UD Field Hockey BIO
17 Michaela Patzner

Four-time letter winner for the Blue Hens that graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and international relations from the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics • one of seven international players on the roster in 2015 • has great knowledge of the game and international experience • first player from Germany in program history • four-time All-CAA honoree • Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American (2013, 2015) • finished career third in program history with 122 career points • also tied for third all-time with 28 assists and fourth with 47 goals • sixth in the record books with 10 game-winning goals • second all-time with 85 career games played.

Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American and First Team All-Region selection • All-CAA First Team honoree • Synapse Sports Third Team All-American • team Offensive Player of the Year • appeared in 21 games for the three-time CAA Champion Blue Hens • missed just one game with an ankle injury • finished second on the team and sixth in the CAA with 32 points on 12 goals and a team-best eight assists • ranked seventh in the CAA and 49th nationally with 1.52 points per contest • also seventh in league standings and 62nd in the NCAA with 0.57 goals per • seventh in the CAA and 76th nationally with 0.38 assists per • posted lone hat trick of career in team’s 7-4 victory over Temple (Sept. 11) • three goals is good to tie for third in Fred P. Rullo Stadium history and seventh in Delaware single season history • added an assist for a career-best seven points against the Owls • notched the game-winning goal in addition to two assists in 4-3 win versus No. 20 Princeton (Sept. 13) • earned CAA Player of the Week accolades for performances against Temple and Princeton • also logged game-winning goal in 5-3 victory over Bucknell (Sept. 18) • tallied a total of 15 points over three games against the Owls, Tigers and Bison • completed year with at least two points in five of last six games • registered a goal in NCAA Tournament First Round contest at No. 4 Virginia (Nov. 14) • named to the Synapse Sports Honor Roll (Sept. 1) • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team honoree • First Team All-CAA selection • led back-to-back CAA Champion and NCAA Tournament Participant Blue Hens with 33 points on 12 goals (fifth CAA) and nine assists (third CAA) • ranked 53rd in NCAA Division I with 1.5 points per game and 55th with 0.55 goals per game • also ranked 66th national with 0.41 assists per contest • averaged 3.00 shots per game, a mark good for fourth in the CAA • went 3-for-4 in penalty stroke goals • tied a career-high with five points (2g, 1a) against both Richmond (Sept. 5) and Northeastern (Oct. 24) • tallied two assists in team’s 5-3 win at William & Mary on Oct. 5 • collected goals in wins over William & Mary (Nov. 7) and James Madison (Nov. 9) in the CAA Tournament.

Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American and All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team selection • All-CAA First Team and All-Tournament Team honoree • ECAC Division I Second Team All-Star • UD Team Offensive Player • CAA Player of the Week for Sept. 17, Oct. 8 and Nov. 5 • ECAC Player of the Week for Nov. 6 • guided the Blue Hens to a program-record 17 victories in addition to earning both the CAA regular season and tournament championships en route to the fifth NCAA Tournament berth in school history • led the CAA with 41 points on a league-best 16 goals and nine assists • point total ties for fourth in Delaware single-season history while goal total is good for seventh in a single season • directed a dangerous UD offensive attack that ranked sixth in the NCAA with a 3.22 scoring average • finishsed 21st individually in the NCAA with 1.86 points per game and 25thwith 0.73 goals per • posted five game-winning goals • recorded career-high five points and four shots on goal with two scores in season-opening 5-2 win over Ohio on Sept. 1 • dished out a career-best two assists in CAA title game against Northeastern on Nov. 10 at Rullo Stadium • tallied six points (2g, 2a) in two CAA Tournament wins • registered streaks of six and eight straight games with at least one point recorded.

Team All-CAA and CAA All-Rookie Team honoree • CAA All-Tournament Team • started 19 while playing all 20 games as a freshman for Delaware • second on team with 16 points on seven goals and two assists • fourth for Blue Hens with 20 shots and 10 shots on goal • tied for first with two game-winning goals • named the National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week for Aug. 27 after scoring first two goals of career against Boston University on Aug. 24 • picked up the game-winning goal in 3-1 win over Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 5 • dished out first assist of career in team’s 4-3 win at Temple on Sept. 14 • registered game-winning goal at conference-rival Drexel on Oct. 19 • collected career-best four shots against James Madison on Oct. 26 • scored one goal and one assist for three total points in games against William & Mary and Drexel in the CAA Tournament.

Former member of the German Under-18 Junior National Team • represents Munchner Sportclub (Munich) at the junior (Under-19) and senior levels and has been playing at the highest level in her age category for several years • had two Final Four appearances and won the national championship once while playing in Germany.

Played two seasons of field hockey at Karolinen Gymnasium High School in Rosenheim, Germany • players compete in high school field hockey until the age of 15 in Germany • two-year starter at midfield • scored 23 goals in two seasons • led team to fourth place finish at German high school championship in 2008. 

Michaela (“muh-kay-luh”) Maria Patzner • daughter of Reinhard and Evi Patzner • born Feb. 1, 1994 • has a younger brother • nickname is “Ela” • double major in economics and international relations • would like to become a journalist or teacher • enjoys reading and Taekwondo • favorite team is the Munich Sports Club • both parents are public officials in Germany.

Points: 7 vs. Temple (9/11/15)
Goals: 3 vs. Temple (9/11/15)
Assists: 2 – 4x, last vs. No. 20 Princeton (9/13/15)
Shots: 8 vs. James Madison (10/6/13)
SOG: 5 vs. California (9/1/14)

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. DSv Cnr
2012 20/19 7 2 16 20 10 2 0-0 0 0
2013 22/14 16 9 41 52 30 5 4-5 0 0
2014 22/20 12 9 33 66 43 1 3-4 0 0
2015 21/10 12 8 32 46 30 2 3-5 0 0
 TOTAL 85/63 47 28 122 184 113 10 10-14 0 0

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Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rosenheim, Germany
High School: Karolinen Gymnasium HS
Major: Economics/Int'l Relations
Experience: 4 Letters
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