Two-time letterwinner for the Blue Hens • gritty player known to cause turnovers and collect groundballs • speed and quickness will add depth to the midfield unit • makes impact plays across the field • CAA All-Rookie Team honoree.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
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 and going to the beach • marketing major • can touch her tongue to her nose • has worked as a swim instructor.
Goals: 2 at William & Mary, 4/17/15
Assists: 1 – 3x, last at William & Mary, 4/17/15
Points: 3 at William & Mary, 4/17/15
Shots: 3 at James Madison, 4/19/15
SOG: 2 – 5x, last at James Madison, 4/19/15
FPG: 1 – 2x, last at James Madison, 4/19/15
FGS: 2 – 2x, last at James Madison, 4/19/15
Groundballs: 4 vs. Georgetown, 2/14/15
Draw Controls: 2 vs. Towson, 3/18/15
Caused Turnovers: 2 – 4 x, last vs. George Washington, 3/21/15
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