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Four Scarlet Knights Named To AAC All-Conference Teams
Redshirt senior Jonelle Filigno named First Team All-Conference
  • Posted on November 07, 2013 8:19:55 PM
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  • ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 7 2013) – The American Athletic Conference announced its 2013 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Teams Thursday evening at the postseason awards banquet, as four members of the Rutgers women’s soccer team received All-Conference honors.

    Redshirt senior Jonelle Filigno (Mississauga, Canada) received the highest honor, earning a spot on the American Athletic Conference First Team.

    Earning Second Team All-Conference spots were junior Stef Scholz (South Hackensack, N.J.) and freshman Madison Tiernan (Voorhees, N.J.), while Tiernan and classmate Tori Prager (Mount Laurel,  N.J.) were selected to the All-Rookie team.

    The No. 3 Scarlet Knights face the No. 7 Memphis Tigers Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals of the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship, hosted by UCF in Orlando, Fla.

     

    Jonelle Filigno – First Team All-Conference

    Filigno was a unanimous selection to the conference’s preseason team, released in late August. She leads the league with five game-winning goals this season and is second on the Scarlet Knights’ roster with eight goals and 19 points.

    The Canadian National Team member broke the school’s all-time game-winning goals record earlier this season and has 17 for her Rutgers career. She notched the game-winning goal on Sept. 27 in RU’s conference opener against Cincinnati and also scored the game-winner in a two-goal effort against Memphis (Oct. 4) earlier this season.

    In the preseason, Filigno was selected to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, becoming the fifth RU player in history to earn the honor. Furthermore, she was tabbed No. 12 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s National Women’s Top 100 and named to the organization’s Best XI Second Team.

    Filigno earned a spot on the conference honor roll twice this season on Sept. 2 and Oct. 7.

     

    Stef Scholz – Second Team All-Conference

    Scholz has enjoyed the best season of her Rutgers career, leading the team with 10 goals and 21 points. Her goal and points totals are good for fifth and eighth in the conference, respectively. She is second on the squad with three game-winning goals and third with 45 shots.

    The South Hackensack, N.J. native began the season on the bench for the Scarlet Knights but has started 10 of the last 11 games after erupting for four goals in a 5-1 win against Princeton. The goal total was the most for an individual in a game since 1984.

    Scholz was named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after her four-goal performance and earned a spot on the conference honor roll in the following weekend after scoring the game-winner against Villanova (Sept. 20).

     

    Madison Tiernan – Second Team All-Conference/ All-Rookie Team

    Tiernan made an immediate impact for the Scarlet Knights this season, scoring the game-winning goal in her first NCAA game against Drexel in the season-opener on Aug, 23.

    Since then, Tiernan has gone on to tally five more goals and five assists. Her 17 points are good for third on the team, while her five assists lead the squad.

    Tiernan has notched the ninth-most shots in the American this season while starting all but one game for RU.

     

    Tori Prager – All-Rookie Team

    Prager has started 14 of 19 games for Rutgers this season, recording the first points of her career on Oct. 24 against UConn. The Lenape HS product has provided consistent play in the midfield for RU this season and is second among freshman on the squad behind Tiernan in minutes played.

    She has started the last 11 matches in the midfield for the Scarlet Knights.

     

    2013 American Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Major Award Winners

    Offensive Player of the Year

    Christine Exeter, Louisville, Sr., F

    Midfielder of the Year

    *Charlyn Corral, Louisville, Sr., M

    Defensive Player of the Year

    Marissa Diggs, UCF, Sr., D

    Goalkeeper of the Year

    Cami Koski, Houston, Sr., GK

    Rookie of the Year

    Lena Petermann, UCF, Fr., F

    Coach of the Year

    Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak, UCF

    Team Fair Play Award

    University of Houston

     

    2013 All-Conference Teams

    First Team

    Tatiana Coleman, UCF, Jr., F

    Marissa Diggs, UCF, Sr., D

    Lena Petermann, UCF, Fr., F

    Rachel Hill, UConn, Fr., F

    Stephanie Ribeiro, UConn, So., F

    Cami Koski, Houston, Sr., GK

    *Charlyn Corral, Louisville, Sr., M

    Christine Exeter, Louisville, Sr., F

    Kylie Davis, Memphis, Jr., M/F

    Christabel Oduro, Memphis, Sr., F

    Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers, R-Sr., F

     

    Second Team^

    Emily Elsbrock, Cincinnati, Sr., F

    Jennifer Martin, UCF, Jr., M

    Devin Prendergast, UConn, Sr., D

    Erin Yenney, Louisville, Jr., M

    Valerie Sanderson, Memphis, Fr., F

    Diamond Simpson, Memphis, So., D

    Stef Scholz, Rutgers, Jr., F

    Madison Tiernan, Rutgers, Fr., M/F

    Christiane Endler, USF, So., GK

    Cristin Granados, USF, Jr., M

    Demi Stokes, USF, Jr., D

    Rikki Clarke, SMU, Jr., M

    Shelby Redman, SMU, R-Jr., F

     

    All-Rookie Team^

    Katy Couperus, Cincinnati, Fr., F

    Natalie Smith, Cincinnati, R-Fr., GK

    Kayla Adamek, UCF, Fr., F

    Caroline Bado, UCF, Fr., D

    Lena Petermann, UCF, Fr., F

    Emily Armstrong, UConn, R-Fr., GK

    Rachel Hill, UConn, Fr., F

    Valerie Sanderson, Memphis, Fr., F

    Tori Prager, Rutgers, Fr., M

    Madison Tiernan, Rutgers, Fr., M/F

    Leticia Skeete, USF, Fr., D

    Taylor Barg, SMU, Fr., M

    * indicates a unanimous selection

    ^due to a tie in voting, extra members were added

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers women’s soccer, follow the program on Twitter (@RUSoccer). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

     

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