PISCATAWAY, NJ – Senior Josh Gros (Mechanicsburg, PA) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Player of the Week on Monday. He shares the honor with Jorrell Best of Columbia.
Gros entered the week fifth in the country in points per game (2.27) and seventh in the nation in goals per game (0.91). In two games last week, he guided Rutgers to a victory over sixth-ranked Notre Dame and tie with 19th-ranked Seton Hall. Gros scored Rutgers’ lone goal against the Pirates on Wednesday to force the 1-1 tie.
Against Notre Dame on Saturday, Gros tallied the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over the Irish in South Bend. IN. He also recorded two assists in the match, accounting for three of the Scarlet Knights’ season-high five goals against Notre Dame.
The award is the second for Gros this week, as he was also named the BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday. The ECAC weekly honor is the second of the season for Gros, who also received the award on September 8.
Gros entered the week as the BIG EAST leader in scoring with 25 points (10g, 5a). In last night’s 1-1 tie with Syracuse, he notched his 11th goal of the season in the 77th minute. Gros has now scored at least one goal in nine of Rutgers’ 12 matches this season.
“Josh is having a marvelous season for us,” Rutgers head coach Bob Reasso said. “He is as good a goal scorer as there is in the country right now. When we needed a score, he has stepped up and scored a number of critical goals for us this season.”
Rutgers, which is 7-3-2 overall, 4-1-2 in the BIG EAST and ranked 13th in the country, travels to Chestnut Hill, MA, Friday to face BIG EAST foe Boston College at 7 p.m.