16 - Mary Montesarchio
Mary Montesarchio
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cortlandt Manor, NY
High School: Walter Panas
Position: Mid
2008: Started all 20 games in the midfield...Team Captain...Named to the All-NEC first team for the second-straight year while leading SHU to their first-ever league title...Led the team in scoring with 58 total points on 20 goals and 38 assists...Was second in the NEC in assists and eighth in points per game...Finished with 38 ground balls, 37 draw wins and 21 caused turnovers...Set a new school record for assists in a season (38) and became SHU's all-time leader in assists (68)...She dished out seven assists against Lafayette (3/25/08) to set a new Division I school record for assists in a game and earn NEC Player of the Week honors...Heading into her senior season, she leads all active Pioneers with 130 career points on 62 goals and 68 assists...Scored a season-high four goals with an assist against Robert Morris (3/28/08)...Passed out at least one assist in all but two games on the year. 2007: Played in all 15 games with 13 starts...Scored goals in all but three games on the year finishing with 19 goals...Second on the team with 17 assists, ranking 4th in the SHU record book for assists in a season...Named first team All-NEC...Named to the NEC All-Tournament team after scoring two goals and assisting on four others in SHU's semifinal loss to Monmouth (4/27/07)...Scored three goals, including the game-winner, with two assists at Quinnipiac (4/13/07)...Over the last four games of 2007, she scored eight goals with 10 assists...Netted the game-winner in a season opening 10-9 win over Binghamton (2/25/07)...Added 21 ground balls, 21 caused turnovers and 19 draw controls to her season totals. 2006: Started all 18 games for the Pioneers and finished third on the team in scoring...Finished with 36 points on 23 goals and 13 assists...Named to the All-NEC second team...Named the NEC Rookie of the Week after posting a career-high seven points coming on four goals and three assists against Central Connecticut (4/28/06)...Had two goals and two assists against both Manhattan (3/19/06) and Wagner (3/31/06)...Was four-of-eight on free position goal opportunities...Second on the team with 33 ground balls...Her 13 assists led the team...22 draw control wins. High School: A three-sport student-athlete at Walter Panas High School...Played lacrosse for head coach Sharon Sarsen...Named lacrosse captain...Earned all-league, all-section honors and All-American honorable mention...Was name Journal News First Team Player of the Year...Led her team to the section championship in 2003 and 2004...Played for the New York State National Team in 2004 and the Empire State Team in 2003 and 2004...She was also a member of the basketball and field hockey teams...Recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award and named to the Honor Roll. Personal: Born 1/6/87 Parents: Richard and Barbara Montesarchio Siblings: Richie and JoAnn Montesarchio. Her sister JoAnn played for the Pioneers from 2003-05. Major: Psychology. Favorite Teams: New York Yankees, New York Jets and UConn. Favorite Athletes: Derek Jeter, Diana Turasi and Jen Adams. Favorite Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Favorite Movies: Love & Basketball and The Notebook. Favorite TV Shows: The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and Friends. Favorite Foods: Pizza, steak, and mom's chicken cutlets. Hobby: Hanging out with friends.