Sometimes, it is not about what an athlete accomplishes on the field.
The Rutgers softball team's offense is on fire.
Losing hurts. But for the Rutgers softball team, two losses Friday against DePaul hurt more than usual.
With each spring practice, Mason Robinson said he feels more and more comfortable at his new position. Playing cornerback this spring after converting from running back, Robinson's name continues popping up in praise from head coach Greg Schiano as he climbs the depth chart.
There was a time not too long ago when two out of three wins against a Big East foe meant celebration for the Rutgers softball team.
Jordan Thomas will always have his athleticism to fall back on while learning his new position at defensive back. But to the people keeping a close eye on him this spring, it is the sophomore's mental toughness that gives him a chance to be great.
Senior Mickenzie Alden, above, started every game to date during her final season and led the Knights to their first Big East Tournament appearance a year ago. Depending on the outcome of its series with visiting DePaul, Rutgers can put itself in solid position to return to the Tournament for the second straight year.