Kean’s field hockey team continues their dominance

By Joel Joly | Posted October 22, 2015

Shauna LaMaina, Katie DiCarlo, Chelsea Mann, Marissa Robinson and Courtney Richard preparing to attack.

Shauna LaMaina, Katie DiCarlo, Chelsea Mann, Marissa Robinson and
Courtney Richard preparing to attack.

Kean University’s field hockey team is off to a great start this season, beginning with an impressive 10-0 record under head coach Leslie LaFronz. During that run, the Cougars destroyed their opponents, outscoring them 52-5. Of their first ten wins, six of them were shutouts.

Coach LaFronz spoke highly on her players that made a big impact this season.

“Senior captain Marissa Robinson is exceptional,” said LaFronz. “She was all-conference and all-region player last year. I also have Chelsea Mann, who is a first team all-conference player.”

Krista LaMaina is leading the team in scoring with 21 goals and has made a major impact offensively this season.

“She really stepped up and she is one of the top scorers in the conference, she has been very exceptional,” LaFroz said.

After winning their first ten games, the team suffered a setback, as Marissa Robinson was sidelined with an injury. The team then lost two consecutive games without their captain.

“Marissa took a lifted ball into her finger and she had to have surgery,” LaFronz said. “We dominated both of the games we lost. I just think we need to continue to believe in ourselves and do what they’re able to do.”



Team captain Marissa Robinson.

Team captain Marissa Robinson.

After the two game losing streak, Robinson was then cleared to return to the team, but was scoreless the next game, as the Cougars lost to Montclair State 3-1. After Marissa’s rusty start coming off her injury, the team bounced back with a win, defeating Stockton University 6-2 on October 10. Marissa scored one goal in the first half.

Sophomore Krista LaMaina led the Kean University field hockey team scoring two goals and assisted on two more for six points. Raykena Brown also led the team with two goals.

As of deadline, the field hockey team’s record stands at 12-3. Th is season is shaping up to be the most successful season the team has had under LaFronz.

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