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11 Natalie Zelenky

Fourth-year player and a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection • NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region honoree • team's top-returning point-scorer and one of the top scoring threats in the Colonial Athletic Association • has played in 56 career games with 55 starts and contributed 19 goals, seven assists, and 147 shots • team's active career leader in goals (19), points (45), and shots (147) • has started 42 straight games entering the season • ranks No. 9 all-time at UD in career goals and No. 11 in career points • could become just the fourth player in UD history with 30 career goals if she matches her 2015 output • has seven career game-winning goals • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee.


Established herself as one of the top scoring threats in the CAA as a junior • earned third team All-CAA honors for the second straight year • selected to the NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region third team • started all 19 games and delivered team-highs of 11 goals, 24 points, and 57 shots • addded two assists and had five game-winning goals (vs. Loyola, Brown, George Washington, Drexel, and Elon) • 11 goals were most by a UD player since Ali Miller tallied 14 in 2011 • ranked No. 2 in the CAA in game-winning goals (5), No. 4 in goals (11), No. 5 in points (24), and No. 6 in goals per game (0.58) and points per game (1.26), and No. 7 in shots (57) • CAA Player of the Week and National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Aug. 24) • Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Sept. 15) • scored two goals and recorded a career high eight shots in the season opening 2-1 win against Loyola • recorded another brace in 6-1 win against Brown • set a career-high in points with two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win over George Washington  scored a goal each against Army, James Madison, and Drexel • recorded an assist against Northeastern to help UD clinch spot in CAA Tournament quarterfinals.

Established herself as one of the top offensive players in the CAA • earned third team All-CAA honors • led the Blue Hens in points (12), shots (50), and was tied for the team lead with five goals on the season • ranked No. 6 in CAA in shots per game (2.78), No. 7 in points per game (0.72), and No. 9 in goals per game (0.28) • tallied three assists and started every game for UD  season was highlighted by a two-goal performance in 2-0 victory over Temple • named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Sept. 22) • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee.

One of the top newcomers in the CAA as a freshman • earned spot on CAA All-Rookie team • played in all 19 games and started 18 contests as a rookie • had three goals and two assists and ranked third on the team in points and second in goals • led team with 40 shots (10th in CAA) • scored goals vs. Loyola, Seton Hall, and William & Mary and registered assists against Loyola and Temple • scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Seton Hall on Sept. 15 • had season-high five shots each vs. Loyola and College of Charleston • CAA Rookie of the Week on Sept. 9 for her play vs. Loyola • team went 9-7-3 and advanced to CAA quarterfinals • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Four-year member of Mechanicsburg Area High School team • led team to an overall 67-26 record in four years • won two Mid-Penn Keystone Division Championships • received All-State honors as well as Regional All-American honors • named the 2012 Mid-Penn Player of the Year • selected as an Mid-Penn All-Star (2009-12) • received ESPN Rise All-State honors in 2011 • member of the National Honor Society • played club soccer for Hershey Attack (2012 state champions).

Natalie Anne “Nat” Zelenky • daughter of John and Kirsten Zelenky • born May 17, 1995 • has two sisters, Alie and Jodie  • honor student as a pre-vet and animal biosciences major with a minor in chemistry at Delaware • aspires to become a veterinarian • did research in dairy cow immunology this past summer • enjoys playing with her dog during her free time • team representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) with teammate Michelle McEnroe • recently traveled to Iceland • CoSIDA Academic All-American Nominee  • 2015-16 PNC Bank Student-Athlete Acheiver Award winner • Chi Sigma Alpha (National College Athlete Honor Society) member.


Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots
2013 19/18 3 2
8 40
2014 18/18 5 3 13 50
2015 19/19 11 2 24 57
 TOTALS 56/55 19 7 45 147

Points: 5 vs. George Washington (9/13/15)
Goals: 2 vs. Temple (9/19/14); vs. four teams in 2015
Assists: 1 vs. Loyola (9/6/13); Temple (9/22/13); UNCW (9/26/14); William & Mary (10/10/14); Northeastern (10/24/14); 1 vs. George Washington (9/13/15); vs. Northeastern (10/25/15)
Shots: 8 vs. Loyola Maryland (8/21/15)

Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
High School: Mechanicsburg Area
Major: Pre-Vet/Animal Biosciences
Experience: 3 Letters
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