UD Field Hockey BIO
16 Jacki Coveleski

Three-time letterwinner for the Blue Hens • one of two team members from state of Delaware, including Cape Henlopen High School teammate Maggie Delp • has the strong skills, understanding, and mentality to score and assist • finished career tied for 18th in program history with 16 career assists • played in 80 total games in the Blue Hens uniform.

One of three team captains alongside Allie Mikelson and Marjelle Scheffers • appeared in 18 games with 11 starts while guiding the Blue Hens to their third straight CAA title and NCAA Tournament appearance • missed four games after suffering a knee injury at Cornell (Sept. 6) • placed sixth for the Hens with 17 points on six goals and five assists • dished out a career-best three assists in team’s 10-3 season-opening victory at Central Michigan (Aug. 28) • mark was good to tie for second in program single-game history • added another three points on a goal and assist in 3-1 win at No. 19 Michigan State (Aug. 30) to earn CAA Co-Player of the Week (Sept. 1) and National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Sept. 2) accolades • tied team’s NCAA Tournament record with four shots in First Round action at No. 4 Virginia (Nov. 14) • collected game-winning goals at Fairfield (Sept. 4) and Richmond (Sept. 27) • registered a goal in five straight contests • PNC Bank Student-Athlete Achiever Award honoree (Oct. 3).

Started 20 of 21 games played for the back-to-back CAA Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Blue Hens • finished tied for third on the squad with 19 total points on a career-best eight goals in addition to three assists • named to the CAA All-Tournament Team after tying a career-high with four points on a career-best two goals against William & Mary in the semifinals • also tallied four points on a career-high two assists and the game-winning goal in team’s 4-1 victory over Richmond on Sept. 5 • netted game-winning goal in thrilling double overtime contest at James Madison (Oct. 3) • also collected game-winning goal against Northeastern (Oct. 24).

Appeared in all 22 games for a Blue Hen squad that tallied a program-record 17 victories in addition to earning both the CAA regular season and tournament championships en route to the fifth NCAA Tournament berth in school history • recorded a career-best 13 points on seven assists and three goals • seven assists good for fourth on the team • opened season with one goal and one assist for three points in team’s 5-2 victory over Ohio on Sept. 1 • also posted three points as UD defeated Hofstra, 6-0, on Oct. 25.

Saw action in 19 games while starting seven as a freshman for the Blue Hens • finished season with four points off of one goal and two assists • scored first career and lone goal of season vs. Albany on Aug. 26 • dished out first career assist vs. Central Michigan on Aug. 31 • added an assist at Temple on Sept. 14 • put up a career-high four shots (all on goal) at Appalachian State on Sept. 22.

Led Cape Henlopen High School to a perfect 18-0 record and the state title as a senior in 2011 for head coach Nicole Hughes • four-year starter in field hockey who scored 74 goals and 23 assists for her career • scored 20 goals as a sophomore, 25 as a junior, and 19 as a senior when she missed four games with an injury • earned second team All-American honors in field hockey as a senior when she also earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors • three-time All-State pick, earning first team honors as a junior and senior and second team honors as a sophomore • 2011 Delaware Field Hockey Player of the Year • three-time All-Henlopen Conference selection • competed in U.S. Junior Olympics as a freshman • also played basketball and lacrosse at Cape Henlopen • Key Club • National Honor Society • President of Marine Science Team • Student Council President.

Jaclyn Francis "Jacki" Coveleski ("caw-vuh-leski") • daughter of Peter and Staci Coveleski • born July 3, 1994 • finance major at Delaware • fourth of six children with two sisters and three brothers • older sister, Kaci, played field hockey at CAA rival Northeastern before graduating in spring 2015 • older sister, Samantha, played field hockey at Villanova and older brother, Max, played football and ran track at NCAA Division III Moravian College • father is a physician • mother graduated from Delaware and cousin, Josh Coveleski, played lacrosse for the Blue Hens (2009) • works as a lifeguard at popular resort Dewey Beach, Del. during the summer • enjoys snowboarding, surfing, and archery • Philadelphia sports fan • interned at the UD Department of Finance during the summer • also lifeguarded at Dewey Beach • team’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative and a member of the SAAC Executive Board.

Points: 4 – 2x, last vs. William & Mary (CAA Semifinals – 11/7/14)

Goals: 2 vs. William & Mary (CAA Semifinals – 11/7/14)
Assists: 3 at Central Michigan (8/28/15)
Shots: 5 – 3x, last vs. Villanova (11/3/13)
SOG: 4 – 2x, last vs. Towson (10/11/13)

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. Cnr DSv
2012 19/7 1 2 4 10 8 0 0-0 0 0
2013 22/3 3 7 13 30 17 0 0-0 1 0
2014 21/20 8 3 19 28 17 3 0-0 0 0
2015 18/11 6 5 17 21 13 2 0-0 0 0
 TOTAL 80/41 18 16 52 89 55 5 0-0 1 0

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Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lewes, Del.
High School: Cape Henlopen HS
Major: Business
Experience: 3 Letters
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