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Wright, Staab, Bull named B1G Players to Watch
  • Posted on August 21, 2014 1:25:20 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 21, 2014) –Rutgers field hockey had three representatives as the Big Ten Conference announced its Preseason Players to Watch List. Senior midfielder Sophie Wright (Devizes, United Kingdom), senior midfielder/back Jenn Staab (Marmora, N.J.) and redshirt sophomore midfielder Alyssa Bull (Oakville, Ontario) were recognized by the conference as players to watch for the upcoming season.

    The Scarlet Knights enter their inaugural Big Ten season returning 11 letterwinners, including six starters from last season’s team that posted a 9-9 record. Additionally, RU welcomes eight newcomers for the 2014 campaign.

    Wright enters her senior year after leading the Scarlet Knights in 2013 with nine goals and 19 points. She was a member of the 2013 All-Big East Second Team and was selected to the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team.

    Staab joins Wright as Rutgers’ other senior, and has been a consistent presence in the Scarlet Knights lineup. In her three seasons she has started 53 of 55 games as a collegian, and was recognized on as Second Team All-Big East in 2012.

    Bull returns to the Rutgers lineup after an injury suffered in last season’s opener caused her to take a redshirt season. Bull made an immediate impact as a freshman in 2012, scoring five goals and adding seven assists, as she was named Big East Rookie of the Year and to the Second Team All-Big East.

    Rutgers will have a pair of exhibition matches, hosting Fairfield on Friday, August 22 before traveling to Princeton for a scrimmage on Monday, August  25. The 2014 regular season gets underway on Friday, August 29 when the Scarlet Knights host Bucknell at 4 p.m. at the Bauer Track and Field Complex.

    2014 Big Ten Field Hockey Players to Watch List

    Audra Heilman, Indiana, Sr., Forward/Midfield

    Maggie Olson, Indiana, Sr., Goalkeeper.

    Sydney Supica, Indiana, Jr., Back/Midfield

    Natalie Cafone, Iowa, Jr., Forward

    Dani Hemeon, Iowa, Sr., Midfield

    Stephanie Norlander, Iowa, So., Forward/Midfield

    Anna Dessoye, Maryland, Jr., Midfield

    Katie Gerzabek, Maryland, Sr., Forward.

    Maxine Fluharty, Maryland, Sr., Midfield/Forward

    Shannon Scavelli, Michigan, Jr., Forward

    Leslie Smith, Michigan, Sr., Back

    Lauren Thomas, Michigan, Jr., Back

    Abby Barker, Michigan State, Sr., Forward

    Becky Stiles, Michigan State, Sr., Midfield/Back

    Jenni Smith, Michigan State, Sr., Back,

    Maddy Carpenter, Northwestern, Sr., Goalkeeper

    Lisa McCarthy, Northwestern, Jr., Midfield

    Charlotte Martin, Northwestern, Jr., Midfield

    Peanut Johnson, Ohio State, Jr., Forward

    Emma Royce, Ohio State, Jr., Back

    Kaitlyn Wagner, Ohio State, Sr., Midfield

    Katie Breneman, Penn State, Sr., Midfield/Back

    Laura Gebhart, Penn State, Sr., Forward/Midfield

    Taylor Herold, Penn State, Sr., Forward/Midfield

    Alyssa Bull, Rutgers, rSo., Midfield

    Jenn Staab, Rutgers, Sr., Midfield/Back

    Sophie Wright, Rutgers, Sr. Midfield 


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