NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware senior women’s soccer standout Polly Reinicker was recently honored by the UD Student Athletic Trainers’ Club with its 2012 SATC Student-Athlete Award.

The inaugural award is selected by the club membership and is presented to a Blue Hen student-athlete who has shown great respect for the care provided by the athletic trainers during his or her tenure as a student-athlete both on and off the field. She received the award from among the nearly 600 UD student-athlete who are cared for by the UD athletic training staff each year.

The award was presented at the SATC Holiday Banquet held Dec. 6 at the Bob Carpenter Center Club.

A native of Hockessin, Del. (A.I. duPont High School), Reinicker was a four-year standout on defense for the women’s soccer team for head coach Scott Grzenda and has been one of Delaware’s most accomplished students.

She carries a 3.97 grade point average as a double major in psychology and human services and is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee, earning second team All-District 2 honors in 2011.

She has also been nominated for Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors twice, is a Dean’s List student, and has been named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll four times.

Reinicker also earned her team’s UD Sportsmanship Award in 2011, was part of the UD Summer Scholars Program in 2012, earned a UD Woman of Promise citation, and took part in a 2012 internship at Supporting Kidds, an organization that counsels grieving children. 

In addition, she was a H.E.N.S. Peer Mentor, served as President of Kappa Omicron Nu honor sorority, and studied abroad in New Zealand in the summer of 2012.

On the field, Reinicker was a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Blue Hens and was a stalwart defender, helping lead a defense that allowed just 0.9 goals per game and recorded seven shutouts in 2012 to rank among the league leaders in both categories.

She helped lead the Hens to a berth in the 2011 CAA Tournament semifinals and this past season led the team to a 9-8-1 record and a second straight trip to the CAA Tournament.