No. 6 Delaware (5-1, 0-0 CAA) vs. No. 2 Penn State (6-0*, 0-0* Big Ten)
📅  Sunday, September 17, 2017
🕖  1 p.m. EDT
📍  The Nook – Manheim, Pa.
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HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
    
·    Delaware held steady at No. 6 in the latest Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Coaches Poll.
     ·    Lotte de Koning collected her first CAA Rookie of the Week award after tallying three goals and an assist in wins over Penn and Liberty.
     ·   Greta Nauck is tied for third all-time in Delaware history alongside Casey Howard (2005-09) with 51 career goals. She is also fifth in the record books with 119 career points, just one shy of former teammate Esmée Peet (2013-16).
     ·    Taylor Lister is tied for fifth for the Blue Hens with Sara Hills (1996-99) with 27 career assists.
     ·    Delaware captured the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in 2016. 
     ·    The Hens finished the year with a remarkable 23-2 overall record while outscoring opponents by a margin of 100-39 over the course of the entire season.    
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Delaware returns seven starters and 13 letter winners from a season ago while welcoming seven newcomers to the roster.
     ·    The Hens feature a total of seven international players on the roster.
     ·    The four-time defending conference champion Blue Hens were picked as the CAA field hockey favorite for the fourth straight season in the league’s preseason poll.
     ·    The 2016 Honda Award winner for field hockey, junior Greta Nauck was tabbed the CAA Preseason Player of the Year while seniors Emmeline Oltmans and Taylor Lister and juniors Kiki Bink and Lisa Giezeman garnered Preseason All-CAA accolades.
     ·    Kayla Devlin and Emmeline Oltmans were chosen as team captains this season.
     ·    Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof (Fonty’s Hogeschool ’96) returns for his seventh season at the helm of the Blue Hens and holds an all-time record of 89-46 (.659) at Delaware.

NATIONAL RANKINGS 📊
* as of September 14
     ·    Assists Per Game – 2nd – 4.17 per game
     ·    Scoring Average – 3rd – 4.5 goals per game
     ·    Points Per Game – 3rd – 13.17 per game
     ·    Winning Percentage – 5th – .833
     ·    Scoring Margin – 6th – 2.83
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 10th – 8.17 per game
Individual
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·    Greta Nauck – 7th – 2.67
             ·    Taylor Lister – 17th – 2.33
             ·    Lotte de Koning – 21st – 2.17
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·    Greta Nauck – 5th – 1.17
             ·    Lotte de Koning – 9th – 1.0
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·    Taylor Lister – 1st – 1.67
             ·    Kayla Devlin – 2nd – 1.33
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 14th – .800


SERIES INFORMATION 💪
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The Blue Hens are 5-15-2 all-time against Penn State and 3-3 versus PSU on neutral turf since the first-ever meeting in 1976.
     ·    Delaware has lost five straight to the Nittany Lions and most recently fell, 5-0, to No. 12 Penn State in 2013.

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