PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 2, 2012) – Rutgers field hockey freshman Alyssa Bull (Oakville, Ontario) was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year as announced by the conference office at the annual banquet on Thursday. Bull was joined by junior forward Lisa Patrone (Washington Township, N.J.), senior forward Carlie Rouh (Berlin, N.J.), and sophomore midfielder Jenn Staab (Marmora, N.J.) as members of the All-BIG EAST Second Team.
“Our Rutgers family couldn’t be more proud of Alyssa for being named Big East Rookie of the Year,” said Coach Meredith Long. “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor and is very well deserved. To also have Lisa, Carlie, Jenn and Alyssa represented on the Big East Second Team is a true indication of where our program is headed. I am, overall, very happy for all of our player’s accomplishments this season. They have made my first year as head coach a very special and memorable one.”
Bull is the first player in program history to be named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year. With one game remaining in the season, the Oakville, Ontario native is tied as the second leading scorer for the Scarlet Knights with five goals and six assists. The freshman also is in a three-way tie for first in league play with two defensive saves. Bull recorded two of her five goals against ranked opponents (No. 19 Albany on Aug. 24 and No. 6 Maryland on Oct. 26). Bull also scored two goals in a game against Georgetown on Oct. 5.
Patrone leads the Scarlet Knights in points with 18 and goals with eight. Earlier in the season she received BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after a six-point effort to push Rutgers over Georgetown, 5-1. In Patrone’s breakout season, she has blown out her five career goals and 16 career points.
Rouh is coming into the final game of the season with 10 points off four goals and two assists. She has proved to be a consistent force on the team, and has started and played in more games than any other 2012 Scarlet Knight.
Staab has set career and season bests for herself in both assists and points with three. During the season, the sophomore recorded three defensive saves, a true testament to her versatility as a midfielder.
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