NJAC honors more Kean athletes

By Estefani Hernandez | Originally published in print on Oct. 20, 2016

Four Kean Athletes have been named player of the week by the New Jersey Athletic Conference since this beginning of this semester.

Volleyball player, Jesse Larkin was named NJAC Rookie of the Week, after helping the Cougars go 5-0 in route to winning the Morrisville State Tournament last month. Larkin posted a near double-double in her collegiate debut with 13 kills and eight blocks in the season-opening win over Mount St. Vincent.

Soccer player, Mateo Castro Arias was named the NJAC Defensive Player of the Week. Castro Arias is a sophomore and plays midfielder. He was also named the Cialella Classica Defensive MVP, after scoring the game-winning goal in the final game of the Cialella Classic against Farmingdale State College.

Tennis Player Anna Chan was also named the NJAC Rookie of the Week. Chan started playing tennis when she was four- teen.This is her first career Rookie of the Week honor. She took won twice? in Kean’s 8-1 nonconference win over Neumann, going 6-1, 6-0 at fourth singles and 8-1 at second doubles.

Midfielder Shauna LaMaina took home NJAC Player of Week for a second time for the girls field hockey team. Cur- rently leading the NJAC with a total of 8 assists and 5 game-winning goals, LaMaina is second with 30 points and tied for third with 11 goals. LaMaina had a hand in every goal during the game against Rowan University, when the Cougars won 3-2 in an overtime game.

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