Two national awards lead off for us as both men's and women's lacrosse players were recognized.
He scored six goals against Penn State, including the stunning game winner (which made Sports Center's Top Ten). And then for good measure....
Jules Heningburg was named Offensive Player of the Week by @USILA_Lax! #RUMLax https://t.co/T1D2QJ7uNn pic.twitter.com/Hdu4lLISLA— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) April 27, 2016
And speaking of national news....
#RUMLax Starting Attack Trio is 2nd in @NCAA_Lax (to No. 2 Brown) in combined Goals (95), Assists (63), Points (158) pic.twitter.com/DKlY8nYzE9— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) April 28, 2016
Hey, two can play this game. In fact they do. It was Halley Barnes who scored the OT winner against No. 15 Ohio State last week. And for her efforts....
Halley Barnes Earns @IWLCA National Player of the Week Award on @LaxSportsNet! Congrats! https://t.co/6HqRh03xpx pic.twitter.com/zVxOLds9kZ— Rutgers Women's Lax (@rulaxbrand) April 28, 2016
It's fun being a lacrosse school.
In addition to topping Ohio State, before the game the team honored their favorite faculty. In a really neat and gracious gesture - proving you can have athletics and academics co-exist - seniors on the team recognized one or two faculty that they admire and like. Nice touch!
Prior to the #B1G win vs. OSU, #RUWLAX said thanks to members of R amazing faculty . / : https://t.co/lNGEeMStJG pic.twitter.com/SCDH8podwO— Rutgers Women's Lax (@rulaxbrand) April 27, 2016
"It is great when our coaches recognize the effort and dedication of our faculty. It was Coach Brand's idea to honor these faculty prior to the game for creating an impact on our student-athletes and this event succeeded in bringing our student-athletes and faculty together," said Rutgers Athletics Academic Services Coordinator, Gilah Rosenberg. "Our students chose professors who have impacted their collegiate career. Some of our students were in their classes when they were first- and second-year students and to see that they remember the professors and had built lasting relationships is something that we all can be proud of."
A come from behind win was a good tuneup for the Knights. Winning against Villanova, 6-4, on Wednesday, the Knights prep for this weekend's series against Nebraska. The Huskers (26-15, 7-5 B1G) are in sixth place in the conference, two games ahead of RU (21-20, 5-7 B1G).
The team's midweek non-con against LIU-Brooklyn was not as successful, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Blackbirds (23-24). It drops the Knights to 23-27 as they head into a key weekend series at Michigan State.
Think it's not soccer season? Think again. This Saturday, RU takes on Stony Brook in an exhibition spring match starting at 11:00 am. Following that is the alumni game at 1 pm. It's Alumni Weekend/Rutgers Day, so a good day to get out and see campus and maybe take in some soccer and baseball.
Women's Soccer, too? Sure, why not
Congratulations to rising senior Erin Smith, who received a @ussoccer_wnt U-23 camp invite! https://t.co/Y0WWIZx57t pic.twitter.com/Kik4P4rAtZ— RutgersWomensSoccer (@RUWSoccer) April 26, 2016
But, isn't it spring....you know, track season?
Congratulations to Izaiah Brown, who set an outdoor school record in the 400m with a time of 45.51 at the GT Invite! pic.twitter.com/Xp78lSozIz— Rutgers Men's TF/XC (@Rutgers_MensTF) April 23, 2016
Yes, there is good news at Rutgers....more than most know
On Wednesday of this week, Rutgers Wrestling sponsored a blood drive for the benefit of the Embrace Kids Foundation, the same group supported by the Rutgers Dance Marathon. It was, to say the least, a resounding success.
200+ donors attended the #RUWR/@EmbraceKids Blood Drive at @RWJUH! Amazing turnout! Link: https://t.co/R1KMSYqP8t pic.twitter.com/6jrFpq9bqC— Rutgers Wrestling (@RUWrestling) April 28, 2016
And in other Embrace Kids news....
Special Thanks to @RFootball & @RWJUH for making yesterday extra-special at Childrens Hospital pic.twitter.com/nkPHjtcHDI— EmbraceKids (@EmbraceKids) April 27, 2016