Two-time letterwinner for the Blue Hens• versatile player that has great offensive and defensive skill sets in addition to a solid tactical understanding of the game • has qualities of developing into a go-to player for the team • displays the abilities to make players around her better.
Appeared in 18 games during her sophomore campaign • started eight total games, including the three final contests of the year for the back-to-back CAA Champion and NCAA Tournament participant Blue Hens • recorded first career assist in team’s 4-1 win over Richmond on Sept. 5 • finished season with seven shots (four on goal) • CAA Academic Honor Roll.
Saw action in 16 games while starting two 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 • registered first career shot in a 3-2 win at Columbia on Oct. 20 • NFHCA National Academic Squad.
A three-year starter at Villa Maria Academy, she helped lead the Hurricanes to four PIAA District I Championships under head coach Maurene Polley • team collected a 44-5 record in her final two seasons en routes to PIAA State Finals appearances • squad was the 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Team of the Year • as a senior, was named to the Harrow Sports/NFHCA High School All-Region Second Team, Second Team All-State, All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Inquirer First Team, All-Main Line First Team, League All-Star, First Team Daily Local All-Area Team, PFHCA All-Academic Team and NFHCA High School Academic Team • also named All-State Honorable Mention and All-Area Second Team as a junior • helped lead her club team, the WC Eagles, to a NIT Poll Championship, Festival Championship and NCAA second place finish • academically sound athlete as she obtained a four-year academic scholarship to Villa Maria • earned Distinguished Honors, First Honors and All Honors/AP Classes • honored as the Andrea Thompson Memorial Scholar Athlete • spent time as a member of the yearbook staff, Math Honor Society, National Honors Society, Latin Honor Society and CYO Board.
Maura Gallagher Zarkoski • born November 18, 1994 in Marietta, Ga. • daughter of Patti and Alan Zarkoski • has three siblings, Anna, Joseph and Abbie • mom played field hockey at Notre Dame • sister, Anna, is currently an assistant coach at Saint Joseph’s after a successful playing career at Richmond • cousin, Mary Cate Gordon, played field hockey at Old Dominion • majoring in Nursing with the goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist • enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her family • favorite sports teams include the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Flyers • chose Delaware because of the excellent field hockey team and first-rate nursing program.
Click on year for game-by-game statistics
Points: 1 vs. Richmond (9/5/14)
Assists: 1 vs. Richmond (9/5/14)
Shots: 2 vs. Pacific (8/30/14)
SOG: 1 – 4x, last vs. Northeastern (10/24/14)