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BULLETIN: July 11, 2017 — An all-time scholastic great has a new address

Austyn Cuneo, the relentless attacking forward who laid waste to the American scholastic scoring chart as part of the Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) field hockey dynasty between 2011 and 2014, has transferred from the University of North Carolina to Rutgers University after a pair of injury-plagued seasons.

Cuneo, who has suffered knee ailments the last couple of years, will retain three seasons of eligibility as a redshirt sophomore.

“We are thrilled to have Austyn as a member of the Rutgers field hockey team,” head coach Meredith (Long) Civico said in a university release. “Having coached her through the USA Futures program when she was still a student-athlete at Eastern High School, I know the potential Austyn has and what she can contribute to our team here at Rutgers. I see her as someone who will fit well into the group and impact the program the moment she steps on campus.”

The move may give the Scarlet Knights their most potent offensive threat since the days of Andschana Mendes, who helped Rutgers to an upset win over then-No. 1 Maryland in a 1998 regular-season game.

Cuneo owns several National Federation records, including goals scored in a season, career, and in consecutive matches. She also hld the unofficial records for most goals in a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior season. She never lost a game in high school, and rejoins scholastic teammates Jade Dixon, Nikki Santore, and Alanna Gollotto on the banks of the Raritan.

Cuneo has also been part of the U.S. developmental system, leading the U.S. in scoring at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games qualifier.

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