#RNUMBERS: No. 8 Rutgers-Newark Heading into NCAA Tournament
NCAA Announcement | Rutgers-Newark Stats
NEWARK, N.J. (November 9, 2017) – The Rutgers University-Newark men's soccer team is headed to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship for the fourth time in five years, traveling north to Massachusetts for the first and second round at Brandeis University.
The nationally-ranked Scarlet Raiders will square off with Bowdoin College in the first round Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and with a win, R-N will battle host Brandeis or Western Connecticut State University for a berth in the 'Sweet 16' Sunday night.
#Winning … The Scarlet Raiders' 20 triumphs are the most in the nation, and their .909 winning percentage checks in at No. 8. Newark is currently 20-2-0 after going 8-1-0 in the conference, 11-0-0 at home and 9-2-0 on the road.
#Winning … Over the last two years, Rutgers-Newark is 41-6-0 (that's not a typo).
Home Cookin' … The Scarlet Raiders were unbeaten at home in 2017 and have won 20-of-21 outings in front of their home fans since September 19, 2016.
Streaking … R-N brings a five-match winning streak into the national tournament. The team's season-long win streak was 12 and went from September 1 to October 1.
Crazy 8's … Rutgers-Newark is ranked No. 8 in both national polls – D3soccer.com and the United Soccer Coaches.
CHAMPS! … For the first time in program history, Rutgers-Newark went into Selection Monday knowing it had made the NCAA Tournament. Why? Because the Scarlet Raiders won the NJAC title at then-No. 6 Rowan University Saturday night, earning the NJAC's automatic berth to the 'dance'.
Four & Three … Newark is 4-3-0 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.
Five & Three … The Rutgers-Newark defense allowed five first-half goals against this season and three in the second half. In 22 games, the Scarlet Raiders have allowed THREE second-half goals.
Plus-48 … 58 goals for, 10 goals against (enough said).
Two … After four teams made the NCAA Tournament from the NJAC in 2016, two teams are representing the league in 2017 – No. 8/8 Rutgers-Newark and No. 15/17 Rowan. Click here for the bracket.
Seven … Rutgers-Newark placed a league-high seven players on the All-NJAC squads. Click here to check out that story.
The REAL 'Big Three' … Senior Hubert Dul was the NJAC Midfielder of the Year, sophomore Fabio De Sousa was named the NJAC Offensive Player of the Year and sophomore Andres Medina was named the NJAC Goalkeeper of the Year.
Balance … Three players have 20 or more points, four have 15 or more and five are in double figures. Nine players have five or more points and 22 Scarlet Raiders have at least one point.
Mr. Clean(s) … The Scarlet Raider defense has recorded 14 shutouts in 22 games which is a .636 shutout percentage.
Notable National Stat Ranks (Team):
No. 6 Save percentage (.885)
No. 7 Shots per game (21.64)
No. 8 Shots on goals per game (10.18)
No. 8 Team goals-against average (.448)
No. 8 Winning percentage (.909)
No. 11 Shutout percentage (.636)
No. 13 Total assists (46)
No. 14 Total goals (58)
No. 14 Total points (162)
No. 26 Scoring offense (2.64)
No. 26 Points per game (7.36)
No. 26 Corner kicks per game (6.68)
No. 28 Assists per game (2.09)
Notable National Stat Ranks (Individual):
No. 1 – Fabio De Sousa – Game-winning goals (nine)
No. 2 – Andres Medina – Shutouts (11)
No. 2 – Fabio De Sousa – Shots per game (6.05)
No. 3 – Andres Medina – Goalkeeper minutes (1894)
No. 3 – Fabio De Sousa – Shots on goal per game (2.91)
No. 9 – Andres Medina – Goals-against average (.475)
No. 10 – Fabio De Sousa – Total goals (18)
No. 12 – Fabio De Sousa – Total points (43)
No. 31 – Fabio De Sousa – Points per game (1.95)
No. 37 – Hubert Dul – Total assists (nine)
Fans should expect a full preview of the Bowdoin-Rutgers-Newark first round showdown Friday, and fans looking for more content should follow @ScarletRaiders on twitter and Instagram throughout the postseason.