PISCATAWAY, NJ – Seniors Josh Gros (Mechanicsburg, PA) and Scott Conway (Aston, PA) received BIG EAST Conference weekly honors as announced by the league office on Monday. Gros was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Conway was named the league’s Goalkeeper of the Week.
Gros entered last week as the nation’s leading scorer with 13 points and six goals. He added to his tally with a key goal and assist in two victories last week. The forward assisted on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 overtime victory over Monmouth on Wednesday, Sept. 17. In the sixth minute of overtime against the Hawks, Gros sent a cross to junior Richie Arenas (Guatemala City) who put in the wining score. He was the difference in Rutgers’ 2-0 victory over No. 12 Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Yurcak Field, scoring the game-deciding goal in the 24th minute. The win gave head coach Bob Reasso his 299th victory at Rutgers. Gros now has 16 points (7g, 2a) on the season.
The weekly honor is the second for Gros this season. He was named the conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 8.
Conway earned goalkeeper accolades after recording 11 saves in just his fifth and sixth career starts. He made nine stops in a shutout against the Huskies on Saturday night. He surrendered only one goal in more than 185 minutes of action last week. Through six games, Conway’s season goals against average is 1.39.
“I am proud of both Scott and Josh; they deserve the recognition,” said Reasso. “Scott worked hard to get his first shutout. He is playing very well and I thought his performance was very good on Saturday night.”
“Josh made a wonderful play to score on Saturday and was in position to score at least one more goal. He sent a tremendous cross to Richie Arenas, setting him up for the game winner against Monmouth on Wednesday.”
Rutgers will next travel to Blacksburg, VA to face Virginia Tech on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.