UD Women's Soccer BIO
11 Natalie Zelenky

Fourth-year player and a two time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection • 3rd Team NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region honoree • team's top-returning point-scorer • has played in 56 career games with 55 starts and contributed 19 goals, seven assists, and 147 shots • team's active career leader in goals (19) and points (45).


Enjoyed a season that included 11 goals and two assists as she started all 19 games for the Blue Hens • scored two goals and recorded a career high eight shots in the season opening 2-1 win against Loyola • recorded another brace in a 6-1 win against Brown • set a career high in points with two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win over George Washington  scored a goal each against Army, JMU, and Drexel • recorded an assist against Northeastern, the last of her 24 points on the season • the season was capped off with a multitude of awards, including being named to the 3rd team NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region and 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • additionally named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week (Aug. 24) and National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Aug. 24) • named to the Top Drawaer Soccer Team of the Week (Sept 15).

Established herself as one of the top offensive players in the CAA • earned third team All-CAA honors • led the Blue Hens in points (12), shots (50), and was tied for the team lead with five goals on the season • ranked No. 6 in CAA in shots per game (2.78), No. 7 in points per game (0.72), and No. 9 in goals per game (0.28) • tallied three assists and started every game for UD  season was highlighted by a two-goal performance in 2-0 victory over Temple • named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Sept. 22) • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee

One of the top newcomers in the CAA as a freshman • earned spot on CAA All-Rookie team • played in all 19 games and started 18 contests as a rookie • had three goals and two assists and ranked third on the team in points and second in goals • led team with 40 shots (10th in CAA) • scored goals vs. Loyola, Seton Hall, and William & Mary and registered assists against Loyola and Temple • scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Seton Hall on Sept. 15 • had season-high five shots each vs. Loyola and College of Charleston • CAA Rookie of the Week on Sept. 9 for her play vs. Loyola • team went 9-7-3 and advanced to CAA quarterfinals for head coach Scott Grzenda • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Four-year member of Mechanicsburg Area High School team • led team to an overall 67-26 record in four years • won two Mid-Penn Keystone Division Championships • received All-State honors as well as Regional All-American honors • named the 2012 Mid-Penn Player of the Year • selected as an Mid-Penn All-Star (2009-12) • received ESPN Rise All-State honors in 2011 • member of the National Honor Society • played club soccer for Hershey Attack (2012 state champions).

Natalie Anne “Nat” Zelenky • daughter of John and Kirsten Zelenky • born May 17, 1995 • has two sisters, Alie and Jodie  • honor student as a pre-vet and animal biosciences major with a minor in equine science at Delaware • aspires to become a veterinarian • enjoys playing with her dog during her free time • team representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2015-16 • recently traveled to Iceland • CoSIDA Academic All-American Nominee (2015) • PNC Bank Student-Athlete Acheiver Award winner (10/3/15) • Chi Sigma Alpha Member (National College Athlete Honor Society)


Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots
2013 19/18 3 2
8 40
2014 18/18 5 3 13 50
2015 19/19 11 2 24 57
 TOTALS 56/55 19 7 45 147

Points: 5 vs. George Washington (9/13/15)
Goals: 2 vs. Temple (9/19/14); vs. four teams in 2015
Assists: 1 vs. Loyola (9/6/13); Temple (9/22/13); UNCW (9/26/14); William & Mary (10/10/14); Northeastern (10/24/14); 1 vs. George Washington (9/13/15); vs. Northeastern (10/25/15)
Shots: 8 vs. Loyola Maryland (8/21/15)

Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
High School: Mechanicsburg Area
Major: Pre-Vet and Animal Biosciences
Experience: 2 Letters
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