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Knights make run to NCAAs

The Rutgers women’s soccer team finished its season in mid-November following a hard-fought 90 minutes of regulation and another 20 minutes of overtime against former Big East rival West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. For the third straight match, The Daily Targum’s Team of the Year was forced to penalty kicks, where it ultimately failed to advance after not matching the Mountaineers penalty kicks, 3-0.

Senior defender Tricia DiPaolo led a backline that ended the season with three shutouts. She plays professionally with Sky Blue FC.

Seventh-year senior leads unit after three ACL tears

Senior defender Tricia DiPaolo has spent seven years at Rutgers. Even after suffering injury after injury, which threatened to derail her soccer career, she refused to hang up her cleats. Six knee surgeries — three ACL tears, two meniscus tears and a microfracture surgery — and endless rehabilitations later, The Daily Targum’s Comeback Player of the Year finished her career on her own terms.

Former Rutgers forward Jonelle Filigno did not have to travel far to begin her pro career with Sky Blue FC. She has made two appearances thus far.

NWSL club utilizes Rutgers connections for ‘Scarlet Knight’

When Sky Blue FC takes to Yurcak Field next Wednesday against the Chicago Red Stars, the National Women’s Soccer League club will boast one rookie who should be a familiar face for fans of the Rutgers women’s soccer team.Former Scarlet Knights forward Jonelle Filigno made her home debut Wednesday in a 2-0 loss to the Seattle Reign.

Senior gymnast Alexis Gunzelman ended her career at the NCAA Championships.

Senior finishes career as top all-arounder

While the final result was not what she wanted, senior Alexis Gunzelman finished her career as the top all-around gymnast in program history after competing last Friday at nationals in Birmingham, Ala. Gunzelman earned a 38.175 in the all-around competition and started off strong on her first two events of the night. She opened the competition on the vault and scored a 9.700 after a side step on her landing.

Senior Alexis Gunzelman has upgraded her bar sets in order to increase the difficulty of her routine for nationals. She is the first Knight to qualify since 2002.

Senior enhances routine for NCAA Championships

The Rutgers gymnastics team saw its season finish at the conclusion of the NCAA Regionals on April 5, but for one gymnast, her season continues this weekend. Senior Alexis Gunzelman scored a 39.175 in the all-around at regionals to place second and qualify for the NCAA Championships, where she will compete as an individual.

Freshman Claire Jones consistently appeared in the lineups on balance beam and floor exercise for the Knights this season.

Rutgers enters Big Ten after record-breaking year

The Rutgers gymnastics team wanted to break a score of 196.000 this season. The Scarlet Knights wanted to earn their first NCAA Regionals bid since 2007. The Knights aimed to place well at the EAGL Championships.Rutgers accomplished all three of those goals in a season that was filled with career highs and program bests.


Senior makes nationals at first Regionals

The Rutgers gymnastics team gained valuable postseason experience Saturday at the NCAA Regionals in Athens, Ga., earning a program-high 193.750 score to finish sixth behind Michigan, Georgia, Central Michigan, Ohio State and North Carolina State. Senior Alexis Gunzelman’s season will continue after her second-place finish in the all-around automatically qualified her for NCAA nationals. 

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