Welcome to ScarletKnights.com
    • iPad/iPhone App
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Twitter
    • RSS Feed
    • Get Text Alerts
Rutgers Forward Filigno Named to All-BIG EAST Preseason Team
Women’s soccer nabbed fourth in National Division
  • Posted on August 07, 2012 10:45:48 AM
  • Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size
  • RSS Feed
  • Subscribe
  • Jonelle Filigno

    Providence, R.I. (August 7, 2012) – Led by redshirt junior Jonelle Filigno (Mississauga, ON, Canada) on the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team, the Rutgers women’s soccer team was selected fourth in the National Division in the 2012 BIG EAST Preseason Poll, the conference announced Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights totaled 78 points, including one first place vote.

    Notre Dame was selected first in the National Division, followed by Louisville and Georgetown. Villanova took the fifth spot with 52 points, as Seton Hall, DePaul and Cincinnati rounded out the final places.  

    Filigno, who returns to the Scarlet Knights after playing with the Canadian National Team in the 2012 London Olympics, was selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team as a freshman. This marked the second-straight year the forward has been named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.  

    Despite playing in just seven games last season, Filigno led RU with 13 points on six goals and one assist. On the international stage, Filigno has tallied 47 caps with the Canadian National Team and was twice named Canada’s U20 Female Player of the Year.

    Rutgers finished the 2011 season with an 8-8-3 mark, going 3-5-3 in BIG EAST play. The Scarlet Knights made their 12th-straight appearance in the BIG EAST Championship, the longest active streak among conference members. RU returns eight starters and welcomes 10 newcomers.

    RU kicks off the season at Monmouth on Aug. 17. The Scarlet Knights are looking for the 300th victory in program history. The home opener is scheduled for Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. All home games will be streamed live via RVision, presented by AT&T, on www.scarletknights.com.

    The complete BIG EAST preseason poll can be found below:


                                                                         2011                2011                   BIG EAST

    American                                Points           Overall            BIG EAST         Regular Season Finish           

    1. Marquette (13)                     97                 18-4-0              10-1-0                 T-1st
    2. Connecticut (2)                    84                 7-8-2                4-5-2                   6th
    3. USF                                     57                 6-8-4                2-6-3                   7th
    4. Providence                           52                 8-9-4                5-6-0                   T-4th
    4. Syracuse                              52                 7-8-3                6-5-0                   3rd
    6. St. John’s                             50                 9-9-1                5-6-0                   T-4th      
    7. Pittsburgh                             21                 2-13-4              1-8-2                   8th

                                                                         2011                2011                   BIG EAST

    National                                  Points           Overall            BIG EAST         Regular Season Finish

    1. Notre Dame (12)                  109               10-8-3              6-3-2                   3rd
    2. Louisville (2)                       98                 14-7-3              8-1-2                   1st
    3. Georgetown                         83                 15-6-0              8-3-0                   2nd
    4. Rutgers (1)                          78                 8-8-3                3-5-3                   5th
    5. Villanova                             52                 8-9-2                4-7-0                   6th
    6. Seton Hall                            50                 9-8-3                4-6-1                   4th
    7. DePaul                                 33                 3-14-1              1-9-1                   8th
    8. Cincinnati                            29                 6-9-4                2-7-2                   7th


    Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

    Christine Exeter, Louisville, Jr., F


    Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

    Ally Miller, Marquette, Sr., D


    Preseason Goalkeepers of the Year

    Brittany Anghel, Syracuse, Jr., GK
    Jami Kranich, Villanova, Jr., GK


    All-BIG EAST Preseason Team^

    Brittany Anghel, Syracuse, Jr., GK
    Daphne Corboz, Georgetown, So., M
    *Christine Exeter, Louisville, Jr., F
    Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers, R-Jr., F
    Riley Houle, Connecticut, So., M
    Maegan Kelly, Marquette, Jr., F/M
    Jami Kranich, Villanova, Jr., GK
    Mandy Laddish, Notre Dame, Jr., M
    Amy Marron, St. John’s, Jr., F/M
    Ally Miller, Marquette, Sr., D
    Danielle Schulmann, Connecticut, Sr., F
    Demi Stokes, USF, Jr., F

    * unanimous selection
    ^ due to a tie in voting, an extra member has been added to the Preseason Team

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with http://www.ScarletKnights.com.

    Next Game
    7:00 PM vs. MICHIGAN STATE W, 1-0 
    Rutgers Auctions
    AT&T Text Alerts
    Fan I Am
    New Jersey Audi Dealers
    Join the Jr. Knights Club
    Ask Tom Luicci

    • Millers Rental
    • Acme Nissan

    • Rutgers Center of Management Development
    • NJ National Guard
    • University Pain Medicine Center
    BIG EAST Conference