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MaryCate Butler
Player Profile:
MaryCate Butler 2239043
Position: Defense
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Collegeville, Pa.
High School: Villa Maria Academy
Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Varsity Reserve

AT DELAWARE
   · Third-year member of the Blue Hens
   · Energetic and passionate about school and hockey
   · Strong performer in the classroom as well as on the field
   · Brings a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn
   · Possesses a defensive skill set that provides her with opportunities to develop into a solid member of the backfield
   · No stranger to the culture of winning.

2017 SEASON
   · Team SAAC representative alongside classmate Michaela Scanlon (Vice President) and sophomore Sarah Horgan.
   · PNC Achiever Award (Sept 30.)
   · Appeared in 11 of 20 games for the five-time CAA Champion Blue Hens.
   · Tallied first career goal against William & Mary. (Oct. 20)
   · Registered two shots on goal against Columbia (Oct. 15) and William and Mary (Oct. 20).

2016 SEASON
   · Played in three games for a Blue Hens squad that captured the program's first-ever NCAA Division I Championship while registering a team-record and nation-best 23 victories and 90.2 winning percentage
   · Made first career appearance at Temple (Sept. 9)
   · Tallied first career shot in win over Drexel (Oct. 30)
   · ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
   · CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

2015 SEASON
   · Did not appear in any contests for the three-time CAA champion Blue Hens
   · ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad
   · CAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
   · Tallied a winning record of 83-12-2 (.884) during her four seasons at Villa Maria Academy
   · Four-time AACA Champions and three-time PIAA District Champions claimed the Pennsylvania state title for the first time in 20 years while she was named an All-Main Line Honorable Mention selection in 2014
   · T
allied 12 assists, two goals and seven defensive saves as a senior
   · Played for Maurene Polley (2011-12), Janet Coady (2013) and Daan Polders (2014)
   · NFHCA Scholar of Distinction that also received distinguished honors and first honors and was a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Student Council, Student Integrity, Peer Ministry and World Cultures Club
   · Also a four-year member of the softball team under head coach Claire Emplit
   · As team's catcher during her junior campaign, led the Hurricanes to a AACA Co-Championship title
   · Played for the Philly Hockey Club.

PERSONAL
   · MaryCatherine Butler
   · Born March 20, 1997 in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
   · Daughter of Catherine and James
   · Has two younger brothers, James and Patrick
   · M
other played field hockey at Rosemont College
   · C
ousin, Richard Welsh, played basketball at the University of Delaware in 1974
   · Majoring in neuroscience with a minor in forensic science
   · Has goals of working in brain trauma and concussion research for a professional sports team
   · Enjoys playing the guitar, art, surfing, photography, traveling and listening to music
   · Lists favorite sports teams as the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Flyers
   · C
hose the University of Delaware because it's where she felt most at home
   · Also remarked that UD has a great academic reputation as well as a continuously growing and successful field hockey program
   · Can see herself growing as a player and person during her four years as a Blue Hen
   · C
an talk with her mouth closed.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 2 vs. William & Mary (10/20/17)
Goals: 1 vs. William & Mary (10/20/17)
Assists: n/a
Shots:  1 vs. Drexel (10/30/16)
SOG:  1 vs. Drexel (10/30/16)

  CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. Cnr DSv
2015 DNP                  
2016 2/0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0
2017 11/0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0-0 0 0
 TOTAL 13/0 1 0 2 3 3 0 0-0 0 0

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