Sophomore cornerback Ian Thomas, left, spoke to the media yesterday for the first time since he quit the team Oct. 15. Thomas unexpectedly rejoined the Knights on a conditional basis Jan. 16. But controversy still lingers surrounding his motives for originally leaving the team and then coming back.
Sophomore tight end Nick Arciadiacono has taken advantage of several first-team snaps during the spring with junior tight Tyler Kroft nursing an injury. Arciadiacono is the only backup tight end on Rutgers’ roster with game experience and has bulked up to 230 pounds since last season.
Senior Vanessa Petrini said Rutgers will win this weekend by focusing on its doubles strategy. The Knights look to end the regular season with two wins to extend their win streak to seven games. Petrini and senior Stefanie Balasa will be honored in Sunday’s final home match.
Senior 133-pounder Vinnie Dellefave lost the last two bouts of his career at the NCAA Championships. Dellefave leaves Rutgers after going 13-10 during his senior season, tallying an overall record of 58-37 for his career. Dellefave said he looks forward to life after wrestling.