Currently set to play in the second round of the NCAA tournament, known as the College Cup, the Rutgers women’s soccer team is flying high on all cylinders.
The Scarlet Knights have accomplished a lot on their way to this point, as the team has accrued an impressive 12-4-6 overall record, including four wins, two losses, and five draws in conference action.
Rutgers also notably reached the conference tournament championship game despite being ranked the seven seed going into the postseason.
In order to achieve these feats, the Knights had to have exceptional performances from individual players all year long and while it was easy to observe that occur from a fan or coach’s point of view, it’s always extra special when others notice as well.
At the culmination of the Big Ten regular season this year, the league office announced its postseason honors with Rutgers having six players recognized.
Senior forward Madison Tiernan was named to the All-Big Ten second team and freshman midfielder Nicole Whitley was listed on the third team, while Whitley, Taylor Aylmer, and Amanda Visco earned spots on the All-Freshman Team.
Senior defender Erin Smith, meanwhile, earned the highest honor of all the Knights by making it on the All-Big Ten first team.
“It’s such a huge honor to be named on the first team,” said Smith.