NEWARK--Montclair State head men's soccer coach Brian Sentowski reached a career milestone collecting win No. 100 as his fifth-ranked Red Hawks blanked Rutgers-Newark, 3-0. on September 24.
Sentowski, now in his seventh season at MSU, becomes the second men's soccer coach and the 26th coach in athletic history to record 100 career victories as he raised his record to 100-25-12.
Sentowski trails only current assistant coach and Associate Director of Athletics Rob Chesney
for victories in the program.
Chesney compiled 128 from 1991 through the 2002 campaign.
entered the season needing just nine and got them quickly as his
Montclair State team is off to a 9-0 start for the second time in three years.
Currently ranked fifth by the NSCAA, MSU
has gone 48-4-2 in its last 54 games with 32 coming via shutouts.
In 2006, Sentowski
led Montclair State to a 20-1-1 mark while capturing the NJAC Championship for the first time as Montclair edged New Jersey City in double overtime 2-1 for its first league crown since 1989.
With the win, the Red Hawks became the first team since Rowan
in 1999 to go unbeaten during the regular season (9-0-0) and conference tournament.
would also earn a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in nine years reaching the Sectional Semifinals before falling to Dominican College
(IL) in penalty kicks.
was named the NJAC
Coach of the Year and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Metro Region Coach of the Year.
Sentowski was named the 12th head coach in Red Hawks history prior to the 2002 season and in his first campaign led MSU to a 12-7-2 mark, which included three losses by a goal while narrowly missing out on the NJAC Tournament.
Returning to the postseason in the ECAC Metro Championship, seventh-seeded Montclair State knocked off the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, reaching the championship game before bowing in double-overtime, 1-0 to top-seeded Stevens.
The following season, the Red Hawks finished 16-3-4 in 2003, the most victories in a season since 1991, and came within a game of finishing first in the NJAC
Ranked among the top teams in the region throughout the year, Sentowski's
team was also ranked in the Top 20 nationally for 10 of 12 weeks, reaching as high as No. 6 in the country.
squad punctuated its season by capturing the ECAC Metro Championship.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Sentowski was a four-year letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights and was a member of RU's national runner-up team in 1990.
He went on to serve as the team's captain and was a four-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference member from 1990-1993.
capped off his
senior season in 1993 by being named a Regional All-American, and left as Rutgers' all-time assist leader - a record that stands today.
A former first-round pick of the Cleveland Crunch of the NPSL, Sentowski
went on to play professionally for five years, four with the New Jersey Dragons of the USISL (1994-97) and one season with the Lehigh Valley Stream of the A-League (1999).
In addition, Sentowski currently serves as Director of Coaching with the Parsippany Soccer Club - as well as the head coach.
has also worked closely for several years with the New Jersey Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the PDA Soccer Club
He also spent three years as an assistant coach at Livingston High School where he helped the Lancers to a berth in the North Jersey Group IV finals in 1995.
Originally from Hauppauge, NY, Sentowski
was a former scholastic standout as well, earning New York State Player of the Year honors in 1990 while at St. John the Baptist High School
in West Islip.
was a two-time Parade All-American, Umbro All-American and Gatorade All-American throughout his
playing days and also spent several years with the United States "Under 20" National Team.