West Windsor, N.J.
West Windsor Plainsboro South HS
At Delaware: Co-captain with Sarah Scher • One of three seniors on the squad • one of team's most reliable and explosive scorers • third-year starter and a three-year letterwinner • has appeared in 42 games with 27 starts and has scored six goals.
2011 Season: Played in all 20 games, which included 18 starts during her junior season • led team to Colonial Athletic Association Tournament berth for first-year head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof • National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week award winner (Sept. 6) • tied for second on the squad with six goals • tallied five goals during the first six games of the season • scored team's only goal in CAA Tournament loss to James Madison • tied for third on the team with 13 points • third on the team with 23 shots • posted a two-goal game in UD’s 7-1 victory over Bryant on Aug. 26 • also scored goals vs. Duke, Villanova, Temple • tallied lone assist of the season in 4-2 win at Rutgers on Aug. 29.
2010 Season: Appeared in 14 games while starting eight in the midfield for Delaware as a sophomore • recorded one shot during the year • team went 8-10 under head coach Carol Miller.
2009 Season: Saw action in eight games and earned a start in one contest as a freshman • led team to 14-6 record, the CAA Tournament title, and an NCAA Tournament berth for head coach Carol Miller • was the lone freshman to earn a starting nod during the year after cracking the lineup against California on Sept. 20 • appeared in a pair of postseason bouts after squaring off with James Madison during the CAA semifinals on Nov. 7 and Michigan State during the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 14 • earned playing time in a pair of CAA regular season contests as well after appearing against Northeastern on Oct. 11 and Drexel on Nov. 1.
High School: Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain for West Windsor Plainsboro High School South • garnered Central Jersey Coaches All-Star honors and was an all-conference, All-Central Jersey, and all-county selection • also was named the team Most Valuable Player as a senior • led her club team to a gold medal at the USA National Field Hockey Festival • also competed in basketball, softball, and lacrosse in high school • earned the team MVP award and was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year selection for the basketball team • chosen as a second-team All-Conference selection in softball and lacrosse • earned Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete honors.
Personal: Victoria Lynn "Tory" Sharpless • daughter of Rod and Linda Sharpless • born May 11, 1991 • father played football at Maryland while mother competed in field hockey and lacrosse at The College of New Jersey • plays the double bass • human services major at Delaware with a minor in organizational leadership • shares team Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) duties with Rebecca Pepper • H.E.N.S. mentor at Delaware • has worked as a lifeguard and camp counselor during the summer • conducted case studies at Emmaus House homeless shelter in Wilmington, Del. this summer.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Goals: 2 vs. Bryan (8/26/11)
Career-High Assists: 1 vs. Rutgers (8/29/11)