No. 11 Delaware (10-4, 2-0 CAA) vs. No. 18 William & Mary (11-4, 3-0 CAA)
📅  Friday, October 20, 2017
🕖  7 p.m. EDT
📍  Fred P. Rullo Stadium – Newark, Del.
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No. 11 Delaware (10-4, 2-0 CAA) vs. Towson (1-13, 0-3 CAA)
* Senior Day
📅  Sunday, October 22, 2017
🕖  12 p.m. EDT
📍  Fred P. Rullo Stadium – Newark, Del.
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SENIOR DAY
Delaware will honor seniors Lauren Crudele, Maggie Delp, Kayla Devlin, Taylor Lister, MacKenzie Meyer and Emmeline Oltmans in addition to senior student athletic trainer Ross Thorp Sunday in a pre-game ceremony.

HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
    
·    Delaware received 715 points to be ranked No. 11 in this week’s Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Coaches Poll.
     ·    Greta Nauck earned CAA Player of the Week Player of the Week honors for the second straight week and third overall this season. Nauck tallied her second career game with four goals in Sunday’s 8-1 win at Columbia.
     ·    Greta Nauck topped Sharon Wilkie’s 35-year-old program goals record and now holds 60 career goals in just her junior campaign. With her 60 career goals, Nauck also entered the Top 10 in the CAA record books and currently sits tied for eighth alongside Drexel’s Christina Mastropaolo. She is also fourth among the NCAA’s active career goals leaders.
    ·    Taylor Lister moved into a tie for second place all-time alongside Katie Evans (2003-06) with 33 career assists. Kelly Cawley (1995-98) is the Delaware leader with 49 career helpers.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh for the Hens with 264 career saves. Nikki Rhoades (2005-08) is sixth overall with 282 career stops.
     ·    Towson features a familiar facing on its coaching staff as Heather Hartman Hodges ’14 joined the Tigers this summer as an assistant coach. She served as captain of the 2013 CAA Championship and NCAA Tournament team.
     ·    The Hens are 61-50 (.550) all-time in CAA play with six conference titles.
     ·    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 96-49 (.662) at Delaware.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
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* Thru games on October 18
     ·    Points Per Game – 4th – 11.71
     ·    Goals Per Game – 4th – 4.14
     ·    Assists Per Game – 4rd – 3.43
     ·    Defensive Saves – 4th – 9.0
     ·    Scoring Margin – 4th – 2.72
     ·    Goals Against Average – 12th – 1.33
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 14th – 7.64
     ·    Shutouts Per Game – 14th – 0.29
     ·    Winning Percentage – 16th – .714
     ·    Save Percentage – 20th – .756
Individual
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 4th – 2.57
             ·  Taylor Lister – 29th – 1.86
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 5th – 1.14
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·  Taylor Lister – 2nd – 1.14
             ·  Kayla Devlin – 12th – 0.79
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 16th – .692
     ·    Goals Against Average
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 19th – 1.51
     ·    Defensive Saves
             ·   Kiki Bink – 9th – 4.0

SERIES INFORMATION 💪
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The Blue Hens are 48-13-1 all-time against this weekend’s opponents.
     ·   Delaware leads the series over William & Mary, 7-3, and has won seven straight over the Tribe.
     ·   The Hens hold the 34-5-1 advantage versus Towson, which includes a six-game winning streak.


MEDIA CONTACT
: Maggie Hayon, Assistant Athletics Communications Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182