No. 8 Delaware (14-4, 6-0 CAA) vs. No. 19 William & Mary (13-6, 4-2 CAA)
📅  Sunday, November 5, 2017
🕖  1 p.m. EDT
📍  Fred P. Rullo Stadium – Newark, Del.
📻  WVUD The Basement
📊  Live Stats

Tickets for each day of the tournament will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth (18 years of age and younger) and seniors (60 years of age and older).  Students of participating CAA institutions will receive free admission by showing a valid student ID. Gates will open at Fred P. Rullo Stadium at approximately noon on Sunday, Nov. 5.

     ·    Down by one at halftime, the No. 8 Blue Hens scored three unanswered goals to down Northeastern, 3-1, Friday afternoon at Fred P. Rullo Stadium in the first game of the CAA semifinals.
     ·    Delaware saw goals from Taylor Lister, Greta Nauck and Michaela Scanlon.
     ·    Greta Nauck moved into ninth in CAA history with 153 career points while Taylor Lister broke into the CAA Top 10 with 36 career assists.
     ·    The win marked the 100th for head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof along the Delaware sidelines.
·    The reigning four-time Champion Blue Hens have reached the CAA Tournament for the seventh straight season and eighth time in nine years.
     ·    Delaware is 15-5 all-time, with a 6-1 mark in the finals round, in the CAA Tournament.
     ·    The Hens have the best winning percentage (.750) in the CAA Tournament amongst all active league schools.
     ·    Greta Nauck repeated as the league’s Player of the Year Thursday while Lotte de Koning garnered Rookie of the Year accolades and Rolf van de Kerkhof picked up Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season.
     ·    Lotte de Koning and Greta Nauck were joined on the CAA First Team by Taylor Lister and Emmeline Oltmans.
     ·    CAA Second Team honors went to Kiki Bink, Kayla Devlin and Lisa Giezeman while Lotte de Koning was also named to the All-Rookie Team.
     ·    Delaware swept the final CAA weekly honors of the season as Greta Nauck earned Player of the Week accolades and Femke Strien got the Rookie of the Week nod.
     ·    In October, Greta Nauck topped Sharon Wilkie’s 35-year-old program goals record and now holds 65 career goals in just her junior campaign. With her 66 career goals, Nauck is also eighth in the CAA record books and fourth among the NCAA’s active career goals leaders.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh for the Hens with 276 career saves. Nikki Rhoades (2005-08) is sixth overall with 282 career stops.
     ·    Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof (Fonty’s Hogeschool ’96) is in his seventh season at the helm of the Blue Hens and holds an all-time record of 100-49 (.671) at Delaware.
     ·    The Blue Hens finished the CAA schedule with a perfect 6-0 record in back-to-back seasons. Due to a forfeit win over Towson due to illness, the historical record books and statistics will feature Delaware with a 5-0 conference record during the 2017 campaign.
     ·    UD captured the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in 2016.
Delaware returns seven starters and 13 letter winners from a season ago while welcoming seven newcomers to the roster.
     ·    The Hens feature a total of seven international players on the roster.
     ·    Kayla Devlin and Emmeline Oltmans were chosen as team captains this season.

* Thru games on November 3
     ·    Points Per Game – 4th – 11.71
     ·    Goals Per Game – 4th – 4.17
     ·    Assists Per Game – 4th – 3.28
     ·    Scoring Margin – 4th – 2.89
     ·    Goals Against Average – 7th – 1.20
     ·    Defensive Saves – 8th – 10.0
     ·    Winning Percentage – 9th – .778
     ·    Save Percentage – 13th – .768
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 14th – 7.50
     ·    Shutouts Per Game – 16th – 0.28
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 4th – 2.78
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 3rd – 1.22
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·  Taylor Lister – 2nd – 1.06
             ·  Kayla Devlin – 19th – 0.61
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 9th – .765
     ·    Goals Against Average
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 12th – 1.34
     ·    Defensive Saves
             ·   Kiki Bink – 14th – 4.0

Delaware leads the all-time series over William & Mary, 14-8, and has won eight straight over the Tribe.
     ·   Two weeks ago, the No. 11 Blue Hens topped No. 18 William & Mary, 3-1, at Fred P. Rullo Stadium to take over first place in the CAA standings.
     ·   UD is 8-3 against the Tribe in Newark.
     ·   Delaware is 4-1 versus William & Mary in CAA Tournament play. In the last matchup, the Hens took home the 4-1 semifinals victory over the Tribe in 2014.

: Maggie Hayon, Assistant Athletics Communications Director | | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182