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13 Kayla Devlin

Two-time letter winner for the Blue Hens and fourth-year member of the squad • calm player under pressure • possesses a defensive skill set that provides her with great opportunities to become a solid member of the team's backfield • smart defensive player • has helped lead the Blue Hens to four CAA Tournament trophies, two CAA regular season titles and the 2016 NCAA Division I Championship • will return to the turf for her fifth season in 2017.

Appeared in all 25 games while helping guide the Blue Hens to the program's first-ever NCAA Division I while registering a team-record and nation-best 23 victories and 90.2 winning percentage • ranked 28th nationally with three defensive saves • third in the CAA with seven assists • posted a career-high four points and two goals in 7-2 win at Hofstra (Oct. 9) • seventh in Delaware single game history for fastest goal to start a game by putting a tally on the scoreboard at 1:28 at Temple (Sept. 9) • scored first-career game-winning goal in 5-2 victory over Ohio State in the season opener on Aug. 27 • ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad • selected for a second time to participate in the World Maccabiah Games.

Registered a breakout season as a redshirt sophomore • appeared in all 22 games while starting 20 for the three-time CAA Champion Hens • finished tied for fourth on the team with six assists • added three goals for a total of 12 points • scored first career points with a goal and assist in win over Temple (Sept. 11) • followed with another three point performance on a goal and assist in victory against No. 20 Princeton (Sept. 13) • set program CAA Tournament record with a career-best three assists in team's 8-1 decision over Hofstra in the CAA semifinals (Nov. 6) • also picked up a defensive save against the Pride • served as team's inserter on 68 penalty corners • ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad • CAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

Saw time in five games for the CAA Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Blue Hens • appeared in first career game at Lafayette (Nov. 2) • also saw time during the CAA Championships (Nov. 7-9) and NCAA Tournament game against Kent State (Nov. 12) • did not record any statistics.

Did not compete and retained freshman eligibility.

Four-year varsity starter and letterwinner in field hockey and lacrosse at Annapolis Senior High School under coaches Angela Carpita (field hockey), Lisa Moylan (field hockey) and Dave Gehrdes (lacrosse) • team captain for both squads as a senior • two-time All-County Capital Gazette and Coaches Poll First Team selection • also earned First Team honors for lacrosse • represented Annapolis in the Maryland State Senior game • collected 10 goals and six defensive saves as a senior • played seven seasons with the SPark Travel Club, where she was a Junior Olympian Bronze Medalist • competed in the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship in 2011 and 2012 • helped lead Spark to the National Indoor Championship in 2011 and 2013 in addition to the Disney Showcase U16 Silver Flight Championship in 2010 • participated in the University of Delaware Futures Elite Academy • honored as a lacrosse Academic All-American in 2012 and 2013 • excelled academically as a member of the National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society and the International Baccalaureate Program • named all four years to the Principal's Honor Roll (straight A's) while earning Outstanding Scholar Athlete and Academic Achievement awards • picked twice as a Superintendent's Honor Roll awardee • selected as a US Army Scholar Athlete her senior year in addition to earning the Jean Boyd and Paula Rusko Award for Athletic Achievement, Integrity and Exemplary Sportsmanship • participated in Minds in Motion.

Kayla Maris Devlin • born March 16, 1995 in Annapolis, Md. • daughter of Beth and Joseph Devlin • has an older brother, Conor, and an older sister, Becca • comes from an athletic family as mother played tennis and squash at Johns Hopkins, brother played lacrosse at UMBC and sister was a member of the field hockey team at Radford • father was a two-sport athlete at Johns Hopkins as a member of the football and lacrosse teams while helping the lacrosse squad to the 1978 NCAA Championship • father also was an assistant coach from 1984-90 at JHU when the Blue Jays won three NCAA Championships • majoring in mathematics and economics • chose the University of Delaware because she really liked the field hockey staff and what the school had to offer • represented the United States and earned a bronze medal at the 19th World Maccabiah Games, held in Israel, in summer 2013.

Points: 4 vs. Hofstra (10/9/16)
Goals: 2 vs. Hofstra (10/9/16)
Assists: 3 vs. Hofstra (11/6/15 – CAA Semifinals)
Shots: 2 – 3x, last at #1 Duke (11/13/16 – NCAA Quarterfinals)
SOG: 2 – 2x, last vs. Hofstra (10/9/16)

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. DSv Cnr
2013 DNP                  
2014 5/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0
2015 22/20 3 6 12 7 7 0 0-0 68 1
2016 25/24 4 7 15 7 6 1 0-0 109 3
 TOTAL 52/44 7 13 27 14 13 1 0-0 177 4

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Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: Annapolis HS
Club: SPark Travel Club
Major: Mathematics & Economics
Experience: 2 Letters
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