September 24, 2019 | 73° F

Noah Whittenburg

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Head coach Scott Goodale qualified four Knights for the 2014 NCAA Championships after placing third at the EIWA Championships.

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.

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.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Chris Laviano said he feels ready to put together a successful spring game tomorrow.

Senior quarterback Gary Nova had an impressive second spring scrimmage Saturday, developing habits of throwing the ball out of bounds instead of forcing passes into tight coverage. Nova said he must now carry over those habits into games.

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.

Head coach Kyle Flood said he agrees with the NCAA’s decision to allow schools to provide unlimited meals to student-athletes.

Junior quarterback Mike Bimonte has shown poise and made sound decisions while splitting first-team reps in spring practice with senior Gary Nova and redshirt freshman Chris Laviano.

Sophomore wide receiver Janarion Grant is getting a chance to play slot receiver with fellow sophomore Ruhann Peele injured.

Senior Gary Nova is trying to hold off junior Mike Bimonte in RU’s quarterback competition, which will likely linger into training camp.

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.

Head coach Kyle Flood said senior Gary Nova and junior Mike Bimonte are slightly ahead of redshirt freshman Chris Laviano in the spring QB battle.

Junior wide receiver Leonte Carroo returns this season after leading Rutgers last year with nine touchdown receptions.

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.

Senior Vanessa Petrini said Rutgers’ confidence and morale is high after going 2-1 in New Orleans over the spring recess. Rutgers will play Temple after improving to 9-4 on the season.

Senior Gary Nova, competing to start at quarterback, will not be available to the media until after the seventh spring practice.

Head coach Scott Goodale embraces his first All-American, Anthony Perrotti.

Anthony Perrotti celebrates being crowned an All-American after taking a 10-2 major decision against the sixth-seeded Nestor Taffur of Boston University. Perrotti is the first to reach the podium under head coach Scott Goodale.

Senior Vanessa Petrini credited the Knights’ aggressive strategy in doubles matches for the team’s three-game winning streak.

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