2012 Women's Soccer Notables
• RU opened its 29th season of competition with its 300th win in program history Aug. 17 at Monmouth. Rutgers now owns a 308-211-57 all-time record.
• Rutgers played 191 minutes of shutout soccer to open the season, the most since Oct. 7-9, 2011. RU last started the year with two shutouts in 2009 (UMBC and Fordham).
• The Scarlet Knights started 4-0 for the first time since 2007. It marked the first four-game win streak since Oct. 11-23, 2009.
• The Scarlet Knights defense held Bucknell and Siena without a shot for 81 minutes (from the 34th minute of the Bucknell game to the 19th minute of the SC match).
• The one shot allowed vs. Siena marked the lowest for an opponent since Aug. 20, 2010 vs. Stony Brook (one).
• The No. 16 NSCAA ranking in week two and week four marked Rutgers’ highest ranking since Sept. 15, 2009 (No. 16).
• Three Scarlet Knights (Amanda DeVolk, Rachel Cole and Brielle Buis) scored their first collegiate goals in the trip to College Station, Texas.
• The 14 goals scored in nonconference play are five more than a season ago. The Scarlet Knights matched their win total in the 11th match of the season.
• With a win in Chicago and a draw at South Bend, RU earned four points in a weekend at DePaul and Notre Dame - the first BIG EAST squad to complete the feat on the difficult road swing.
• With a score against DePaul on Oct. 5, redshirt junior forward Jonelle Filigno moved into a tie with two-time gold medalist Carli Lloyd for the most game winners in a single season with six. The Mississauga, ON, Canada native owns two more than the next closest BIG EAST player and ranks first in the nation.
• RU alum and current players have also had success on the international stage this season. Filigno and the Canadian Women’s National Team took home the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. It marked the first medal for Canada in soccer. Filigno started the final four matches, seeing action in five of the six. The forward scored the game winner against Great Britain in the quarterfinals. Former RU assistant Karina LeBlanc is also a member of Team Canada.
• Winning gold at the 2012 Olympics was the U.S. Women’s National Team and former Rutgers All-American Carli Lloyd. Lloyd scored both goals to defeat Japan, 2-1, and win their third-straight gold medal. Lloyd – who also scored the game winner in the 2008 gold medal game – started the final five contests for USA. The midfielder scored four goals, including game winners against Japan and France.