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15 Marjelle Scheffers

Two-time letterwinner for the Blue Hens • team captain • one of seven international players in 2015 on the squad.


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.

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. DSv Cnr
2013 22/20 0 1 1 21 0 0 0-0 0 0
2014 22/22 4 7 15 15 12 1 0-0 0 140
 TOTAL 44/42 4 8 16 17 13 1 0-0 0 140

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Points: 3 at James Madison (10/3/14)

Goals: 1, 4x, last at Towson (10/12/14)
Assists: 2 vs. California (9/1/14)
Shots: 4 vs. California (9/1/14)
SOG: 4 vs. California (9/1/14)

Position: Midfielder
Year: Junior
Hometown: Amersfoort, The Netherlands
High School: Stedelijk Gymnasium Johan van Oldenbarneveld
Club: HC Kampong (Utrecht)
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Experience: 2 Letters
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