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11 Natalie Zelenky

AT DELAWARE
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.

2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATS)

2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATS)
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.

2014 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
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.

2013 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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).

PERSONAL
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.

CAREER STATISTICS

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

CAREER HIGHS
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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