PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 17, 2012) – Rutgers men’s soccer will play its last of two preseason exhibition matches on Saturday, Aug. 18, taking on NCAA Tournament participant Northwestern as part of the South Jersey Soccer Festival on the Stockton College campus.
Admission to the match at G. Larry James Stadium is $5 for adults and $2 for seniors and children under 12.
The Scarlet Knights, a Sweet 16 squad from a year ago, returns its top two scorers in Juan Pablo Correa (Montville, N.J.) and Kene Eze (Sayreville, N.J.). The pair each posted a team-high six goals, while Correa added five assists and Eze chipped in three. Correa concluded his stellar freshman season with a selection to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and NSCAA Second Team All-Northeast Region honors. This year’s team welcomes 13 newcomers and features 21 players with two years of playing experience or less. Eighteen of the team’s 27 players have yet to see collegiate action.
Rutgers is coming off a 3-1 loss at home against another NCAA Tournament qualifier Colgate on Tuesday, Aug. 14. RU received its lone goal from junior Mike Soboff (Boston, Mass.) on a penalty kick.
Northwestern, Big Ten regular-season and tournament champions a year ago, returns nine starters, including four All-Big Ten honorees, and reigning Big Ten Coach of the Year Tim Lenahan. Northwestern had a stellar defense in 2011, allowing just 0.90 goals per game and shutting out 10 opponents. The entire backfield returns for the Wildcats, including First-Team All-Big Ten goalkeeper Tyler Miller. Returnees on offense include midfielders senior Chris Ritter and junior Lepe Seetane, who both earned Second-Team All-Big Ten accolades in 2011.
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO STOCKTON COLLEGE
Driving Directions to Stockton College
From the North (Northern New Jersey and New York, north of Parkway Exit 44)
Travel south on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 44. Take Exit 44. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, turn right onto S. Pomona Road (County Road 575). Travel ½ mile. At the entrance sign for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on the left, turn left onto Vera King Farris Drive. Parking for Housing 1, 4 and 5 is available immediately on the right. For campus parking, continue ½ mile on Vera King Farris Drive, parking is available on the right. The first lot is Lot 1.
From the West (Camden/Philadelphia Area, west of Expressway Exit 12)
Travel east on the Atlantic City Expressway to Exit 12. Take Exit 12. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Wrangleboro Road (County Road 575). Proceed straight through the traffic lights at Tilton Road (County Road 563) and White Horse Pike (Route 30). At the next traffic light, W. Jimmie Leeds Road, turn right. Travel 1 mile on W. Jimmie Leeds Road to the entrance sign for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on the left, turn left onto Vera King Farris Drive. For campus parking, continue about 1 ½ miles on Vera King Farris Drive, parking is available on the left. The first lot is Lot 4.
From the South (Southern New Jersey, south of Parkway Exit 44)
Travel north on the Garden State Parkway to the Atlantic City Service Plaza. Exit to the left into the service plaza (the exit is part of the service plaza). Travel on the outer road of the service plaza. At the second stop sign, turn left. Just ahead, make the first right, continue to the traffic light at the end of the ramp. At the traffic light, turn left onto W. Jimmie Leeds Road. Travel 1 mile on W. Jimmie Leeds Road to the entrance sign for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on the right, turn right onto Vera King Farris Drive. For campus parking, continue 1 ½ miles, parking is available on the left. The first lot is Lot 4.