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Marjelle Scheffers
Player Profile:
Marjelle Scheffers 1690237
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Amersfoort, The Netherlands
High School: Stedelijk Gymnasium Johan van Oldenbarneveld
Club: HC Kampong (Utrecht)
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Experience: 4 Letters


Four-time letter winner who graduated from the University of Delaware in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering degree • wrapped career second in program history with 90 games played • missed just one career game due to illness • led the Blue Hens to four CAA Tournament trophies, two CAA regular season titles and the 2016 NCAA Division I Championship.

Helped guide the Blue Hens to the program's first-ever NCAA Division I Championship while registering a team-record and nation-best 23 victories and 90.2 winning percentage • started all 24 games played • missed lone game of career with illness on Oct. 30 • tied career-high with seven assists, a mark good for eighth in the CAA • registered first career defensive save in NCAA quarterfinals contest in win at No. 1 Duke (Nov. 13) • CAA All-Academic Team • ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad • Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society).

One of three team captains alongside Allie Mikelson and Jacki Coveleski • appeared in all 22 games while starting 17 for the three-time CAA Champion Hens • finished season with eight points on three goals and two assists • posted three points (1g, 1a) in season-opening 10-3 victory at Central Michigan (Aug. 28) • served as inserter on 21 penalty corners • set new program NCAA Tournament record alongside Esmée Peet and Jacki Coveleski with four shots at No. 4 Virginia (Nov. 14) • registered goals in CAA semifinals win against Hofstra (Nov. 6) and NCAA Tournament contest against the Cavs • ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad • CAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll • member of Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society).

Started all 22 games for the back-to-back CAA Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Blue Hens • finished season second on the team and tied for ninth in the league with seven assists • added four goals for a total of 15 points on the year • registered first career goal against Cornell (Sept. 14) • posted game-winning goal in team's 2-1 victory over Towson on Oct. 12 • tallied a career-high three points at James Madison (Oct. 3) with a goal and assist • team's primary penalty corner inserter with 140 for the season • dished out an assist to Esmée Peet on a penalty corner in Delaware's 2-1 win against James Madison (Nov. 9) in the CAA Championship • added an assist to Maddie O'Beirne with the team's lone goal against Kent State (Nov. 12) in the NCAA Play-In Game at Rullo Stadium • Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad • CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Appeared in all 22 games with 20 starts to help the Blue Hens to 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 • dished out first career assist in 6-1 victory over Villanova on Nov. 3 • tallied two shots (one on goal) against James Madison on Oct. 6 • NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Played nine years with Hockeyclub Amersfoort (AMHC) from 2002-10 • as a member of Hockeyclub Kampong (Utrecht) in 2011 and 2012, helped lead the team to third and fourth place finishes at the National Championships.

Marjelle (“mary – ell”) Fredie Scheffers • born June 7, 1995 • daughter of Marten Jan Scheffers and Riet van der Gaag • has two younger siblings, Liska and Janno • nickname is “MJ” • enjoys playing the piano • majoring in Biomedical Engineering • worked in research at the Delaware STAR campus and Move to Learn Innovation Lab • hopes to work in the medical field upon graduation • has played field hockey since she was six years old • enjoys watching ice hockey since her arrival in the United States.

Points: 3 – 2x, last at Central Michigan (8/18/15)
Goals: 1 – 7x, last at No. 4 Virginia (11/14/15 – NCAA Tournament First Round)
Assists: 2 – 3x, last at Towson (10/21/16)
Shots: 4 – 2x, last at No. 4 Virginia (11/14/15 – NCAA Tournament First Round)
SOG: 4 vs. California (9/1/14)


Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. Cnr DSv
2013 22/20 0 1 1 21 0 0 0-0 0 0
2014 22/22 4 7 15 15 12 1 0-0 140 0
2015 22/17 3 2 8 8 7 0 0-0 21 0
2016 24/24 1 7 9 11 9 0 0-0 35 1
 TOTAL 90/83 8 17 33 36 29 1 0-0 196 1

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