No. 8 Delaware (9-3, 2-0 CAA) at No. 21 Saint Joseph’s (11-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10)
* SJU plays at La Salle Friday evening
📅  Saturday, October 14, 2017
🕖  1 p.m. EDT
📍  Ellen Ryan Field – Philadelphia, Pa.
🎥  A-10 Network
📻  n/a
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No. 8 Delaware (9-3, 2-0 CAA) at Columbia (6-5, 2-1 Ivy)
* Columbia hosts Penn Friday evening
📅  Sunday, October 15, 2017
🕖  1 p.m. EDT
📍  Columbia Field Hockey Venue – New York, N.Y.
🎥  Ivy League Network ($$$)
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HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
    
·    Delaware garnered 789 points to be slotted at No. 8 in this week’s Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Coaches Poll.
     ·    The Blue Hens swept conference weekly accolades as forward Greta Nauck was named the CAA Player of the Week while Lotte de Koning garnered her second straight Rookie of the Week award.
     ·    With four points in Delaware’s 5-2 victory over CAA rival James Madison, Greta Nauck bypassed Kelly Cawley’s school record of 127 career points and now sits atop the Hens leaderboard with 129 points (55g, 19a).
     ·    Greta Nauck is second all-time in program history with 55 career goals. Sharon Wilkie (1979-82) is first with 59 career scores.
     ·    Taylor Lister sits alone in second place with 31 career assists while Kelly Cawley (1995-98) is the Delaware leader with 49 career helpers.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh for the Hens with 260 career saves. Nikki Rhoades (2005-08) is sixth overall with 282 career stops.
     ·    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.
     ·    Delaware captured the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in 2016.
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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.
     ·    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 95-48 (.664) at Delaware.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
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* Thru games on October 11
     ·    Points Per Game – 3rd – 11.67
     ·    Goals Per Game – 3rd – 4.08
     ·    Assists Per Game – 3rd – 3.5
     ·    Defensive Saves – 3rd – 8.0
     ·    Scoring Margin – 4th – 2.68
     ·    Winning Percentage – 10th – .750
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 11th – 7.83
     ·    Shutouts Per Game – 13th – 0.33
     ·    Goals Against Average – 13th – 1.3
Individual
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·   Greta Nauck – 16th – 2.17
             ·   Taylor Lister – 21st – 2.00
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·   Greta Nauck – 13th – 0.92
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·    Taylor Lister – 2nd – 1.17
             ·    Kayla Devlin – 11th – 0.83
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 12th – .727
     ·    Goals Against Average
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 22nd – 1.54
     ·    Defensive Saves
             ·    Kiki Bink – 12th – 3.0

SERIES INFORMATION 💪
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The Blue Hens are 14-7 all-time against this weekend’s opponents.
     ·   Delaware leads the series over Saint Joseph’s, 11-7, which includes a four-game winning streak.
     ·   UD is 3-0 overall versus Columbia and last defeated the Lions, 8-2, last season at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.

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