As college conferences begin to reschedule fall sports that had their seasons canceled, the Big Ten has released its field hockey schedule.
The Rutgers field hockey team will begin its 14-game, conference-only schedule on Feb. 26 against Indiana. The Scarlet Knights’ first four matchups will take place at the U.S. Regional Field Hockey Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The slate includes the Hoosiers, Ohio State on Feb. 28, Iowa on March 5 and the Buckeyes again on March 7.
After the two weeks of neutral site games, Rutgers returns to the Banks for a two-game weekend series with Michigan State on March 12 and 14. The following weekend will serve as a bye week.
The Knights will then travel to Ann Arbor for two games against Michigan. The games against the Wolverines will round out the March part of the schedule with the games taking place on March 26 and 28.
April begins the four-game homestand for Rutgers, with the first series being against Penn State. The Knights will play the Nittany Lions on April 2 and 4.
Rutgers’ final home series takes place on April 9 and 11 against Northwestern. The Knights’ last pair of regular-season games are against Maryland in College Park on April 15 and 17. After the competition against the Terrapins, Rutgers will look to play in the Big Ten Tournament in Iowa.
Prior to falling in the 2019 Big Ten Tournament against the Wildcats, the Knights achieved their second straight season with double-digit wins, 4 of which were against ranked opponents, and 4 were against Big Ten opponents.
Rutgers' field hockey head coach Meredith Civico will be entering her ninth season as head of the program. She has amassed 75 wins over her first eight seasons and also coached the team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 32 years when the team qualified in 2018.
Coming back for another season on the Banks after earning All-American honors is senior goalkeeper Gianna Glatz. In 17 games last year, Glatz had a .740 save percentage and nine wins.
After starting in all 18 games last year, First Team All-Big Ten redshirt senior midfielder Katie Larmour is back, along with 7 of the top 8 scorers from last year.
This season will be the first season with the new locker room and facilities in the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center on Livingston campus.
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