PISCATAWAY, NJ – Matawan native Jaime Komar has committed to play for the Rutgers women’s soccer team beginning in the fall of 2003, fourth-year head coach Glenn Crooks has announced.
“Jaime is an outstanding athlete with a great feel for the game,” Crooks said. “She’s quiet, but tenacious, and is someone I expect to be in the mix for us this fall. She comes from successful programs on the high school and club level and is aware of what it takes to be successful at this level.”
Komar, a 5-4 midfielder, was a two-time first-team all-Shore and all-county selection at St. John Vianney High School, leading the Lancers to a Parochial A state runner-up finish in 2001. A team captain as well as a pick to the All-State Parochial First Team in 2002, she also played the last two seasons with the Vision FC-Blackthorn, advancing to the semifinals of the 2002 State Cup. A multi-sport star, she led St. John Vianney to Parochial A state championships in softball (2001) and basketball (2003), and won the AAU Nationals title in 1997 as a member of the Central Jersey Hawks basketball team.
The daughter of Mark Komar and Nancy Mullen, she will be the second member of her immediate family to wear the Scarlet. Her older sister, Dana, was the starting third baseman for the Scarlet Knight softball team (2000-2002).
Komar is the 10th student-athlete to commit to the Scarlet Knights for the 2003 season, joining Lauren Acosta (Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial), Nicole Aquila (Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway), Tierney Brady (Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial), Rachel Cordasco (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Knolls), Christine Culbreth (Montvale, NJ/Pascack Hills), Domenique Esposito (Rivervale, NJ/Pascack Valley), Robyn Jones (Titusville, NJ/The Pennington School), Kim Mineo (Glen Rock, NJ/Glen Rock) and Meghan Ryan (Crofton, MD/St. Mary’s).
Rutgers finished the 2002 season with a 10-8-2 overall record and 4-1-1 mark in the BIG EAST’s Mid-Atlantic Division, advancing to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament.