Track and Field
A little late in reporting, but both the men and the women took second in the Metropolitan Championships held at Bauer Track & Field Hockey Complex.
.@RVisionRU: @Rutgers_MensTF and @Rutgers_WomenTF finish at Metro Outdoor Championships https://t.co/L1GK38e1UT— Rutgers Men's TF/XC (@Rutgers_MensTF) April 10, 2016
Through the cold and wet of last weekend, the men won nine events while the women took seven.
"Considering the conditions, we had some good performances," said head coach Mike Mulqueen. "We held out a lot of our athletes due to the weather conditions. We did not want to risk injury this early in the season."
Women's Soccer Alums
Did you know..... There are pro opportunities for women to play in Europe, and thst three former Knights are doing just that. Cassie Inacio ('11-'15), Amy Pietrangelo ('11-'14), and Shannon Woeller ('09-'12) are professionals abroad. Story can be found through the link in the tweet.
#RFutbol alums Inacio, Pietrangelo, Woeller find success playing professionally overseas. https://t.co/VdAIBkIVlL pic.twitter.com/LDZcSB37aY— RutgersWomensSoccer (@RUWSoccer) April 11, 2016
Into graphic arts? So is RU Athletics
We've commented elsewhere how cool some of the posters and other graphics are that highlight RU teams and athletes. People outside of Piscataway and New Jersey have taken notice, too.
The folks at @RUAthletics continue to set the bar! Here is the @RFootball spring poster from @akulihin! pic.twitter.com/x2bqzwZXT5— Poster Swag (@SportPosterSwag) April 11, 2016
Those posters, along with schedule cards, will be given out at the Spring Game on the 23rd.
I know, we don't have varsity hockey. I'm just getting ready....just in case. And I get it, this is not directly Rutgers.....but if anyone questions whether there's enough talent nearby to fill a roster....
NY born players most in Tier 3 this season- State of Hockey registered less than imports- https://t.co/6v7ddNZEOi pic.twitter.com/Zlq0V65MpB— Tier 3 Hockey (@tier3jh) April 8, 2016
And what is Tier 3, you ask? So did I, and Coach Klaassey was happy to oblige:
Basically, in the US there is only one tier 1 junior league (USHL) and one tier 2 league (NAHL)... Everything else is pay-to-play tier 3. But there are so many different leagues that a player could be anywhere from a Jimmy Vesey to a kid who could barely make our 2nd team.
To which you respond, and who is Jimmy Vesey? Just as I asked. Again from the Coach:
The @NHL or a senior year at @Harvard_Hockey? For @19Vesey, the choice was rather simple. https://t.co/NXHbTSjYH5 pic.twitter.com/csS51rxeNi— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 26, 2016
And as Paul Harvey would say, "And now you have ....the rest....of the story."
You play to win the game
And you get there by hanging with successful people. "Nuff said
Great to have Barry Alvarez talking #Rutgers today. Lots of praise for @CoachChrisAsh @AaronHenry7 and @CoachBuschRU pic.twitter.com/byiMl8D8Fr— Jordan Ozer (@jozer07) April 8, 2016
Speaking of Coach Ash, here's an interesting read on him and two others who came out of the world famous Drake University coaching tree.
Interesting side note to this story: If SEC allows satellite camps, Bielema already has plans for 1 @ Rutgers & FAU. https://t.co/SkHbr0gDt2— David Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) April 7, 2016
Ignore the satellite camp stuff, since that's a dead issue. But Ash is our guy and this gives some insight into a guy who picked up the nickname "Angry Ash". Really.
It wasn't the most successful year for CVS, but it didn't mean there weren't players worth noting. In some cases, the players were recognized for their accomplishments with awards; for others, it might be a shot at the WNBA.
All-Met Honorees: Kahleah Copper - First Team; Tyler Scaife - Second Team; Rachel Hollivay - Third Team pic.twitter.com/c5mV9ZNjqT— RU Women's Hoops (@RutgersWBB) April 11, 2016
Copper did more than just make the Met all stars; she's got her shot in the pros.
BREAKING NEWS: Kahleah Copper will be among the 12 prospects scheduled to attend WNBA Draft https://t.co/EyLJ2AojdL pic.twitter.com/cccsTnmFIm— RU Women's Hoops (@RutgersWBB) April 12, 2016
Among Copper's notables this past season, she averaged a team leading 17.7 ppg/8.0 rpg and made Second Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media. She led RU in scoring for a third-straight season and finished her career third on Rutgers' all-time scoring leaders list with 1,872 career points; only Sue Wicks and Cappie Pondexter rank higher. She scored in double figures in 30 contests, all but four games of the 2015-16 season. Copper was also named Big Ten Player of the Week following her performance at the Paradise Jam and she is a Big Ten All-Academic honoree. Not. Too. Shabby.
Nobody ever died for dear old Rutgers
So went the song from the o-o-o-old Broadway musical High Button Shoes. But they do give blood....and so can you.
Donate Blood on April 27th and get a $10 @HanselnGriddle gift card! Register here! https://t.co/GNuUMz0k26 pic.twitter.com/iKPQE8n9DO— Rutgers Athletics (@RUAthletics) April 8, 2016
It's a good thing to do, it makes you feel better, and it lets you lose weight. For the record, a pint of blood weighs 1.1 pounds. Yes, I looked it up.
Today's Zen moment
I want one, too
@RUAthletics where can I get an R this big for the back of my car? pic.twitter.com/IGmPDeVJpB— Analisa Trstensky (@analisat3212) April 8, 2016