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Field Hockey Joins Rankings at No. 22

PISCATAWAY, N.J. –For the first time since 2008, Rutgers field hockey is a nationally ranked team. The Scarlet Knights are ranked No. 22 in the nation in Tuesday's Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Coaches Poll.

The Scarlet Knights have started the season 4-0, opening the year with four wins for the first time since that 2008 season. Rutgers has outscored opponents 19-2 thus far this season.

RU's 4-0 start was highlighted by a ranked win Sunday over No. 23 Old Dominion, downing the Monarchs 5-1. Rutgers also has shutout victories over Penn (1-0) and Towson (9-0) to go with a 4-1 win over defending MAC champion Kent State.

Freshman Daphne Groothuis, a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection, leads the team with six goals and 15 points. Junior Linde van Schaik has a team-high four assists and is second on the team with 10 points. Freshman goalkeeper Gianna Glatz boasts a 0.57 goals-against-average and .895 save percentage.  

The Scarlet Knights continue the 2017 campaign Friday with an in-state matchup against No. 8 Princeton at 4 p.m. On Sunday the team plays at St. Joe's.

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