No. 8 Delaware (13-4, 6-0 CAA) vs. Northeastern (8-11, 3-3 CAA)
📅  Friday, November 3, 2017
🕖  3 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. Semifinals tickets are valid for both games on Friday, Nov. 3. Online ticket sales will end at 11 a.m. Friday for the semifinals contests. Gates will open at Fred P. Rullo Stadium at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 and at noon on Sunday, Nov. 5.

·    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 14-5 all-time, with a 7-2 mark in the semifinals round, in the CAA Tournament.
     ·    The Hens have the best winning percentage (.737) 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 65 career goals, Nauck is also eighth in the CAA record books and fourth among the NCAA’s active career goals leaders.
     ·    Taylor Lister sits alone in second place with 35 career assists while Kelly Cawley (1995-98) is the Delaware leader with 49 career helpers. Lister is one helper away from entering the CAA career Top 10.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh for the Hens with 273 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 99-49 (.669) 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 1
     ·    Points Per Game – 4th – 11.76
     ·    Goals Per Game – 4th – 4.24
     ·    Assists Per Game – 4rd – 3.29
     ·    Scoring Margin – 4th – 2.95
     ·    Defensive Saves – 7th – 10.0
     ·    Winning Percentage – 8th – .765
     ·    Goals Against Average – 8th – 1.21
     ·    Shutouts Per Game – 13th – 0.29
·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 15th – 7.47
     ·    Save Percentage – 15th – .769
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 4th – 2.76
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 3rd – 1.24
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·  Taylor Lister – 2nd – 1.06
             ·  Kayla Devlin – 16th – 0.65
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 9th – .750
     ·    Goals Against Average
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 14th – 1.36
     ·    Defensive Saves
             ·   Kiki Bink – 14th – 4.0

Northeastern leads the series against Delaware, 17-11, but the Blue Hens have strung together six consecutive victories by a margin of 30-8.
     ·   Just five days ago, the Hens topped the Huskies, 5-1, in Dedham, Mass. to wrap the CAA regular season title for the second straight year.
     ·   UD is 8-7 over NU in contests held in Newark.
     ·   The Blue Hens are 1-0 against the Huskies in CAA Tournament play as No. 17 Delaware defeated Northeastern, 5-1, in the championship game at Fred P. Rullo Stadium to begin the UD’s current run of four consecutive league tournament crowns.

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