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2019-20 Early Lineup Look: Rutgers


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What does Rutgers head coach Scott Goodale have for an encore in 2019-20? Last year was a banner year for the Scarlet Knights as they crowned their first and second NCAA champion in school history. Those two national champions helped carry Rutgers to a ninth-place finish in Pittsburgh, which was the first time in school history that they had cracked the top ten. That led to Goodale being named the NCAA Coach of the Year following the tournament. More good news came in the spring as the NJ Regional Training Center, which Rutgers shares with Princeton, placed two of its members on the men’s Senior World Team. While it may seem crazy to expect another such year out of Rutgers, the 13th year head coach Goodale does not plan for a significant drop-off. The 2019-20 version of the Scarlet Knights will feature a returning national champion, three past national qualifiers, and a recruiting class that was ranked 10th in the country. Goodale and his staff believe that multiple members of this highly sought-after group of incoming freshmen can contribute and do so immediately. Here’s what we can look for in Rutgers’ starting lineup for the 2019-20 season.

Previous “Early Lineup Looks”

Arizona State


Fresno State


Lock Haven


North Carolina








125: Nic Aguilar (Redshirt Freshman; Gilroy, CA)

        Shane Metzler (Junior; Long Valley, NJ)

        Sammy Alvarez (Freshman; Montvale, NJ)

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