December 6, 2012
Rutgers' Filigno earns 2nd team recognition
Rutgers University junior and Canadian international Jonelle Filigno has been named an All-American.
|Jonelle Filigno has a promising future with the Canadian Women's National Team.
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Filigno was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Division I women's All-America second team.
"She's a young player," Canada women's coach John Herdman said earlier this week. "She has an edge to her and that's what I like about her. She's got a bit of an edge. The goal against GB was just unbelievable. Her performance against Sweden was fantastic.
"Every time she plays, she shows something else in her arsenal as a player. As a 22-year-old with more development and time, this player could start pushing to the highest level of women's football and be recognized as one of those world-class strikers. . . . That's the exciting part."
Filigno also earned All-Big East first team honors and was a three-time Big East player of the week.
The Olympic bronze medalist ranked first in the conference in game-winning goals (seven), second in points (35) and goals (15).
In the NCAA rankings, Filigno was third in game-winnning goals, ninth in goals and 18th in points.
Filigno finished the season tied for first in season goals, first in game winners and third in points. For her career, she sits third in game-winning scores (12), fifth in goals (25) and sixth in points (60).