Rutgers Scarlet Knights field hockey

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
field hockey
Rutgers Scarlet Knights logo.svg
Full nameRutgers Scarlet Knights field hockey
Nickname(s)Scarlet Knights
Founded1974[1]
Home groundBauer Track and Field/Field Hockey Complex[2]
(Capacity undisclosed)
CoachMeredith Long[3]
UniversityRutgers University
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
NCAA Tournament appearances
1984, 1986[4]

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights field hockey team is the intercollegiate field hockey program representing Rutgers University – New Brunswick, the main campus of Rutgers University. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), although it was previously a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10), the original Big East Conference, and the new Big East Conference. The Rutgers field hockey team plays its home games at the Bauer Track and Field/Field Hockey Complex on the university's Livingston Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. Since the field hockey program was established in 1974, the Scarlet Knights have appeared in the NCAA tournament twice, placed runner-up in regular-season conference play three times, and finished second in a conference tournament twice. The team is currently coached by Meredith Long.

History[edit]

Field hockey has been a varsity sport at Rutgers University since 1974.[1] Between 1988 and 1994, the Scarlet Knights competed in the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10), while from 1995 to 2012 they were a member of the original Big East Conference, and in 2013 they played field hockey as an associate member of the new Big East Conference.[4][5] Beginning with the 2014 season, Rutgers (along with Maryland) has joined the Big Ten Conference, expanding it to nine field hockey members.[6][7] The team has twice appeared in the NCAA tournament, in 1984 and 1986, playing a total of four games. In 1984, Rutgers defeated Penn State in the first round before losing to Temple in the quarterfinals, while in 1986 it beat Pennsylvania in the first round before being eliminated by North Carolina in the quarterfinals.[4] The Scarlet Knights' best regular-season conference performance has been second place, which it has accomplished three times, in 1993 as a member of the A-10, and in 1995 and 2000 as a member of the Big East. Rutgers has also made two appearances in conference tournament championship games, in the 1993 A-10 tournament and in the 1995 Big East tournament. In 1993, the Scarlet Knights lost the title game to Massachusetts, while in 1995 they were defeated by Syracuse.[4][8][9]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Year Head Coach Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Conf.
Place
Conf.
Tourn.
Postseason
1974 Ellen Jones 5–5–2 .500
1975 Patricia Weinert 5–4–2 .545
1976 Betty Logan 6–3–4 .615
1977 Ann Petracco 6–6–3 .500
1978 11–6–1 .639
1979 9–5–4 .611
1980 4–7–4 .400
1981 6–11–5 .386
1982 11–9 .550
1983 8–10–3 .452
1984 15–4–4 .739 NCAA 2nd Round
1985 11–7–3 .595
1986 14–6–2 .682 NCAA 2nd Round
1987 5–12–4 .333
1988 11–8–1 .575 2–2–1 .500 3rd (East) T3rd
1989 13–9 .591 1–4 .200 T4th T3rd
1990 10–10–2 .500 2–3 .400 4th T3rd
1991 9–11 .450 2–2 .500 3rd T3rd
1992 7–11–3 .405 1–3 .250 T3rd T3rd
1993 14–8 .636 3–1 .750 2nd 2nd
1994 10–10–1 .500 2–1–1 .625 3rd T3rd
1995 13–8 .619 3–2 .600 T2nd 2nd
1996 9–11 .450 1–4 .200 5th
1997 14–7 .667 2–3 .400 5th
1998 13–7 .650 2–3 .400 5th
1999 10–7 .588 2–3 .400 T3rd
2000 8–11 .421 3–2 .600 2nd T3rd
2001 4–13 .235 1–4 .200 T4th T3rd
2002 3–16 .158 0–5 .000 6th
2003 Liz Tchou 7–13 .350 2–3 .400 4th T3rd
2004 6–13 .316 1–4 .200 T5th
2005 7–12 .368 0–5 .000 6th
2006 6–13 .316 1–5 .167 6th
2007 8–11 .421 1–5 .167 6th
2008 14–6 .700 1–5 .167 6th
2009 2–16 .111 0–6 .000 7th
2010 8–12 .400 2–4 .333 T4th T3rd
2011 5–13 .278 2–4 .333 5th
2012 Meredith Long 9–10 .474 2–4 .333 T5th
2013 9–9 .500 2–4 .333 6th
2014 9–10 .474 2–6 .250 7th T5th

Season-by-season results through the end of the 2014 season[1][4][8][9][10][11][12]

Awards and accolades[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Key

      First-team selection 

      Second-team selection 

      Third-team selection