Women's World Cup - UPDATE
Carli Lloyd scored in the 66th minute - the second U.S. goal on the night - as the U.S. tops Colombia. More below.
B1G Athlete of the Year Nominees
Wrestling's Anthony Ashnault and women's basketball's Betnijah Laney are the Rutgers nominees for Big Ten Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The award will be announced today and we will update this when the announcement is made.
R Shore Tour
It all starts next week on July 2. Athletics' outreach to the Garden State this summer, the R Shore Tour kicks off in the southern section of the state - take that, Temple! - as the Scarlet Knights will walk every boardwalk in the state of New Jersey and participate in evening events over five Thursdays in July. If you're near Cape May, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Avalon, or Sea Isle City on July 2, you can greet members of Rutgers' entourage. There will also be a Night Event at Wildwood.
Field Hockey in showcase
Rising junior defenders Devon Freshnock and Elyse Broderick will be representing Rutgers in the 2015 Young Women's National Championship in Lancaster, Pa., June 22-26. The Young Women's National Championship serves as the selection venue for the 2015-16 U.S. Women's Under-21 National Team.
Scarlet Knight outside hitter Meme Fletcher and assistant coach Phuong Luong are on the inaugural Big Ten Euro tour with the conference. Fletcher is on a 13-day, three-country European trip as part of the inaugural Big Ten Women's Volleyball Foreign Tour -- her first trip overseas. All 14 conference schools are represented on the tour.
Women's Lacrosse Expands
The Big Ten Conference announced that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for women's lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, joining the Blue Jay men's program as part of the Big Ten.
Big Ten women's lacrosse competition currently features Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins set to join for the 2017 season. The Blue Jays recently completed their 40th season of women's lacrosse. Under the guidance of head coach Janine Tucker, Johns Hopkins has qualified for the NCAA Division I Tournament five times, including each of the last two seasons.
Big Ten teams have won 25 women's lacrosse national championships and 21 of the 34 NCAA titles, including 10 of the last 11. Maryland has won 13 national championships, with 12 NCAA crowns, including back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 and seven straight from 1995 to 2001. Northwestern has claimed seven NCAA titles, highlighted by five consecutive from 2005 to 2009 and most recently in 2012. Penn State has earned five national championships, including NCAA titles in 1987 and 1989.
Women's World Cup - UPDATE
Carli Lloyd scored in the 66th minute - the second U.S. goal on the night - as the U.S. topped Colombia.
Carli Lloyd (2001-04) and the U.S. Women's National Team posted a 2-0-1 record to collect seven points and the top spot in Group D. Lloyd started and played the full time of all three matches for the USWNT in group play. In topping Colombia, the U.S. will face the winner of China and Cameroon on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Jonelle Filigno (2010-13) and the Canada Women's National Team also won their group, going 1-0-2 for five points and the Group A title. Filigno started the first two games of the tournament for Canada, including a World Cup opening win, 1-0, over China. In the knockout round, Canada took on Switzerland last night, beating them one-nil. They will face the winner of Norway and England on Saturday, June 27 at 5 p.m. ET.
Lloyd is a two-time NSCAA All-American and Rutgers' all-time leading scorer playing in her third World Cup with the U.S. Women's National Team. Filigno, a 2012 NSCAA All-American and No. 3 on RU's all-time goal list, is competing in her second World Cup with the Canada Women's National Team.
Some fun and games and a good cause
The Kyle Flood Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 29 at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, N.J. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund, Special Olympics New Jersey, Embrace Kids Foundation and Together 4 Kids.
The Kyle Flood Charity Golf Classic features a round of golf, a photo opportunity for every golfer with Coach Flood, a $100 Nike Gift Card, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner along with select prizes and awards. The Nike Gift Card can be utilized at the Nike tent on the premises the day of the event.
In its third year, the Kyle Flood Golf Classic has raised over $120,000 to support the various charities associated with the event.
For more information and to secure a spot in the Kyle Flood Charity Golf Classic, please visit www.KyleFloodCharityGolfClassic.com or call 732-326-5245.