Scarlet Sports Shorts: The latest in athletic achievement.
A Super Claim
Rutgers had more former players competing in Super Bowl LI than any other college.
One for the Record Books
This fall, the Rutgers University–Newark men’s soccer team enjoyed a record-breaking year before losing to Brandeis University, 4–2, in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III championship. The Scarlet Raiders ended their banner season going 21-4, a program record, and, in making their third trip to the national tournament in four years, have won more contests in the NCAA tournament than any other Scarlet Raiders team.
On the Cusp
The Scarlet Knights women’s soccer team, ranked number 22, had another successful year (12-5-6) before losing to fifth-ranked Georgetown, 2–0, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The game marked the fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance by Rutgers and its third conference final in four seasons. “Our expectations are to compete for championships every year, and that’s what we did again,” says head coach Mike O’Neill.
After posting one of the finest rookie seasons in school history running for Rutgers University–Camden’s indoor and outdoor track teams, sophomore sprinter Cameron Dobbins is looking forward to the heart of his second season. Last year, he was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Rookie of the Week eight times and garnered several other first-year honors. Dobbins set program records for the 100- and 200-meter dashes; anchored the 4x100 relay team; and was a one-man hit parade during the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships last May. Now, what will he do for an encore?