Scarlet Knights End Winning Season with Bright Spots

The Rutgers Men's lacrosse team had another winning season lead by coach Brian Brecht. The Scarlet Knights had an impressive 7-1 record at home with an overall season record of 9-6. With wins against Penn State, Lehigh, Syracuse and Delaware, and a very close loss against John Hopkins University, the Knights proved to be able to step up and play well in big games. rutgersmenlax Rutgers' offense seemed to be rolling this year with a total of 168 goals scored on opponents, as well as 102 assists. They shot .329 for the season with their most output coming from Jules Heningburg, a senior from Maplewood, NJ, providing the team with a staggering 37 goals and 35 assists for the season. Jules was helped by fellow attackmen Kieran Mullins, a sophomore from ISLIP, NY, by contributing an additional 31 goals and 17 assists. Together the two finishers had an impressive season with remarkable games against Delaware, Michigan and Fairfield. Rutgersmenlax2 While the Knights proved dominant at home they struggled away with an overall 2-4 record. In the Big Ten Semi-final, facing Maryland away, the Rutgers Men's team found the game not going their way. With big performances from Jules Heningburg and Connor Vercruysse throughout the game, it just wasn't enough to put the Knights ahead allowing Maryland to grab a 12-9 win and a place in the tournament final. When asked what went wrong, Senior Captain Austin Divitcos stated, "Some things didn't go our way, Maryland's a good team and things didn't fall for us today." Awards were given out at the end of the season to three seniors for their accomplished and remarkable seasons as well as collegiate careers for the team. Jules Heningburg was named to the All-American second team as well as being named First team All-Big Ten, he was also drafted in the first round of the MLL draft by the Florida Launch. While Michael Rexrode was named to the All-American third team, he is also a finalist for the senior CLASS Award and was also drafted in the second round by the Florida Launch. An honorable mention selection was given out to Christian Mazzone, who was drafted in the third round by the Ohio Machine. Overall the Rutgers Men's Lacrosse team had a great season and are poised to do the same next spring with many returning players and top recruits coming in.

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