PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 10, 2012) – Rutgers University Athletics will honor five current and former Scarlet Knight players and coaches that competed in the 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday, Oct. 13 at halftime of RU football’s game against Syracuse.
Rutgers Olympians Julie Culley, Carli Lloyd and Jonelle Filigno will be recognized with Director of Athletics Tim Pernetti on the field of High Point Solutions Stadium during the noon contest. Tom Terhaar and Steve Gluckstein, who will not be in attendance, will also be honored.
Lloyd, a former RU All-American, returns to Piscataway after leading the U.S. Women’s National Team to its third-straight Olympic gold medal. Lloyd scored four goals over six matches, scoring twice in the U.S.’s 2-1 win against Japan in the gold medal game and also the game-winner in the 4-2 victory over France.
Lloyd still stands as RU’s all-time leading career point getter (117), goal scorer (50) and netted the most game-winning goals (15). She has tallied 142 caps and 41 goals for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Filigno, a junior on the current RU squad, helped guide Team Canada to its first-ever bronze medal in soccer. Filigno started the final four matches and scored the game winner against Great Britain in the quarterfinals. The Mississauga, ON, Canada, native leads the Scarlet Knights with 10 goals in 16 games this season.
Culley qualified for the finals of the 5,000-meter run at the London Olympics this summer. The U.S. Champion at the Trials, Culley ran a personal-best time of 15:05.38 in the semifinals to earn a spot in the finale. Culley’s mark of 16:29.84, set during her days as a Scarlet Knight in 2002, still stands as a school record in the 5,000-meter run.
Terhaar, former head coach of the Rutgers rowing team, led the U.S. women’s eight to their second-straight gold medal over the summer as head coach of the rowing squad.
Gluckstein, who recently graduated from RU, competed in trampoline events in London.
The Rutgers-Syracuse kickoff is set for 12 noon.
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