Three-time letter winner for the Blue Hens • gritty player known to cause turnovers and collect ground balls • speed and quickness will add depth to the midfield unit • makes impact plays across the field • active career leader with 51 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers and 52 games played • two career hat tricks • currently amidst a three-game point-scoring streak.
Appeared in the starting lineup in all 17 games for the Hens • posted a breakout season offensively with a career-best 23 goals and 24 points to go along with 45 shots (35 on goal) • led Delaware and was tied for third in the CAA with three game-winning goals • notched first-career hat trick with three goals at No. 13 Penn (Feb. 20) • added a career-best four goals in 13-4 win over Canisius (March 5) • dished out lone assist of the year against William & Mary (April 24) • registered a career-high three draw controls versus George Washington (Feb. 16) • also forced two Colonials turnovers in the 10-6 victory • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
Started all 17 contests during sophomore campaign • tied for fourth on the team with 23 groundballs • finished season with 12 points on nine goals and three assists • added eight caused turnovers and seven draw controls • dished out first career assist in 17-5 upset over #16 Georgetown (Feb. 14) • named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 17 after recording a game-high and career-best four groundballs against the Hoyas in addition to two caused turnovers • received CAA Defensive Player of the Week and Corvias ECAC Division I South Defensive Player of the Week accolades by guiding Delaware to wins over #rv Towson and Georgetown with six groundballs, four caused turnovers and three draw controls while holding opponents to combined nine goals • collected career-best three points with two goals at William & Mary (April 17) • part of a defensive unit that ranked fourth nationally with a scoring defense of 7.0 while finishing 16th in the NCAA with 9.59 caused turnovers per game.
CAA All-Rookie team selection • appeared in all 17 games while starting 14 for Delaware • led all freshmen and was fourth on the team with 15 draw controls • added 14 groundballs and eight caused turnovers in her rookie campaign • registered five draw controls at Towson (March 30) • added two groundballs against the Tigers • recorded first career goal in team’s 17-3 victory over Virginia Tech (March 12) • collected three groundballs vs. Monmouth (March 19) • caused two turnovers at Rutgers (March 1).
A standout midfielder and team captain at Great Valley High School • led the Patriots to a record of 22-1 and a berth in the Pennsylvania state tournament in 2012 • All-Ches-Mont League First Team performer • also a starting midfielder for the soccer team • member of the honor roll • played for the Mongoose Lacrosse, F.C. Delco and ODP club teams.
Kirsten [KEAR—stin] Marie Hale • born February 9, 1995 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. • daughter of Christine Dougherty and James Hale • has two older brothers, Jimmy and Ryan • lists favorite sports teams as the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Eagles • enjoys swimming, jetskiing and going to the beach • marketing major • can touch her tongue to her nose • has worked as a swim instructor • interned during the summer of 2016 in annuity sales.
Goals: 4 vs. Canisius, 3/5/16
Assists: 1 – 4x, last vs. William & Mary, 4/24/16
Points: 4 vs. Canisius, 3/5/16
Shots: 5 – 2x, last vs. No. 11 Princeton, 4/3/16
SOG: 4 – 3x, last vs. Villanova, 3/9/16
FPG: 1 – 3x, last at Georgetown, 2/12/16
FGS: 2 – 2x, last at James Madison, 4/19/15
Ground Balls: 4 vs. Georgetown, 2/14/15
Draw Controls: 3 vs. George Washington, 2/16/16
Caused Turnovers: 2 – 5x, last vs. George Washington, 2/16/16
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