MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior goaltender Delaney Wood of the Wesleyan field hockey team concluded her career playing in the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game on Saturday at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Pennsylvania.
"It was an honor to participate in the NFHCA Senior Game this weekend," expressed Wood. "It would not have been possible without the continuous love and support from the teammates."
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) recognizes and showcases the most-outstanding field hockey players in the nation across all divisions, as nominated, by giving them the opportunity to participate in the Senior Game. Selected senior student-athletes don their team's uniforms for one final time and compete against their peers during the NCAA Championship. The 2019 game consisted of four teams and had eight, 15-minute periods where each team played each other.
"I am so happy that Delaney earned the opportunity to play with the best seniors in the country," stated head coach Christine Kemp. "She represented Wesleyan with pride and we are really going to miss her reliable play in goal next year."
Wood concluded her senior year with the most saves in the NESCAC (114), while recording a .786 save percentage. She played in 51 of 60 games throughout her four years, starting in 47 of those contests. In her sophomore year, she recorded a season-high 139 saves, while she finished her career just shy of 400 (394).
"I am grateful to have been able to continue my field hockey career at Wesleyan," expressed Wood. "I am looking forward to the future successes of the program."
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