NEWARK, Del. – In its final weekend before CAA play opens, the University of Delaware field hockey team travels north to West Long Branch, N.J. to face Monmouth this Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest at “So Sweet A Cat” Field.

The Blue Hens are currently 6-2 on the year and look to win their second straight game.

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· Freshman Meghan Winesett earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors after leading the Hens with five points against Bucknell last Sunday.

· Winesett is currently second on the team with four goals and two assists for 10 points.  She is fifth in the CAA with points, points per game, goals and goals per game.

· Sophomore Michaela Patzner leads Delaware with seven goals and two assists for 16 points in addition to two game-winning goals.  She is second in the CAA with points, points per game (25th NCAA), goals, goals per game (17th NCAA) and game-winning goals.

· Patzner has 14 career goals, tied for second on the team behind Kelsey McKee (20) and Kasey Prettyman (14).

· Senior Heather Hartman leads the Hens with 13 career assists, a mark that ties for 19th all-time in UD history.

· Senior Sarah Scher has started 13 consecutive games for Delaware (dating to last year) and has collected 41 saves while allowing just 16 goals in 563:05 minutes of play this season.  She is third in the CAA with a 1.99 goals against average (34th NCAA) and fourth with a save percentage of .719 (43rd NCAA).

· The Hens are currently second in the CAA in scoring margin (+0.87; 24th NCAA), scoring average (2.86; 21st NCAA), goals scored (2.88; 20th NCAA) and assists per game (2.00; 28th NCAA).  Additionally, UD is third in goals against average (1.99; 33rd NCAA).

· After a 5-0 shutout at No. 8 Penn State last Friday, Delaware dropped out of the NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

· The Blue Hens currently hold a RPI of 20 in the most recent NCAA poll.

· Delaware leads Monmouth in the all-time series by a mark of 3-2.  The Hens won the last game between the two teams, 3-1, last season at Rullo Stadium.

The Hawks are 2-6 on the year and dropped a 6-1 match to Fairfield Friday afternoon in Connecticut.  On the field, Alex Carroll leads the Hawks with eight points off of three goals and two assists while preseason All-MAAC honoree Trish O’Dwyer and Amanda Schoenfield each have six points on three goals.  Melanie Dawson and Alyssa Ercolino each have dished out three assists this season for Monmouth.  Amanda Westerweller has collected 48 saves with 24 goals allowed.