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#14 Rebecca Pepper
Position: Defense
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lewes, Del.
High School: Cape Henlopen HS
Major: Art History
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad • two year-starter that returns to the field in 2013 after missing the majority of 2012 with an injury • can play at both defense and midfield • one of four Delawareans on the team • has played in 36 games with 26 starts.

 

2012 Season: Started all six games played for Delaware • missed majority of season with an injury • got off one shot on goal against Albany on Aug. 26.

 

2011 Season:  Started all 20 games during sophomore campaign for the Blue Hens • led team to Colonial Athletic Association Tournament berth for first-year head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof • posted lone goal of season against Bryant on Aug. 26 • picked up an assist against William & Mary on Sept. 30 • finished year with four shots (all on goal) • collected a defensive save vs. top-ranked North Carolina on Sept. 9.

 

2010 Season: Appeared in 10 games for Delaware during her rookie campaign • posted one shot on the year • team went 8-10 under head coach Carol Miller.

 

High School: Four-year letterwinner on the Cape Henlopen field hockey team • helped lead the squad to the Henlopen North Conference Championship in 2008 and 2009 • named a field hockey Academic All-American • honored with the Ruth Skoglund Most Dedicated Athlete Award for field hockey • played with the Jersey Intensity, winning the Disney Showcase Championship in 2009 • also won the Festival Championship in 2007 and again in 2009 with the Jersey Intensity • National Indoor Tournament Pool Champions in 2009 with Gotta Love It Oranje Club • played at NFC's in 2010 • totaled 16 varsity letters at Cape Henlopen • earned school’s Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award • honored with Kevin Kennedy Memorial Sports Award and U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award • holds school records in cross country and track • track records include: 1600m, 4 x 400m relay, 4 x 800m relay, 800m indoor, 4 x 800m indoor • triple jump Delaware State Champion in 2009 • indoor track first team All-State selection in 2010 • third team All-State for cross country in 2009 • earned Heart and Soul Award and Determination Award • member of National Honor Society, Key Club, and National Society of High School Scholars • earned Presidential Academic Fitness Award.

 

Personal: Rebecca Kathryn Pepper • daughter of George and Kathy Pepper • born Sept. 6, 1991 • art history and history education major at Delaware • middle of three sisters • both parents ran track and field at UD • sister, Hannah, is a current member of the UD track and field team • field hockey camp counselor • worked at Coral Cove Boutique in Lewes in addition to coaching field hockey camps during the summer • team's Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative alongside Jacki Coveleski • enjoys rollerblading.

 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year

GP/GS

Goals

Assists

Points

Shots

SOG

GW

2010

10/0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2011

20/20

1

1

3

4

3

0

2012

6/6

0

0

0

1

1

0

Totals

36/26

1

1

3

6

5

0

 

CAREER HIGHS

Points: 2 vs. Saint Joseph’s (9/24/11)

Goals: 1 vs. Saint Joseph’s (9/24/11)

Assists: 1 vs. Bryant (8/26/11)

Shots: 1 – 6x, last vs. Albany (8/26/12)

SOG: 1 – 5x, last vs. Albany (8/26/12)

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