the Year honors as the nationally ranked Kean University Field Hockey team earned five All-NJAC selections. Carr and LaMaina were named to the first team with teammates Krista LaMaina, Jenna Patrone, and Kayla Molnar.

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Carr earned the Midfielder of the Year and her first selection on the All-NJAC first team after tallying 42 points on 18 goals and six assists, including two game-winners. She ranked second in the NJAC in points and goals, while being named the NJAC and ECAC Player of the Week.

S. LaMaina was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year and makes her second straight appearance on the All-NJAC first team after anchoring a Cougars defense that only allowed 14 goals and posted 12 shutouts in the process. She also ranked first on the team in assists (13) and third in both points (41) and goals (14). During the season, LaMaina was named the NJAC Player of the Week and the ECAC Player of the Week.

K. LaMaina  also makes her second straight appearance on the All-NJAC first team, after leading the Cougars in both points (51) and goals (23), including five game-winners. LaMaina led the NJAC in points, points per game, goals, goals per game.

Patrone makes her first appearance on the All-NJAC first team, after totaling 26 points on 10 assists and eight goals, including three game-winners. Patrone notched the biggest goal in program history, when she scored the game-winner to beat nationally ranked TCNJ for the first time in program history on Oct. 21.

Molnar also makes her first appearance on the All-NJAC first team, after totaling 18 points on seven goals and four assists. Molnar helped a Cougars defense that only allowed a .127 shot percentage in 20 contests.

Coach LaFronz earns back-to-back Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Cougars to their best record in program history with 19 wins, a first ever regular season championship, a first ever top seed in the NJAC tournament, a first ever trip to the NJAC finals and victories over nationally ranked Montclair State and TCNJ.