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#3 Toni Popinko
Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oxford, N.J.
High School: Warren Hills HS
Major: Heath and Physical Education
Experience: 3 Letters
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At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad and a three-year letterwinner • will battle for starting spot at forward as a senior • has appeared in 46 career games with 16 starts • has recorded seven goals and eight assists • third on active career scoring list with 22 points.

 

2012 Season: Posted a career-season as a junior • finished year with three goals and six assists for 12 points • appeared in 19 games while starting 11 for the Blue Hens • led Delaware with 40 shots and was second with 22 shots on goal • also second for UD in assists and third on the team in points • tallied a career-best five points in addition to two goals at Towson on Oct. 21 • recorded a career-high seven shots vs. Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 5 • added first goal of season against the Hawks • started first game of season and dished out an assist to Nikki Onorato in loss to #14 Boston Univ. on Aug. 24.

 

2011 Season: Appeared in 16 games that included five starts during her sophomore season • led team to Colonial Athletic Association Tournament berth for first-year head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof • tied for fifth on the UD squad with four goals and fifth on the team with 10 points • fifth on the team with 20 shots • scored first collegiate goal on Aug. 26 vs. Bryant in 7-1 victory • added goals vs. Villanova, Appalachian State, and VCU • had an assist in a 5-0 victory over Villanova on Sept. 4 and vs. Temple on Sept. 16.

 

2010 Season:  Appeared in 11 games during her freshman campaign to earn first letter • registered two shots during the year • team went 8-10 under head coach Carol Miller.

 

High School:  Four-year starter and letterwinner for head coach Laurie Kerr at Warren Hills High School • led Warren Hills to a 21-3-1 record, the best record in school history • team was the Skyland Conference Delaware West Champion, Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Champions, North II Group II Sectional Champions, and Group III New Jersey State runners-up in 2009 • team rankings voted the Star Ledger: No. 8 in New Jersey, No. 1 in West Jersey, and No. 2 in New Jersey Group III • scored 39 goals and 39 assists for 117 points in her four-year career • team went 68-19-2 over her career • two-time All-Skyland Conference and All-Area Express-Times selection • named Express-Times and Star Ledger West Jersey Player of the Year as a senior • All-State Group III honoree • named team MVP in 2008-09 • named Futures Elite Athlete in Futures program • played for Jersey Intensity club team which won two gold medals at Festival and two more at indoor nationals.

 

Personal: Toni Lynn Popinko ("puh-pinko") • daughter of James and Sylvia Popinko • born March 19, 1992 • health and physical education major at Delaware • aspires to become a coach at the college level • has two younger sisters, Tori and Tali.

 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year

GP/GS

Goals

Assists

Points

Shots

SOG

GW

2010

11/0

0

0

0

2

2

0

2011

16/5

4

2

10

20

11

1

2012

19/11

3

6

12

40

22

0

Totals

46/16

7

8

22

62

35

1

 

CAREER HIGHS

Points: 5 at Towson (10/21/12)

Goals: 2 at Towson (10/21/12)

Assists: 1 – 8x, last vs. William & Mary (CAA Tournament; 11/2/12)

Shots: 7 vs. Saint Joseph’s (9/5/12)

SOG: 4 – 2x, last vs. Monmouth (9/12/12)

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