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Joosje van Weperen
Player Profile:
Joosje van Weperen 3072649
Position: Defense
Height: 6'1"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Naarden, The Netherlands
High School: Gemeentelijk Gymnasium Hilversum
Club: Gooische Hockey Club
Major: Biological Sciences
Experience: High School

COACH VAN DE KERKHOF SAYS
Joosje has a skill set and hockey understanding that allows her to play confidently. She is calm with the ball, has excellent vision and strong distribution skills. Her play ability should allow her to join the rotation in our backfield where she will help us both on defense and generating the first steps on offense.”

2017 SEASON
     •    Saw time in 15 contests and started five for the five time CAA Champion Blue Hens.
     •    Registered first career goal against Indiana (Aug. 26).
     •    Tallied first career assist against Columbia (Oct. 15).
     •    Collected five points in her rookie campaign with one goal and three assists. 

AT DELAWARE
     •    First-year member of the Blue Hens. 
     •    Signed an NLI to play for the University of Delaware field hockey team in April 2017

     •    One of seven international players to play for the Blue Hens in 2017

CLUB
     •    Spent past four seasons as a member of the Gooische Hockey Club

     •    Competed in the Super B League and National League before guiding the squad to the 2015-16 Super A League championship
     •    Played for coaches Pierre Regnault, Eric Dijxhoorn, Marjolijn Bianchi and Peter Hortulanus

PERSONAL
     •    Name is pronunced "Yo--sha"

     •    Born February 20, 1999 in Blaricum, The Netherlands
     •    Daughter of Saskia Simons and Willem van Weperen
     •    Has two younger siblings, Pien and Berend
     •    Intends on majoring in biological sciences
     •    Enjoys skiing, wind surfing, traveling and playing tennis
     •    Comes from an athletic family as mother played high-level water polo, father is a runner and grandfather played soccer professionally
     •    Lived in Boston for two years as a child; experience led her to want to return to the United States for University

WHY DELAWARE?
“The field hockey program of Delaware is well structured with a great vision, where I can be challenged and develop as a field hockey player, student and person. In daily life I am focused on achievements in sports and study and I will give all I have to achieve a goal for myself and for the team. At the same time, I also like social interactions with family and friends to enjoy life together. UD has a professional program that seems to offer all of these elements with attention to my development in sports, study and socially.”

CAREER HIGHS
Points:  2 – 2x, last at Columbia (10/15/17)
Goals:  1 vs. Indiana (8/26/17)
Assists: 2 at Columbia (10/15/17)
Shots: 2 at Columbia (10/15/17)
SOG: 1 – 3x, last at Hofstra (10/27/17)

  CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. DSv Cnr
2017 15/5 1 3 5 4 3 0 0-0 0 10
 TOTAL 15/5 1 3 5 4 3 0 0-0 0 10

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